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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 587071
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Mt Maunganui, Tauranga
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Maintenance, Project Management, 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.

Downer NZ is looking for experienced Project Engineers to join our Bay of Plenty Transport Construction team. You’ll be based from Tauranga & will support the local Operations Manager and will ultimately be responsible for the delivery of project works within the region.

You’ll have a core focus on horizontal civil construction and maintenance projects - Think streetscapes, bridges, roads and the like.  Our Transport team is developing rapidly and need the support of Project Engineers to bolster the team during this upcoming growth phase.  This exciting step on your career journey will see you be a core part of a results driven, professional & reliable team.

About the Role
Based in Tauranga and working across the wider Bay of Plenty region, you’ll help deliver to our growing number of civil construction and maintenance projects. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of all aspects of the end-to-end horizontal civil construction, ensuring they run efficiently and deliver optimum outcomes. 

As Project Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring and updating project budgets and programmes
  • Working alongside the Project Manager to estimate and tender for new projects
  • Advising and leading Site Engineers, onsite delivery teams as well as sub-contractors
  • Having ownership of all project documentation
  • Developing and fostering strong relationships with clients, subcontractors and suppliers

About you
You’ll bring with you your excellent problem solving ability along with proven practical experience in a contracting environment that supports HSQE as well as a current, full driver's license and a formal civil engineering qualification (e.g. BE, BEngTech, NZDE). We’d also value:

  • Experience in a similar civil engineering position
  • Experience and understanding of financial management, budget management and reporting
  • Clear demonstration of leadership behaviours that empowers others
  • Be a self-starter, highly motivated and goal oriented
  • A good health and safety related track record

Perks & Benefits
Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive remuneration package plus a vehicle, the tools of trade required to deliver the excellence we are known for, and a whole lot of extras such as merch, clothing, boots, PPE. Relocation assistance is also available. We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, which includes Zero Harm.

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.

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 a huge number of sought-after multinational brands, think banking, gyms, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, and plenty more! 

Bring your differenced to Downer!
Apply & check out our other great opportunities at  reference #587071. If you want a little more info before you hit apply, head to our People Site, drop into your local depot, or email

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.

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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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