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Civil Construction Worker - New Plymouth

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland, Hamilton, Hawera, New Plymouth, Tauranga
Categories: Trades, Construction, 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 10,000 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. 

As a Civil Worker for one of the largest infrastructure business’ in New Zealand, you will be involved in exciting projects requiring you to pick up general civil activity, the operation of heavy machinery and preparation of sites.

About the job:
You will tackle a range of civil activities, primarily supporting projects constructing roads, drainage installations, large scale retaining walls and various other civil projects.

You will operate diggers with the addition of rollers, trucks and other heavy machinery as well as working hands on with tools. Machine control experience would prove beneficial.

This is a full time, permanent role guaranteeing 40 hours of paid work per week. You will primarily operative over a Monday – Friday schedule, however occasional weekend, night and away shifts may be required, depending on the project.

About you:
With plenty of experience in civil works under your belt, you will be a reliable and dedicated member of a team. You’ll ideally bring with you:

  • A Class 1 licence (Class 2 licence with a WTR endorsement is beneficial)
  • Experience using diggers, rollers and hand tools
  • A positive outlook, friendly attitude, and willingness to flex to the work as and where required

If you don’t have machine operation experience but have a keen interest in getting into the industry, we still want to hear from you as training can be offered for the right candidate.

Why join Downer?
Take charge of this role and your machinery and we’ll reward you accordingly! This is a stable position, with project plans spanning into the distance. We can offer you:

  • A competitive pay rate with uniform and PPE gear supplied
  • Access to a range of corporate discounts and benefits including offers of insurance, counselling services, gym memberships and retail discounts etc.
  • Coverage under the AWUNZ Lower North Island Collective Agreement entitling you to penal rates, meal allowances and more!
  • A supportive team environment where you’re trusted and given the tools to deliver and excel in your career.

 How to apply:
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to, enter reference number 585973 and click “Apply Now” to register your interest.

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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