Utilities Engineering Officer


  • Wastewater Operations specialist
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Make a difference in our City

We are seeking a motivated team player to join our Utilities Operations team, and help us maintain Nelson’s water services at an optimum level.

Our close knit team of Engineering Officers is responsible for Nelsons’ water supply, wastewater, and stormwater services. We each have our own area of specialisation, but we work together to provide day-to-day operational services and oversight for Nelson’s water infrastructure. As our Wastewater specialist, your main responsibility will be looking after our wastewater and stormwater pump stations and associated rising mains. You’ll also be supervising contracts relating to the day to day operation of the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This role offers a great combination of proactive and reactive work, drawing on your problem solving skills for any issues that arise, as well as opportunities to contribute your utilities expertise within the wider Infrastructure group. The team operates an on call roster system to ensure we can attend to any issues that arises after hours.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has an engineering qualification or a substantial amount of experience in wastewater treatment or pump stations.
  • Enjoys building effective relationships with our contractors
  • Has a customer-focused attitude
  • Is able to be part of our after hour's on-call roster system

What we offer in return:

At Nelson City Council we believe that taking care of Nelson starts with taking care of our people. We offer flexible working options to support a sustainable work-life balance. You’ll have opportunities to develop your skills for this position as well as your future career aspirations.

Nelson is a vibrant city with everything from stunning beaches, to a playground of mountain bike tracks and walkways. Coupled with high sunshine hours, it’s a perfect city to balance a career with a great lifestyle.

If you believe you have the right attitude, relevant experience and want to join a team dedicated to Nelson’s water, we would love to hear from you.

Applications close midnight Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Please apply via our website: https://careers.nelson.govt.nz/job/Utilities-Engineering-Officer/572319410/

For more information about this role itself please contact Eddie Powick, Team Leader Utilities on 03 546 0262.

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