Project Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Taupo
  • Job Reference:FCH/29678
  • Closing Date:05 Apr 2023


Thinking about a move to Taupō? Taupō is a scenic playground of diverse landscapes in the centre of the North Island of NZ. Distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports, Taupō offers one of the best all-year round outdoor and urban lifestyles in the country. 

As you travel around Lake Taupo you will find every landscape you can imagine – from snow blanketed winter ski fields and alpine deserts, to trout-filled rivers and the Huka Falls. Steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot sprints to the three towering volcanoes in the landscape of Tongariro National Park.

We have an opportunity available for a Project Manager to join our Green Team in Taupō. 

Reporting to the Depot Manager, this is a diverse role where you will be working on projects between $0.5 to $10million. You will play an integral part in everything right from tender through to delivery.  You’ll also be responsible for the day to day leadership of a team of Project Engineers and Supervisors as well as their future development.  

Come join the Green Team:
  • Competitive Salary + Vehicle 
  • Join a supportive team that treat each other like Whānau
  • Ongoing training and development to help you reach your career goals
  • Career development – opportunities to grow your career at Higgins and the wider Fletcher Building group of businesses
  • Access to Fletchers Building Benefits Programme, including: 
  • A brand-new market-leading parental leave policy to ensure employees are well supported throughout one of life’s most significant events.
  • FB employee share scheme, educational and welfare funds
  • A significant portfolio of retail benefits across major NZ businesses such as ANZ, Z energy, PlaceMakers, Mico and Samsung. 
What you’ll bring to the role:
  • Proven experience on roading and civils projects
  • Knowledge of Construction and Surfacing 
  • Civil Engineering Degree or similar (experience post grad preferred)
  • A strong focus on clients, relationships and quality outcomes
  • A Strong focus on health and safety not just your own but your colleagues and the public
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and the ability to think for yourself
Higgins is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path with people at the heart of what we do every day. We offer a great working environment, competitive hourly rate, subsidised medical insurance and subsidised education and training for you and your dependants.

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.