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Recruitment Advisor (Utilities)


Location: Auckland

Job Type: Full time


Downer is one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies with a strong and proud history of building New Zealand’s infrastructure over the past 100 years. We have a well-established portfolio of construction work across the country and are continuing to strengthen our capabilities in this area.

Our customers’ needs are changing as they face aged assets, regulatory reform, climate change, new technologies and changing consumer behaviours. We are working collaboratively with our customers to inform our thinking and refine our strategy, but it is already clear that we have many exciting opportunities ahead. As a business in growth mode, we are looking to build strong teams across our Utilities division to support us in pursuing, optimising, winning and delivering critical infrastructure for our communities

About the role:
You will be joining a high-performing, collaborative group dedicated to delivering end-to-end expert recruitment services. You’ll build trust through consistent exceptional service and support our Utilities leaders using your industry knowledge and best practice recruitment solutions to deliver great talent.

This is a varied and exciting role where you will work across a national portfolio. You will be responsible for talent attraction strategies that meets the needs of the business; take job briefs, produce advertisements, shortlist, candidate management, arrange interviews, negotiation, and offers, through to onboarding.

You will also add value to the wider business through identifying efficiencies and building our reputation in the market by attending careers fairs and looking after campaigns.

About you:
We’re after someone with fast-paced, high-volume recruitment experience, a passion for people, and the drive to deliver successful outcomes in a timely, consistent manner. We’d truly value:

  • Experience creating, implementing, executing and tracking talent attraction, pipe-lines, and proactive sourcing activities.
  • An understanding of recruitment and industry challenges, with the energy and ideas to overcome them.
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems, search tools, and/or systems (we use PageUp, Teams, MyMobility, LinkedIn Recruiter, and of course, trusty spreadsheets).
  • Professional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain sustainable, meaningful relationships at all levels.
  • The confidence, resilience, and curiosity to understand the complex environment we recruit for and to challenge the status quo!
  • Superb attention to detail, prioritisation, and organisation skills.
  • The ability to collaborate with fellow Recruiters and the wider People & Culture team.

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. We’ve created an empowering, and inclusive culture where you can thrive and be recognized for the great work you do.

Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • Conveniently located offices in Ellerslie with free (& safe) parking, two fab cafés nearby, and a free gym
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises ($$$) our people for the value they bring
  • A dedicated personal development plan and a huge range of training programs
  • A competitive remuneration package & a flexible working policy which allows work to work for you
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more!
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave!

We might be biased, but we truly believe our team is the best. You will love being a part of the Downer community! Come and see for yourself what makes Downer different, as we continue to build our future! Literally.

How to bring your Difference to Downer
If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form. If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in then head to our website to find out more and

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.