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Project Engineer

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 583965
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Christchurch
Categories: Management, Maintenance, Project Management, Construction, Civil Engineering

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 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Our Christchurch Construction team are growing and following an internal move we now have a Project Engineer role available to join our team reporting to our Canterbury Regional Construction Manager, you’ll be responsible for a variety of tasks to support the development of scope and designs, then working alongside the delivery team to ensure work is completed to a high standard and the key outcomes of the project are achieved.

About the role:
You’ll be assisting our technical team onsite with drawings, compliance and quality checks of the designs and drawings. While managing the sites and ensuring the productivity of the projects, your responsibilities will also include to:

  • Provide support to the Project Manager and Supervisor to ensure the project requirements are met and the resources are optimized
  • Develop good working relationship with our clients, subcontractors and members of the public.
  • Assist the Project Manager with quality compliance documentation including financial monitoring against the work programme.
  • Work with estimators and surveyors and also be able to whip up some basic drawings on site when needed.
  • Assist in the management of Site Engineers, cadets and Engineering Graduates.
  • Develop relationships with client representatives, anticipating and resolving issues and ensuring effective customer service.

About you:
It goes without saying that you need to be a star problem-solver, innovative and able to think on your feet along with at least two years of experience in as a site engineer. You’ll also have:

  • An understanding of strategic asset management and local authority activities
  • Natural leadership and a desire to develop others.
  • Contract Legislation and standards knowledge - NZS3910 (not essential)
  • Excellent negotiation, verbal and written communication skills, able to understand and explain technical information
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and contribute positively to the team culture.
  • Experience and knowledge in Civil Construction compliance testing and the recording of quality assurance documentation.
  • The ability to create and deliver a strong customer focus culture, and build long term client relationships.

Keeping an eye on the end goal would be key to success in this role. Maybe you’re looking for your next challenge or perhaps you’re an experienced Project Engineer looking for a change? Either way you’ll be open and adaptable to change and passionate about planning, construction preferably earthworks, pavements or structures. 

Benefits of joining the Downer team:
At Downer, we commit to offering professional development through mentoring and on the job training and personal development through a range of Health and Wellbeing initiatives. Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include:

  • A competitive remuneration package plus a vehicle
  • The chance to join a fun, friendly and supportive team
  • Ongoing training and support to be successful in this and future roles
  • Tools of trade including a computer and phone
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts

How to Apply?
If you’re looking for a great opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and experience in a diverse and collaborative team, then don’t delay and Apply Now! Visit www.downercareers.co.nz and search for 583965 to submit your interest.

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.

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.


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