IT Manager



About Us

Starting from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Cook Brothers Construction has grown substantially over the last fourteen years. We are currently made up of 200+ team members across Southern Lakes, Canterbury, Otago and Auckland. We have experienced rapid growth in the last ten years, whilst maintaining our strong attributes and behaviours for a “One Team” culture.

With a focus on Quality, Cook Brothers Construction has an extensive and diverse portfolio that spans new construction, renovation, fit-outs and design and build, both in the commercial and high-end residential sectors.

At Cook Brothers Construction we operate by an ‘Above the Line’ ethos, that is we are Accountable, Responsible and take Ownership of our actions. We love to see our team thrive and grow throughout our business. Career Development opportunities are endless, and we are committed to continuously mentoring and coaching others.

We strive to be a National leader in our industry, with a focus on Quality, Client Satisfaction, Sustainability and Innovation. We believe our team is the heart and soul of us achieving this.


About the Role

Based out of our Dunedin office and reporting through to the CFO, we are looking for a motivated IT Manager to become an integral part of our National Group team making a real contribution to the wider business and its digital strategy.

Our IT department is made up of a team of two, our friendly IT Coordinator will help manage level 1 and 2 helpdesk queries, and act as a support on IT projects.

The role will be responsible for ensuring powerful operation of our systems and infrastructure, providing IT and Tech support to our team and looking for innovative ways to enhance our technology. You will maintain, build and design our Data Warehouse and ensure it is optimized for our BI system.

You will have autonomy to be able to bring your own knowledge, passion and skillset to add to our team and be able to develop your skillset through full exposure of self-directed projects.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Managing information technology and back end computer systems
  • Controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations
  • Effective communication
  • Manage IT co-ordinator - training, coaching and communicating job expectations and appraising their performance
  • Providing Level 3 support
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate back end systems infrastructure, policies and procedures
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Act in alignment with user needs and back end system functionality to contribute to organisational policy
  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
  • Audit systems and assess their outcomes
  • Preserve assets, information security and control structures
  • Handle annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness

About You

You have a demonstrated passion for technology and keep up to date with industry best practice. You’re searching for a busy and empowering environment that allows to be involved in all areas of IT projects big or small.

You thrive working in a team, have great communication skills and are enthusiastic about sharing your IT knowledge. You will work closely both within the group team, and the wider team, so these attributes will be vital to your success.

If you are looking for a step up in your career, keen to make your mark and are not afraid of taking the lead on Infrastructure projects, this role could be for you!


Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in supporting Windows Operating Systems, Window Servers, Linux Servers and/or Internet based technologies preferred
    Knowledge of SQL
  • Systems Engineer background desirable
  • Knowledge of IT Security
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems
  • Expertise in data centre management and data governance
  • Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation
  • Strong leadership and management capabilities
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with databases and data warehousing development would be as asset
  • BS in Computer Science, MIS or similar field would be an advantage


  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Supportive Team
  • Good Work/Life Balance
  • Positive and Social Company Culture
  • Active Social Club
  • Exciting Projects both Currently and Forward Projects
  • Staff Fuel Discount Card
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance  + Annual Flu Shots
  • Free Access to EAP Services

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