Contracts Engineer


Christchurch City Council


Contracts Engineer

When you join the Christchurch City Council you'll be getting involved firsthand and working to shape the future of this city, our communities and environment. As well as working with awesome people within the organisation, you'll find many opportunities to develop and progress your career with us.

Christchurch City Council, where it's possible to love what you do.

We offer substantial civil engineering and building construction projects with sound career development and associated training. The future in this area of expertise is bright over the next several years while we rebuild our city and be part of this exciting redesign and birth of a new-look Christchurch. We offer great working conditions with various opportunities to create a good work/life balance.

Our team is responsible for ensuring that Council projects and physical works contracts (including water, storm-water, landscape, building, structures, sewer, and roading work) are managed effectively. Our focus is to ensure the delivery of the Council's Capital Programme. Working within our Technical Services and Design Unit, you will advocate high standards of contract management and quality contract outcomes within agreed time frames. Providing them with sound technical guidance and advice.

As a Contracts Engineer you will deal directly with the contractor on a regular basis to keep the construction on time, to budget, and scope. You will play an important role in dealing with any community concerns while construction is taking place and often be involved in tender evaluations.

Your background should be aligned to Civil Engineering, including one or more of the areas of wastewater, stormwater, water services, roading, or parks/landscape. Having a practical application, with experience in contracting or working alongside contractors would be an advantage.

You'll be a team player not afraid to deal with issues and have experience building and maintaining relationships with important stakeholders and contractors. You'll also have familiarity with industry best practice e.g. building and civil engineering construction standards (NZS 3910 and 3916).

You will join a team of innovative specialists working alongside fellow technical staff and have the chance to make the role your own by delivering improved service for the Council.

You will be part of an organisation offering many benefits and get satisfaction from making a difference for the City and the wider community. You will also work in a vibrant office environment, using the latest engineering technology, and receive plenty of professional and personal development opportunities while working within an inclusive and collaborative culture.

Are you passionate about creating a better future? Find out what's possible, apply today.

Additional recruitment information:

  • Salary: Will be discussed with the successful applicant

Applications close: 2 August 2021

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