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Water Engineer


Reference: 4932704

  • Do you have experience in water engineering techniques?
  • Want to work with an engaged and forward thinking team?
  • Looking for a role where you can have a positive, lasting impact on your community?

The Waimakariri District Council is seeking a Water Engineer within the Utilities and Roading Department, based in Rangiora, North Canterbury. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled engineer to join a progressive and customer-focused Council. This is a permanent full time position with the responsibility of overseeing the operation of Council's water supply assets and services.

The Waimakariri District Council serves a community of nearly 60,000 that is experiencing rapid growth. This growth, along with an increased focus on drinking water at a national level, has made water supply one of the key issues in the Waimakariri District.

The position of Water Engineer is a new role within the Water Operations team within the 3 Waters Unit, which sits within the wider Utilities and Roading Department. You will have overall ownership of the operation of our water supplies, including maintenance contracts, management of service requests, as well as responding to natural events. This is a great opportunity to work closely with the public, Council, consultants, and contractors to deliver outstanding results.

This role will suit a qualified engineer, preferably with a degree, with technical expertise in Water Engineering. Ideally applicants should have experience with managing maintenance contracts and water supply operations. Strong leadership, oral communication and system analysis skills are essential for this varied and challenging position.

The rewards for this position include a competitive salary package designed to attract the right person to join our team, great working conditions and a very supportive and friendly team environment where you really can make a difference.

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position, and you want to be on our team, then get in touch because we want to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Kalley Simpson, 3 Waters Manager on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV). A job description for this position is available by visiting our website.

Applications close Sunday 24th November 2019 at 5pm.

The Council is a Professional Development Partner with Engineering New Zealand and is an equal opportunities employer.

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