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Calder Stewart

Commercial Manager

Full Time

Who Are We

Calder Stewart stands as a national leader in crafting property and construction solutions tailored for New Zealand's industrial and commercial sectors.

Annually, our team of approximately 450 achieves results for local, national, and international clients by spearheading major projects nationwide. As a family-owned business founded in Milton in 1955, we've thrived for over 68 years, expanding our services to a national scale. Our diverse capabilities encompass a vast land portfolio, comprehensive property services, design-build solutions, and manufacturing and construction services.

With steady growth, the ability to communicate with our whole team has become a key focus of our business to ensure we continue to share our story with our people and our customers. With multiple generations contributing their proven expertise, we provide adaptable solutions driven by shared values in 'Find a Way', 'Play Fair', 'Be Loyal' and 'Own It'.

Why Calder Stewart?

Established Legacy: With decades of experience, Calder Stewart is a leader in the commercial construction arena.

Collaborative Environment: Join a team where collaboration and mutual support are at the core, fostering a dynamic and empowering workplace culture.

About the Role

We're on the lookout for a dynamic individual with unwavering drive and determination, someone who brings that extra spark to the team, is seeking continual growth, and can develop high-performing teams. As Commercial Manager you will help with business growth in the North Island and work across both branches in Hamilton and Auckland. This person will be involved in junior and peer mentoring to ensure development and skill transfer within the business. The successful candidate requires a strong understanding of good commercial processes, demonstrating a keen awareness and practiced commitment to the importance of structure and due diligence.  This role can be based in Hamilton or at our Auckland office at Airport Oaks.

Skills You Will Need

As a pivotal member of our construction team, you will lead tendering, budget estimates, and client presentations. Offering strategic advice, you'll assess project profitability and maintain a watching brief over all projects across the region.  Your meticulous approach guarantees accurate and timely production of pricing information, showcasing your competence and dedication. In both pre and post-contract phases, you are essential in managing commercial aspects across regional projects, deploying best practices for their professional delivery. Your emphasis on commercial outcomes and effective negotiations ensures optimal value for all parties involved.

Capabilities and Experience

  •     Main contracting experience is a requirement
  •     Client-side Professional Quantity Surveying experience is desirable 
  •      Minimum 10 years New Zealand commercial construction experience
  •      New Zealand vertical build construction experience is a must
  •      Undergraduate University degree, such as a Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Project Management, Engineering or       equivalent
  •      Knowledge and experience with the application of project management methodologies
  •      Excellent NZ contract law knowledge
  •      Strong relationship management and communication skills
  •      Business development skills and tender submission experience
  •      Ability to work effectively within a team and to deadlines
  •      A natural ability to establish and build long-term working relationships with all stakeholders
  •      Mentor staff
  •      CostX or similar experience 


Culture and Benefits

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, which encompasses KiwiSaver contribution and other staff benefits package. We are proud of our company culture, offer a supportive work environment, and provide long-term career opportunities for all our employees. Calder Stewart actively promotes continued education within the industry to enhance your skills.

For a full job description, click here. To find out more about Calder Stewart please visit our website

To submit your application, please apply online using the appropriate link. In your cover letter please explain your vertical build commercial project experience you have that is relevant to Calder Stewart.  

For a confidential discussion, please contact Mimi Griffiths on 021-715-436.

Dear recruiters, thank you for your interest in our position, however we will only be accepting enquiries directly. 

Calder Stewart is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. A negative drug test result will be a condition of any offer of employment.


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