Construction Foreman


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


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:

  • Travel discounts available
  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • $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

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Downer are proudly supporting a range of exciting Transport projects across Wellington. The Wellington Construction division is highly respected and has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work across the country. We are looking for an experienced or up-and-coming Foreperson to join our team.


You will be a specialist tradesperson who can lead and motivate your crew to carry out TRADE construction and repairs within the BUSINESS UNIT space on a day-to-day basis. Duties within your team include:

  • Planning tasks with the supervisor, and following up to ensure they are completed efficiently and to the required specification and standard
  • Ensuring efficient use of materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Providing and organizing on-the-job development/training for the team and supporting general career development

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

  • A proven track record of supervising teams and subcontractors in a range of maintenance/construction activities
  • Class 2 Full New Zealand driver’s licence is a must-have!
  • Demonstrated leadership behaviours that empower others
  • A focus and passion for keeping people and the environment safe

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

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

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 600800.

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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