Principal Environmental Engineer


Principal Environmental Enginner 

Flexible Location Hamilton/Auckland


  • Exciting opportunity leading some of Fonterra's key Wastewater projects
  • Strategic Principal Engineer - engineering, innovation, mentoring
  • Flexible location - Auckland/Hamilton

About Us:
We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

About the opportunity:

As a member of the Environment Technical Group, reporting to the Sustainability Technical Manager, you will play a key role in providing leadership and subject matter expertise in Environment Engineering across a portfolio of wastewater projects. You will provide technical input across wastewater treatment interdependencies, owning capital project deliverables, while mentoring team members in best practice engineering solutions.

This role will provide strategic thought leadership across site-specific wastewater projects, involving treatment plant design and operation and will support the development of a technical strategy for Fonterra's wastewater and water projects at a national level.

We are about to embark on a number of key wastewater projects and this is a great opportunity to partner with teams both internally and externally to facilitate complex problem-solving solutions that support our commitment to Kaitiakitanga.

About You:

We are committed to providing you with an onboarding experience that will enable you to get up to speed with projects and get to know our organisation. The successful candidate will have an engineering background in wastewater treatment plant design, commissioning and construction projects, ideally from the dairy, food and manufacturing industry or a consulting background.

You will have excellent communication and collaboration skills, combined with strong project leadership experience as well as a passion for sharing your knowledge with others.

This is a highly visible role where you can really make an impact on how the future looks, today.

Our Story:

Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone's lifestyles and choices.

Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tātou tātou.

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