Design Estimator - Whanganui

Downer EDI Limited
Whanganui, Australia
Closing date
Feb 13, 2022

View more

Construction, Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
angle-right Job no: 585815
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Whanganui
Categories: Trades, Construction

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.

With a focus on excellence and exciting projects on the horizon, we are currently seeking a Designer / Estimator to join our Whanganui team.

Downer New Zealand has a proud history that can be traced back to 1870, and today we are NZ's leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment is building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions. The key to our success is our people who, on a day-to-day basis, they stand and deliver the company's core values of Excellence, Courage, Collaboration & Integrity across a diverse landscape of markets. We are proud of what we do, and that we support the well-being of the communities we work, live and play in.

About the role:

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

Working on one of our long-term electricity distribution agreement, the Designer / Estimator will be part of a team responsible for the delivery of Customer Initiated Works (CIW) assigned projects. Your primary role will be to provide design and pricing solutions for the network including overhead lines, underground transformer and substations. In addition, you will also get out in the field for customer site visits and manage your own small projects.

About you:

Knowledge of electricity distribution requirements is essential. You will also offer design nous and commercial costing skills. You could be an experienced Line Mechanic / Cable Jointer / Electrician etc. 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:

· AutoCAD design experience or similar

· Strong MS Office skills

· 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 are 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 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 the following companies (plus many more) to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life:
  • Marram Health Care
  • Air New Zealand
  • Samsung
  • Repco
  • PlaceMakers
  • Southern Cross Insurance
  • Les Mills
  • Lumino the Dentist
  • Spec Savers

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 585815 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.

Advertised: 10 Jan 2022 New Zealand Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 Feb 2022 New Zealand Daylight Time

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar Jobs