Graduate Engineer


  • Do you have a strong interest in hydraulic modelling and asset management techniques?
  • Are you proactive and solutions-focused?
  • Do you love a good spreadsheet?
  • Looking for a role where you can have a positive, lasting impact on your community?

Waimakariri District is one of the fastest-growing districts in New Zealand and the third-largest, by population, in the South Island. This brings with it abundant challenges across a diverse range of areas. The Council is seeking a Graduate Engineer within the Project Delivery Unit, based in Rangiora, North Canterbury, to help deliver the capital works programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled engineer to join a progressive and customer-focused Council. This is a permanent full-time position with the responsibility of providing hydraulic modelling, asset management, and project delivery in a long-term sustainable manner. We currently have some exciting projects underway in where your skills will be utilised throughout the project cycle.

The Graduate Engineer is a junior to intermediate level role within the Utilities & Roading Department and a key part of the Project Delivery Unit. You will be responsible for asset management tasks including hydraulic modelling, renewal modelling, feasibility studies, and the development of asset management systems. This is a great opportunity to take ownership and work closely with the public, Council, consultants, and contractors to deliver outstanding results.

This role will suit a new or recently graduated engineer, with a strong interest in hydraulic modelling and asset management. Ideally, applicants will have some experience in hydraulic modelling and a good Microsoft Excel skillset. Strong organisation and oral communication skills are essential for this varied and challenging position.

The rewards for this position include a competitive salary package designed to attract the right person to join our team, great working conditions and a very supportive and friendly team environment where you really can make a difference.

Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch, Waimakariri District offers small town and rural lifestyles with a range of outdoor recreation activities on your doorstep but with the advantages of a big city nearby. Whatever your choice of living environment it is readily available and affordable.

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this exciting position, and you want to be on our team then get in touch because we want to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Chris Bacon, Network Planning Team Leader on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV).

Applications close 16 August 2020.

The Council is a Professional Development Partner with Engineering New Zealand and is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out more about working at the Waimakariri District Council check out the following video: www.youtube.com/embed/mywEJi6JGuw

To apply for this job go to: http://waimakariridc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5154095.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 5154095

Location: Waimakariri

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020