Regional Manager


Location: Manawatu-Wanganui

Job Type: Full time


Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

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. 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. There are more than 500 of us in the Energy team and we are committed to being kaitiaki – guardians of New Zealand’s future.

As a Regional manager, your main responsibility will be to ensure delivery of all maintenance work in the region to a high standard while leading and motivating the field and support staff to achieve contract KPI’s. End-to-end works programme management, monitoring and reporting, client and third-party liaison and sub-contractor management.

In addition, this role will include:

  • Working collaboratively as part of wider Transpower FM team and with the wider Downer business and the Client to assist with scheduling and delivering the required works.
  • Promoting strong collaboration with the client and the client’s other service provider’s relationships with positive interactions and value adding activities.
  • 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 within the region

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

  • Knowledge of industry contracting procedures and contract law.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and motivate team to deliver a superior product and/or service to the customer
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to influence and proactively engage at all levels of the business
  • A flexible attitude with a focus on innovation and productivity to ensure the team delivers value fit-for-purpose solutions without compromising safety standards
  • Results orientated, with the ability to quickly achieve results that add value to Downer and the client
  • Strong customer focus (both for internal and external clients)

Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | 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:

  • Company vehicle and work phone included
  • Travel discounts available
  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • All the tools of trade you need to do your job
  • Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer
  • Progression and development programs on offer including our inspiring leader’s programme for top performers

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Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

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Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 598843.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team.

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