Technical Operations Engineer


Waitaki District Council

Technical Operations Engineer - Reticulation

Have you worked within the three waters network (water, wastewater and stormwater), and do you have contract management experience? Would you like to make a positive contribution to one of New Zealand's most scenic and vibrant districts?

As a Technical Operations Engineer within Waitaki District Council's Water Services Team, you will be supporting the efficient and effective delivery of three waters infrastructure and services to the Waitaki community.

The team

Our Water Services Team is a close-knit group of engineering professionals who pride themselves on close collaboration, high performance and continuous improvement. The team is progressive and exists within a supportive assets group - providing plenty of opportunities for professional development.

The position

This role will be based in our Oamaru Office. You will be responsible for ensuring the Council's three waters networks are safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively operated and maintained in accordance with agreed contracts.

About you

You will have a relevant tertiary level qualification and experience in the three waters network operating procedures, or similar. Your ability to effectively supervise contractors, and build positive relationships within a team, will be one of your core strengths.

Council offers

A comprehensive range of benefits, continuous professional development, and a friendly and exciting work environment. Get in touch to hear about our full range of staff benefits.

Waitaki is one of New Zealand's most vibrant on-the-grow districts and home to great lakes, ski fields, cycle trails, epic tramping, fishing and hunting, surf beaches and so much more. Award-winning restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, Steampunk and Oamaru's fascinating Victorian Precinct will be at your doorstep, along with Aotearoa's longest national heartland cycleway (the Alps to Ocean) and the fabulous Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. In 2020 Oamaru was voted the most welcoming town in New Zealand by Bookings.com. Add to this affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic jams!

Enquiries regarding the position can be made to Michael Goldingham, Senior Asset Planning Engineer, Water Services, by calling 03 433 0300 or emailing: mgoldingham@waitaki.govt.nz


Applications close: 5pm, 21 October 2021

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