Rail Protection Officer
Downer Group
Wellington
6d ago

Coming out of lockdown and looking for a change of career?

Now is the time to join a stable, steady infrastructure and construction business, with a promising looking horizon!

Our people are committed to what we do and at Downer NZ we work together as a team to deliver on our promise to continue to be 'the number one supplier of infrastructure services in New Zealand.

The rail crew in the windy city are looking for an experienced Rail Protection Officer to join them in making a difference.

What we offer :

You’ll be keen, eager, willing to learn and prepared to be in an honest day’s work and in return we offer :

  • Very rewarding pay rate, plus overtime and other benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for training and career progression to those who demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • A fun, welcoming team working in a positive atmosphere
  • Modern machinery, with more new gear on its way
  • Job security!
  • About the role :

    As a trained and qualified Rail Protection Officer, you will be controlling rail traffic into your work sites ensuring that all staff are kept safe.

    You will be working with permits, assisting with planning future work, and then putting these plans into action on the track.

    As you will be aware, working in the rail industry does require you to be flexible as you could be working days, nights or weekends depending on the job type, client requirements and traffic movements.

    About you :

    Along with your positive attitude and your ability to build relationships with stakeholders there are a few essentials, but don’t stress too much if you don’t tick them all off, we are prepared to train you :

  • You will hold your single site or multi site rail protection officer (RPO) qualifications
  • Class 2 licence with WTR endorsements would be beneficial
  • A background working in the rail / safety industry
  • Have a passion for safe working practices & processes
  • In this role you will be achieving results daily!

    If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 561487 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.

    Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged.

    We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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