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Senior Inspector

  • New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long-term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

With major infrastructure maintenance contracts recently secured, we have a forward workload and so we are looking for you to come join our crew and help us make a difference in this exciting opportunity as a Senior Inspector in New Plymouth.


What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive and rewarding salary package with tools of trade vehicle
  • Excellent opportunities for training and career progression to those who work hard, our current Inspector has been promoted internally!
  • A fun, welcoming team working in a positive atmosphere.
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts across insurance providers, retail and trade suppliers!


About the role:

As a Senior Inspector with us, you’ll be the eyes and ears of the network for Taranaki and beyond.  

This means you’ll be responsible for identifying and logging defects of network assets.  You’ll also assist in preparing the maintenance programmes and provide support to our Maintenance team.  

On a day-to-day basis you will be:

  • Inspecting the road , recording faults defects and propose suitable solutions
  • Ensure all operations meet Health & Safety requirements. 
  • Identify risks and make corrective actions where required
  • Audit completed work by own crews and third party contractors with a focus on quality
  • Assist in the development of maintenance programmes
  • Ensure project operations achieve a superior level of safety performance
  • Provide support to field staff on field programming tools such as Pocket RAMM.

This role will require occasional traveling away from home to Tauramanui to carry out inspections


About you:

Along with your positive attitude and your motivation to make a difference in the community there are a few essentials skills that we’ll appreciate you bringing in to this role:

  • A full Class 1 New Zealand drivers licence with the ability to operate a manual vehicle in a comfortable manner across the state highway
  • Ideally you will have experience in road maintenance, construction or a similar field
  • Clear communication skills with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experienced and able to learn computer systems 
  • Commitment to a high standard of Health & Safety


How to apply?
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 593749 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. 

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