Otago Regional Council

Infrastructure Engineering Lead

Otago Regional Council

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 04-10-2020


New Zealand

Work type:

Infrastructure Engineering Lead

 Opportunity to address complex engineering challenges with high community impact

 Leadership to drive delivery & team performance

 Make the move South & enjoy an incredible outdoors lifestyle, stunning environment

Otago Regional Council manages the land, air and water resources, and provides flood and natural

hazard protection and response on behalf of communities across Central Otago, Clutha, Waitaki,

Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin. Climate change impacts, pressure on critical infrastructure, and

Otago’s complex river systems from mountain headwaters to coastal mouths, creates a challenging

environment that requires a forward-thinking approach. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for

an experienced Civil, Water or Environmental Engineer to lead a team of three and steer effective asset

management and strategic engineering planning.

The Challenge:

 Provide direction and leadership to the Engineering Team that encompasses Planning, Asset

Management, Bylaws and Compliance, ensuring best practice and creating a culture of delivery

and service.

 Oversee and support your team in asset management across infrastructure that includes flood

protection and land drainage schemes, coastal protection, and river management. This includes

flood events readiness, development/growth planning, and adaptation to climate change and

other drivers of change.

 Form collaborative working relationships with other teams within Council; Territorial Authorities

and other Regional Councils; contractors, consultants, and regulatory bodies; and landowners

that benefit from flood protection and land drainage schemes.

 Assist in complex technical matters and provide professional oversight in the space of

engineering standards, consent and bylaw compliance, risk assessment, project and contract


Your Skills:

 A BEng degree and 8+ years’ experience in the field(s) of Civil, Natural Resources, Geotechnical,

Water, or Environmental Engineering.

 Prior experience in project and contract management and leading technical teams.

 Ideally be Chartered (or working toward it) and have some experience in flood protection,

coastal protection, land drainage, or river control schemes, although this is not essential.

 A tactful, diplomatic coaching style of leadership, strong customer focus, and high professional

standards and initiative.

If you’re looking for job interest and challenge and would enjoy the outdoors lifestyle that goes hand-in-

hand with the Otago environment of rugged coastlines, spectacular mountains and alpine lakes, this

position could be right for you.

Click Apply Now or to find out more, contact Lisa Hulley on 027 688 8831 in confidence.

Applications Close Sunday 4 th October 2020.


Otago Regional Council has engaged Peak Recruitment to manage the recruitment of this position.

Please direct all enquiries and applications to Peak Recruitment. Due to the Border Restrictions, we’re

only accepting applications from New Zealand Citizens/Residents, or alternatively, New Zealand Work

Visa holders currently in New Zealand.

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