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Traffic controller

  • 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.

Our Traffic Management division is widely respected and has a steady track record for delivering a high standard of care for our communities and for offering our people opportunities for growth.

About the job:
We are after experienced and developing Traffic Management professionals to join our whanau in New Plymouth, deliver to project plans, and get home safely at the end of each day. As a Downer Traffic Controller, you will assist with Temporary Traffic Management under the direction of a Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS). Ultimately you will work to ensure the safety of your crew and the general public through clear and accurate direction of traffic.

As a core member of the team you’ll help with sign and cone placement and pack down, conduct stop/go direction activity, pick up driver duties and assist with general tasks to help the crew achieve daily project plans.

Based out of our New Plymouth depot, this is a full time-permanent position, guaranteeing 40 hours work with occasional weekend and night shifts. If you like spending your time outdoors and in the community, this is the role for you!

About you:
We are looking for individuals who are willing to learn and who are looking to develop a career in Traffic Management. Along with your outgoing attitude and commitment to safe workplace practices, you will take pride in your work, be a solid team player and like to have a good laugh! We’d really value:  

  • A Class 1 Full New Zealand drivers licence
  • A TTM cert, Traffic Controller or Traffic Management Operative Warrant (beneficial)
  • A passion for physical activity and be fit, energetic and self-motivated
  • Strong planning and problem solving skills with the ability to deal with unexpected events
  • The ability to commit to work Monday – Friday with the flexibility to work weekends and on call
  • Good verbal skills to communicate on the radio and the confidence to communicate with the general public

Benefits of joining team Downer:
In return for your keen interest in Traffic Management we commit to offering professional development through mentoring and on the job training and personal development through a range of Health and Wellbeing initiatives. Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include:

  • Job security and a rewarding hourly rate in a friendly and professional environment
  • Competitive pay with access to increased rates for night shift work
  • Training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Tools of trade provided including Downer uniform and all PPE gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts including subsidised health insurance, retail specials, vehicle rentals, banking offers, free councelling services + more!

Whether you’re a local or looking to settle down new roots, New Plymouth has got it all including great beaches, bushwalks and a warm community feel. Talk to us about how we may be able to support you with relocating to our little bit of paradise!

How to apply?
If you’re interested or know someone who might be - Simply head over to, enter reference 594704 and apply. Alternately, drop into our depot and fill out a manual application form today!

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 & 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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