Graduate Engineer - Investigations
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

About the role :

The role of the Graduate Engineer - Investigations is to support the development of Floodplain Management Plans (FMPs), and other programmes undertaken by the Investigations, Strategy and Planning (ISP) Team.

This involves the following :

  • Support team members in providing advice to the public, territorial authorities, GW consents and others within the department on flood risk and engineering design across the region.
  • Support the delivery of investigations into flood and erosion hazards in the Wellington Region, and provide reports on these to inform management decisions.
  • Conduct engineering and investigation tasks in support of Flood Protection's activities. Including working with consultants and Flood Protection staff in carrying out contract administration and procurement activities including;
  • preparing tender documents, contracts, and other procurement documents; project management activities including planning, financial management and reporting.

  • Support a range of community engagement activities and stakeholder engagement activities to support Flood Protection activities.
  • If required, support the flood duty roster and flood warning and response activities.
  • Support Team Leader ISP in developing process and guidance for the ISP team and Flood Protection department.
  • Skills and experience required :

  • An Engineer with a civil or Natural Resources degree (though an equivalent tertiary qualification will be considered).
  • Preferably working towards CPEng.

  • Preferably experience or interest related to flood risk management (river, catchment or drainage) or river management.
  • Experience in a professional project environment is preferred. Experience with engineering contract preparation, procurement, report writing, and administration is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the workings of a public sector organisation is preferable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, at both the professional technical level, and with the general public, including presenting technical projects at an appropriate level for the audience.
  • Experience with control and reporting on allocated budgets.
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with GIS, hydraulic, and management related software.
  • Competency in technical writing.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work without close supervision.
  • A full and current driver licence.
  • The ability to work in a friendly and co-operative manner and in close association with other Flood Protection Staff.
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