Resource Manager - Taranaki


Location: Taranaki

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Looking for your next challenge or you are a seasoned relationship builder and liaison looking for change? Either way you will be passionate about resourcing, in particular resource management, actively seek continuous improvement, and be an inspirational leader.

Be our go to for resource allocation and be our liaison between our crews and our maintenance teams. New Plymouth is booming with both construction and maintenance happening across the region, we’re bringing our crews together to ensure we are utilising and effectively optimising our resources.


  • A competitive remuneration package including vehicle
  • Challenging and diverse work
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to mentor and develop a team of experts

About the role
We are looking for an experienced Resource Manager to join our Transport Services team. You will be responsible for managing plant and people resourcing in the greater New Plymouth area. Effective management of local and company assets (plant, trucks, equipment and materials) is key and you’ll optimise plant use to achieve target results.

You will also be responsible for successfully planning, scheduling, managing and coordinating the management of specific plant, labour and equipment items and ensure compliance with the Depot Management Plan. This will be include the dispatch of trucks, equipment, assisting with depot maintenance, and labour management allocation.

About you
This is not a role for the faint hearted so bring your organised and efficient time management skills and authentic leadership capability. Bring your ability to be a team player combined with:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to influence
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of maintenance and construction within the infrastructure sector
  • Successful experience of providing Management or Management Support in civil maintenance
  • A strong track record that clearly demonstrates leadership behaviours that empower others
  • Ultimately you will have strong planning and programming skills to ensure that resources are deployed and utilised to deliver best outcomes

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.

How to apply
If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at reference 594683.

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 & 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.

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