Project Engineer (Kaipūkaha), Flood Protection - Wairarapa
5d ago

Make a positivechange to the river environment and water quality

Use your skills tohelp protect urban and rural communities

Work in anenthusiastic team doing work that matters

We are seeking a fulltime Project Engineer in the Wairarapa flood protection team based in our Mastertonoffice.

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 Project Engineer willassist with the investigation, design and construction of new flood protectionassets in the Wairarapa Area.

They will help plan and deliver large packages oftargeted maintenance work to improve flood protection resilience. Delivery ofthis work will be undertaken using both contractors and internal field staff.

The role is also responsible for managing all aspects of thegravity and pumped drainage schemes throughout the Wairarapa.

All project and maintenance work will be undertaken withfull consideration to the environmental effect and in many cases the mainobjective will be to improve on the environmental outcome with a focus on waterquality.

Responding to public enquiries and providing flood hazardinformation is also a key part of the role.

Skills and experiencerequired :

The ideal candidate will beskilled in project management, planning and programming including reporting onproject status.

A high level of computer literacy is also required.

Strongverbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a friendlyand cooperative manner, in close association with staff and the community isalso required.

Youwill also need :

An engineering qualification in civil ornatural resources.

Relevant practical skills in rivers anddrainage or related civil fields.

Able to assess environmental and sociologicaleffects.

  • Be self-motivation and the ability to workwithout close supervision.
  • How to apply :

    Clickon the link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a coverletter and CV.

    Forfurther information, please contact Hamish Fenwick, 021-195-7816.

    Applications close : Monday26th May 2021.

    We’realso recruiting for an Engineering Officer in our Flood Protection team inLower Hutt. More information can be found here : - https : / / careers. / jobs / GW-1524449

    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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