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Project Manager

  • Christchurch, 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.

Keeping people at the heart of everything we do, we operate a whole of life lifecycle model. This means we design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future. We are engineering and constructing a better New Zealand, and we want you to join us. 

About the Role
In this role, you’ll be a leader in our team of Project Managers and Site & Engineers who manage the delivery of Civil construction projects from start to finish. You’ll be confident liaising with crew and clients at all levels and a master at reporting and planning in all avenues.

About you
As a Project Manager, you’ll come with experience Managing Projects of various sizes; you will hold either a formal civil engineering or project management qualification (e.g. BE, NZCE). You’ll also bring with you:

  • The ability to communicate effectively and build, maintain and grow relationships at all levels
  • Civil engineering experience, including knowledge of pavement construction and civil construction
  • Proven capability around people leadership and management, including the ability to influence others
  • Knowledge of NZS3910 and management of Civil Construction Contracts
  • Commercial acumen, including the ability to decipher financials
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience with and a strong commitment to health and safety initiatives

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 you are not Christchurch based. We’re also thrilled to announce that we’re launching a new benefit called “Downer Whānau Health & Wellness” which offers Downer NZ employees a fully subsidised contribution to Marram Community Trust. We genuinely care about the health and wellness of our team, this contribution allows eligible employees and their whānau (family) to be reimbursed for their health bills along with having access to over 150 discounted holiday homes across New Zealand

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance. 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 ours.

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 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

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us as we continue to engineer and construct a better tomorrow for generations to come!

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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