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Project Engineer (Wellington)

  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

The Transport Projects division of Downer NZ delivers multi-disciplined infrastructure solutions throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, in the road, rail, renewable, marine, and civil sectors. We’ve had some great successes in the past couple of years both national and within the Wellington region. We are currently delivering a number of major infrastructure projects which will change the face of Wellington! 

In the role of Project Engineer, reporting directly to the Project Manager you will be able to manage all aspects of the civil and structural operation.  You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain strong client relationships, liaise with the public and prepare progress and claim reports. You will also have a quality and safety ethos and perform audits and checks to ensure compliance with Health & Safety, quality and environmental policies.

 About you:

 We are looking for individuals with the following skills and experience:

  • A formal civil engineering qualification (BE, NZCE) is preferable
  • 5 + years' experience in a civil engineering position preferred
  • Ideally experienced with bulk earthwork, concrete and civil construction
  • Experience in reviewing technical drawings and design is desirable
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated customer relationship management skills
  • Sound project or engineering operations experience, including budget management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A self-starter, highly motivated and goal oriented
  • Strong commitment to Health & Safety initiatives
  • Willing to learn and build your career in a fast-developing regional business

We provide genuine training opportunities and career development, the ability to transfer to different parts of New Zealand and of course long-term job security.

  • Guaranteed full-time hours – minimum 40 hours per week
  • Tools of trade provided including uniform and PPE gear
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts
  • Pay range: $115,000 - $145,000 (negotiable on experience)

Apply today by contacting heading to using job reference number 596195 and along with your CV, please provide a cover letter that convinces us that you have the right skills, experience and attitude to exceed.   

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

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical. 

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2022 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 9 January 2023.   If you submit an application during this period please note that we will review your details and update you upon our return.  Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.


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