Team Leader Engineering


Hawke's Bay Regional Council


Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use.

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity.

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure.

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a Team Leader Engineering to join the Regional Assets team. Reporting to the Manager Regional Assets, this role will lead a team of 5 skilled engineering professionals who are responsible for the civil design work involving our rivers and drainage assets, including hydraulic modelling and assessment of environmental functions. The role will require you to assist in the assessment of design and calculations from consenting authorities and support the operational team to manage Council’s flood assets appropriately. You will be responsible for the management of resources, budgets and timelines while enhancing relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Growing and developing the team to support stakeholder demands and deliver innovative solutions are all part of this exciting leadership opportunity.

The role will require you to:

  • Set the strategic direction for the team to align with Councils Policy, relevant legislative frameworks, and the needs of our community.
  • Oversee short, medium- and long-term management of district wide schemes for the Hawke’s Bay region.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to other aspects of Council.
  • Ensure that all projects undertaken by the team are completed to meet requirements within set timeframes.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will hold a tertiary qualification in engineering, have a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals, experience in developing work plans to achieve targets, and proven leadership experience.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to foster and mentor a team of engineers
  • At least 10+ years relevant industry experience
  • Proven project management experience
  • Foster a culture that promotes sharing knowledge, supporting ideas, and encouraging others to develop their skills and experience.

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

Applications close 25 July 2021 however, we may interview suitable candidates throughout the process and close the listing early if we find the right person for the role.

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