Water Services Operations Engineer

Timaru District Council

The District

Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors. We boast a Top 10 most loved beach in New Zealand and have access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.

Let's not forget about that seven minute commute to work!

The organisation

The Timaru District Council aims to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of communities, to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of its communities in the present and for the future. With around 400 staff, there are a diverse range of roles from front facing community to support and technical specialists.

The role/person

Water services are a critical part of our community, our environment and our economic success. We depend on it daily, but don't often give it a second thought. It's our district's unsung hero!

We have an awesome opportunity for a Water Services Operations Engineer to join the Drainage and Water team and drive excellent technical outcomes across our three waters.

This diverse role will see you manage and operate our districts water reservoirs and treatment systems, wastewater treatment and disposal systems and trade waste operations. You'll focus on delivering efficient operational requirements, strategic asset planning, water and wastewater quality and consultation with stakeholders.

Ideally you will have a qualification in engineering, preferably in relation to the three waters. Bonus points if you have experience in a position of management - great leadership is what we're after.

If you think you have what it takes, and have a passion for assisting in the management and operation of our districts reticulated water, wastewater and stormwater, then apply now!

We are wanting someone to join our team ASAP so we will be interviewing as we receive applications. Please let us know if you are interested in this opportunity so we can keep an eye out for your CV.

For further information, including a position description, please email us at jobs@timdc.govt.nz

All applicants are required to be either a New Zealand Citizen or have a current New Zealand work visa. Applications can be registered through our careers website www.timaru.govt.nz/jobs