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Project Manager



About Us

Starting from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Cook Brothers Construction has grown substantially over the last fifteen years into a well-respected commercial construction company. We are currently made up of 200+ team members across Southern Lakes, Canterbury, Otago and Auckland. We have made the Deloitte Fast 50 index of the fastest growing companies in New Zealand three times in the last ten years, whilst maintaining our strong “ one team” culture.

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

At Cook Brothers Construction we believe in the attributes and behaviours of ‘One Team'. We operate above the line, that is, we are accountable, responsible and take ownership of our actions. We love to see our employees thrive and grow throughout our business. 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

You will be a strong leader for the Cook Brothers team and trade partners, whilst working alongside the Quantity Surveyor & Site Manager on Commercial build projects. You will be driven to succeed personally and drive the success of those around you.



  • Strategically planning and effectively managing all aspects of the construction project
  • Liaising with clients and stakeholders while maintaining a high service quality
  • Development of construction programme
  • Risk mitigation
  • Driving Health & Safety in all aspects of the project,
  • Leading cost control and budget reporting
  • Meeting Key Performance Objectives of the project
  • Focus on quality and sustainability
  • Construction methodology and adherence to policies, procedures, relevant codes and acts for self and the team
  • Leadership of Site Manager and build team. Ability to work effectively alongside QS

Skills and Experience:

  • Must have NZ/AUS Project Management
  • At least 7+ years construction project management experience
  • Commercial build experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to navigate tough conversations
  • Proven planning & program management experience
  • Leadership of Health and Safety
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Finance and budget skills
  • Good Commercial Acumen


  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Solid Career Progression Supportive and Positive team
  • Annual Team Summit with all Regions
  • Good Work/Life Balance
  • Positive and Social Company Culture
  • Exciting Projects both Currently and in the Pipeline
  • Newly Renovated Offices
  • Competitive Salary + Laptop + Cell phone + Car (Ute)
  • Health Insurance + Free Access to EAP Services 


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