Water Construction Manager - Northland & Auckland Region


Location: Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, Kaipara District, Northland

Job Type: Full time


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- 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.

We are looking for an experienced Capital Works Delivery Manager to focus on the delivery of 3 Waters projects in our Water Construction team in the Auckland, Kaipara and Northland regions. This is a great role for a driven individual looking to make their mark with the remit to ensure that we are delivering for our clients, delivering productivity and promoting a safe working culture in the field.

About the role:

Organisation is key in this role, where you are responsible for forward planning, programming coordinating resource and let’s not forget the best part – delivering high quality work to the community you live in. This is a hands-on role where you will work closely with other construction/maintenance teams and you day will include but not be limited to:

  • Stakeholder engagement and fronting client meetings including contributing to ECI
  • Leading tenders submissions and quotations focusing on quality and health and safety
  • Overall responsibility for specific project implementation and delivery of significant capital projects
  • Producing project methodology, budgets and programmes
  • Directing and leading the Contract Engineers and Supervisors within your team as well as sub-contractors

About you:

You’ll need a tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering, and you would need to be able to demonstrate approximately at least eight years of Contract or Project Management engineering experience. You will be capable to assist with ECI and managing capture through to construction. You’ll have positive leadership skills that enable others and excel in utilising your adaptable communication skills.

Combining these together, you’ll be driven, committed and hard-working. You’ll have strong time management skills and enjoy working as part of a team. You’re passionate about delivering great results and can comfortably communicate with other managers and field staff to deliver on time and budget.

What’s in it for you?

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.

Our Downer Benefits:

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large company. Our employee benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work. We have partnered with retail, health care, insurance and travel businesses to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life.

Please Note:

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 594570 to apply.
  • 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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