River Engineer | South Otago
3d ago

Location : Balclutha

  • Address complex engineeringchallenges with high community impact
  • Drive best practice &robust decision-making
  • Make the move South & enjoyan incredible outdoors lifestyle, stunning environment
  • Ifyou’re looking for job interest and challenge and would enjoy the outdoorslifestyle that goes hand-in-hand with the Otago environment of ruggedcoastlines, spectacular mountains and alpine lakes, this position could beright for you.

    OtagoRegional Council manages the land, air and water resources, and provides floodand natural hazard protection and response on behalf of communities acrossCentral Otago, Clutha, Waitaki, Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin.

    Climate change impacts, pressure on criticalinfrastructure, and Otago’s complex river systems from mountain headwaters tocoastal mouths, creates a challenging environment that requires a forward-thinkingapproach.

    That’s where you come in. We’re looking for an experienced River Engineerto ensure our rivers are managed effectively and to protect our localcommunities from damaging flood events.

    The Challenge :

  • Apply yourspecialist river engineering knowledge to provide technical input into asset and riveractivity management planning, consenting and compliance, project delivery,maintenance and operations.
  • Includes floodrisk management and hazard assessment, mapping.

  • Work closely with a wide range ofstakeholders including colleagues, consultants, iwi, community groups and landowners.
  • Develop and deliver engineering solutions that willcontribute to a functional and sustainable river network.
  • Achieve environmental and community outcomes taking acollaborative and solution-driven approach.
  • Assist, mentor and advise others as required.
  • Your Skills :

  • A qualification inCivil or Environmental Engineering, ideally with a river management or waterengineering focus and 3+ years’ of engineering experience.
  • Prior experience inriver engineering and ideally environmental or ecological knowledge andexperience in flood management response, although this is not essential.
  • A tactful,diplomatic and resilient style, strong customer focus, and high professionalstandards and initiative.
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