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:

  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • Overtime opportunities
  • All the tools of trade you need to do your job
  • Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Teach, Gym and memberships and more!
  • 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 NZ is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long-term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Our Wellington team are looking for a Foreperson, you'll lead a team, organise, plan and direct the chip sealing operations to ensure that work is completed to a high standard. Working alongside the Supervisor, you'll carry out toolbox meetings, run crew brief plans and work together to complete first coats and reseals. You'll also be involved in other duties and operating our modern machinery such as chip and truck runners, diggers, grader and so much more.

You will be a specialist tradesperson who can lead and motivate your crew to carry out construction and repairs within the Wellington 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

You will bring with you experience leading a crew. You'll easily be able to deal with unexpected events and provide direction to your team.

  • Previous bitumen and emulsion experience
  • A class 1 full New Zealand drivers licence (WTR and DG endorsements are beneficial)
  • Class 2 drivers licence preferred
  • An organised and systemic approach to working environment
  • Good communication skills, you'll be able to easily chat with your crew and also engage with clients and senior managers
  • An organised and systematic approach to working environment

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 603723

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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