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Water Construction Foreperson/Drainlayer

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579270
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Levin
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Trades, 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.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart. 

Downer maintains longstanding contracts and significant operational expertise to over a quarter of New Zealanders. We are proud to be working together with the Horowhenua District Council on the 3 Waters Alliance contract which manages the reticulation network, water and wastewater treatment plants, the annual 3 waters renewals programme and the capital projects for the Horowhenua region.

We are looking for an experienced Water Construction Water Construction Foreperson/Drainlayer to join our team!

A bit about your role;

The Foreman is responsible for overseeing day-to -day activities involved with the delivery of 3 water renewals as directed by the Horowhenua District Council, and other capital project work as directed from time to time. They will take on a training role assisting construction crew staff studying towards water reticulation qualifications. They will be liaising with sub-contractors and members of public, ensuring all Downer staff, the public and subcontractors are kept safe at all times.

A bit about you;

You will need to have experience in civil pipe laying in water,wastewater and stormwater..  We would like you to apply if you have:

  • Preferable to have several years’ experience with project works and reticulated 3 water renewal or maintenance
  • Hold or be studying towards a relevant National Certificate including Level 4 Water Reticulation or Drain Laying
  • Experience  supervising water reticulation teams
  • Driver’s license; class 1  with class 2 & RTW an advantage
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in dealing with the public
  • Self-motivated, energetic, proactive and results orientated


A role with the Downer Water Team can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team, working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, 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 579270 to 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. 

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