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Title:  Construction Manager

Job Number:  9921
Location: 

Wellington, NZ

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected, and better to live in.  Are you up for the challenge?

About the Role

John Holland is looking to engage with established, experienced and ambitious construction managers to take on a senior leadership role across our New Zealand Rail business.

This senior leadership will allow you to contribute to the sustainable growth and success of the regional Rail Projects business by drawing on your industry knowledge and capabilities. This senior leadership roles needs your well-defined skills in all aspects of rail project development and delivery with a track record of meeting or exceeding client and community objective across a portfolio of projects.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Develop and maintain strategic regional business relationships with key clients and industry partners that result in viable projects and prospects
  • Manage the overall delivery of an assigned portfolio of rail projects, ensuring delivery is on or ahead of time with all client expectations met. Co-ordinate on a regular basis with Project Directors to ensure issues of resourcing, performance and HSE are being managed across the region.
  • Review progress against plans, contractual arrangements and delivery milestones to ensure they are on schedule and within quality and cost estimates and take effective remedial action as required
  • People management: Monitor staff and labour resourcing to ensure the projects have the capability to achieve targets, supervise workforce, including subcontractors, and foster a high-performance team within a positive employee relations environment through discipline, coaching and mentoring
  • Demonstrate leadership in HSE&Q management

To be successful in this key role, you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications suitable to work on large and complex Rail projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar Senior Project Manager/Construction Manager position with proven management of site-based signalling activities in a senior position
  • Successful construction management of multidisciplinary projects from a wide range of contract values and complexity
  • Expertise in working within a rail environment, following rail procedures and processes is desirable. Ability to understand Rail Signalling Fundamentals.
  • Ambition, you enjoy being successful and want to join a high performing business wanting to grow and develop your career with John Holland.

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.


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