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Asset Engineer


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 passionate about supporting our regions recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle? Do you have a background in engineering and a desire to make a positive impact on the environment? We are seeking a skilled and motivated Asset Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team and actively support our recovery work – so that we can deliver for our communities and our environment with fit for purpose infrastructure. This role is your opportunity to make an active contribution to the rebuild work, contributing towards making our region a better place to live. 

This crucial engineering role will see you reviewing designs and consents related to our flood protection infrastructure projects. As a subject matter expert, in our Regional Assets team you will be providing appropriate technical information and advice to other areas of the organisation. The role will be the key point of contact from an internal client lens for the large project work that is being delivered by our Project Management Office (PMO).  You will support sign off procedures, respond to requests from our delivery partners, and bring a technical understanding to our flood protection works. This is an exciting opportunity with Council where you will be well supported as part of a passionate team working in a diverse environment. 

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We need someone with experience who can hit the ground running and help deliver on our busy programme of work. You will be proactive, solutions-focused and have a passion for our environment. The ability to remain calm under pressure, pick up new systems and processes with ease, and juggle multiple tasks + tight deadlines will serve you well in this dynamic workspace. The role requires someone with exception interpersonal skills, effective communication and an ability to tailor their communication style to meet the needs of various audiences. 

In addition to the above you will also:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree equivalent tertiary qualification in engineering or other relevant area (e.g. Science, Hydrology, River Management)
  • A background that enables you to bring a technical mindset to your decision-making 
  • Professional experience of river / flood management and / or hydraulic structures
  • Capability to identify risks in engineering designs 
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being comfortable with autonomy and providing professional advice 

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

We are offering the opportunity to be part of a career defining programme of work as part of a diverse and supportive team. These projects will make a real difference for Hawke’s Bay, bringing you immense job satisfaction and a feeling of true achievement. The salary range for this role is between $97,700 to $108,700 depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working and working from home options 
  • Limited income protection and life insurance
  • Additional week of annual leave after 3 years’ service 
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. 
  • HBRC has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment. 

See a full list of our benefits here

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.

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 seeking an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to work closely with motivated, passionate and knowledgeable Engineering professionals then we are eager to hear from you!

Please apply via Seek.

Applications close 1 3July 2024 but we may contact suitable candidates as they apply - so please submit your CV today!

View the full job description here.

13 June 2024

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