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Rail Protection Officer

  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About the role:

Due to significant growth within the business, we have an exciting opportunity for a Rail Protection Officer to join our team in Christchurch.

You will be a part of a team that designs, builds, and maintains 25,000 kms worth of roads, transport and Rail Infrastructure throughout Aotearoa. We work in 120 locations across the motu and can self-perform a wide range of activities in a live rail environment, such as civil and track works, construction of maintenance facilities and supporting structures, signals and communications, levels crossings, tunnels to name a few.

With over 150 years of projects and knowledge under our belts, our position is strong, and our vision is innovative and future focused (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:

An STMS or Site Manager who has an interest in becoming Rail Protection Officer, ideally experience with working with KiwiRail and with current RPO qualifications however an eagerness to learn and willingness to take the lead in Health and Safety on sites with good communication skill is vital in addition to:

  • A Class 2 licence with WTR endorsements (Class 4, 5 licence would be advantageous)
  • A commitment to safe working practices & processes - you will hold the lives of others in your hands
  • Flexibility in working hours and able to travel when required
  • A problem solver who is self-motivated and solutions focused
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to influence

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. 

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable organisation, 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 hourly remuneration package plus overtime rates - we will even pay you if we are rained out
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we have a Flexible Working Policy
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises our people
  • Career development opportunities & a dedicated personal development plan
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including PPE, clothing, and merch
  • 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 Socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle, come and see for yourself why we are the crème de la crème of employers 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.  

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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