Engineering Officer (Kaipūkaha), Flood Protection
Wellington City
5d ago

Make a positivechange to the river environment

Improve ourcommunities’ resilience to flooding

Develop businessprocesses and systems

We’re looking for anEngineering Officer to join the Wellington Flood Protection team, fixed term to30 June 2022. This role is based in our Lower Hutt depot.

About Greater Wellington :

There's a lot more to us thanmeets the eye. Here at Greater Wellington Regional Council, we're working onthe big things that will impact everyone in our region.

Ensuring we haveuninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat offlooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality ofour fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transportnetwork and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change acrossour region.

We're people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do,because we believe what we do counts.

We provide a diverse range of benefits including working options that helpour staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments.

We're also all about growing our people through professional development andexperience across everything the council does.

About the role :

The Engineering Officer sits in the Operations Planning team. This is ahands on and varied role which will be involved in asset management, health, safetyand wellness systems and also assisting in supporting our new river managementresource consents.

The department is in a period of substantial change in theseareas and Engineering Officer will support the wider Operations team throughthis change.

They will also provide general engineering support in the form ofproject and contract management, managing gravel extraction activities, liaisingwith landowners, and assisting with the operational response in flood events.

Skills and experiencerequired :

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skillsand be able to work collaboratively with others both within and outside ofGreater Wellington.

They will also have projectand construction management experience and a high level of computer literacy.

Youwill also need :

  • A relevant engineering qualification in civilor natural resources
  • Experience with asset management informationsystems, processes and reporting
  • Understanding of resource consent management,compliance and reporting
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability towork without close supervision
  • How to apply :

    Clickon the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role witha cover letter and CV.

    Forfurther information, please contact Jacky Cox, 027 255 8636.

    Applications close : Monday, 24 May 2021

    We’realso recruiting for a Project Engineer in our Flood Protection team in theWairarapa. More information can be found here : -

    https : / / / jobs / GW-1524174

    Due to current border restrictions from the New Zealand Government we areonly able to accept applications from candidates who are a New ZealandCitizen / Resident or who have already secured the right to work in New Zealandand hold a valid visa.

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