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Downer New Zealand has a proud history that can be traced back to 1870, and today we are NZ’s leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment is building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions.  The key to our success is our people who, on a day-to-day basis, they stand and deliver the company's core values of Excellence, Courage, Collaboration & Integrity across a diverse landscape of markets. We are proud of what we do, and that we support the well-being of the communities we work, live and play in.

About the role:

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

Working on one of our long term electricity distribution contracts, the Design Estimator will be part of a team responsible for the delivery of Customer Initiated Works (CIW) assigned projects.  Your primary role will be to provide design and pricing solutions for the network including overhead lines, underground transformer and substations.  In addition, you’ll also get out in the field for customer site visits and manage your own small projects.

About you:

Knowledge of electricity distribution networks is essential.  You’ll also offer network design nous and quantity/estimating skills.  You could be an experienced Line Mechanic with an interest to expand your career into design, or an experienced designer/estimator in the power distribution industry ready to hit the ground running.  It is ideal if you can also offer:

  • Application based design experience or similar.
  • Experience with cost estimation.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Knowledge of legislation and ability to work within industry standards.

As a natural communicator you will enjoy liaising with our customers to ensure your designs meet specifications, on time and within budget.  We’re a collaborative team and your participation, flexibility and calm manner will fit right in.  To ensure we offer quality design solutions we look for technical expertise, customer centric solutions and a commitment to delivering deadlines.

What we offer:

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in our diverse business. The environment is challenging and rewarding. We offer the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We offer a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, and our focus for our people is training and development, so this gives excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career. 

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 580897 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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