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Project Engineer (Infrastructure)

Job No: 104375
Location: Napier

  • Newly created opportunity for an experienced Engineer managing small-medium sized infrastructure projects
  • Growing regional council in one of the most picturesque regions of NZ! 
  • Competitive remuneration package negotiable with skills and experience plus relocation assistance

About Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the regional authority for the Hawke's Bay region in New Zealand with key roles in environmental management and education; flood control and drainage; pollution and waste; and land, water and coastal management. Supporting approximately 150,000 residents, Council's vision is to enable a connected and vibrant region with resilient communities, a prosperous economy, and a clean, healthy environment.

About the Opportunity

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.

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About You

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.

About the Benefits

With over 80% of employees consistently rating Hawke's Bay Regional Council as a great place to work in recent staff surveys, it's no wonder that the average employee tenure is 12 years! Council has succeeded in creating a welcoming, fun and family-friendly environment for its people.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package, negotiable with skills and experience. Candidates moving to Napier will be offered relocation assistance, and you will also have access to in-house benefits such as salary continuance insurance.

You'll also enjoy life insurance cover and a vehicle for negotiated home to work use.

You will leave work each day knowing you have made a contribution to ensuring a positive, ecologically friendly future for Council.

About Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay is a region of New Zealand located in the east of the North Island on the Pacific Ocean coast. With a mild Mediterranean climate, summer is quite often sunnier and hotter than the average for the rest of New Zealand.

If there were two words that summed up Hawke's Bay it would be 'Wine Country'. Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine and apples. As well as being a popular stop on numerous NZ wine tours, Hawke's Bay is also known as an art deco city, having been rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake.

There is also an extensive network of high quality off-road recreational walkways and cycleways to suit all fitness levels, boutique artisan food stores, and a variety of museums and galleries.

With glorious beaches and a family-friendly community, the Hawke's Bay region is as welcoming as it is unique, with universal appeal for people from all walks and stages of life. 

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