Project Accountant - Mt Messenger Bypass


Location: Taranaki

Job Type: Full time


Waka Kotahi - The NZ Transport Agency along with its delivery partners on the Mt Messenger Alliance, is constructing a new section of SH3, between Uruti and Ahititi to the north of New Plymouth in Taranaki which is located entirely within the rōhe of Ngāti Tama. This new section of SH3 will bypass the existing approximately 7.4km steep, narrow and winding section of highway at Mt Messenger. The complex project involves significant earthworks, drainage, tunnel construction, bridges, and new pavement and surfacing along with some unique environmental enhancement works.

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

The Transport and Infrastructure DeliveryTeam are looking to add to their busy team. This opportunity is for an experienced Project Accountant based on our Mt Messenger site.

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

It is envisaged you will have several years’ experience in a collaborative finance team within the construction industry along with a proven track record in developing successful relationships with stakeholders. You will have a clear understanding of positive leadership behaviours and strong and successful collaborative relationships with peers in a corporate environment.

Other attributes include being CA Qualified (preferred) with Jobpac/CWB/JDE (or other ERP) experience. You will also be an Intermediate/Expert user in Microsoft Office suite. In addition you will have a positive/proactive work ethic with a focus on outcomes, be a team player, have a sense of humour and solid communication skills.

In this role you will actively participate in the finance team with a focus on best practice, contributing to the implementation of the national business and strategy with management and ensure stakeholders’ relationships are enhanced and effective. You will also focus on continuous improvement by understanding and implementing modern business practices, innovation and technologies and ensure sound commercial, financial, contractual and business practices are applied to National policy and business systems.

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 also offer:

  • Tools of trade (Laptop/Cell phone)
  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • Training and Development
  • Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

We provide genuine training opportunities and career development, the ability to transfer to different parts of New Zealand and Australia, and of course long-term job security.

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 604058.

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.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.

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