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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.

Based out of our New Plymouth Depot, you’ll enjoy working with a high energy, dedicated team across the Western region. 

The Role:

Fast paced Project Management position working at job level to ensure our overhead lines, substations and electrical fitting, sub division, replacement and maintenance projects, deliver on time and to specification. 

You’ll be overseeing a high volume of short turnaround, tight timeframe projects and be working closely with our operational leaders and our client.

About you: 

Power distribution industry experience is critical for you to be able to add technical value to our projects.  An understanding of how to deliver project outcomes is essential and could come from previous Project Management experience or industry related supervisory/leadership roles if you are keen to learn.

Juggling multiple priorities will come easily, along with a flexible attitude and an aptitude to turn your hand to anything to get things done.  You’ll demonstrate natural communication skills allowing you to keep all your key stakeholders regularly informed and engaged throughout the project.  Negotiation skills come with the territory along with motivational leadership and empowerment.

Bringing sound commercial acumen, you’ll also demonstrate an ability to analyse problems and make robust business decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications and cost.  You’ll also offer:

  • Practical knowledge of engineering design standards
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong time management and organisation skills

In return we offer:

A role with Downer Power and Gas can advance your career and expand your skills. We provide comprehensive competency training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of the skills you offer and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 563931 to apply.   

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.

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