Project Manager - Power & Gas (New Plymouth)

Location: New Plymouth Posted Date: August 11, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 552242 Careermine Job Id: 1693229
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Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end to end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners. Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team. Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ's largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms.

The Role:

Fast paced Project Management position working at job level to ensure our overhead lines, substations and electrical fitting, sub division, replacement and maintenance projects, deliver on time and to specification.

You'll be overseeing a high volume of short turnaround, tight timeframe projects and be working closely with our operational leaders and our client.

About you:

Power distribution industry experience is critical for you to be able to add technical value to our projects. An understanding of how to deliver project outcomes is essential and could come from previous Project Management experience or industry related supervisory/leadership roles if you are keen to learn.

Juggling multiple priorities will come easily, along with a flexible attitude and an aptitude to turn your hand to anything to get things done. You'll demonstrate natural communication skills allowing you to keep all your key stakeholders regularly informed and engaged throughout the project. Negotiation skills come with the territory along with motivational leadership and empowerment.

Bringing sound commercial acumen you'll also demonstrate an ability to analyse problems and make robust business decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications and cost. You'll also offer:
  • Practical knowledge of engineering design standards
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong time management and organisation skills.

In return we offer:

You'll thrive on variety and pace and have the opportunity to further develop your already successful career. You'll enjoy the satisfaction of completing projects that have a very real impact on the end user and know that you are contributing to your local community. Downer offers huge potential to grow throughout the business and has a strong history of internal promotion.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 552242 to apply.

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The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.

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