Planning Engineer


Dunedin City Council

Planning Engineer

If you can see the big picture, you’ll want to dip your toe in these waters.

For a big picture thinker, there’s nothing more frustrating than being stuck in the minutiae. It’s planning and optimizing for the future that inspires an engineer of your calibre. You’re motivated by tackling the big problems, creating the innovative solutions and nurturing them to the concept design stage. At Dunedin City Council, you can keep focus on solving big problems while embracing some of the many lifestyle advantages this great little city has to offer.

Whether you’re at the top of your game or ready to make that step up, Dunedin’s focus on sustainably managing the city’s water, waste water and storm water for the next 40 plus years offers some of the best projects around. You’ll make you mark on these projects – supporting strategic planning and leading optioneering for our big challenges that will ensure Dunedin is self-sufficient into the future.

It’s an exciting time to work in the three waters sector: nationwide changes to the way drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services are regulated and delivered are resources are managed are underway. We have some big projects to progress and big decisions coming up.

There will be plenty of variety and challenges to look forward to as you build rapport and buy-in with colleagues across departments, teams and the wider community. Here, your communication and people skills will set you apart, creating a tailored approach for each audience.

You’ll have a relevant engineering degree, experience that demonstrates that vital big picture capability and ideally, proven project management experience. Naturally, water experience would be an advantage.

Flexible hours, secure employment, easy commuting, relaxed pace of life, cheaper housing, thriving café and restaurant scene, beautiful beaches, historic architecture, museums, galleries and central Otago pinot noir, ski fields and breath-taking natural beauty on your doorstep, are just some of the things that make a move to this small but perfectly formed city, an appealing one!

If you’d like to explore being part of an innovative, close-knit and welcoming team in a friendly, down-to-earth, unique city full of people just like you, apply now and make 2022 your best yet.


Applications close: 16 January 2022

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