Network Planning Engineer (Water and Wastewater)


Are you looking for a technical planning role in the field of Water Supply and Wastewater that has a direct impact on your community? If so, we might have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for people to help deliver our councils vision of building a life style capital by putting people first, caring for our place and supporting a prosperous community.

In the newly created Network Planning Engineer - water and wastewater role, you will be responsible for the preparation of strategic plans for the long term development of our infrastructure to help build the councils vision of a lifestyle capital. You will lead project teams who will create master plans for our treatment plants and reticulation networks and develop investment businesses cases for the resultant projects. You will work closely with our district planning and operations teams and the community including iwi to ensure we invest in the right thing at the right time.

To be successful in this role you will be able to apply innovative, strategic and integrated thinking and decision making to enable the successful planning of infrastructure projects. You will also have the ability to communicate well to technical and non-technical stakeholders, build strong relationships and lead project teams. A relevant tertiary qualification in science or engineering and experience in the water and wastewater industry is a must.

At NPDC we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. We have put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

Why New Plymouth?

New Plymouth District, with a population of around 74,000 people, makes up the largest district in Taranaki. With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki has been judged the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!;

Who are we?

We are a large organisation employing approximately 600 people, with staff based in more than 12 locations around the district. We manage the environmental, social, economic, and cultural wellbeing of the New Plymouth district - making decisions for and on behalf of the local community and setting the district's overall strategic direction.

If you describe yourself as self-motivated with a can-do attitude and proven technical, planning and leadership abilities in these fields, then we would like to hear from you!

Permanent Full Time

Job no: AIAP943330

Location: New Plymouth

Closing Date: Applications close on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.