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Rivers Project Engineer

Job No: 113734
Location: Blenheim

  • Are you an experienced Civil Engineer with rivers/drainage experience? Join this progressive Council!
  • Base salary circa NZD$80,000 - NZD$100,000 PLUS 5% super, generous leave, relocation & accommodation assistance, health & income protection insurance + more!
  • Enjoy ongoing professional development opportunities, great office location, comprehensive wellness program & a fantastic social environment!

About the Opportunity

Marlborough District Council is seeking a full-time Rivers Project Engineer to join their team in Blenheim.

Reporting to the Rivers & Drainage Engineering Manager, this role will see you primarily responsible for implementing an approved capital works program. This includes:

  • Assisting with the planning and programming of rivers and drainage capital expenditure;
  • Designing smaller scale projects;
  • Managing projects from approval to completion, including consultant briefs and appointments, design, landowner and RMA approvals tendering, and contract award;
  • Carrying out construction monitoring;
  • Facilitating consultation with landowners, including land purchase or acquiring easements where appropriate and necessary;
  • Preparing (or managing a consultant to prepare) resource consent applications; and
  • Assisting with consultation with the community and interest groups.

To view a full position description, please click here.

About You

MDC is seeking candidates who hold tertiary qualifications in Civil or Natural Resources Engineering. Ideally you will also be a Chartered Professional Engineer or be eligible and willing to obtain CPENZ registration.

Due to the nature of the position, the successful applicant will have significant experience in all aspects of civil engineering, preferably in the areas of river management, stormwater systems design and construction, and rural drainage infrastructure. 

Experience with preparing and lodging resource consents, and land access and compensation processes is also required. You will possess knowledge of GIS and be comfortable using software aids relating to project management principles. 

As stakeholder liaison is an important aspect of this role, it is essential you have excellent communication, negotiation and engagement skills in order to successfully build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including members of the public.

Package & Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer to take on a new challenge and further their career within a thriving Council.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa NZD $80,000 - $100,000 (negotiable commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus a range of benefits including:

  • 5% super (matching employee contribution)
  • 5 weeks' annual leave
  • 10 days' sick leave
  • Phone, laptop, and vehicle for work use
  • Relocation assistance
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Health and income protection insurance
  • Wellness program to support your health, wellbeing, and financial security

Council offices are modern and open plan, with the belief that this environment improves functionality and workflow, allowing for improved communication, productivity and effectiveness. The main office building is situated in the CBD, amongst cafés and shops. 30 seconds is all it takes to be in town meeting friends and family for lunch.

Not to mention, you'll be joining a close-knit team that regularly enjoy each other's company. The social club brings staff together in a collective atmosphere for Friday night drinks and other organised events, including mid-year and end of year celebrations.

In addition, MDC encourages professional development, ongoing training, and career progression. You will have the opportunity to take control of your own growth and skill enhancement, with Council support, including access to seminars and conferences. 

The above are just some of the many amazing benefits of working for MDC - it's no wonder tenure is so high, with many employees having been on board for 25+ years!

About Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council (MDC) is made up of a diverse workforce who pride themselves on providing a safe and healthy workplace. As a Unitary Authority, MDC provides unique opportunities for their people to learn and grow across a wide range of functions.

MDC’s values and behaviours are based on Respect, Professionalism and Integrity. Council is committed to an environment that supports professional development, an equal opportunities workplace and a positive culture.

Over the next decade, Marlborough will become a globally-connected district of progressive, high value enterprise, known for its economic efficiency, quality lifestyle, desirable location and natural environment. Marlborough will be “Smart and Connected”.

Further your Civil Engineering career with this progressive Council - Apply Now!

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