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Leading Hand / Driver Operator

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 586427
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Christchurch
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Construction

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.

About us 
At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.
We are big picture people, operating a under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders. 
We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.   

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference by joining us as we continue to build a better tomorrow for generations to come. 

About the role 
We have an exciting opportunity for two Leading Hand’s to join our fantastic civil crews in Christchurch.

As a Leading Hand for Downer, you will work collaboratively with our Foreperson in planning, organising, directing, and controlling activities on site. You will also lead the crew when the Foreperson is off site ensuring we meet the needs of our customers.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to step up in their career and lead, whilst still getting the chance to get stuck in and drive trucks, operate state of the art machinery, and undertaking some manual labouring tasks.

About you
We are looking at applications with proven experience in the Civil Construction and or Roading Pavements industries. Ideally, you will have demonstrated skills in the following areas:

  • Carpentry
  • Bridge maintenance
  • Concreting and structures work
  • Drainage is not essential but favoured
  • You will also be proficient in the use of construction plant; Rollers, Loaders, and Excavators

Essentially, you will be solutions focused, a strong planner, and able to deal with unexpected events and provide direction to work teams. Your excellent communication skills will be utilised to empower others as you champion a zero harm work environment.

You will be a part of a team that designs, builds, and maintains 25,000 kms worth of roads in Aotearoa. With over 150 years of projects and knowledge under our belts, our vision is innovative and future focused. We are building sustainable communities that you can be proud to say that you have been a part of producing.

This is your opportunity to shape our future, working with an enthusiastic team known for delivering excellence, now’s your chance to join us!

Perks & Benefits 
Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive remuneration package and enjoy flexible working as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract. 

Surrounded by a team of leading experts, we will equip you with all the best tools of trade you will require to deliver the excellence we are known for, plus a whole lot of extras such as merch and clothing. 

You will receive ongoing mentoring, training, and development opportunities to ensure your knowledge and skills continue to be industry leading and your career opportunities limitless in an organisation the size of ours.  

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance. We are Rainbow tick certified and members of Diversity Works! We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave!    

And because we are all about relationships creating success, we offer our people a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners. You will receive extensive discounts and perks across an enormous number of sought-after multinational brands, think banking, gyms, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, and plenty more!  

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle, come and see for yourself why we are the crème de la crème of employers as we continue to build our future! Literally. We build the bridges, cross over and meet us.

How to bring your Difference to Downer 
If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV.  

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in then head to our website to find out more 

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. 

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