Solid Waste Engineer

Permanent Full Time

Are you a passionate engineer, capable budget manager and able to think strategically about community infrastructure and managing the challenges that the future may bring?

This role requires someone that looks at the big picture and has the confidence, composure and ability to articulate and present ideas in front of some challenging audiences.  You will need to possess good business acumen as well as be politically aware.  You will have good relationship building skills which will enable you to liaise with our stakeholders, one of which is a joint venture partner. 

Ideally you will have experience in the following:

  • The solid waste industry
  • Asset management
  • Contract management
  • Budget control and administration
  • Project management
  • Local government processes
  • NZ resource consent compliance
  • Helping customers
Are you qualified in engineering or project management and keen to work with a team of enthusiastic professionals involved in assisting and improving Council's services? If the answer is yes we would be delighted to hear from you.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Lifestyle opportunities
  • A supportive and learning working environment
  • Opportunity to work with a team initiating, building and operating innovative and challenging projects.
Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and work/life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district offers.  We provide a competitive salary, a supportive learning environment and the opportunity to work with a team initiating, building and operating innovative and challenging projects.

With median house prices currently at around $430,000, reputable schools, an outstanding natural environment and great, constantly developing facilities there's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources team on: 09 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.

To apply for this position go to or click the apply now button. 

Applications close 5pm Monday, 3 July 2017.

Rob Forlong

Location: Whangarei

Closing Date: 5pm Monday, 3 July

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Job no: WRE450


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