Water and Waste Water Engineer - Far North District Council


Reporting to the 3 Waters Operations Team Leader, this role is tasked with ensuring Council’s water and wastewater systems are operated efficiently and meet legislative requirements. This includes providing guidance, technical leadership, oversight of drinking water standards and working closely with our Alliance partner.

The role is largely autonomous, and there is a large potential to value add to Council’s outcomes in improving treatment processes and providing treatment cost reduction. There may also be the opportunity for you to progress your academia through writing and/or presenting a paper or similar.


We’re looking for someone who has the desire to make a difference to the community of the Far North, backed up by a strong technical grounding in water and wastewater. Knowledge of and experience in operations of water and wastewater systems experience is essential. A relevant professional engineering qualification is highly desirable.

The right applicant will bring:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Initiative and persistence to guide projects to a successful result.
  • Strong management ability to plan resource use and to manage team performance.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Ideally you’ll have worked within an Alliance framework, have a background in process engineering (operating wastewater and water treatment plants), and have demonstrated your ability to ‘think outside the box’.


    Far North District Council is a progressive and growing Council filled with like-minded people who love what they do and are committed to providing superior services to residents in their community.

    There’s a big opportunity for you to get a broad range of experience in this role and further your career – there is a need to develop water and wastewater expertise within our Council. You will be given all the tools of the trade you need to hit the ground running and a professional development plan to ensure your ongoing growth and success within the organisation.

    Northland is a growing region that offers a warm climate, beautiful forests and some of the best beaches and coastal areas in the world.

    Plus you’ll be close to Auckland so can take advantage of the large city buzz when you want to without the daily commutes and traffic jams.

    If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been waiting for then we would love to hear from you!