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Civil Construction Careers 2022 – Tauranga

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 587274
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Tauranga
Categories: Leadership, Trades, Surveying, Maintenance, Quality, 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.

At Downer we believe relationships build success. As a leading provider or integrated services, we’re commited to supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions. Our Transport Construction and Maintenance teams are no exception. We proudly support our customers by delivering high standards of work all whilst offering our people opportunities for growth.

Our Bay of Plenty Transport team are gearing up for a busy year with large projects planned in across the region. We are seeking developing and experienced civil construction/maintenance professionals to join our whanau, help us deliver to project plans, and get home safely at the end of each day.

Our current Tauranga vacancies include:

  • General Labourers
  • Civil Drain Layers
  • Concrete Placers
  • Excavator Operators
  • Paving professionals
  • Sealing professionals
  • Traffic Management opportunities
  • Driver Operators (Class 2 and 4)
  • Leading Hand / 2IC’s
  • Construction Foreperson
  • Project Managers

These jobs are primarily Monday – Friday, full time-permanent positions based out of Tauranga but occasional weekend and night work may be required.

About you:
We’d prefer you to have experience working in a civil construction or roading industry and be located in or willing to relocate to Tauranga or nearby. You will take pride in your work, be a solid team player and like to have a good laugh whilst getting the job done! We’d really value:  

  • Relevant NZ Drivers Licenses – Class 1 Full minimum licence + Class 2-5 & WTR depending on the job
  • Practical work experience in carpentry, road maintenance, construction, concreting and/ or structures work is beneficial
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a cohesive team

Perks & Benefits
Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive pay rate, 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.   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! 

Come and join our team of 10,000!
Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site or apply & check out our other great opportunities at reference #587274. If you want a little more info before you hit apply, drop in to 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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