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Programmer – Manawatu

Hawkins | Posted 23-02-2021

Wanganui (Computer and Programming)

Hawkins is New Zealand's leading commercial construction business with a wealth of skills, smarts and phenomenal construction capability. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality technical service for our clients and construction teams. Working alongside our parent firm, Downer, our combined technical and construction management expertise provides proven, whole-of-life solutions for customers' assets using innovative technology to sustainably deliver outcomes.

This is your opportunity to join one of New Zealand's leading Construction businesses as a Programmer/Planner. You will be a key member of the delivery team at one of the largest projects ever built in the Manawatu.

About the role

Operating as a member of the project delivery team the Programmer / Planner is actively involved in the preparation and monitoring of the construction program for this large-scale project on a fixed-term basis.

You will be a key member of the team and you will provide efficient and effective programming and planning assistance to the project team, enabling them to fulfill their targets and objectives. Ideally, you will have been working in a similar role at an intermediate to senior level.

As well as the technical requirements, to be successful you will need to be a team player who can work between tender and project teams to develop and maintain robust programmes and methodologies in a truly collaborative manner.

To be considered for this role, you will need to have:

  • A high degree of personal integrity and work ethic.
  • Strong technical capability and credibility.
  • A strong contracting background and exposure working on commercial projects, including large-scale works.
  • Intermediate to expert level experience in Microsoft Project.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. As a key member of the team, you must be able to communicate clearly and interact well with the project team, subcontractors and the client, building strong relationships.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.

This is a role that will offer a considerable challenge but also great reward. If the above is in line with your skills as a construction professional with strong programming and planning knowledge, a passion for people and a desire for excellence.

Why Hawkins

When you join Hawkins, you'll be part of a driven, passionate and energetic team that strives to always exceed the expectations of our clients. You'll have the opportunity to build a successful career with a market-leading company alongside proven industry experts.

For confidential enquiries please contact our Recruitment Consultant, Hendrik Terhart on 027 223 0114 or via email

A key component of this position involves driving to a variety of locations. A full New Zealand driver's licence is a prerequisite and will be checked as part of your pre-employment assessment. The successful applicant will also be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and medical.

Job Details

Reference # 12561
Posted on 23 Feb 2021
Closes on 23 Mar 2021 23:55
Location(s) Manawatu
Expertise Project Planner/Programmer
Work type(s) Permanent, Full Time