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Arboricultural Supervisor

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Published Date

7 May 2024

Job Location

Wellington, New Zealand

About the Job


At Downer we plan, create and sustain. Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure, and facilities. 


Downer’s Transport & Infrastructure business manages and maintains road networks across Australia and New Zealand, with civil and commercial construction in New Zealand. We are an integrated trans-Tasman team with a leading portfolio of products and services. By sharing our capabilities and insights across our regions we achieve the best technical solutions for our customers’ challenges, and for our communities. 


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki kōnei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer: 

  • Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes

  • Safety equipment and clothing provided as part of the role

  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer

  • Internal promotion encouraged, training and development on offer

  • Tool of Trade Vehicle

  • $30- $40 per hour 

Te kōwhiringa | The Opportunity 

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. 

In this role you will be:

  • Providing leadership and supervision of crews.

  • Undertake project works and maintain trees in designated areas contracted to Downer ensuring that a high quality, responsive service is always delivered.

  • Ensure a high level of safety is adhered to at all times to protect the public and other team members.

  • Advise on species selection, site planning and overall tree management and care

  • Examine individual trees to assess their condition, potential risks associated with limbs or trees falling, and determine treatment

  • Maintaining and caring for tree and shrubs by pruning limbs and shaping branches using chain and handsaws

  • Clearing trees from overhead electricity and telecommunications line

Nga pūkenga matua | Important Skills

  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Level 4 or at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Knowledge of Work Safe Guidelines and Arboriculture Codes of Practice

  • A current full driver’s licence, with Class 2 preferred

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

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing teams.

  • Demonstrated planning skills.

  • Proven track record in project management

  • Skilled climber with a proven track record

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here!

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 707237

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team.

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