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Golder Associates General Manager in Christchurch, New Zealand

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Golder has an opportunity for an experienced General Manager to join our team based in our Christchurch office. You will be reporting directly to the Managing Director - New Zealand, and have an overall accountability for the operational management, financial success and sustainability of the Christchurch operation.

A key aspect of this role is developing business and building a high performing operation, by working in consultation with senior leaders across the business.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • In collaboration with senior leaders, implementing Golder’s 2020 business strategy as it relates to the Christchurch business.

  • Maintaining a strong and sustainable culture in line with Golder’s Core values and code of conduct, ensuring accountability for performance at all levels.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key clients and developing and implementing business growth strategies with other senior leaders.

  • Sharing technical knowledge though reviews of project work, bids and proposals.

  • Providing leadership in implementing organisational change, health and safety technical development and quality.

  • Ensuring project and risk management protocols are rigorously and consistently applied throughout the proposal, negotiation and execution phases of all projects and addressing project and business risk management issues, facilitating resolution, reporting material risks to the Managing Director and assisting to mitigate and eliminate risks.

  • Develop annual financial budgets and quarterly forecasts and report on the overall progress and results against operation and financial objectives.

  • Maintaining financial success of the operation through achievement of annual budgets

Skills, Qualification and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications, or higher in Science or Engineering.

  • Significant years’ experience working in a consulting environment and have held a general/operational management role with profit and loss responsibility for at least 5 years.

  • Strong business acumen and experience managing financial operations of a business, including maintaining working capital in line with company objectives and targets.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and influencing skills to enable a strong culture and delivery of client focused services.

  • Ability to liaise with a diverse group of people at all levels and working with functional groups including finance, risk and HR.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices worldwide, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. Our ownership structure affords us the opportunity to invest in our careers and take pride in something we truly own.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

Title: General Manager

Location: NZL-Christchurch

Requisition ID: 19000150