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Site Engineer

  • Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About the role 

This is a varied role that will prove to be both challenging and rewarding as you embark on a collaborative journey designing, planning, and executing a range of chip sealing projects.

You will work within a supportive regional team to deliver excellence on contract objectives whilst also optimising resource use, championing a Zero Harm work culture, and ensuring stakeholder relationships are enhanced to maximise our commercial success.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our close-knit contract team in Otago where you will be provided the opportunity to build a successful career with New Zealand’s leading Infrastructure provider.

In the role, you’ll be:

  • Assisting with methodology and programming
  • Contributing to pricing of sealing tender opportunities
  • Spearheading the delivery planning of the physical works
  • Ensuring work is meeting our high-quality standards
  • Assisting with procurement and management of subcontractors
  • Upholding health and safety best practice and promoting a Zero Harm culture
  • Developing strong relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external

About you

You’ll have had a few years’ experience within the civil space and will be a competent engineer. You’ll be looking to develop and progress and work with a knowledgeable, welcoming team. Most importantly though, you’ll be a team player who enjoys working collaboratively and understands the value of learning from those around you.

In addition to this, you’ll have:

  • Strong experience using MS Office & Microsoft 365 Applications
  • A strong focus on details
  • Experience in project financial management and reporting
  • Current Full Drivers’ License
  • Ability to work across geographical boundaries
  • Preferably hold or working towards gaining a tertiary qualification in engineering
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively with all team members
  • Ability to think laterally and provide solutions

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.  

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 remuneration package 
  • 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 known as one of best employers as we continue to build our future! Literally.

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 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 join us as we continue to engineer and construct a better tomorrow for generations to come.

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

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

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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