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Project Manager - Transpower South Island

  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent
  • Reputable, secure, Tier 1 contracting business - Transpower FM contract
  • Flexible working, Health Care benefits & career progression opportunities
  • Company vehicle, competitive salary, domestic travel, CHC or DUD location


About Downer Energy:

Downer Energy work with some of New Zealand’s largest asset owners and energy providers to maintain their critical networks and assets across the country and connect every community in cities, rural heartland, and industry. Our whole-of-life approach creates positive outcomes for all New Zealanders as we help to reduce carbon emissions, optimise energy and build a better Aotearoa. 

This is a time of growth for us to add more value to our customers and opportunities for our people in the dynamic Energy sector. There are more than 500 of us in the Energy team and we are committed to being kaitiaki – guardians of New Zealand’s future.


About the role:

We are seeking to add an experienced Civil Project Manager to the Christchurch based team running a portion of our Facilities Management Contract with Transpower.  Due to growth in the number of projects in Transpower’s forward forecast, we are currently seeking another Project Manager to join our Project Delivery team.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a high-performance team who are focused on delivering outstanding project outcomes for Transpower. This role involves being solely responsible for scoping and delivering a variety of civil projects regionally and contributing to the maintenance team when required. In this key position, you’ll be assisting with the delivery of all contractual obligations and revenue generation and ensuring the projects performance meets all customer requirements. This includes delivering on safety, optimising resource use and the achievement of KPI and target results. 

As a Project Manager, your main responsibility will be to assist with, identifying, scoping, estimating and coordination of the delivery of a programme of works covering building / facilities work, civil construction, and HVAC.  In addition, this role will include

  • End-to-end project delivery, client and third-party liaison and sub-contractor management.
  • Working with the other Project Managers, Project Engineers, Regional Managers, Field Tech’s, Sub-contractors and the Client to assist with scheduling and delivering the required works. This will include business case writing, scoping, quoting, financial processing and responsibility for the quality and completeness of all required documentation with a strong focus on Health & Safety requirements.
  • Promoting strong collaboration with the client and the client’s other service provider’s relationships with positive interactions and value adding activities.
  • Working collaboratively as part of wider Transpower FM team and with the wider Downer business.
  • This is a busy and varied role that will suit someone who is team focused, outcome focused and a strong relationship builder, ensuring that the clients’ requests are managed before problems arise.
  • The role will require some travel depending on the project locations.


About you:

You will have solid tenure and experience in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Building Site or Project Management or similar roles.  You will be someone with a solid understanding of the Health and Safety requirements coupled with site management and leadership experience.

It is also essential that you have the following attributes and experience:

  • Project delivery management and scoping / costing skills and experience.
  • Technical skills, experience and qualifications in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and / or Building Construction etc.
  • The ability to operate in a busy and changing environment, showing sound judgement and a professional approach.
  • Team player who supports and actively works towards achieving team goals and can see the bigger picture.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computing skills in Microsoft Excel, Project, Outlook and Word are essential and computer draughting would be desirable.
  • Are highly organised and have excellent ability to prioritise workflow.
  • Are autonomous and are able to undertake domestic travel.
  • Are motivated, positive and outcome oriented.
  • Take ownership and have plenty of initiative.
  • Seek challenges and questions status quo with a view for improvements.


We Offer:

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

Match your loyalty, excitement, and passion for high quality service with ours and we will reward you with a competitive remuneration, extensive training and development to help you to enhance your skills, advance your career along with great employee benefits too!

  • Leadership Pathway Development Programs
  • Dedicated Learning and Development team
  • We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements
  • A heavily subsidised membership to our Community Trust Partner that enables you and your family access to healthcare benefits, discounted access to over 150 holiday homes in great locations across New Zealand.
  • Special rates and discounts through our partners across Healthcare, Gyms, Banking and Insurance
  • Working for an organisation that not only works on building better stronger communities but within those communities; where we offer training and meaningful work, through our Corporate Social Outcomes team


This is a great time to join the Downer team!

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click ‘apply’. This reference number for this role is 596617.
  • Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical.
  • Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

 Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.


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