Water Safety and Compliance Specialist


Waimakariri District Council

Water Safety and Compliance Specialist

  • Are you passionate about providing safe drinking water?
  • Are you innovative, proactive and solutions focused?
  • Have you got experience in understanding the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards?
  • Want to work with a progressive and forward-thinking team?

The Waimakariri District Council is seeking a Water Safety and Compliance Specialist within our Utilities and Roading Department, based in Rangiora, North Canterbury. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience and passion with respect to drinking water to join a progressive, forward-thinking and customer-focused Council. This is a full time, permanent position with the responsibility of championing the compliance of our water supplies, and three waters resource consent compliance, leading to improved outcomes in the safety of our water supplies, and compliance of our wastewater and stormwater discharges to maintain a high standard of environmental outcomes.

You will work closely with asset managers and operational staff within the 3 Waters Unit, as well as with other departments, to play a lead role in the development and updating of the Council's Water Safety Plans, ensuring compliance with the drinking-water standards, preparing chlorine exemption applications (in accordance with the Water Services Act), and provide oversight of the compliance of our wastewater and stormwater discharges.

The Council is in the process of obtaining new software to assist with achieving and managing compliance with the above, so you will also become the champion of this new software product, to assist you with managing your responsibilities.

This newly created position will suit someone with a thorough understanding of New Zealand drinking-water regulations and standards, with a minimum of 5 years' experience working in this field. Ideally, applicants should have strong technical skills, be collaborative and organised, have a positive can-do attitude and be able to communicate effectively. We are looking for someone willing to take the lead, be proactive and strive for excellence.

The rewards for this position include a competitive salary package, designed to attract the right person to join our team, great working conditions and a very supportive and friendly team environment where you really can make a difference.

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position, and you want to be on our team, then get in touch because we want to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Colin Roxburgh, Water Asset Manager, on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV). A job description for this position is available by visiting our website. Please note, to apply for this role you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

The Council is a Professional Development Partner with Engineering New Zealand and is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out more about working at the Waimakariri District Council check out the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mywEJi6JGuw&feature=youtu


Applications close: 24 October 2021

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