Engineering Officer (Kaipūkaha), Flood Protection

  • Make a positive change to the river environment

  • Improve our communities’ resilience to flooding

  • Develop business processes and systems

We’re looking for an Engineering Officer to join the Wellington Flood Protection team, fixed term to 30 June 2022. This role is based in our Lower Hutt depot.

About Greater Wellington:

There's a lot more to us than meets the eye. Here at Greater Wellington Regional Council, we're working on the big things that will impact everyone in our region. Ensuring we have uninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat of flooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality of our fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transport network and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change across our region. We're people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do, because we believe what we do counts.

We provide a diverse range of benefits including working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments. We're also all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does.

About the role:

The Engineering Officer sits in the Operations Planning team. This is a hands on and varied role which will be involved in asset management, health, safety and wellness systems and also assisting in supporting our new river management resource consents. The department is in a period of substantial change in these areas and Engineering Officer will support the wider Operations team through this change. They will also provide general engineering support in the form of project and contract management, managing gravel extraction activities, liaising with landowners, and assisting with the operational response in flood events.

Skills and experience required:

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with others – both within and outside of Greater Wellington.  They will also have project and construction management experience and a high level of computer literacy.

You will also need:

·  A relevant engineering qualification in civil or natural resources

·  Experience with asset management information systems, processes and reporting

·  Understanding of resource consent management, compliance and reporting

·  Be self-motivated and have the ability to work without close supervision

How to apply:

Click on the “Apply” link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact Jacky Cox, 027 255 8636.

Applications close: Monday, 24 May 2021


We’re also recruiting for a Project Engineer in our Flood Protection team in the Wairarapa. More information can be found here:-


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Fixed Term Full Time

Job no: DZFK147847

Location: Lower Hutt, Wellington City

Closing Date: Monday, 24 May 2021