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Water Services Manager
Thames-Coromandel District Council is a territorial local authority providing a wide range of public infrastructure services for the Coromandel region.
Council is seeking to appoint a Water Services Manager within the Infrastructure Unit to lead the team responsible for managing Council’s water, wastewater and stormwater assets and operational service delivery. This is a key leadership role within Council.
The successful appointee will be required to provide strategic leadership for the sustainable long-term operation of these services and play a key role with Council’s participation in the nationally driven Drinking Water Reform process. Council is set to receive some central government funding via the water reform stimulus package and the appointee will play a significant role in the delivery of that work programme.
If you are an excellent people leader, an effective communicator, excel at empowering staff and contractors to be their best and you have a strong technical background in the three waters’ services then we want to hear from you.
In this role you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, meeting community needs, delivering safe, efficient and effective water services, providing technical advice and managing activity budgets. This is a permanent, full time role primarily based in our Thames Office.
This is a busy role so you will thrive working under pressure and have a personality that lets you develop strong collaborative working and coaching relationships.
You will be a tertiary qualified Civil Engineer with experience in infrastructure strategic planning, asset management, operational service delivery, budget management, contract management and be familiar with relevant legislation e.g. Local Government and Resource Management Acts, as it applies to water services. You should be experienced in working collaboratively with other activities such as Roading, Land Development, utility providers such as Telcos and Power, and Regional Councils.
If you want to work in a great organisation where integrity, respect, innovation and teamwork are valued, where a diverse environment is celebrated and flexibility is promoted, then apply now.
At Thames-Coromandel District Council we value highly skilled, community focused people who strive to make our strategic plans come to life, in return for competitive pay, subsidised relocation and ongoing professional development and support.
If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding work and are excited by the potential to add value to our Council and communities with your outstanding knowledge, skills and initiative, then let’s have a chat.