The Waimakariri District is one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand and the third largest, by population, in the South Island.
We are a team of 380 employees at the Waimakariri District Council and pride ourselves on working passionately on matters that concern our community and district.
Being such a fast growing district provides a unique set of challenges and opportunities as well as a diverse portfolio to work with.
About the role
The Waimakariri District Council has an exciting opportunity for a Special Projects Team Leader to join the Project Delivery Team.
The focus of the Special Projects Team Leader is to provide direction & coaching to your team, provide quality engineering expertise across a range of civil engineering projects, and provide engineering leadership across the unit and department.
You will strive on working effectively across a wide range of challenges and enable a customer-focused environment.
The successful applicant will lead a motivated team of engineers, working with industry leaders, asset managers, engineering consultants, and contractors.
You will know how to use your technical expertise to facilitate collaboration and negotiation between different stakeholders and apply a strategic lens to your work.
Leading by example through the delivery of a customer-focused service and pro-active management of key stakeholder relationships is something you pride yourself on.
Our ideal candidate will have significant experience in civil engineering combined with excellent people skills and the ability to build rapport with various stakeholders with conflicting interests.
You will have a strong record in project management with a good understanding of required scheduling and budgeting for capital works and renewal projects.
You will need strong time management & organisation skills and ability to prioritise your own work and your team's work in order to achieve timely outcomes.
Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated team player who is well organised, able to prioritise and committed to providing excellent service and quality results.
We offer a very competitive salary and a great team culture to be part of. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional.
The council offers a work environment where you really make a difference.
Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch, Waimakariri District offers small town and rural lifestyles with a range of outdoor recreation activities on your doorstep but with the advantages of a big city nearby.
Whatever your choice of living environment it is readily available and affordable.
For any further information on this position, please contact Kelly LaValley, Project Delivery Manager, on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMKGOV).
Applications close 5pm Sunday 3 October 2021
The Council is a Professional Development Partner with Engineering New Zealand and is an equal opportunity employer.