Alliance Director
Downer Group
Levin, Horowhenua/Levin
3d ago

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Downer maintains longstanding contracts and significant operational expertise to over a quarter of New Zealanders. We are proud to be working together with the Horowhenua District Council on the 3 Waters Alliance contract which manages the reticulation network, water and wastewater treatment plants, the annual 3 waters renewals programme and the capital projects for the Horowhenua region.

Horowhenua is growing faster than expected and planning is underway for some of the largest infrastructure projects in the district’s history.

Recently, the Council has been engaging with partners, groups and individuals on many plans and strategies that together will help to accommodate growth while protecting and improving our environment and lifestyle.

Due to internal movements, we are now looking for a strong people leader who is commercially savvy to join as our Alliance Director based in Horowhenua.

A bit about your role :

This is a career-defining opportunity to make a real difference to our highly successful and growing Alliance. Horowhenua is a region poised for rapid growth, and the role will be instrumental in ensuring the growth activities are delivered.

Overseeing both Operations and Maintenance activities as well as Construction activities, this role provides a great opportunity to refine your all round skills in Urban Utilities.

Reporting to the Alliance Principal Group Board, this senior leadership role will provide effective leadership to the Alliance.

As the leader and member of the Alliance Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring the deliverables are achieved, and the best use is made of the available financial, human and physical resources to provide a customer-focused, responsive service delivery team.

  • You’ll be someone who possesses proven leadership abilities in both the public and private sector, you’ll have a passion and drive;
  • smarts and commercial acumen; courage; a collaborative and team-based focus; a clear demonstration of Zero Harm commitment;
  • and a proven track record of operational excellence and delivering on operational promises and commercial outcomes.

  • A bit about you;
  • To be successful in the role, you will be passionate about the infrastructure industry, be actively seeking continuous improvement, be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and are an inspirational leader. You will also have :

  • Experience in delivering large scale infrastructure projects
  • Experience in working in either a Central or Local Government environment
  • Proven successful Contract / Business Management experience in Utilities and / or related industry
  • An ability to create and deliver a strong customer-focused environment and a collaborative approach to developing client relationships
  • An understanding of strategic asset management and local authority activities
  • An understanding of the economic, political and social challenges facing the District
  • Experience within an Alliance model or start-up business model is an advantage, but not essential.
  • What we offer :

    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 that has been set to reflect the seniority of the position, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation.

    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.

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