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Development Engineer

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 6337289

It is an exciting time here at Whangarei District Council as our district continues to grow and we are continuously working to strengthen our strategic partnerships and enhance service provision to our community. To support our organisation in achieving its objectives and provide technical engineering services relating to new development infrastructure we are looking for an experienced Development Engineer to work within our Infrastructure Development Department.

To be successful in this role you will be required to write technical reports as part of the RMA process, liaise effectively between multiple departments and take responsibility for checking and approving engineering plans submitted by developers ensuring they meet the engineering standards and any conditions of resource consent. You will also go out on site and meet with contractors and developers to check developments against approved plans.

To be considered for this position candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans
  • Experience and a good understanding of on-site construction practice
  • Sound understanding of on-site infrastructure development
  • Effective facilitation skills
  • Ability to work methodically and efficiently and to set and meet appropriate standards and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate technical information with a varied and broad range of stakeholders
  • Strong customer focus
  • Effective problem solving skills and ability to make sound, well considered decisions in a timely manner
  • Strong report writing skills

A basic understanding of the Resource Consent process is also beneficial but not essential.

In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills, the ability to relate well to others and have a desire to be part of a progressive, hardworking and fun team.

If you think you have the skills and attitude to be successful in this role then don't delay.

We offer a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, a range of flexible working and work/life balance options, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, payment of a professional membership, an active Social Club, plus much more.

Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

There's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the People and Capability team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.

Applications Close: 06 Jun 2023

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