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Queenstown - Drain Layer

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 579789
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Queenstown
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Construction, Water, Civil Engineering

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.

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.

Due to the expediential growth of our construction division, we are now looking for a highly motivated and flexible Drain Layer to join our Construction crew in this brand-new role based in the number one tourism region in the country Central Otago renowned for adventure sports, vineyards and historic mining towns. 

About the role:

This is a 'hands on' role where you will ideally lead a crew or take a senior position within one of the crew’s tasked with delivering our construction projects, including the multi-million dollar Whakatipu Transport Programme Alliance and other significant civil projects throughout the region.

You will assist with planning, organising, directing and leading 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.

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 80 hours per fortnight)
  • Training and development opportunities within the business
  • PPE Gear provided

About you:

  • You will be a certified Drain Layer or working towards a Drainage Qualification
  • A proven track record of providing a quality service as a Drain Layer
  • High standard of workmanship
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong safety and quality focus

If you have experience in leading a team then we want to hear from you!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 579789 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 Standard Time

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