Westland District Council

Group Manager - District Assets

Westland District Council

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 20-09-2019


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Senior Leadership Role
  • Located in Hokitika
  • Rewarding Role Within a Lifestyle Location!

The Westland District has thriving tourism, agriculture and mineral industries alongside an awe-inspiring natural environment. The Westland District Council’s motto is “the last best place”, with a vision of being a world class tourist destination while fostering industries and businesses that lead through innovation and service. The opportunity has arisen for a skilled Group Manager to lead the Council’s Asset Management while ensuring that Council policies, aims and objectives are met. For more information on the Council and district visit: www.westlanddc.govt.nz or www.westcoast.co.nz

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible for leading a team to effectively manage the District’s Assets Group which includes stewardship for transportation, three waters, waste, parks, reserves, cemeteries, township development and property infrastructure. Leading the Asset Management and Capital Projects Programme, this role involves multi department and stakeholder collaboration to meet statutory and legislative requirements, while driving customer service excellence. You will participate in strategic leadership as a key member of the executive team, while being committed to developing and managing the organisations infrastructure in support of the Westland community.

Your Skills and Experience

To succeed in this role, you will have a strategic and operational engineering and/or asset management background, leadership skills and an understanding of Council regulatory responsibilities. Project Management, and demonstrated experience in a similar role, is preferred. You will be a strategic thinker capable of providing policy advice, have an operational perspective with an appreciation of risk management. You will have managed and led teams successfully and have experience building upon a positive workplace culture.

You will have a relevant engineering qualification and experience in a similar or demonstrated capability through a related role. In addition, your exceptional communication, stakeholder management and relationship building skills will be crucial to your success.

To Apply

If you think you have the skills to succeed, please submit your CV and cover letter by selecting the ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning David Clausen on 03 345 8762 or Nick Carter on 03 345 8764.

Applications for this role close 5pm Friday 20 September 2019