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Project Engineer

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 589799
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Christchurch
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), 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.

Unlocking potential and building futures is what we do. Your future starts here, build YOUR future with us and apply today!

About the opportunity

Our Construction team in Christchurch are experiencing major growth with a solid pipeline of forward work planned and a variety of exciting projects to work on.

We create an empowering culture where everyone can thrive and be remarkable no matter where you start in our business. This is an excellent opportunity for you to join our team.

As a Project Engineer at Downer, 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 focussed (just like your career once you join us). We are building sustainable communities that you can be proud to say that you have been a part of producing.

About you 

To be successful for this opportunity we are looking for a collaborative team player who will bring with them the following skills and experience:

  • A NZ recognised qualification in Civil Engineering
  • Strong industry experience in delivery of Civil Engineering projects
  • Experience in urban and rural Civil work environments
  • Excellent communication & organisational skills
  • Excellent use of MS Suite products including Project

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive remuneration package & full private use of a company vehicle (your petrol, maintenance, and insurance costs covered!)
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises ($$$) our people for the value they bring
  • A dedicated personal development plan and over 50 Training Programs including Leadership Pathways
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including clothing and merch
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more! 
  • 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!
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team that wraps support around you when you need it
  • Relocation Packages that take the worry out of relocating
  • We are focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for everyone

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle! Come and see for yourself what makes us different, as we continue to build our future! Literally. 

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.  

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 business is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating 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 building bright futures for our people, matching our words with our actions, 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.  

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 https://www.downergroup.com/case-studies and https://people.downergroup.co.nz/

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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