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Operators- Construction


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


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.

The Transport Services division here at Downer has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work in Wellington. We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual interested in becoming part of the crew as a Driver Operator as we carry out work in Wellington. This is a role where you can make a difference in the capital.

Why work for us:

A role with Downer 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 can also offer:

  • Stable working environment and enjoy the work-life balance we have to offer
  • Full Time hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week
  • Extensive training and development opportunities to help enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Join our supportive crew and operate our well maintained plant and equipment

About the role:

In this role, you will be working in a welcoming crew operating our machinery from excavators, diggers, rollers, compactors and trucks as we carry out work on our contracts in Wellington. This position will also require general maintenance work so if you are physically fit, enjoy spending your days outdoors and on your feet in our beautiful city, this could be the position for you.

About you:

With some experience operating civil machinery under your belt, you will be confident operating within a team and independently as required. You will be comfortable using machinery and hand tools to get the job done. You will also:

  • Hold a minimum Class 2 full New Zealand driver’s licence (WTR endorsements preferred)
  • Be reliable and hard working
  • Show commitment to safe work practises
  • Be flexible to pick up occasional weekend work and on-call shifts

You’ll have a good sense of humour with the eagerness to come and get your hands dirty.

Seize the opportunity to secure your future with Downer, and APPLY NOW!

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 594895 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.