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Surfacing Quality and Technical Engineer


Location: Taranaki

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.

About the role

As our Surfacing Quality and Technical Engineer, you will work on chip sealing and paving projects around the Taranaki region and national support from time to time, which may involve travelling within New Zealand. You will also provide management of specific operations, deliver on contract requirements, optimise resource use and achieve target results.

This role will expose you to the entire cycle of surfacing contracts from developing maintenance strategies, pricing, programming, planning, construction and claiming across various chip sealing and paving projects.

About you

Experience in roading maintenance or surfacing is essential, such as a comprehensive understanding of the Seal Design Process. You could be an engineer looking for your next project or a Quality Assurance Technician looking to take the next step. You will also have:

  • Experience in the usage of RAMM Contractor
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in surfacing-related roles
  • Proven leadership experience - self and direct reports
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills - to be applied to all internal and external relationships
  • A self-starter, highly motivated and goal orientated
  • Development-oriented with a high willingness to learn, and develop others


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, register your interest at and search for reference 594930.

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 must undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.