Operations Manager - Horizons Regional Council

The Horizons region extends over 220,000km2 - from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua to the east.It's a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home.Horizons Regional Council works hard to make the region a great place for its' people to live, work and play.

"Horizons is committed to being a good employer and offering challenging, fulfilling roles such as this. This is a new role, with a broad and varied scope, and will give the successful appointee a great opportunity to work within a Council who is leading the way in building resilience to climate change" : Ramon Strong, GM River Management.

As part of the River Management leadership team, this role has a particular focus on a number of key result areas, and looks for applicants who have contemporary and proven skills in the following areas:

leadership and development of people - many of whom may be working remotely from you

a strong skillset in infrastructural asset management

experience in the management of river and drainage operations, contracts, work programmes, and financial management

comfort and confidence in building good relationships whilst representing your organisation in settings such as public meetings and with a broad range of stakeholders.

In this inclusive workplace you will quickly become known as a high performing contributor who supports and models best practice leadership. Your reliability and proactive attitude to the organisations' priorities, which include; Health and Safety, and Emergency Management responses, will be respected and appreciated.

Ideally you'll have an engineering qualification and relevant local authority experience.

A comprehensive job description is available and I welcome a conversation with those interested in understanding more about this stellar opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

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All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Michele Walls on (04) 931 9448 or Jacaleen Williams on (04) 931 9450 quoting job number 19204.

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