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Title:  Construction Manager

Job Number:  2368

Wellington, NZ

Job Description

From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now one of the nation’s leading infrastructure and property companies. We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia offering services from infrastructure and property development, to rail and building.


By finding solutions to complex challenges, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.


John Holland is seeking a Construction Manager to join the team in Wellington.


We are looking for a driven self-starter with exceptional communication skills who can become a trusted partner to our people and our projects. You will Control and coordinate all site-based construction activities to ensure that assigned construction works are completed to the client’s satisfaction and to meet quality, time and profit objectives.


Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Apply contemporary practices in construction methodology to complete assigned works in compliance with client expectations, company objectives and all contractual obligations.
  • Procure necessary resources for assigned projects
  • Authorise construction planning, programming and completion schedules
  • Authorise engagement of subcontractors, management of subcontractor work to achieve outcomes, and all major subcontract variations
  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring and review of a construction management plan
  • Monitor progress, ensuring that work quality and techniques are of a high standard and report regularly on project performance, and cost against company objectives
  • Ensure correct supervisory levels, construction cost, schedule and change management
  • Ensure that HSE requirements and risk controls are considered in all construction planning and processes



To be successful is this key role, you must have:

  • Tertiary degree in Engineering, Science, Building, Construction or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience gained on construction, engineering or associated projects
  • Contemporary practices in construction methodology
  • Contractual, legal, commercial, industrial relations and legislative compliance management
  • People and performance management experience including industrial relations / unions


John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.


We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland.

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