Job ID:21156
Employment Type:Full time

Job Description

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


  • Sunday 30 October
  • Monday 31st October
  • Tuesday 1st 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, Downer service 25,000 kms worth of roads.


Major Downer projects include:

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


About the job:

Working within a highly competent team of Estimators in Dunedin, bringing a range of experience and expertise, you will be responsible for preparing and delivering estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.


You will also:

  • Assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • Interpret plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • Prepare and revise preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • inspect work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards, and calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collect data using surveying tools
  • perform routine computations and plotting preliminary data.


About you:


Our preferred candidate would have a strong background in Civil Estimating with proven commercial and operational experience in a project’s environment.  This is a hands-on role, and experience with proprietary estimating software packages is a must. Additionally, we are looking at applications that present proven experience in the following areas:

  • Strong industry experience with a good understanding of asset components
  • Experience with proprietary estimating packages (e.g. CANDY, CostX, Benchmark)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong commercial / numerical and analytical ability with a diligent eye for detail
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • High level negotiation and analytical skills
  • Sound working knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritise
  • Experience in a structured tendering environment


Core benefits of working for Downer:


Working for a progressive and stable employer, Downer offers more than just the basics youd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • 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!


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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