Contract Engineer


Location: Gisborne

Job Type: Full time


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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.

Exciting times are ahead in our Gisborne team with more projects coming in across the Gisborne region we are on the hunt for a Contract Engineer to assist our teams with managing projects, carpenters, subcontractors and drainage.

  • Work in some beautiful and remote locations
  • Take on and own exciting challenges for you to enhance your career and skill set
  • Competitive remuneration package and company vehicle

About this role:

This role will see you delivering projects which include but are not limited to; contract requirements, optimization of resource use and achieving target results to the client’s satisfaction, on time and within budget. You will also help with developing a strong and motivated team with an eye on health and safety whilst also ensuring stakeholder relationships are enhanced, or built within area and surrounding local councils.

Ultimately you will be responsible for delivery, delivery, delivery!

About you:

Bring your proven willingness and capability to learn and couple it with your previous experience in civil construction (at least two years) or a tertiary qualification and were keen to see your application. Other things you need to bring to this role will include you:

  • Holding a full Class 1 New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Having excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Bringing strong interpersonal skills – for all internal and external customers
  • Having a positive attitude and commitment to providing a high quality of service


A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience. This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment. We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation.

How to apply?

If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at quoting the reference 594752 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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