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Published Date

6 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 konei | 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

  • $30 to $36 per hour

Have a look at our other great benefits here!

Te kowhiringa | 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.

We are seeking an experienced Arborist with a professional attitude to be part of our Wellington regional team. In this role you will:

  • 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 pukenga matua | Important Skills

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.

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification or at least 3 years of relevant work experience

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

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

  • Skilled climber – ideally fully qualified level 4 and above with an HT licence

Ko wai matou | Our Organisation

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

Me pehea 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 606692.

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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