Rivers Engineer
Echelon Group
Blenheim
6d ago
  • Blenheim location
  • Focus on river assets maintenance and management
  • Great opportunity for a Senior Engineer to support and influence
  • Marlborough District Council have as their stated vision, to Invest in Marlborough’s future, their people, a quality lifestyle, and an outstanding natural Environment’, which will lead Marlborough to the goal of being a globally connected district of progressive high value enterprises and one of the richest regions for produce and lifestyles in the country.

    The Rivers and Drainage team manages and upgrades Council’s flood protection assets including stopbanking, river edge protection works and a large drainage scheme on the lower Wairau plains with the same applied to similar smaller scale assets in Picton and Waikawa.

    Much of this takes the form of maintaining existing works and associated Council land, and delivering capital upgrades across the asset network.

    Within the program of planned works will be the development of flood response action plans and the provision of support and advice on flood hazards outside of the river channels network.

    The role of Rivers Operations Engineer accepts responsibility for maintaining allocated river protection assets. Your role also has the opportunity to manage on behalf of council, two Council owned rock quarries, a willow nursery, and a soil conservation programme on the Wither Hills Farm Park just to the south of Blenheim whilst being aware of and getting to see the full infrastructure responsibilities of a unitary Council.

    With the role being hands on both in the field and in the office, you will become involved in Planning, Design, Project Management, Construction and Maintenance of the Regions Rivers network.

    A key function will be in facilitating consultation between landowners, contractors, other government agencies and community groups.

    Therefore, apart from an appropriate Tertiary level Engineering degree, you will ideally bring 5 years of experience with proven capability in strong communication, consultation, facilitation, and the management of third-party contractors.

    Your ability to accurately document and report on issues such as the condition of flood protection assets with good detail will be key.

    Given that your work will be based around local authority infrastructure, primarily river control and open channel drainage, your core competence will ideally stem from civil and / or environmental engineering.

    This is an exciting time for an engineer wanting to take a lead and apply their experience against the opportunity to be involved in a large cross section of project works, whilst operating in a region that offers a multitude of outdoor pursuits with a distinctive and picturesque landscape.

    Applications close 28 January 2022.

    For a confidential enquiry, contact Gerald van Looy

    Mob : 021 302 888

    Email : gerald.vanlooy echelongroup.co.nz

    Please apply online at www.echelongroup.co.nz or click on Apply now.

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