Senior Engineer/Kaipūkaha, Investigations

Wellington based
  • Be part of a team passionate about protecting the community from flood risk
  • Work across the Wellington Region on challenging and interesting projects
  • Deliver projects that seek broader outcomes to make our Region a great place to live

Greater Wellington (GW) are looking for a Senior Engineer to join their passionate and skilled Knowledge Water team. This role is permanent and based in the central Wellington office.

As Senior Engineer – Investigations you will lead the delivery of investigations projects, and provide engineering design, flood hazard, planning and policy advice on behalf of our flood and erosion risk management functions. You will provide flood hazard advice to the public, territorial authorities, and Consent Officers, and support the development of floodplain management plans and risk management strategies.

  • As a senior, lead team members in providing advice to the public, territorial authorities, Greater Wellington consents and others within the Group on flood risk and engineering design across the region.
  • Lead the delivery of investigations into flood and erosion hazards in the Wellington Region and provide reports on these to inform management decisions.
  • Conduct engineering and investigation tasks to support flood risk management activities. This involves working with consultants and flood risk management staff in carrying out contract administration and procurement activities such as: preparing tender documents, contracts, and other procurement documents; project management activities including planning, financial management and reporting.
  • Work on a range of community and stakeholder engagement activities to support flood risk management activities.
  • Support flood response and flood warning activities as an active member of the flood duty roster.
  • Support the Team Leader in developing process and guidance for the team and Knowledge Function.

Skills required:

  • A Chartered Professional Engineer with a Civil or Natural Resources degree (though an equivalent tertiary qualification will be considered).
  • Ideally, 10 years of experience, including experience related to flood risk management (river, catchment or drainage) or river management. Familiarity with the workings of a public sector organisation is preferable.
  • Experience with engineering project management, contract preparation, procurement, report writing, and administration is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, at both the professional technical level, and with the general public, including presenting technical projects at an appropriate level for the audience.
  • Capability in Te ao Maori in line with Greater Wellington’s Maori Capability Framework and/or the desire to learn and build your own and others’ capability.
  • A full and current drivers licence.

Come help treasure and grow our rohe together...

Our rohe and its lands, waterways, animals, plants and people can only grow stronger if they are nurtured.

To join the team is to step up and commit to playing an active part in this important mahi. That means restoring nature, connecting people and places, reducing environmental impacts, and helping this rohe and its people prosper.

GW are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and support mana whenua as Kaitiaki. They re also part of a collective movement alongside their community members whose hopes for the future of this region are just as high as your own.

GW’s efforts across environmental management, public transport, flood protection, regional parks and water supply are interconnected and integral to treasuring our rohe and growing our future.

GW values diversity and is committed to an inclusive, flexible, and supportive workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and welcome the unique talent and experience you will bring to our team.

This search process is being managed by SWR Group on GW’s behalf. To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to quoting reference no. 3793919. Alternatively, to find out more contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101.

Applications close: 5.00pm, Thursday, 4 July 2024

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.



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