Supervisor | Water


Location: Nelson

Job Type: Full time


Te Kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Downer holds a long-term 3 Waters Operations and Maintenance Contract with Tasman District Council.

In order for us to keep delivering our high-quality services, we are currently seeking a Supervisor to join us in our Nelson office. Reporting to the Contract Manager, your primary role will be supervision and leadership of the field crew(s) carrying out routine planned and reactive maintenance on the 3 Waters Networks. The Supervisor will be expected to be involved in planning, organising, directing and controlling activities and operations of crews to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets (productivity, quality and safety) are met. Your key duties will include:

  • Working within a dedicated maintenance team delivering the most efficient and quality-driven service to our clients and their customers
  • Providing leadership, management and technical input to the team
  • Managing financial activities to ensure cost control and profitable return on work completed
  • Proactively identifying improvements and leading implementation across the contract.

Nga Pūkenga Matua | Important Skills

You will be a passionate, highly organised Supervisor with a talent for prioritising and managing a fast paced, high-volume workload.

In addition, you will also have:

  • Current and relevant industry experience and qualifications (Ideally in 3Waters but can be from a similar industry).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team building and relationship development skills
  • Active problem solver and effective decision-maker
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Ability to work effectively with Client and their customers
  • 100% commitment to Health and Safety

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We also offer;

  • Company vehicle, mobile phone and laptop
  • Great promotion and career development opportunities
  • Discounts for Health Insurance, Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer

Have a look at our other great benefits here

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 597792 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.

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