Outside Plant Designer - Auckland


Location: Auckland

Job Type: Full time


Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

About Downer Telecommunications:

Downer is a significant player in the telecommunications industry within New Zealand. We are growing our business through delivering consistent service, excellence, and results and through developing inspirational leadership with our people and customers. We have an exciting opportunity for an Outside Plant Designer to join our Upper North Island team.

About the opportunity:

Our Outside Plant Telco Network Designers deliver high quality outcomes based on the sound application of telecommunications systems and practices.

Day to day tasks include:

  • Planning, designing, building, and configuring telecommunication devices, networks, and systems.
  • Identifying and analysing problems and capacity requirements of the existing telecommunications network.
  • Preparing and interpreting specifications, drawings, and regulations for the use of telecommunications equipment
  • Compiling client project proposals to define goals, identify scope, background, cost of equipment, parts, and services
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the provision of telecommunications systems

About you:

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Outside Plant Designer to join our team. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering Technology or similar is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in a similar position or cost estimating would be an advantage.
  • An in-depth knowledge of Telecommunication technology and practices, including those of major customers
  • Skills & experience in relevant customer software systems, word processing, spread sheeting and other computer software, specifically
    • Arc GIS and/or AutoCAD
    • Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills as you will need to build and grow strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with, and a strong commitment to health and safety initiatives
  • The aptitude to deal with a fast-moving environment where change is the new norm
  • The confidence and ability to take an active part in continuous improvement opportunities within Design
  • A sound understanding of the financial requirements of the tendering and design processes
  • A proven level of reliability in meeting deadlines, and commitments
  • An understanding of commercial acumen

What we offer:

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.

Please note:

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 595997 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.
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