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Downer Graduate Programme 2020 (Engineering)

Our team of passionate people are committed to ensuring that all our graduates gain hands-on experience to succeed as an engineer.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Start Date
2 Feb 2020

Application dates

Applications Open
20 Mar 2019
Applications Close
8 Apr 2019

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


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 2020 intake and have opportunities across New Zealand for:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers   
  • Electrical Engineers

Once you've got your cover letter, CV and transcript ready, hit the apply button. Reference 557944.

For more information on our Graduate Programme, visit our website www.downercareers.co.nz or follow us on 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 2020.

Applications will not be accepted by email; they must be submitted through our recruitment system.

Applications close on April 7th, 2019 and we will review and we will connect with candidates after this date.