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Senior Three Waters Design Engineer

Permanent Full-Time

Invercargill, New Zealand

Reference: 6028403

It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and a privilege to work in this region.

Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. We're known for our lush green spaces like Queens Park, our long summer daylight hours and our local legend Burt Munro.

Our city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach, the Waihōpai River, a lively restaurant scene and a sensible gridded layout with wide streets and a 10-minute drive to work.

We are in a chapter of immense growth, building a vibrant city centre and reinvigorating our culture and spaces, and this is an exciting time to join a Council that is focused on the future of our people and our city.

The Invercargill City Council are currently recruiting for a Senior Three Waters Engineer in our Engineering Services team, which is part of our Infrastructure Group.

This role involves the responsibility for the delivery of complex and significant Three Waters capital renewal projects in accordance with Council's Long Term Plan, which include: water supply; wastewater; stormwater; environmental and civil activities.

In addition, the Senior Three Waters Engineer will also provide contract management leadership, Engineer to Contract responsibility, and mentoring where required to members of the Engineering Services team.

You will need:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • Be a Chartered Professional Engineer, or be working towards becoming chartered.
  • Preferably have 10 years' experience with work related to civil engineering, relating to wastewater, stormwater, and potable water infrastructure construction management
  • Experience in the Engineer to Contract role of NZS3910
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience working in New Zealand

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on (03) 211 1777.

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Please note applications will be processed as they are received and we encourage you to apply early, once we have found our successful candidate we will remove the advertisement.

Successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand.

Applications Close: 30 Sep 2022