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Civil Carpenter - Auckland

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit 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 employing the best people 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.
About the role

Our Transport division is proudly building the Civil Infrastructure in Auckland. But we can’t do it alone, we need you! We have an exciting opportunity for a Civil Carpenter to support the team working on civil construction projects in Auckland. This is a great opportunity to join a reputable and stable organisation that looks after its people. Based on our Penrose depot, your day-to-day tasks will include: 

  • Civil Carpentry / Construction Projects
  • Building minor structures and retaining walls, Decks etc
  • Concrete Formwork and associated works

About you

You will primarily have a can-do attitude and a willingness to get stuck into whatever task may be at hand. You will come with some experience working on road maintenance activities and have a passion for public safety. You will be self-driven to respond appropriately to urgent and hazardous jobs and able to work efficiently while unsupervised. You will also: 

  • Hold a current Class 1 Drivers Licence 
  • A trade certificate or equivalent experience in civil carpentry
  • Show good initiative and be confident in decision making and problem-solving 
  • Show commitment to a Zero Harm environment 

Perks & Benefits

Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive remuneration package and also enjoy flexible working as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract.

Surrounded by a team of leading experts, we will equip you with all the tools of the trade you will require to deliver the excellence we are known for, modern gear and machinery, and a whole lot of extras such as merch, clothing, boots, PPE, over time and meal allowances, as well as guaranteed hours even if we are rained out.

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, which includes Zero Harm tolerance.

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.

And 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!


How to bring your Difference to Downer

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Apply via and enter reference number 592662 or reach out to our recruitment team at or call 0800877327 for more information.

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.

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