Engineering Opportunities - Tararua Alliance

At Tararua Alliance, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving. We are big picture people, operating a under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We are seeking to expand our Design & Engineering capability within our long-term collaborative contract between Tararua District Council and Downer where we provide asset management, engineering and physical delivery of works across council infrastructure. These roles provide a broad range of opportunities for growth and career progression for our staff while being supported by an active community of practice within the wider Downer NZ Technical Team.

Current opportunities:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Engineering Surveyors
  • Engineering Technicians

About you:

We are looking for individuals with the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering, or equivalent experience/qualification
  • Strong interpersonal skills – to be applied to all internal and external relationships
  • A positive attitude and commitment to providing a high quality of service
  • Strong work ethic
  • A good health and safety-related track record
  • A current, full driver's license is essential

This is an opportunity to become embedded amongst a team of experts within an industry-leading organisation. Tararua Alliance is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful and this position presents you with an opportunity to add high value while experiencing long-term growth.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.

All applications will require a completed application form, cover letter, and CV and can be sent via email to

A copy of the job description and application form can be downloaded below:

Application for Vacancy - Civil Engineer
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Application for Vacancy - Engineering Surveyor
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Application for Vacancy - Engineering Technician
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Position Description - Civil Engineer
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Position Description - Engineering Surveyer
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Position Description - Engineering Technician
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Applications close with the Group Manager – People & Capability, Sunday 27th March 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Tararua Alliance, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.