Contract Engineer

Job ID:21150
Title:Contract Engineer
Employment Type:Full time

Job Description

The Senior Downer New Zealand team are travelling to London to interview on the following dates:


  • Sunday 31 October
  • Monday 1 November
  • Tuesday 2 November


If you would like the chance to work for this leading company in beautiful New Zealand, please apply today.



Come and live the dream Down Under!


Build and grow New Zealand’s infrastructure by bringing your expertise to our South Pacific paradise. New challenges, a new country, and a new lifestyle – make 2023 your year to experience something exceptional.  


There has never been a better opportunity for an infrastructure professional like you to secure your and your family’s future in New Zealand.


At Downer, you will be leading from the front because we are New Zealand’s biggest integrated services provider. Day to day, we design, build, and service Australasia’s major civil infrastructure. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport business is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.


In Aotearoa, New Zealand alone, we service 25,000 kms worth of roads. Whether it’s our work on major projects like the:

  • City Rail Link in Auckland
  • Transmission Gully in Wellington
  • Milford Road in Fiordland
  • Cameron Road in Tauranga


About the role

With our future opportunities, we are seeking to appoint an experienced Contract Engineer to join our team based in Auckland. We have some exciting projects on the go and we would like you to be part of our great team.


Your role will be to assist in managing all aspects of the maintenance and construction projects, reporting directly to the Project Manager.  You will aid in the planning and delivery of projects within the contract requirements, optimise resource use and achieve target results to the client’s satisfaction, on time and within budget, championing a Zero Harm work culture. You will ensure stakeholder relationships are enhanced and built within area and surrounding stakeholders.


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


About you


To be successful within this role we are looking for a team player who will bring with them the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in Site and / or Project Engineer roles for 3 – 5 years
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Experienced in project financial management and reporting
  • Current Full Drivers’ License
  • Ability to work across geographical boundaries
  • Preferably hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or working towards one
  • Experience within Maintenance Contracts advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively with all team members


Core benefits of working for Downer:

  • Competitive remuneration and vehicle packages
  • Free access for you and your immediate family to mental health & counselling services
  • A Flexible Working Policy, allowing work to work for you
  • Dedicated personal development plans that are reviewed quarterly, empowering you to take ownership of your career trajectory!
  • Access to over 50 training programmes including Leadership Pathways!
  • The latest and greatest tools of the trade our people require to successfully perform in their roles!
  • Access to a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners – all employees have access to 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 Downers volunteer leave!
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team who provides holistic wrap-around support to our people who need it!


Secure your UK interview with Downer:

In order for your UK interview to be arranged and to receive the immigration assistance you may need, please ensure your application is made via this form, versus directly on Downer’s website. 


This application is through Working In - Immigration and sourcing partners for Downer New Zealand’s 2022 UK interview event.




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