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Site Engineer (Wellington)

  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downers Transport Projects division 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! It’s time to join the next stage of Wellingtons development!

A flexible attitude is essential. Your role will be to manage all aspects of the civil and structural operation reporting directly to the Project Engineer.  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:

  • Tertiary civil engineering qualification is preferred
  • At least 2 years civil contracting experience is preferable
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Strong work ethic
  • A good health and safety-related track record
  • A current, full driver's license is essential
  • Be keen to learn and develop your career

In return, you can expect to be part of a top-performing, high-profile company with a successful tendering history and a jam-packed project pipeline.

A role with Downer can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team, working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training, a pay package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.


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. 

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: $80,000 - $120,000 (negotiable on experience)

Apply online today using the reference number 596184.

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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