Underground Electrical Designer / Estimator – Eastern Region

Last updated 21 days ago
Location:Bay Of Plenty, Bay Of Plenty, Waikato
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.

Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end-to-end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners. Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team. Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ’s largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms.

The Role:

Working on one of our long term electricity distribution contracts, the Design Estimator is an integral part of the team that is responsible for the delivery of projects. Your primary role will be to provide design and pricing solutions for underground electrical distribution projects. This could expand to include substation and overhead distribution projects. In addition, you’ll also get out in the field for customer site visits and, in time manage your own small projects. The location of work can be flexible, with offices in Tauranga and Paeroa.

About You:

Knowledge of electricity distribution requirements is essential. You’ll also offer design nous and commercial costing skills. You could be an experienced electrical fitter/electrician with an interest to expand your career into design, or an experienced designer/estimator in the power distribution industry ready to hit the ground running. It is ideal if you can also offer:

  • Strong MS Office skills
  • An understanding of technical requirements within the underground distribution industry such as Voltage drop calculations, Fuse/Transformer sizing and installations within existing utility corridors
  • Knowledge of legislation and ability to work within industry standards

As a natural communicator you will enjoy liaising with our customers to ensure your designs meet specifications, on time and within budget. We’re a collaborative team and your participation, flexibility and calm manner will fit right in. To ensure we offer quality design solutions we look for technical expertise, customer centric solutions and a commitment to delivering deadlines.

What’s On Offer:

Downer Power and Gas will give you a career that is both challenging and rewarding with long-term security, and also offer you:

  • ongoing technical training and career development
  • the opportunity to further develop your project management skills
  • satisfaction in seeing tangible results that benefit your community
  • to be part of a high performing nationwide team

The scope for this role can be tailored as relevant to your skillset and we are especially interested if you have more to offer with respect to also being able to manage projects – we value knowledge, leadership and teamwork.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 574534 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.