Engineering Officer - Services Infrastructure

Marlborough District Council

Engineering Officer - Services Infrastructure

Ko wai mātou | About us

Te Kaunihera ā-rohe o Wairau (Marlborough District Council) is a dynamic, progressive organisation which prides itself on the professionalism it brings to managing a wide range of functions. Our vision is that over the next decade, Marlborough will become a globally connected district of progressive, high-value enterprise, known for its quality lifestyle, desirable location and natural environment.

Marlborough is unique for many reasons. The region offers an array of outdoor pursuits in a distinctive and picturesque landscape. With one fifth of the New Zealand coastline in the Marlborough Sounds, the land and sea offer unlimited accessibility for sport and leisure.

Ko ngā kōrero mā tēnei tūrangi | About the role

Our Assets and Services Department is responsible for delivering the key services of roading, river control, drainage, water, sewerage, stormwater, waste management and emergency management. The Department accounts for approximately 70% of Council’s annual operating expenditure plus significant major capital projects.

We are looking for an Engineering Officer (Services Infrastructure) to provide assessment of resource consent applications, setting of engineering conditions for subdivision and land development, and to manage services contracts and projects (including design and construction monitoring) to ensure that capital projects are in line with the Council Code of Practice and meet relevant New Zealand standards.

This role also provides engineering support for LIMs, PIMs and relative information for building and resource consents. This includes providing Council’s customers with service connection information.

Ko ngā pūmanawa ōu | About you

This role would suit someone that has a good understanding of the design and installation processes for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater services infrastructure. You will have relevant experience in preparing contract documents, and the ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

You will have at least five years’ experience in Civil engineering, and a relevant tertiary qualification (either BE (Civil), or NZCE (Civil) or New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)). You will be self-motivated and have an aptitude for personal development. An understanding of Contract Law, the Resource Management Act and Local Government Act 2002 is also preferred.

Our ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to take on new challenges.
  • Commitment towards high standards of customer service.

Ko ngā āhuatanga pai | What we offer

  • A workplace that supports flexibility, health and wellbeing.
  • An environment where input, initiative and innovation are encouraged.
  • A fantastic learning environment and support for continuing education.
  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package (including life and income protection insurance, health insurance, enhanced leave and superannuation, and relocation support where applicable).

If you’re ready to progress your career with Te Kaunihera ā-rohe o Wairau - tono mai | apply now!

For further information you are welcome to contact Brett Walker (Infrastructure Projects Engineer) on

Applications close: 28 August 2022

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