Senior Advisor Service Delivery

Wellington Water

Senior Advisor Service Delivery

  • Dynamic opportunity with a commitment on the health of the community
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington domiciled position

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week.

The remuneration range for this role is $94,136 to $132,898 (including KiwiSaver) depending on skills and experience.

The opportunity

The purpose of the Senior Advisor Service Delivery (NMG) position is to establish and lead an operational improvement programme for the treatment plants that are managed in house. This includes building organisation wide networks to ensure other functions across the organisation are effectively supporting the operations and maintenance of treatment plants and acting as the liaison between treatment plants and other functional groups to ensure support delivered is fit for purpose. You will also support the Manager, Treatment with day-to-day operational decisions and guidance across the team.

The operational improvement programme covers our four potable water treatment plants and key reservoirs and pump stations based in Wellington Region, four potable water treatment plants and key reservoirs based in Southern Wairarapa Region and four wastewater treatment plants and key pump stations based in Southern Wairarapa Region and any emergency management service related to treatment.
It is expected that the Senior Advisor Service Delivery will work directly and collaboratively with operators and managers located in both the Greater Wellington and South Wairarapa areas.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring the following:

  • Significant experience in a relevant engineering or planning environment, ideally treatment plants
  • Experience working in a collective and collaborative leadership environment
  • Familiarity with engineering planning and processes
  • An understanding of infrastructure commissioning
  • Knowledge of workflows, how to identify and define issues and create and implement solutions
  • A strategic, logical, and planning mindset
  • The ability to translate technical requirements into practical and realistic solutions
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to influence
  • Excellent planning skills, ability to be well organised and work in a structured way
  • Ability to apply a collaborative approach to problem solving with a focus on curiosity and understanding
  • Adaptability to work as part of a team and as an individual
  • Full driver's licence for car
  • A qualification in engineering, planning or other relevant area

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

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Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Applications close: 5 February 2023

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