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Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end to end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners.  Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team.  Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ’s largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms

The Role:          

Working on one of our long term electricity distribution contracts, the Design Estimator will be part of a team responsible for the delivery of Customer Initiated Works (CIW) assigned projects.  Your primary role will be to provide design and pricing solutions for the network including overhead lines, underground transformer and substations.  In addition, you’ll also get out in the field for customer site visits and manage your own small projects.

About You:

Knowledge of electricity distribution requirements is essential.  You’ll also offer design nous and commercial costing skills.  You could be an experienced Line Mechanic with an interest to expand your career into design, or an experienced designer/estimator in the power distribution industry ready to hit the ground running.  It is ideal if you can also offer:

  • AutoCAD design experience or similar
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Knowledge of legislation and ability to work within industry standards

As a natural communicator you will enjoy liaising with our customers to ensure your designs meet specifications, on time and within budget.  We’re a collaborative team and your participation, flexibility and calm manner will fit right in.  To ensure we offer quality design solutions we look for technical expertise, customer centric solutions and a commitment to delivering deadlines.

What’s On Offer:

Downer Power and Gas will give you a career that is both challenging and rewarding with long-term security, and also offer you:

  • ongoing technical training and career development
  • the opportunity to further develop your project management skills
  • satisfaction in seeing tangible results that benefit your community
  • to be part of a high performing nationwide team

The scope for this role can be tailored as relevant to your skillset – we value knowledge, leadership and teamwork. 

To join us click Apply Now or head to and enter reference number 555374.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

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