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Environmental Engineer

Job ID: 161331
Department: Integrated Catchments
Location: Tauranga/Whakatane/Rotorua
Posted: June 10, 2024


Thriving together - mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata.
Our environment and our people go hand-in-hand.

If you want to bring your existing engineering skills and experience to help us to deliver meaningful work for our environment and our people, while having mentoring and support to assist you to reach your true potential as an environmental engineer then we want to hear from you.

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga | About the role

Being an Environmental Engineer at Bay of Plenty Regional Council means being part of a committed and experienced team of professionals working on key engineering challenges, delivering our crucial community outcomes: a healthy environment, freshwater for life, safe and resilient communities, and a vibrant region.

In the role, you will regularly provide quality engineering advice and technical expertise on flood and erosion risk management to a wide range of groups, organisations and the community for regional plans, strategies, policy and guideline development. You will also support resource consent processing and provide compliance advice to a high standard.  Initial support will be available if you are still developing in this area.

You will undertake hydrologic and hydraulic investigations and deliver best-in-class engineering design in various river, drainage, coastal and soil conservation activities.  You will also produce engineering reports, tender and contract documentation, and sometimes oversee the completion of engineering works and projects.  You will support flood forecasting and flood response activities as an active member of the flood management team.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake specialist engineering projects where required.

Ō pūmanawa | Your skills and experience

Ideally, you will have a recognised degree in Environmental Engineering or equivalent engineering discipline with at least three years of demonstrated engineering knowledge associated with hydrology, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, and innovative and effective management approaches of rivers, canals, floodplains, lakes and coastal processes to reduce flood risk as well as a general understanding of environmental effects and New Zealand specific environmental regulations.

However, if you have a Diploma in Environmental Engineering rather than a degree, and you can demonstrate at least ten years of relevant experience, drive, commitment and passion for your work. We also want to hear from you. 

Of course, you will also need to possess good computing ability (MS Office, ArcGIS) and working towards membership of Engineering New Zealand (MEngNZ) would be a real advantage.

If you are interested in applying or have any questions details are below.  

Ko wai mātou | Who we are

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for land, air and water as well as public transport and economic development. A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people's use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.

We are a values-driven organisation, that really cares about our people.  Who you are is important to us and we welcome diversity as an opportunity to grow our teams and are keen to support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions and abilities. We want Toi Moana to be a place where you bring your whole self to work.

As we’ve said, you and your career will be important to us.  We’ll support you to develop (we invest in growing our people), we offer flexibility around how and where you work, we offer a competitive salary (we review salaries annually and we pay employer KiwiSaver on top of your salary), we have a great leave package (5 weeks leave and a sick leave credit on commencement) and we offer other benefits such as free income protection and life insurance, an $80 bus travel card on commencement, discounted health schemes along with a great in-house social culture.

Ideally, the position would be located in our Tauranga office to provide maximum exposure to the Environmental Engineering Team Leader, however, as we have offices in Tauranga, Whakatāne and Rotorua and great ICT systems to keep us connected, we are open to alternatives; let us know what that could look like for you.

Me pēhea te tuku tono  | How to Apply

Click APPLY NOW or for more information about the role please call Kathy Thiel-Lardon, Environmental Engineering Team Leader on 0800 884 880 for a confidential discussion.

To access a copy of Te Tūranga Mahi (Job Description) please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your web browser:

NB: To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand and also a current, valid driver's licence. As this position is designated as being "safety sensitive", the successful candidate will be asked to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol check as part of the recruitment.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 30 June, 2024 and will only be accepted online.