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Published Date

13 September 2021

Job Location

Wellington, New Zealand

About the Job

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.

Downer Tree Services are a dynamic, professional and highly experienced team who service multiple clients throughout the wider Wellington region. Our variety of work ranges from storm response within the urban and rural areas, large-scale project work, hazardous tree removal and routine urban tree maintenance, which includes Notable Trees and trees within the power network. We are Members of the NZ Arboriculture Association and have applied for NZ Arb approved contractor status.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Arborist with a professional attitude to be part of our great Wellington regional team. This is a challenging role, working 40 hours per week (plus a stand by call out roster allowance) and provides first response during storms or significant weather events) and may include live line work around 11KV and 400KV lines.

The successful applicant will ensure a high level of safety is adhered to in order to protect the public, other team members, and themselves, therefore a commitment to Health and Safety is essential. Our goal is that everyone returns home each night to their family and friends.

About you:

We are seeking a skilled climber who is ideally fully qualified LV4 and above with an HT licence and the following:

  • Urban tree preservation experience is essential

  • Naturally, you will have a positive attitude, have fantastic communication skills and be quality driven

  • Basic Utility experience essential  but further network training will be provided

What we offer:

A role with us can advance your career and expand your skills. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team, working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 579383 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.

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