Senior Water Modeller


Tauranga City Council

Senior Water Modeller

Tauranga is New Zealand's fastest growing and fifth largest city. Managing this growth makes for a challenging and dynamic work environment. Tauranga City Council is focused on the City's future and responding to the changing needs of the community. We want to work with our community to successfully plan for and understand their needs and expectations.

As a result of our growing population we are looking for a Senior Water Modeller to join our city waters planning team on a permanent basis. The team is responsible for the planning of all three waters for the city. It includes the development of 30-year infrastructure strategies, planning for growth, while implementing Te Mana o Te Wai and addressing climate change at the same time. It is a team of professionals, who are encouraged by being able to make a difference to the future of Tauranga. This specific role is an excellent opportunity for a modelling expert, seeking to hone their skills, gain leadership experience in their field, while working alongside another senior modeller in the team, and support the team through robust modelling outputs.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of strategic modelling for network master plans for water and wastewater networks
  • Lead development and maintenance of stormwater models to support city wide stormwater management, including hydraulic, hydrological and water quality modelling
  • Undertake project scoping and manage consultants for modelling and specialist technical study projects
  • Provide technical direction and expertise in water modelling

To be considered for this role, you must have:

  • A degree in Engineering or Science.
  • Minimum of 10 years modelling experience of complex 3-water networks.
  • Planning or related experience in water, wastewater and stormwater management.
  • Current Full Drivers Licence.

In addition, it would be advantageous if you would be a Chartered Professional Engineer - with post registration experience in 3 waters management.

In this role it is possible to have flexible hours, and suits a candidate interesting in driving change, while ensuring there is quality modelling in place to support important decision making.

If the above sounds like you please read the position description which can be accessed via our careers page, for more information.

Please direct any queries to Claudia Hellberg - City Waters Planning Team Leader via 07 577 7568.

If the above sounds like you please read the position description which can be accessed via our careers page, for more information.


Applications close: 5 December 2021

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