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Downer Graduate Program 2021 – Engineering Graduates

About Us

Ranking at #44 in the top 100 Graduate employers 2020, Downer employs more than 53,000 people across more than 300 sites in Australia and New Zealand. Downer is a leading provider of services across diverse markets including Transport, Telecommunications, Utilities, Renewables, Engineering, Construction, Industrial Services, Mining, Rail, Defence and a leading Facilities Management service provider in health, catering, and education.

We offer exciting and diverse career opportunities for graduates across all parts of our business. As a Downer graduate, you will be challenged, empowered and supported to Be Your BEST and drive your personal and profession growth to achieve your career goals.

Engineering Graduates

Delivery is critical to our ongoing success, as an Engineering Graduate you will be at the coalface of our operations ensuring we are delivering on our commitments to ourselves, our customers and our clients.

You will work with operational project teams and be involved in a range of activities developing the ability to read and understand, review and implement drawings and plans to comply with specifications and standards. This will involve procuring materials and services, managing subcontractors, and understanding how to measure plan costs, efficiencies, yields and quality of product.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for ambitious, driven, innovative engineering graduates that value team work and are customer focussed. You will have a true passion in your chosen field and a desire to contribute to the enriching the lives of all Australians through your engineering work.
To be considered, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • a recent graduate (within the past three years), or a penultimate year student graduating in early 2021;
  • an Engineering degree within: Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Chemical/Process, Mining, or Systems;
  • Mobility (able and willing to work and live in any state of Australia including regional centres); and
  • full working rights in Australia.

About Our Graduate Program

During our two-year Graduate program you will gain exposure to a wide range of markets, a variety of customers and cornerstone Australian projects.

Your development pathway will consist of:

  • on the job experience through engaging and immersive structured rotations with operational project teams;
  • core development training workshops and education programs; and
  • networking and one-on-one mentoring.

Application and Recruitment Process

To apply, please click on "Apply" and submit your resume, a cover letter detailing why you chose your field of study and what you will bring to Downer, and any other associated documentation.

For information about our Graduate recruitment process please visit

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. Please do not submit any resumes or associated profiles to the Downer careers portal or to any Downer employees. Downer will not pay any placement fees relating to unsolicited resume referrals.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering, Mining Oil and Gas, Utilities

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Sydney, Darwin,

  • Closing Date:6th Apr 2020, 12:57 am


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