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Downer Graduate Programme - 2022 (Engineering)

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Auckland, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Hamilton, Hastings, Kapiti, Napier, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Whanganui, Whangarei, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown


Construction, Engineering, Engineering - Chemical/Processing, Engineering - Civil/Structural, Engineering - Electrical, Engineering - Mechanical, Engineering Consulting


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Application Open

22nd Mar 2021 09:00am

Application Close

18th Apr 2021 12:00pm

At Downer we're inspired by the challenge and chance to create a better future. As a market leader in infrastructure and engineering services, we truly believe in developing our future leaders through our New Zealand Graduate Programme. Our team of passionate people are committed to ensuring that all our graduates gain hands-on experience to succeed as an engineer. We’re here to ensure that you are well-supported to really own your future!


We know you are committed to developing your career, which is why our programme is focused on growing your capability.

Rotations through the business

Our programme is 2 years in duration. During this time, we aim to develop well-rounded, highly skilled professionals by exposing you to the wider business before you specialise in one area. 

Dedicated Mentor Programme

Downer has an established network of mentors across the country. As a graduate you will be partnered with an experienced colleague to help you set future career goals and find your way as a graduate.   

Young Professionals Conference

Every year we invite graduates to participate in the Young Professionals Conference.  This is an event that incorporates professional development, team building, networking and technical updates.



Within a graduate role at Downer, you have the opportunity to learn how to manage contracts, programmes, manage risk and budgets, supervise civil works / road maintenance and design. You'll develop core competencies across the areas of people management, delegation, negotiation, time management and presentation skills – and that's just the start of it! 


We’re hiring now for our 2022 intake and have opportunities across New Zealand for:
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers    
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechatronics Engineers
Once you've got your cover letter, CV and transcript ready, hit the apply button. Reference 579367.
For more information on our Graduate Programme, visit our website www.downercareers.co.nz or follow us or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DownerNZ


You must be a New Zealand Citizen or have Permanent Residency to be eligible for this role. You must also be in your final year of study ready to commence employment in early 2022.
Applications will not be accepted by email; they must be submitted through our recruitment system.
Applications close on 18 April 2021 and we will review and we will connect with candidates after this date.

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.  

Please note: This information and all other Downer work opportunities including but not limited to grad and graduate, intern and internship, entry level, full time, part time, contractual and fixed term opportunities on waikato.nxtstep.co.nz are not to be re-distributed without permission from Downer and NxtStep (AttractHQ Ltd).