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Wastewater Leading Hand

  • Albany, Auckland, New Zealand, 0632
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer is an industry leader in water, we provide water services to a quarter of New Zealanders. We support our customers across the full asset lifecycle from the conceptual development of a project through design, construction, commissioning and whole-of-life support and optimisation.

From irrigation schemes stretching hundreds of kilometres to the design, build, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plant, we have the knowledge and collaborative approach to deliver high performance water infrastructure.

A bit about your role;

Based in Henderson, West Auckland but covering the wider Auckland region, Downer NZ has an opportunity for an experienced Waste Water Leading hand to join our Watercare Contract.

Duties will include the planning, organising, directing, controlling activities and operations of your team members to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets (productivity, quality, and safety) are met. You will also work ‘hands on’ and provide training and development for team members as and when required.

A bit about you;

You will have previous experience with the Water Industry and will bring with you;

  • Experience in the water construction industry is a must and water qualifications an advantage
  • Staff management experience
  • Able to lead by example
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Class 1 licence required, Classes 2,4, WTR a bonus to have
  • Computer savvy.

We Offer:

A role with the Downer Water team 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 to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large company. Our employee benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work. We have partnered with retail, health care, insurance and travel businesses to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life.

Please Note:

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 585778 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.
  • Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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