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Project Engineer (Infrastructure)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council now has a newly created role for a full-time Project Engineer to join their team in Napier.Reporting to the Manager - Regional Projects, your main responsibility will be to provide day-to-day management of small to medium sized infrastructure projects for Council, as well as contributing to the strategic direction on how the Asset Management Group delivers its capital program with a focus on change management initiatives, you will champion the project process/framework in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of project deliverables.

More specifically, your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Delivering a portfolio of capital infrastructure projects within agreed timeframes and budgets;
  • Managing infrastructure projects through the full lifecycle from activation to closeout managing designers and constructors to handover agreed assets to the asset manager and operator;
  • Providing a centre of expertise in capital project delivery and project estimating, including the maintenance and improvement of the project management framework; and
  • Developing and maintaining construction contracts (NZS3910) with both in-house construction resources and the external contracting industry.

To be considered for this position you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications in civil engineering, environmental engineering or similar and have demonstrated experience in a similar role delivering infrastructure projects within an engineering context. Any local government and/or river engineering experience will be highly regarded but is not mandatory.

Whilst you won't have any direct reports, you will play a pivotal role in directing project success and as such you must have strong communication skills, with the ability to confidently liaise with both internal and external stakeholders. You will take a collaborative approach to your work, be transparent in your service delivery and have a strong health and safety focus.

Importantly, Council is looking for someone with an awareness of industry practices and a genuine desire to improve and/or implement them over time, to ensure continuous improvement within the workplace.

Please note: Although this is a predominantly office based role there will be times you will need to travel around the region, as such you must have a current drivers licence.

Follow the link to view the job description and apply for this exciting position


29 October 2018

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