Assistant Construction Manager (Project management and design)


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$64,000.00 per year


Construction & Architecture

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Auckland, Auckland 



Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

We are an Auckland company based in Penrose with established international partners supplying leading edge product and technology. We operate in the manufacturing and construction industries manufacturing and installing commercial aluminium joinery, curtainwalls and fcades.  

In this role you will have primary responsibility for assisting with defining, planning, prioritizing, tracking and managing the projects assigned. You will assist with identifying key resources, providing the direction required for meeting the project objectives (include day to day deliverables) and prioritizing competing demands within the design and project management teams. You will also be responsible for ensuring appropriate management, customer and supplier involvement throughout the life of the project.
  • Assist the Construction Manager to define the project management process to be applied to the projects.
  • Assist with preparation of project plans.
  • Assist with allocating project resources according to the approved project plan.
  • Establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating corrective action.
  • Track and report on progress to plan.
  • Analyze the actual performance against the plan.
  • Keep all stakeholders informed of progress and issues..
  • Ensure public relations to clients during the project are maintained.
  • Ensure design and project deadlines are on track and review drawings.
  • Facilitate effective project management process including fit for purpose planning meetings, agendas, action items, milestones, project monitoring and reporting.
  • Facilitate effective planning and communication across all levels of the business and with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Review and analyze vendors/suppliers, supply and pricing options. Including the investigation of alternative supply options including overseas markets (China).

Job Requirements:

Qualifications and skills of the Assistant Construction Manager include an ability to encourage teamwork, an ability to communicate effectively with senior management, and a clear vision of what determines a successful product for the customer and for the company.
In addition, the Assistant Construction Manager must have a technical background sufficient to understand the technologies and technical issues involved with the product and be able to anticipate and identify critical technical obstacles.
The Assistant Construction Manager also must be able to utilize project management tools such as reports, tracking charts, checklists, and project scheduling software.
Finally, an Assistant Construction Manager must have the courage to face up to issues squarely and early, resolve conflicts, admit to having problems and seek coaching openly, escalate if necessary, and generally champion the people and the project up, down, and across the organization and with customer.
Due to the nature of this role you must be able to communicate effectively with vendors in China so being able to speak Chinese is essential.

Tertiary qualification in construction management and/or engineering/architecture.

In return we can offer;

- an immediate start if desired

- autonomy and growth with your role

- competitive salary package including a company vehicle, laptop & mobile phone

You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this role.

Company Info
Miller Design
Auckland, New Zealand

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