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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 578774
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: New Plymouth
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Construction, Water

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

  • A role where two days are truly never the same
  • Training and development opportunities within the business
  • Develop your career and be rewarded with Downer NZ

Our Transport Services business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually.

Downer New Plymouth:

We are on the hunt for a keen and eager Drainlayer to join our team in this brand new role to help us carry out work on our New Plymouth District Council contract. If you are based in Taranaki or if you are interested in relocating? We will assist you with making the move.

About the role:

This is a 'hands on' role where you will lead a crew tasked with delivering a range of our civil infrastructure construction projects for both external clients and on new and our existing Downer maintenance contracts.

You will plan, organise, direct and lead activities and operations of the team in the field to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers and that production targets are met.

You will primarily be assisting our construction crews undertaking the renewals of water, wastewater and storm water projects, completing reporting, plant maintenance and emergency repairs.

If you are innovative and enjoy taking responsibility for the work you produce, then this could be the role for you!

What we offer:

  • A rewarding pay rate, company vehicle and other great benefits
  • Full time hours (minimum 40 hours per week)
  • Training and development opportunities within the business
  • PPE Gear provided

About you:

  • You will be a certified drain layer or working towards that
  • Experience as a Drainlayer
  • High standard of workmanship
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong safety and quality focus
  • Experience in leading a team an advantage

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 578774 apply.   

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and 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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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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