Group Manager 3 Waters


Dunedin City Council

Group Manager 3 Waters

Dunedin City Council has set a clear vision for Dunedin to be "One of the World's Great Small Cities". This is focused on fostering a city with a thriving economy and a healthy environment with an active, creative, resilient and vibrant community. The City of Dunedin is one of New Zealand's progressive urban centres with a population of 130,000. Renowned for its outstanding quality of life, heritage buildings and international reputation as a centre for tertiary education, it also has strengths in the primary sector, engineering, information technology and tourism.

Reporting to the General Manager Infrastructure and Development, the Group Manager 3 Waters is a key senior role responsible for providing leadership to 106 staff in Council's 3 Waters Group. With responsibility for large operational and capital budgets, this role represents an exceptional opportunity to build on the existing strong team culture, direct some significant high-profile projects and influence key strategic initiatives such as Council's response to Water Reform.

Candidates of interest will:

  •  Have demonstrated experience leading diverse business functions across multiple teams, to deliver within a programme-based environment
  • Have proven leadership skills building high performing teams, with demonstrated ability to build culture, engage and motivate people
  • Ideally have been involved in the delivery of high visibility capital projects and experienced in managing/fronting political matters with the community (including media)
  • Have a history of successfully collaborating with and developing positive working relationships with the public, diverse stakeholder groups, and elected officials
  • Desirably have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field or comparable experience in Infrastructure.

This is a unique opportunity to shape and deliver Dunedin's infrastructure future footprint, whilst enjoying all the lifestyle benefits of living and working in "One of the World's Great Small Cities".

Applications for this role will be considered as they are received, and suitable applications may be progressed prior to the closing date of 28 November 2021.


Applications close: 28 November 2021

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