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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 594401
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: New Plymouth
Categories: 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 is an industry leader in water. We provide water services to a quarter of New Zealanders. We support our customers across the full asset lifecycle from the conceptual development of a project through design, construction, commissioning and whole-of-life support and optimisation.

Our Hawera Depot is proud to be working with the community and the councils to renew, replace and upgrade the region's three waters assets. Our construction team undertakes capital works and supports the delivery of the City Council Water Operations and Maintenance contracts.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a high-performing team carrying out new build, renewal and maintenance work across water, wastewater and stormwater projects. You will be responsible for the daily running of a small crew or crews, ensuring that the required safety and quality outcomes are met. As a leader within the team, you will be able to transition from planning activities in the office to hands-on delivery in the field.

About You:

Essential to have the following:

  • Driver’s license Class 1 Full, with the ability to drive a manual gearbox
  • Three Waters experience
  • Experience in drain laying tasks and activities
  • Supervision of drainage projects
  • Certified Drain Layer qualification
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work safely and be responsible for the safe operation of sites
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental protection principles
  • Excellent communication skills, including a willingness to participate in business improvement and training
  • Team leadership and motivation skills to lead a small team
  • Have a strong customer and commercial awareness on-site

Additional items that would be advantageous:

  • Driver’s License Class 2 and W, T, R endorsements are advantageous.

We Offer:

A role with the Downer Water team can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team, working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of the trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 594401 to apply.    

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 manages all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised unless previously arranged. We 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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