Paparoa Track Construction Team Supervisor, (Temporary), Operations, Greymouth | Greymouth

Posted on 10-Aug-2018
Application close date: 03-Sep-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:


The is a fixed term role for eight (8) months.


The Department's Western South Island Region is looking for an appropriately qualified and enthusiastic individual to be involved with the construction of New Zealand's newest Great Walk – the Paparoa Track, which will deliver a legacy to the 29 men killed in the Pike River Mine disaster.


The track is to be shared use (for walkers and mountain bikers) and is currently being built to an exacting design under the supervision of New Zealand's premier mountain bike track set-out consultant, with an expected completion date of April 2019. The two sections being built by DOC are a 9km section on the Moonlight Tops of the Paparoa Range and 2.5km of realignment of the Inland Pack Track near Punakaiki.  


The Department is utilising two Track Construction Teams consisting of four members each to construct these two sections of the new Paparoa Great Walk.


The position of the Track Construction Team Supervisor is to support, facilitate and enable the two track teams to deliver a world class mountain biking and walking track.


Normal hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week with some flexibility expected particularly around weekends.


As the Track Construction Supervisor, you will need to have a high level of experience in the delivery of track construction work and will need to be experienced in overseeing and supporting teams working in remote locations.


This role will work closely with the two track construction crews and will support the team leaders by:

  • Finding solutions to technical issues as they arise
  • Working on the track construction for a minimum of three days a week
  • Organising logistics for the teams as and when required


It is expected that the Track Construction Supervisor will be away from home for three nights per week.


Skills specific to the role include:

  • A background in track construction and maintenance
  • Good communication skills and ability to relate to other people and groups
  • Experience of working with and supervising external and volunteer groups
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Working and living in remote locations
  • Knowledge of New Zealand's native flora and fauna


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.


For any queries, please contact Gavin Collis, DOC email , telephone (0272744199).


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 3 September 2018.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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