Strategic Planning Engineer


Dunedin City Council

  • Help enable Dunedin's booming growth
  • Be part of a bold, sustainable, future-focused movement
  • Improve your quality of life in a 'really cool city'!

If you can see the big picture, you'll want to dip your toe in these waters.

For a strategic thinker, there's nothing more frustrating than being stuck in the minutiae. It's the big picture that inspires an engineer of your calibre. You're motivated by tackling the big problems, identifying the right solutions and nurturing them to the concept design stage. At Dunedin City Council, you can keep your focus solely on strategy development while embracing some of the many lifestyle advantages this great little city has to offer.

Whether you're at the top of your game or ready to make that step up, this city's growth is creating exciting opportunities to shape the future. You'll make your mark on this place, identifying, prioritizing and planning the water, waste water and storm water infrastructure to support the growing number of people choosing to call Dunedin home.

There will be plenty of variety and challenges to look forward to as you build rapport and buy-in with colleagues in Council and the wider development community. Here, your communication and people skills will set you apart, creating a tailored approach for each audience.

It's possible you have worked for Council before or perhaps you're ready to move out of the competitive consultancy environment. Either way, you'll have a relevant engineering degree, strategic development experience that demonstrates that vital big picture capability and ideally, proven project management experience. Naturally, water experience would be an advantage.

Flexible hours, secure employment, easy commuting, relaxed pace of life, cheaper housing, thriving café and restaurant scene, beautiful beaches, historic architecture, museums, galleries and central Otago pinot noir, ski fields and breath-taking natural beauty on your doorstep, are just some of the things that make a move to this small but perfectly formed city, an appealing one!

If you'd like to explore being part of an innovative, close-knit and welcoming team in a friendly, down-to-earth, unique city full of people just like you, apply now.

Applications Close: 07 Jul 2021

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