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Traffic Management Operative - Ngaruawahia

  • Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

Are you good with directions, signs and enjoy being outdoors? This could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services.  Our Traffic Management division has a steady track record for delivering a high standard of care for our communities and for offering our people opportunities for growth. We are recruiting experienced and developing Traffic Management professionals to join our whanau, deliver to project plans, and get home safely at the end of each day.

About the role:
As a Downer Traffic Management Operative (formerly known as a 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 public through clear and accurate direction of traffic. You will also:

  • Help with sign and cone placement and pack down
  • Assist with stop/go activity
  • Driving duties
  • Assist with general tasks to help your crew achieve project plans and targets

This is primarily a Monday – Friday, full time-permanent position based out of our Ngaruawahia depot and involves occasional weekend and night work.

About you:
We are looking for individuals who are willing to learn and develop a career with Downer. Along with your outgoing attitude and commitment to safe workplace practices, you will have a Full Class 1/2 NZ Driver’s License, be physically fit, and confident communicating with the public. It’s preferred that you’ll hold a Traffic Management Warrant, but training is on offer for the right candidates.

Perks & Benefits:
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 counselling services + more!


Whether you’re a local to Ngaruawahia or perhaps looking for a change of pace, here's a great opportunity to settle new roots in the in the Waikato with a reliable employer. Talk to us about how we may be able to support you with relocating to our beauty of a town!

How to apply?

If you’re interested or know someone who might be - Simply head over to www.downercareers.co.nz, enter reference 596032 and 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 & 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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