Current Vacancies
Drinking Water Backflow Technical Office

  • Do you have experience in backflow prevention?
  • We are looking for a seasoned IQP to lead the management of the regions water supply backflow prevention activities
  • Based in our Petone office

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week.

The remuneration range for this role is $73,174 to $103,305 per annum depending on skills and experience.

The opportunity

The purpose of the Drinking Water Backflow Technical Officer position is to provide operational management of the backflow prevention program and information systems across all our client council areas and liaise with property owners to ensure sites have appropriate backflow devices installed and tested. The Building Act, the Health Act, and the Water Services Act require the control and management of backflow risk. You will be responsible for enforcing this legislation by arranging audits and surveys of the backflow equipment in place, escalating issues identified for resolution and taking enforcement action when required.

As the Drinking Water Backflow Technical Officer, you will be particularly strong at relationship management in commercial environments, providing coordination between commercial property owners and managers, and contracted servicepeople. You will continuously improve backflow prevention to meet the legal obligations of Wellington Water under the Water Services Act 2021. This includes reporting on the adequacy and extent of backflow prevention, the risk assessment procedures, bylaws, policies, data management systems, procedures and enforcements that are in place, and how Wellington Water and our client councils are working together to mitigate backflow risk. You will guide and contribute to the development and improvement of company systems to achieve this objective.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring the following:

  • Substantial experience in management of backflow prevention, including legislation, inspection and maintenance work within the industry as an independent qualified person or a similar role
  • Thorough understanding of the risk posed due to backflow and requirements for backflow prevention devices to manage this risk
  • Familiarity with the Water Services Act 2021, Building Act 2004, Health Act, and any local government legislation that applies to compliance for backflow prevention
  • Thorough understanding of workplace health and safety requirements
  • Independent Qualified Person (IQP) registration, including BFP SS7 Certification (backflow), or appropriate engineering qualification
  • Full driver's licence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong relationship management skills
  • Sound leadership and influencing skills
  • An analytical and logical approach

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's Councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

View our benefits here https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/ 

Applications close on Sunday, 25 September 2022.

How to apply

To view a copy of the position description visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iwfSKG4wr6K_gckTqdySMqdEibqpM8-D/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site  

https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1767811-drinking-water-backflow-technical-officer

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email [email protected].nz 

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Team Leader Treatment (Wellington)

  • Does a dynamic leadership opportunity excite you?
  • A diverse, bold and progressive organisation that's leading the industry
  • Based at the Water Treatment Plants in Hutt Valley

The opportunity

The purpose of the Team Leader Treatment (Wellington) is to manage the Wellington operations technician staff to operate the treatment plants that treat and supply drinking water. As the Team Leader Treatment (Wellington) you will inform the integrated operating programme, ensure maintenance planning and delivery is well informed, asset data is collected, asset performance is monitored, and regulatory compliance is met. You will also facilitate continuous improvement through reviewing and adjusting workflows and processes, and ensuring technical knowledge and capability is leveraged and developed within the team.

The operational scope is the four potable water treatment plants and primary reservoirs and pump stations based in the Wellington Region; and any emergency management services related to treatment.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring the following:

  • A qualification in engineering, planning or other relevant area
  • Five years experience in a relevant engineering or planning environment, ideally treatment plants
  • Experience in short term supervisory roles as an extension of core role
  • National diploma in either Water or Wastewater Treatment advantageous
  • An understanding of workflows, how to identify and define issues and create and implement solutions
  • Thorough understanding of workplace health and safety requirements and of regulatory frameworks and standards
  • Familiar with engineering planning and processes and infrastructure commissioning
  • Ability to lead, coach and mentor staff in a way that leads to strengthened capacity in both what staff do and how they do it
  • An collaborative approach to problem solving with a focus on curiosity and understanding
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to influence
  • Strong planning skills, well organised and works in a structured way
  • Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual
  • Full driver's licence for a car

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside like-minded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

To view our benefits please copy and paste the URL below into your internet broswe's address bar https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/ 

Applications close on Sunday, 25 September 2022.

How to apply

To view the postion description please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yTa5DIzvhgA0M7u6VPEzm5i4_enrCj6B/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site.  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1957555-team-leader-treatment-wellington 

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email: [email protected] 

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Manager Treatment Operations

  • Does a dynamic leadership opportunity excite you?
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Based at our Petone office

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week.

The remuneration range for this role is $119,000 to $167,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience.

The opportunity

The purpose of the position of the Manager Treatment Operations is to ensure delivery of a safe drinking water supply to our region, and for waste-water treatment activities in the South Wairarapa that provide outcomes of safe water and environmental excellence to our communities. The position provides a relentless focus and accountability for ensuring effective fluoridation as mandated to enable the benefits to oral health for our communities.

This means ensuring that the treatment and supply of drinking water and waste-water is carried out efficiently, respecting our guardianship responsibilities for this natural resource and our environment and ensuring that we are fully compliant with our legal and regulatory responsibilities.

With strong relationship building, and people and intellectual leadership, you will drive for continual improvement and foster an organisational culture based on collaboration, innovation, learning and high performance.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • a relevant engineering, treatment or environmental qualification, preferably Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent
  • 10 years plus experience in process engineering, water treatment or similar
  • ideally 7-10 years management experience
  • in-depth expertise in water and waste-water treatment
  • Sound knowledge of the three waters sector, treatment maintenance operations, applicable legislation, and water standards
  • credibility and trustworthiness as a leader with sound people and influencing skills
  • strong financial and budget management and planning skills
  • strong analytical and planning skills
  • full driver's licence for a car.

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, waste-water and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside like-minded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

To see our benefits please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/ 

Applications close on Sunday, 18 September 2022.

Please note applications will processed as they come in so don't delay, apply now.

How to apply

To see the position description please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KHFYIafZXIY_stgimltMw0X9RV8ObmdT/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/2034531-manager-treatment-operations 

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email: [email protected] 

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Team Leader Growth Planning

  • Professional development and career progression opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Petone office based position

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week

The remuneration range for this role is $115,000 to $163,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience

The opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic professional to provide leadership to Wellington Water's growth planning programme. The purpose of the role is to meet growth in an integrated, affordable, innovative, sustainable way. You will lead the growth programme by delivering integrated future growth studies, investigations to plan our networks for future urban development.

Your work will achieve our Statement of Intent, Three Waters Strategy, and Regional Investment Strategy and be guided by our three key outcomes and 12 Service Goals. To do this, you will work closely with our client councils and major infrastructure providers to align three water capacity improvements with long term city and infrastructure plans. You will take us a step forward in maturing our approach to future demand forecasting by supporting continual improvements to our systems.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in engineering, investment programming, network planning or similar
  • Experienced in managing and resolving conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team
  • Programming, business case, and/or network planning
  • A minimum of seven years post qualification experience working at a senior level preferably in three waters or programme planning
  • Knowledge of strategic frameworks for growth, capacity modelling, network programming and planning
  • Knowledge of ISO55000 and urban development framework
  • Knowledge of Resource Management Act, Codes of Practice, Regional Standard Water Specification, NZS4404 and Civil Engineering practices

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

To see our benefits please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/ 

Applications close on Sunday, 18 September 2022.

How to apply

To view the position description please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://drive.google.com/file/d/10RCZH8tBbMrQPYkiKWw_teT_RSDaPXJa/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site   https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1994813-team-leader-growth-planning .

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email: [email protected] 

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Wastewater Treatment Technician Apprentice – Fixed Term

Palmerston North (or as we like to call it, Palmy) is a growing, innovative and exciting city. With small city benefits and big city ambition, Palmy has secured its place on the map as a creative and exciting city, with leading innovation and developments! We’re proud to be a city that includes, supports, connects and uses the talents of the whole community in our pursuit to provide a connected and safe community. We’re also a future-focused city who cares about enhancing our natural and built environment. Our future looks bright, it looks vibrant and progressive.

Are you technically minded, and wanting to kick start your career? We’re looking for a Wastewater Treatment Technician Apprentice to join our Wastewater Operations team. You will learn to operate and maintain all aspects of the wastewater treatment plant and machinery, including repairs and maintenance while working towards becoming a fully qualified Wastewater Treatment Technician.

If you’re a team player with initiative, good communication skills and take pride in your work then you are who we are looking for. We work closely as a team, and the wider Unit, so need someone who’s able to communicate with people from all backgrounds.

As an apprentice, you’ll learn while you earn. While you’re working, you’ll be on your way to an NZQA approved qualification, and actively participating in work based training. To be successful in this role you will ideally have achieved NCEA Certificate Level 2 (or higher) in Mathematics, English and Science.

You’ll be a self-motivated, enthusiastic person that has a passion for the industry. In return, we offer you excellent safe working conditions and a friendly and professional environment.

As a great employer we can offer you job stability, a fun, collaborative work environment and support to undertake further training including obtaining an NZQA qualification. Alongside our market competitive wage rates, including the living wage for new trainees, the benefits working for Palmy include a work cellphone, Palmy branded work clothing, childcare subsidy, free health checks and access to our staff gym.

This is a fixed term apprenticeship for 3 years. If you want to kick-start your career in water treatment, please apply today!

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

The link to apply is: https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ni/PNCC1084-wastewater-treatment-technician-apprentice-fixed-term

The closing date for this listing is Monday 19 September 2022.

Manager Wastewater Contract and Commercial Connections

  • Hold our key relationships regarding wastewater and trade waste services
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Based in our Petone office

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week.

The remuneration range for this role is $115,000 to $163,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience.

The opportunity

As our Manager Wastewater and Commercial connections, it will be your role to oversee the effective and efficient management of our Regional Wastewater Treatment Plants Contract. This will see you utilising your extensive water industry experience as you lead the setting of standards and expected levels of asset performance as you mitigate and manage the risk to human health and the environment from commercial connections.

In this role, you will have the accountability for our wastewater treatment activities that provide the outcomes of safe water and environmental excellence to our communities and exceed the requirements of our regulators. You'll also get the chance to really demonstrate your strong relationship building skills and people and relationship building skills as you drive for continual improvement and foster an organisational culture that is based on collaboration, innovation, learning and high performance.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have some or all of these skills and experience:

  • Significant experience in the water or wastewater industry
  • Contract management experience, including procurement, negotiation and contract disputes
  • Demonstrated experience in managing relationships to influence performance and improvement outcomes
  • Experience working in a collective and collaborative leadership environment
  • Strong commercial and relationship management skills as well as the ability to influence senior and executive staff
  • Knowledge of the Resource Management Act
  • Knowledge of contract law would be advantageous
  • Proven experience as an effective people leader
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Skilled in preparing group budgets and undertaking monthly financial reviews
  • A real passion for the betterment of Wellington regions environmental outcomes

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

To see our benefits please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/ 

Applications close on Sunday, 11 September 2022.

How to apply

To view a copy of the position description please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bGtIBRnbInckllzu3v2Bw4QrH2CdVZdT/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email: [email protected]

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

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Last updated: 12th February 2021

Team Leader Growth Planning

• Professional development and career progression opportunities

• Flexible working arrangements available

• Petone office based position

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week

The remuneration range for this role is $115,000 to $163,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience

The opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic professional to provide leadership to Wellington Water's growth planning programme. The purpose of the role is to meet growth in an integrated, affordable, innovative, sustainable way. You will lead the growth programme by delivering integrated future growth studies, investigations to plan our networks for future urban development.

Your work will achieve our Statement of Intent, Three Waters Strategy, and Regional Investment Strategy and be guided by our three key outcomes and 12 Service Goals. To do this, you will work closely with our client councils and major infrastructure providers to align three water capacity improvements with long term city and infrastructure plans. You will take us a step forward in maturing our approach to future demand forecasting by supporting continual improvements to our systems.

About you

To be successful in this role you will bring the following:

• Tertiary qualification in engineering, investment programming, network planning or similar

• Experienced in managing and resolving conflicting priorities

• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team

• Programming, business case, and/or network planning

• A minimum of seven years post qualification experience working at a senior level preferably in three waters or programme planning

• Knowledge of strategic frameworks for growth, capacity modelling, network programming and planning

• Knowledge of ISO55000 and urban development framework

• Knowledge of Resource Management Act, Codes of Practice, Regional Standard Water Specification, NZS4404 and Civil Engineering practices

About us

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted advisor to the region's councils and deliver great outcomes for our customers. Wellington Water plans and delivers drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea in partnership with the community, engineering consultants and contractors.

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Why join us

It is an exciting time to be working in the water sector, not only are you at the forefront of looking after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare and the environment, but proposed changes for the sector is increasing awareness around the importance of managing the three waters and creating new opportunities. Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged, and you will work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

To see our benefits please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/

Applications close on Sunday, 18 September 2022.

How to apply

To view the position description please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar https://drive.google.com/file/d/10RCZH8tBbMrQPYkiKWw_teT_RSDaPXJa/view?usp=sharing

To apply for the role, click on the 'apply' button or visit the Wellington Water careers site https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1994813-team-leader-growth-planning

 

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it.

For further information, email: [email protected]

We support being fully vaccinated. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

 

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