Surfacing Contracts Manager


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


As our Contract Manager for our Surfacing team, you will be based in Wellington and have the opportunity to effect real change! You will be capable of providing strong management of specific operations, delivering on contract requirements, optimizing resource use and achieving target results. You will also develop and implement plans and procedures to ensure the profitable and viable growth of all Contracts and achieve business plan promises, return on assets and cash requirements.

About the role
As our Contract Manager, you will manage our plans and direct operations to achieve regional requirements. That means being the go-to for everything operational day and night as our crews can work both! Day to day, you will:

  • Provide commercial reviews to optimise performance
  • Analyse contract performance
  • Induct and train new team members and be the go-to for people management
  • Build up our client relationships
  • Demonstrate sound technical capability in the specific area of surfacing and chip seal-related products, specifications and industry requirements

About you
You’ll need to have preferably five years managing surfacing contracts (both long and short term), and you’ll have:

  • A tertiary qualification, ideally in Business Management or Civil Engineering
  • Extensive experience in road surfacing operations and managing crews
  • Proven experience at delivering results in a commercially competitive environment where a focus on service and operational excellence is paramount
  • Proven experience of HSE/QA in a commercial environment
  • Understanding of financial and accounting processes, including preparation of progress and claim reports and producing and interpreting monthly financial reports to P&L level.

Ultimately you will be a natural leader focusing on customer relations to ensure the success of the contract. If you are an experienced Contract Engineer looking for that next step or an experienced Contract Manager wanting some stability, this could be the right role 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.

How to apply
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, then register your interest at reference 594862.

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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manages all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised unless previously arranged. We 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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