Regional Manager - Otago

Last updated 26 days ago
Location:Otago
Job Type:Full Time

Our vision is to be the preferred partner for our customers, lead the way in our industries, attract and retain the very best people and keep our people safe at all times. This is a highly people focussed role with great opportunities to shape, live and embed our culture of collaboration and trust. It is all about working together to make things happen and leading from the front.

The Role
We are looking for a strong people leader who is commercially savvy to join as our Regional Manager – Otago based in Dunedin.

This is a career defining opportunity to make a real difference to our highly successful and growing organisation in a senior leadership role. Reporting to the General Manager, Southern Region, this senior leadership role will provide effective area wide leadership ensuring a motivated and productive field leadership team consistently delivering services for Downer’s Transport Services clients.

As Regional Manager, you will have a key leadership role focused on developing and implementing strategies to ensure profitable growth across all businesses in your area.

You will work with the business Managers to identify the local regional business opportunities having a strong focus on the customer, providing thought leadership and collaborative solutions.

Working in partnership in multi-functional teams across the wider Downer business, you’ll ensure business opportunities are maximised and delivered with expertise. To do this, you will champion best practice across financial and business processes which are both consistent and compliant with our business policies and systems.

As someone who possesses strong emotional intelligence, you’ll have also have passion and drive; smarts and commercial acumen; courage; a collaborative and team based focus; clear demonstration of Zero Harm commitment; and a proven track record of operational excellence and delivering on operational promises and commercial outcomes.

About you
We are looking for dynamic and inspirational leadership. You’ll have proven management experience with responsibility and accountability for staff, plant and return on investment.

With demonstrated experience in delivering complex maintenance, construction and operations services, preferably from construction and infrastructure sectors, you’ll have expertise as a senior leader who can create and deliver a strong customer focus culture. You’ll also be in possession of

  • emotional intelligence,
  • the ability to work under pressure in a fully integrated team environment,
  • excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to influence and
  • proven customer relationship skills.


You’ll also ideally bring with you board experience in delivery of civil construction and maintenance and operations within the infrastructure industry.

Our organisation has significant size and scale and we can provide ongoing leadership development, career opportunities and the ability to be involved in some of the most prominent projects across New Zealand.

How to apply
This is an exciting opportunity to directly shape, influence and facilitate the financial performance of our business and be part of the strategic journey as we go through significant growth, and also be part of shaping the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure.

Confidential enquiries can be made directly to Michele Christie, Recruitment Team Lead – Transport Services – michele.christie@downer.co.nz or 021 873 052 or visit www.downercareers.co.nz quote reference #574343 (please do not send applications to this email address – apply as per the instructions).


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 & 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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.