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Operations Manager – South Canterbury NOC

  • Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About us:

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads, to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating a under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.  This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us as we continue to engineer and construct a better tomorrow for generations to come.

About the role

Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will provide operational leadership to the NOC delivery team, ensuring successful outcomes are delivered to the contract requirements and maximisation of our commercial results. You will develop and implement best practice initiatives to improve H&S, performance, efficiency, and delivery. Day to day your functions will be to:

  • Manage and lead the Delivery Team to ensure best practice systems and methodologies are used
  • Manage, coach, and assist NOC Managers and Supervisors to achieve their targets and improve their competency
  • Oversee account management of Contract Operations and local accounts and extend scope and scale of services provided
  • Ensure effective & efficient resource is provided across the Network
  • Work with Contract Manager to build on a collaborative relationship and strong trust with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This role works collaboratively across delivery streams and works closely with our strategic partners to ensure seamless delivery and outcomes. This is a great role for a driven individual looking to make their mark!

About you

You must be able to motivate your team and drive them to success, through your authentic leadership and influencing skills. You will have demonstrable experience managing multiple projects from conception to completion with your team, managing budgets, tracking costs, ensuring quality works are delivered and expected productivity is achieved.

You will also have:

  • The ability to drive profitability and achieve results through operational excellence to deliver on time and to budget
  • A high level of emotional intelligence to work with and build strong relationships with employees, clients, subcontractors and stakeholders
  • Strong commercial and contractual knowledge
  • Demonstrated history in developing a culture of both Zero Harm and one Team mentality
  • A tertiary qualification in engineering
  • 10 + years’ experience of Project Management in Road Maintenance

A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience.  This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment.  We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation. 

Perks & Benefits:

Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, not only will you be surrounded by a team of leading experts, you will enjoy flexible working as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract. You will be offered a competitive remuneration package, a vehicle package, and a relocation package if required. 

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm approach. You will receive ongoing mentoring, training, and development opportunities to ensure your knowledge and skills continue to be industry leading and your career opportunities limitless with an organisation the size of Downer.

And because we are all about relationships creating success, we offer our people a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners. You will receive extensive discounts and perks across a huge number of sought-after multinational brands, think: banking, gyms, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, and plenty more!

You will love being a part of the Downer family, come and see for yourself why we are the crème de la crème of employers as we continue to build our future! Literally. We build the bridges, cross over and join us!

How to bring your Difference to Downer:

If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career in to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV. 

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in, then head to our website to find out more

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

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

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