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Engineering Cadet


Council’s vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community. Our focus is to prioritise 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. 

 About the Opportunity:

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for an Engineering Cadet to join a great team of people in our Asset Management group. This role is designed to be a developmental position, where the successful applicant will be able to gain new qualifications while learning practical skills on the job. It is an exciting role for the right individual, opening up future career growth and opportunities. 


The key objectives of the role are:

  • Gain knowledge and experience from staff, while assisting with workloads.
  • Support the waterway management of Flood Control and Drainage Schemes across Hawkes Bay, including the maintenance programme, pump station renewals, and enhancement.
  • Monitor and report any asset management issues on rivers and waterways.
  • Support a succession plan for the Regional Assets section.

 We are looking for someone who:

  • Is motivated to grow and develop in an exciting role
  • Has a can-do attitude
  • Wants to positively contribute to team relationships

 The successful candidate will ideally possess and demonstrate the following competencies:

  • A desire to study and learn on the job, including working towards a NZ Certificate in Engineering (NZCE Civil) or NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil) qualification while working.
  • Understanding of the issues facing Hawke’s Bay rivers and drainage networks.
  • Basic practical knowledge of river geomorphology and flood management.
  • Problem solving working knowledge.
  • Collaborative work practices to build strong working relationships.

The salary range for this role would depend on qualifications and experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. If this sounds like you then we are keen to hear from you. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close the advertisement when we have found the right person.

Click here to view a copy of the job description for this role

Applications close 1 December 2020

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13 November 2020

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