Project Director

Job ID:21153
Title:Project Director
Employment Type:Full time

Job Description

The Senior Downer New Zealand team are travelling to London to interview on the following dates:


  • Sunday 31 October
  • Monday 1 November
  • Tuesday 2 November

If you would like the chance to work for this leading company in beautiful New Zealand, please apply today.


Come and live the dream Down Under!


Build and grow New Zealand’s infrastructure by bringing your expertise to our South Pacific paradise. New challenges, a new country, and a new lifestyle – make 2023 your year to experience something exceptional. 


There has never been a better opportunity for an infrastructure professional like you to secure your

and your family’s future in New Zealand.


At Downer, you will be leading from the front because we are New Zealand’s biggest integrated services provider. Day to day, we design, build, and service Australasia’s major civil infrastructure. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport business is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.


In Aotearoa, New Zealand alone, we service 25,000 kms worth of roads.


Whether it’s our work on major projects like the:

  • City Rail Link in Auckland
  • Transmission Gully in Wellington
  • Milford Road in Fiordland
  • Cameron Road in Tauranga

As Project Director you will provide crucial leadership to enable a professional team to deliver project targets.  Being the interface between delivery and governance and being responsible for leading the team to make the work happen. 


You will have strong working relationships with the Delivery leadership team, the client and related parties, sound practical project experience, be highly responsive and experienced at building and leading high-performance teams.


 As Project Director you will have:

  • Proven experience with major civil infrastructure
  • Strong leadership capability
  • Experience in shaping and supporting high performance environments
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to deliver on their aspirations
  • Experience operating in collaborative environment
  • The ability to promote an environment which supports Downers philosophy of health and safety in the workplace

About you:

  • Degree level qualification in Business Management / Civil Engineering
  • A track record in managing teams of individuals to achieve quality results
  • Proven experience in managing the end to end delivery of a project
  • An understanding of the various procurement methods employed by clients and the impact of these methods to tender strategy
  • Successful track record of delivering in a challenging environment with tight deadlines
  • Exceptional negotiation and influencing skills


Core benefits of working for Downer:

  • Competitive remuneration and vehicle packages
  • Free access for you and your immediate family to mental health & counselling services
  • A Flexible Working Policy, allowing work to work for you
  • Dedicated personal development plans that are reviewed quarterly, empowering you to take ownership of your career trajectory
  • Access to over 50 training programmes including Leadership Pathways
  • The latest and greatest tools of the trade our people require to successfully perform in their roles!
  • Access to a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners – all employees have access to a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more!
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downers volunteer leave
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team who provides holistic wrap-around support to our people who need it!


Secure your UK interview with Downer:

In order for your UK interview to be arranged and to receive the immigration assistance you may need, please ensure your application is made via this form, versus directly on Downer’s website.


This application is through Working In - Immigration and sourcing partners for Downer New Zealand’s 2022 UK interview event.




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