Construction Drainlayer

Last updated 14 days ago
Location:Bay Of Plenty
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.

The Drainlayer is responsible for undertaking programmed inspections, carrying out routine and emergency maintenance for the safety of the public, capital works under direction of the Operations Manager. You will be part of the new Downer Water and Automation team who are the Industrial EICA part of Downer New Zealand. We are in the growth phase of building capacity and capability across Electrical, Instrumentation and Control aspects of the industrial environment starting in the Construction and Utilities sectors. This team has been built on being New Zealand’s largest provider of on-road technology services and a recognised industry leader and we are using this base to grow. We use a full suite of products to create innovative solutions providing high-quality services to our clients.

With business growth and success, we have an amazing opportunity for a Drainlayer to join our team.

A bit about your role:

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a high performing team carrying out maintenance work across water, wastewater and stormwater. You will be responsible for routine/reactive manhole lid repairs, cleaning of vegetation and clearing of storm event debris other obstruction from the carriageway footpath and drainage systems. You will have planned work and work that will come from the contract Manager.

A bit about you:

  • Preferable to have several years’ experience in stormwater drainage maintenance or road maintenance
  • Experience drain / pipelaying
  • Skills with small machinery. Preferably experienced in small engine repair
  • Time management skills
  • Some computer skills desired
  • Qualified in the identification and rating of faults
  • Must be able to work unsupervised
  • Must have initiative and good decision making skills. Both financial and operational
  • Traffic management skills desirable
  • Preferred current Class 2 driver’s license minimum Class 1

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.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 578656 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