River Engineer - South Otago
4d ago
  • Environmental, ecology, or water engineeringbackground
  • Opportunity to specialise in river systems &flood risk management
  • Returning to NZ? Enjoy the outdoorslifestyle & stunning environment of Otago!
  • If you’re lookingfor job interest and challenge and would enjoy the outdoors lifestyle that goeshand-in- hand with the Otagoenvironment of rugged coastlines, spectacular mountains and alpine lakes, this positioncould be right for you.

    Otago RegionalCouncil manages the land, air and waterresources, and providesflood and naturalhazard protection andresponse on behalf of communities across Central Otago, Clutha, Waitaki,Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin.

    Climate change impacts,pressure on criticalinfrastructure, and Otago’scomplex river systems from mountain headwaters tocoastal mouths, creates a challenging environment that requires a forward-thinking approach.

    That’s where you come in. We’re looking for a River Engineer to ensure our rivers are managedeffectively and to protect our local communities from damaging flood events.

    The Challenge :

  • Contribute tooperational river management, flood risk / response management and river morphology andriparian strategies throughout Otago.
  • Includesmapping for flood risk, rivers, water courses, and engaging and overseeing contractorsand consultants.

  • Work with stakeholders including territorial authorities and otherregional councils, iwi, community groups, and landowners that benefit from flood management and river control.
  • Develop and deliver engineering solutions that willcontribute to a functional and sustainable river network.
  • Achieve environmental and community outcomes taking acollaborative, solution-driven approach.
  • Your Skills :

  • A tertiaryqualification in the fields of Environmental, Ecology or Water Engineering.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a RiverManagement or related environmental role.
  • Be progressive in environmental values.
  • A tactful,diplomatic and resilient style, strong customer focus, and high professionalstandards and initiative.
  • Applications close 20 January 2022. Dueto the Xmas break we will respond to your application after 10thJanuary.


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