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Graduate Engineer

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you a recent engineering graduate eager to kickstart your career in a dynamic and impactful role? Our Asset Management team is looking for a Graduate Engineer who is proactive, solutions-focused and has a passion for our environment. This is an exciting opportunity to get into the engineering space with Council and will expose you to a wide range of activities including: flood control and drainage infrastructure design, stopbank earthwork modelling and design, gravel resource allocation management, and engineering consenting advice.


You will be part of a team working in a fast paced and diverse environment. We have a large portfolio of work and some big projects to achieve in the next few years within the Hawke’s Bay region. We are committed to supporting your growth and development in this role. You will receive mentoring and guidance to enhance your skills and knowledge, both in the specific tasks outlined above and in broader engineering principles.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be able to remain calm under pressure, pick up systems with ease, and able to juggle multiple tasks on the go.  You will also be a great communicator who gets along with a wide variety of people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

It is essential that you have a relevant tertiary qualification in an area such as river or coastal processes, engineering and/or hydrology. We need someone who is self-motivated, hands-on, and energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude. This is a team environment so you must be comfortable in an open plan office space, working with a diverse range of professionals. If this sounds like you then we can offer you an amazing work place with a commitment to invest in your ongoing learning and development.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $69,750 to $77,500 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

If you are ready to start your career in engineering, then apply now! Applications close 10 December however we will be interviewing suitable candidates as they apply so please express your interest for the role ASAP.

 To view the job description please click here.

Please apply through Seek . If you require any further information please email


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse, and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

17 November 2023

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