Engineering Officer

Listed 25 days Ago
Government - Local/Federal

About us 

The Horizons Region extends over 22,200 kms – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our Region a great place to live, work and play.

The role 

We have an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and committed Engineering Officer to join our River Management Team. Based in Marton and reporting to the Northern Area Engineer you will join a close knit team responsible for river and drainage activities in our region.

Working closely with the Area Engineer, you will be inspecting and recording the condition of our infrastructural assets, and prioritizing and supervising works.  You will be required to develop good working relationships with our ratepayers – particularly those in the rural area.

About you

We want the right person to join our team.  Ideally you will be an engineer with a passion to work outside, who is capable of writing technical reports, inputting data into the asset management system and updating our asset maps on ArcMap.  We work over a large area, so holding a current full driver’s license is essential. A qualification in Civil Engineering, or at least progress towards such a qualification is desirable, however we are also looking for someone with a proven ability to find practical engineering solutions to problems.  A working knowledge in Health and Safety, experience in contract supervision, and outstanding communication skills will also make you stand out above the crowd.

Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

· Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing

· Flexible family friendly work environment

· Assistance with tertiary education

· Positive health and safety culture

· Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and

· A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.

Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.

Applications close 5pm Monday 16 September 2019.

Join us and together we can really make a difference to our Region!

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