Road Safety Engineer

Location: Whanganui Posted Date: November 19, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 565032 Careermine Job Id: 1820235
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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Whanganui
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Health Safety & Environment, Civil Engineering

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 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand's biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Based in Whanganui, the Road Safety Engineer will lead, and champion road safety in the Lower North Island region for our Transport Services business.

You will build this capability to enhance our technical services, support our operational delivery on the ground, whilst providing safer outcomes for our customers.

This role provides a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the end to end delivery of project from planning and design, though to delivery and implementation. You will also join our growing technical services team and be a part of our network of technical specialists.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Identifying hazards on roading network and managing appropriate assessments
  • Leading investigations, stakeholder engagement, data analysis and prioritisation
  • Carrying out concept, preliminary, and detailed design of road safety projects
  • Integrate with asset teams to ensure best-for-district decision making is forefront
  • Prepare cost estimates for management of funding application for safety improvements
  • Provide technical reviews and/or safety audits as required for construction projects

In return we offer:

Downer is growing and we offer a stable working environment within a large international organisation with plenty of opportunity for career growth and development. This position gives you the best of both worlds with travel to site to do assessments and a good portion of office based work. It also comes with a competitive remuneration package including a company vehicle and the chance to surround yourself with industry leaders.

About you:
  • BE (Civil) or other relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering as well as a being a Chartered Member of Engineering NZ, or working towards
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years civil engineering experience
  • Skilled in relevant technical software and systems as well as word processing, spread-sheeting and other general computer software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills as well as a positive attitude and commitment to providing a high quality of service

It also goes without saying, but you will also need a full, clean class 1 driver's licence.

Ready to take charge as our Road Safety Engineer? Then please put an application forward online by visiting and entering 565032 in the keyword search.

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.

Advertised: 18 Nov 2019 New Zealand Daylight Time
Applications close: 08 Dec 2019 New Zealand Daylight Time