Project Manager
Downer Group
Palmerston North
18h ago
  • 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 seeking to add a Project Manager to the Palmerston North based team running a portion of our Facilities Management Contract with Transpower.

    Due to growth in the number of projects in Transpower’s forward forecast, we are currently seeking another Project Manager to join our Project Delivery team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a high performance team who are focused on delivering outstanding project outcomes for Transpower.

    This role involves being solely responsible for scoping and delivering a variety of projects regionally and contributing to the maintenance team when required.

    In this key position, you’ll be assisting with the delivery of all contractual obligations and revenue generation, and ensuring the projects performance meets all customer requirements.

    This includes delivering on safety, optimising resource use and the achievement of KPI and target results.

    As a Project Manager, your main responsibility will be to assist with; identifying, scoping, estimating and coordination of the delivery of a programme of minor works (covering building / facilities work, civil construction, HVAC).

    In addition, this role will include

  • End-to-end project delivery, client and third party liaison and sub-contractor management.
  • Working with the other Project Managers, Project Engineers, Regional Managers, Field Tech’s, Sub-contractors and the Clients to assist with scheduling and delivering the required works.
  • This will include; business case writing, scoping, quoting, financial processing and responsibility for the quality and completeness of all required documentation with a strong focus on Health & Safety requirements.

  • Promoting strong collaboration with the client and the client’s other service provider’s relationships with positive interactions and value adding activities.
  • Working collaboratively as part of wider Transpower FM team and with the wider Downer business.
  • 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 travel depending on the project locations.
  • You will have solid tenure and experience in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Building Site or Project Management or similar roles.

    You will be someone with a solid understanding of the Health and Safety requirements coupled with site management and leadership experience.

    It is also essential that you have the following attributes and experience :

  • Project delivery management and scoping / costing skills and experience.
  • Technical skills, experience and qualifications in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and / or Building Construction etc.
  • The ability to operate in a busy and changing environment, showing sound judgment and a professional approach.
  • Team player who supports and actively works towards achieving team goals and can see the bigger picture.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computing skills in Microsoft Excel, Project, Outlook and Word are essential and computer draughting would be desirable.
  • Are highly organised and have excellent ability to prioritise workflow.
  • Are autonomous and are able to undertake domestic travel.
  • Are motivated, positive and outcome oriented.
  • Take ownership and have plenty of initiative.
  • Seek challenges and questions status quo with a view for improvements.
  • A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience. This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment.

    We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation.

    If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 569791 to apply.

    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.

    Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

    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.

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