Contracts Engineer

Listed 13 days Ago
Southland District Council
Government - Local/Federal

Looking for the opportunity to develop your engineering career?

Due to an internal promotion an exciting opportunity has arisen for contracts engineer to join our water and waste services team.

Council has 22 urban and rural water supplies, 18 sewerage schemes and 28 stormwater networks and the day-to-day running and development of them is managed by this team.  This role will report directly to the Contracts Manager who looks after the operation and maintenance contract for our water schemes.  The 3 waters reform is underway however you will also be part of the wider team responsible for the implementation and management of water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste scheme projects (acquisitions, renewals and other works) so there will be plenty of opportunity to learn from our dedicated team and add to your skills and experience.  

To be successful in this role you will

  • display a sound understanding of contract and project management theory
  • have the personality and ability to build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders
  • be comfortable learning on your feet and expanding your communication skills to be able to give credible advice on technical matters appropriate to your audience
  • be a team player who delivers to a high standard within timeframes
  • have a sound understanding of best practice in water and waste operations
  • be technically savvy with the ability to utilise data systems and information to best advantage

Most importantly you will have a great attitude, be a hard worker and be aligned with our goal of delivering the very best in service to our customers and communities.

Whilst previous experience is preferred if you are a graduate who ticks all of our boxes above and you are self-motivated and believe you can hit the ground running then we would be happy to consider your application. 

In return we believe that staff are our most valuable asset and we are committed to supporting them in every way possible to help them realise their potential.  We offer ongoing training and development, competitive remuneration packages which are benchmarked against market rates.

If this sounds like the role you have been waiting for then don’t delay – due to the time of year we will be recruiting as we go.

To download a position description and apply online visit

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.