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Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
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Road Science is New Zealand’s leading designer and supplier of bitumen and bitumen based products. We have world class manufacturing plants and storage facilities for bitumen, emulsions and polymer modified binders. Road Science has five IANZ accredited civil engineering laboratories and a number of project specific mobile laboratories. We also provide expertise in pavement design, technical and consultancy services to our clients.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in our civil engineering laboratory team where we are offering a full time permanent position.  We are looking for a focused and determined individual who wishes to develop a career in the 'technical services' sector of the civil construction industry.

Based at our IANZ Accredited Mount Maunganui Laboratory and reporting to the Laboratory Manager, this position provides technical support for projects throughout New Zealand. The Laboratory is responsible for ensuring all products - such as bitumen, emulsion, asphalt, construction aggregates and soils are tested to the appropriate quality, standards and customer specifications. This will include laboratory and field testing giving a great balance.

Every day will be an exciting adventure for you with tasks varying between checking pavement compaction on projects, carrying out an asphalt mix design in the laboratory and measuring the roughness, texture, and rutting on one of the Local Authority roading networks in some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.

About you:

As the successful candidate for this role, ideally you will possess:

  • Strong zero harm culture
  • A mechanical and technically inclined mind
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Exposure to the roading, asset management, and/or data collection industry
  • Strong numeric, problem solving, scheduling and analytical skills
  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting skills
  • An interest in computers or coding
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Solid computer skills and exposure to a wide variety of computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite
  • The ability to calibrate, maintain and repair laboratory equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a customer focused position
  • A current full Class 1 drivers licence
  • Good physical fitness
  • Flexibility to work at nights, during weekends and away from home

You will be motivated to take on a number of different tasks for different people and enjoy solving problems and delivering outcomes to customers. The current team enjoy working together and having fun whilst getting the job done.

In return we offer:

This is an opportunity to establish your place in the growth industry of civil engineering.  You will join an experienced, enthusiastic team and have ongoing opportunities for growth and development.

To apply, head to reference 561542 and put an application forward.

As a WorkSAFE environment all successful applicants 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.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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