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Leading Hand (Wellington)

  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer’s Transport Projects division delivers multi-disciplined infrastructure solutions throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, in the road, rail, and renewable marine, and civil sectors. We’ve had some great successes in the past couple of years and we are currently delivering a number of major infrastructure projects.

You will help ensure the effective running of the project by providing technical assistance on all engineering requirements.

About the role:

As Leading Hand your key duties will include:

  • Using your knowledge and experience of the industry to provide effective solutions to your team and customers
  • Managing workload allocation and planning forward work
  • Liaising between management and staff on the ground
  • Driving service delivery and quality to ensure KPI's are met

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have practical experience and be expected to work ‘hands on’ operating key plant items whilst leading a team
  • Be able to deal with unexpected events/make decisions / provide direction to work teams
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Have proven and established experience and capability working with large transport/infrastructure projects
  • Have demonstrated effective time management and planning skills
  • Customer/client relationship skills

This role demands the ability to self-manage as well as the willingness to be a team player in this challenging environment. You will need to be flexible as there will be some weekend work.

  • Guaranteed full-time hours – minimum 40 hours per week
  • Tools of trade provided including uniform and PPE gear
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts
  • Hourly rate $30/ph - $38/ph (negotiable on experience)

Apply today by contacting heading to using job reference number 589578 and along with your CV, please provide a cover letter that convinces us that you have the right skills, experience and attitude to exceed.

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. 

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - the successful applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical.  

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2022 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 9 January 2023.   If you submit an application during this period please note that we will review your details and update you upon our return.  Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.

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