River Engineering Officer - Fixed Term

Listed 14 days Ago
Horizons Regional Council

 About Us 

The Horizons region extends over 22,000 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

As caretakers of the expansive Manawatu/Wanganui region, Horizons Regional Council offers you a diverse and challenging environment to put your engineering skills to good use.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and committed Engineering Officer to join our River Management Team, based in Kairanga near Palmerston North and reporting to the Central Area Engineer. This is a 3 year Fixed term position to cover a secondment. You will join a close knit team responsible for river and drainage activities in our region. This is an opportunity to have in-depth involvement in the many and varied projects focussed on keeping people and property safe from flooding. As an Engineering Officer you will working closely with the Area Engineer, you will be inspecting and recording the condition of our infrastructural assets, engaging contractors, and prioritizing and supervising works.  You will be required to develop good working relationships with Iwi, other agencies, and 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.

Notwithstanding if we cannot find a suitably experienced and qualified candidate, we would consider offering a cadetship to someone with the right attitude and ambitions.

If you can bring passion and enthusiasm to work then look no further, we have the training and career progression to provide you with a great opportunity!

Why you should 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
  • Positive health and safety culture
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement, 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.

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Applications close at 5.00pm on 20th September 2020.