Senior Civil Engineer

Building Momentum | Kokiritia!

The most beautiful district in New Zealand continues to experience unprecedented growth. This rapid increase to resident and visitor numbers demands significant investment in our Property & Infrastructure portfolio to sustain the levels of service we provide to our community, and enhance our capability to break new ground for tomorrow. The programme is record-breaking in scale, three times bigger than anything the district has faced. And, Our Great Challenge is now your defining moment to Bring Your Best

With major projects like the Queenstown Town Centre Masterplan (providing the necessary infrastructure to support a robust local economy) and Project Pure (upgrade of the Wanaka Wastewater Treatment Plant) in our pipeline, the place to be is Queenstown Lakes District, and the perfect time to aspire to the best work of your life is right now.

The Organisation

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 500 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $990m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

The Role

As part of the technical quality assurance function of the Project Management Office, the Senior Civil Engineer is responsible for applying, guiding and reviewing technical solutions to the Council’s 3 Waters and Roading infrastructure projects.  The Senior Civil Engineer will develop and enhance works programmes for the Annual Plan (AP) and Long Term Plan (LTP), through investigations and business case scoping.  The Senior Civil Engineer will also manage and review the scoping of capital projects in the Queenstown Lakes District, in accordance with the Better Business Case process, approved budgets and project objectives.  The Senior Civil Engineer supports the Chief Engineer throughout the ‘Point of Entry to delivery process’ and provides technical guidance to the Senior Project Managers during project delivery.  

About You

The successful candidate will bring a leading civil engineering assurance skill set, including feasibility evaluation of capital works projects, and have very effective analytical, reporting and communication skills.  Knowledge and depth of experience with the application of project management methodologies (e.g. PMBOK, Prince2), demonstrated negotiation skills and well-developed commercial skills will be essential for delivering world-class outcomes in this Senior role with the scope to innovate and value-add.  

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Dip Engineering, Certificate of Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience with the application of project management methodologies (e.g. PMBOK, PRINCE2)
  • 8 to 10 years’ minimum relevant experience within infrastructure planning and project delivery
  • Practical experience - risk identification, mitigation, infrastructure planning, design overview and management
  • Well-developed people and communication skills and a strong customer ethos

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates

For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit or feel free to contact Simon Leary – Engineering Manager to discuss this exciting opportunity in confidence

Applications close 28 Feb 2019

Permanent Full Time

Job no: BBAM943522

Location: Queenstown

Closing Date: Applications close, 28th February 2019