Position: Entry level

Job type: Full-time

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent

Location: Tauranga

Categories: Construction

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer New Zealand 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.

We are based across the Bay of Plenty region as part of the BoP Construction Team with a range of projects including road safety upgrades, pavement rehabs, civil drainage, earth works and cycle/pedestrian pathways. We require an experienced Minor Construction Foreperson to help us deliver to these assignments by engaging leadership skills and autonomous problem solving skills.

About The Job

You will lead your crew to carry out minor construction and repairs on a day to day basis across drainage, roading, kerbing, footpath and asphalt activities. You will be responsible for:
  • In delivering projects, achieving daily and weekly production targets by motivating and directing your crew.
  • Monitoring your work sites to ensure compliance and producing accurate reports and documentation.
  • Ensuring efficient and safe use of materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Effective communication and positive relationship management with clients, team members and the general public.
  • Facilitating the professional development of crew members so as growth facilitates more change, you become a Supervisor to the crew you have mentored
  • Operating specialist plant as required
This could also be a great role for some who is an experienced Driver Operator or Leading hand with a range of civil experience that is looking to take that next step.

About You

You will be a team player with an organized and systematic approach to the working environment. You will also have the following experience:
  • Practical experience in the civil contracting industry
  • Past experience in drain laying, road and carpark construction, placing concrete and minor earthworks
  • Problem solving, managing unexpected events and decision making
  • Leading a team to meet deadlines and maintain safety standards
  • Hold a Full NZ Class 1 and 2 licence with WTR endorsements
Perks Of Joining Our Team

In return for your expertise we commit to offering professional development through mentoring and on the job training and personal development through a range of Health and Wellbeing initiatives. Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include:
  • Job security and a rewarding hourly rate in a friendly and professional environment
  • Competitive pay with access to increased rates for night shift work
  • Training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Tools of trade provided including Downer uniform, PPE, Tools of Trade Vehicle and phone
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts including subsidised health insurance, retail specials, vehicle rentals, banking offers, free counselling services + more!
How To Apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz , enter reference number

589575 and click “Apply Now” to register your interest. Alternatively, email your CV to Georgia.King@downer.co.nz

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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

Advertised: 01 Aug 2022 New Zealand Standard Time

Applications close: 31 Aug 2022 New Zealand Standard Time

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