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Project Engineer (Fixed Term - 2.5 years)

Whakatu Karamu

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. 

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking a qualified Project Engineer to provide day to day management of infrastructure projects within our region. This is a fixed term role for 2.5 years and has been specifically created to assist with regional infrastructure development due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support boosting our local economy. The projects in this portfolio are part of the Infrastructure Reference Group’s climate resilience programme, specifically targeted around erosion protection works and increasing the levels of service within our local rivers. This exciting role will give the right candidate an opportunity to be a key contributor to our Regional Projects team.

About the Opportunity:

 The key objectives of the role are:

  • Develop and manage construction contracts (NZS3910) with both in – house construction resources and the external contracting industry
  • Manage infrastructure projects through the full lifecycle from activation to closeout managing designers and constructors to handover
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of strong and meaningful relationships with agreed internal and external stakeholders.
  • Tender document preparation and assessments
  • Management, surveillance, and quality assurance of construction projects
  • Ensure delivery of the capital portfolio is delivered to scope, cost, and time metrics

 About you:

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

  • Bachelor’s in civil engineering (or equivalent)
  • Practical knowledge of project management frameworks, systems, and practices
  • Previous experience with Environmental Engineering is desirable
  • Practical understanding of contract documentation (NZS3910)
  • Sound computer skills with MS Office and project management tools
  • Strong health and safety focus
  • High level of initiative and an ability to lead.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, pro-active and self-motivated.

 The salary range for this role will depend on qualifications and experience of the appointed candidate.

 The HBRC is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

 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

Applications close 8 January 2021. 

To apply via SEEK click here

9 December 2020

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