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.