Truck and Digger Driver


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.

About the role:

Downer Energy offers specialised network design, construction and maintenance contracting services to the gas and electricity markets. We combine expertise in building and maintaining high and medium voltage electricity networks, and gas distribution networks with an effective 70 years of local knowledge.

We are building team capability and now seeking an experienced Driver Operator to join our Lower Hutt Gas team. You will be a supportive member of our gas distributive team and will be involved in civil work operating heavy machinery and preparing sites for work.

About you:

As an experienced Driver Operator, you will offer the following:

  • Strong commitment to Health and Safety
  • A clean full drivers licence and ability to drive a manual vehicle
  • Hold a Class 2 HT licence plus WTR endorsements.
  • Proven work history / experience in civil construction work
  • Ability to follow instructions and have great time keeping skills
  • Physically fit and capable of doing manual work where required

You'll enjoy working outdoors, doing physical and mechanical work where you will use both machinery and hand tools to get the job done in a variety of conditions. You will need to be familiar with and follow strict safety procedures as you natural way of working.

What we offer:

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in our diverse business. The environment is challenging and rewarding. We offer the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We offer a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, and our focus for our people is training and development, so this gives excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large company. Our employee benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work. We have partnered with retail, health care, insurance and travel businesses to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life.

Please Note:

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 596234 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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