Current Vacancies

Relief Operator Serviceperson – Asset Renewals & Pools

 Looking to progress your career, but also wanting to live life to the full? Taupō District Council is looking for a Relief Operator Serviceperson – Asset Renewals & Pools to join our team who shares our commitment to our community & to being the best we can be.

About the role:

In this hands-on role you’ll be a key member of the Asset Renewals team, helping to make sure our District’s Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants operate effectively and Plant assets are maintained to a high standard. This is a varied role but in a typical day you’ll be:

  • Making sure the Plant operates seamlessly.
  • Taking the best course of action to resolve/report any issues promptly
  • Servicing/maintaining/renewing equipment
  • Conducting, analysing & recording tests

About you:

We’re looking for a teammate with experience in maintaining plant & machinery ideally with a mechanical trade qualification or experience. You will have a National Certificate in Water/Wastewater Treatment (or be keen to commit to achieving a qualification in the field). Most importantly you will;

  • Have an excellent work ethic
  • Take real pride in your work and the organisation you represent
  • Be a willing learner, committed to growing professionally
  • Prepared to go the extra mile for your customers and your team
  • Strive for excellence with high performance the target

The successful candidate will become part of an award-winning team that has recently achieved several national awards within the water industry. So, if you have what it takes to contribute to the success of this team then we would like to hear from you.

Applications close Friday 8th October 2021. For more information and to apply, please visit taupo.govt.nz/careers

Customer Planning Engineer

Who we are?

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our client councils, who are the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors on water services projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

The Customer Operations Group leads the operations and maintenance of the network on behalf of client councils and is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests. The group's outcomes are delivered through an innovative alliance, comprising people and resources from Wellington Water and Fulton Hogan working together to achieve high-performance for the Wellington community.

Where you come in?

Reporting to the Manager Customer Planning, the Customer Planning Engineer has staff management duties over technical advisors that ensures the protection of the environment from adverse effects in our work activities. You provide engineering and operational solutions to the Service Delivery Manager and field crews. You oversee operational gateway review and approval of Capex projects. You also oversee shutdown planning, actively managing the impact that any loss of continuity of essential services to customers and community may experience.

You will be responsible for the investigation of more complex issues and project management the resolution process. You will lead or support reactive maintenance or critical response. You are a skilled maintenance planner that is organised in ensuring As-Built information meets internal data requirements in a timely manner. You will manage reactive Capex to budget.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:

  • NZCE/Diploma in Engineering/Degree qualification (Civil, Mech, Elect) or other suitable trade qualification
  • Full driver's licence
  • Asset management and computerised maintenance management (NAMS, ISO 55000)
  • Water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems, operation and maintenance management systems (computer based systems)
  • Risk management practices
  • Emergency and incident response in water utility
  • Budget management and value creation
  • Project and contract management
  • Ability to think strategically over longer term whole of network/whole of region goals to identify priorities, risks and dependencies
  • Demonstrated strong experience in customer service and relationship management

What's in it for you?

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue as an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region. 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 for the region and its councils.

 

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1293582-customer-planning-engineer 

Industrial Electrician

Who we are?

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our client councils, who are the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors on water services projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

The Customer Operations Group leads the operations and maintenance of the network on behalf of client councils and is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests. The group's outcomes are delivered through an innovative alliance, comprising people and resources from Wellington Water and Fulton Hogan working together to achieve high-performance for the Wellington community.

Where you come in?

You are an experienced electrical specialist in the control, communication, monitoring, and flow/level recording of field devices power or solar. Some of these devices could be pump stations or manholes in the road or in rivers, but our main focus is ensuring Water, Stormwater and Wastewater flows 24/7 within our city.

You are an adaptable character who is comfortable working alone and as part of a team across a wide range of electrical control systems. You show a proactive attitude to the resolution of operational failures. The ability to accurately complete paperwork and confidently communicates with our internal and external customers will ensure your success in this position.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:

  • You must have NZ registration as an Electrician and experience in the industrial installation and service field
  • You'll have the capability and genuine interest to work with PLCs, RTU's, Telemetry systems, instrumentation and electrical control systems
  • Have experience with fault diagnostics and repairs with electrical systems
  • Ability to install and commission minor projects
  • You'll be able to operate autonomously, without supervision, as well as being available for callouts
  • We also expect you to be competent and comfortable working in confined spaces, heights, and hazardous areas, along with an excellent understanding of health and safety
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines

What's in it for you?

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue as an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region. 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 for the region and its councils.

Please apply before 11 Septemer 2021 using this link; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1297112-industrial-electrician

Water Treatment Specialist Roles Full Time, Permanent

Kāpiti Coast District Council provides potable water for the district through five water Treatment plants. We use a computerised monitoring and control system to manage all treatment plants. Waikanae Water treatment plant is a multi-stage process with a 7 log removal, this supplies water to 35000 people All our treatment plants have chlorine and UV disinfection.

We are looking for a Senior Water Treatment Specialist who has what it takes to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a National diploma in Water Treatment Level 5 or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and how it applies to the Council environment and implications for application.
  • Hold a Breathing Apparatus Certification and a Confined Spaces Certification. If necessary, the council will provide support to achieve relevant training and certification.
  • Hold a current & valid NZ Drivers Licence with no restrictions for the class(es) of vehicle that may be required to be driven in this role, eg: HT Licence Forklift etc.
  • Have an ability to safely and competently undertake the physical tasks associated with the requirements of the role.
  • Have the ability to gain, a Dangerous Goods Licence.
  • Have proven capability to develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with a range of key stakeholders.
  • Have strong customer service focus with excellent communication skills.
  • Have an ability to work effectively unsupervised and to be able to think on their feet.
  • Have outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Have a mechanical or electrical aptitude.
  • Have a level of competence to effectively use current technology and a willingness to learn new systems and process to keep up to date with new technology in this field.
  • Have willingness to undertake a relevant vaccination programme.
  • On occasion be able to step into a rostered role that will include weekend work

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Marcus Coley, Bulk Water Treatment Supervisor on 04 296 4700.

The preferred candidate will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening, criminal history and credit checks.

Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who make a positive difference in the community we serve.  If you’d like to be part of the team, contact us now. 

Applications close 12.00 noon, Friday 03 September 2021.  Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked Treatment Specialist 035to [email protected].    

Further information about the position and application documents are published on our website at https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/

Maintenance Fitter

Who we are

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our client councils, who are the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors on water services projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

The Customer Operations Group leads the operations and maintenance of the network on behalf of client councils and is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests. The group's outcomes are delivered through an innovative alliance, comprising people and resources from Wellington Water and Fulton Hogan working together to achieve high-performance for the Wellington community.

Where you come in

You will be responsible for the maintenance of mechanical plant and equipment using hygienic work practice. Ideally you are experienced with the service, repair or replacement of water treatment equipment in the drinking water treatment plants, bulk water pump stations and reservoirs/water storage assets, as per planned work orders or reactive maintenance.

You will work on planned and unplanned maintenance in accordance with good practice; identify any environmental, health and safety and/or water quality hazards and mitigate accordingly, as well as identifying any distribution network impacts and communicated effectively.

To be successful in this busy role, you will be highly skilled in the following:

  • You will have the relevant Engineering/trade certificate in fitting and welding or turning
  • Experience working on assets in the water industry (pumps, air compressors, dosing equipment, valves, mechanical screens) is desirable
  • Computer literate - be able to input and access data from a PC or iPad; utilise basic word and excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety, Quality, Asset and Environmental practice
  • Full driver's licence essential, Class 2 desired
  • Contributing to a team and organisational culture that is based on collaboration, innovation, learning and high performance
  • Building strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • A degree of physical fitness to meet the physical requirements of the role. (heights, confined spaces, physical work)

What's in it for you

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue as an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region. 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 for the region and its councils.

Please use this ink to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1297122-maintenance-fitter

Technical Advisor – Drainage

Who we are

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our client councils, who are the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors on water services projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

The Customer Operations Group leads the operations and maintenance of the network on behalf of client councils and is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests. The group's outcomes are delivered through an innovative alliance, comprising people and resources from Wellington Water and Fulton Hogan working together to achieve high-performance for the Wellington community.

Where you come in

The focus of this role is on providing a professional and efficient service. You may be providing technical support and advice to our service delivery teams in the field, or you may be on sites undertaking site investigations to resolve private and public drainage operational issues.

Providing a full customer service experience is something you pride yourself on, from giving advice and information on water supply and drainage issues, through to following up with property owners where remedial actions are required.

To be successful in this role

You will have practical experience in the field of drainage through working in a council, or you may have worked in a private organisation. In any case you are proactive, and solutions driven to achieve positive outcomes in supporting your team members. You may have a tertiary Engineering qualification with some practical in work experience. Alternatively, you have drain layers background or level 3 water reticulation NZQA or equivalent trade

A current full NZ driver's licence is required and if there's a problem to be resolved, there may be occasions when you are expected to work after normal business hours.

What's in it for you

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue as an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region. 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 for the region and its councils.

Please use this link for applications:  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1288646-technical-advisor-drainage

Technical Advisor - Leak Detection

Who we are?

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our client councils, who are the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors on water services projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

The Customer Operations Group leads the operations and maintenance of the network on behalf of client councils and is the first point of contact in responding to client and customer requests. The group's outcomes are delivered through an innovative alliance, comprising people and resources from Wellington Water and Fulton Hogan working together to achieve high-performance for the Wellington community.

Where you come in?

The Technical Advisor Leak Detection role is to support the leakage management programme through private and public leak detection, customer liaison, arranging repair and resolving associated issues.

Daily deliverables include the following:

  • Investigating networks and detecting leaks
  • Planning and supervising water supply shutdowns
  • Allocate work to remediate detected leaks and water related issues
  • Managing customer engagement in more complex issues
  • Allocating work to remediate leaks/water related issues
  • Providing operational input and advice to support capital works project activities such as design, input, water supply shutdown approvals, project handover quality audits
  • Ensuring the safety of yourself, your colleagues and the public in all work activities
  • Contributing to a team and organisational culture that is based on collaboration, innovation, learning and high performance
  • Building strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders including Wellington Water Network Engineering, Council officers, contractors and consultants so they feel well informed and have a high level of trust

To be successful in this busy role you will

You will have the relevant technical/trade qualification and work experience, as well as the relevant health and safety certificates relating to traffic management. You bring a strong work ethic and have solid communication skills to effectively collaborate with your team. A degree of physical fitness to carry out field inspections and enter water/drainage networks is required.

What's in it for you?

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue as an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region. 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 for the region and its councils.

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1293584-technical-advisor-leak-detection

Engineer - Operations

Who are we?

We manage the drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea for our client councils, who are the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. We partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors on water services projects, water conservation, operations work and asset planning.

Where do you come in?

The Engineer Operations role sits within the Customer Operations Group. The purpose of this role is to support the Operations Group with project management, incident and emergency response management, asset maintenance planning, provide technical support to service e delivery frontline staff, plan and undertake network investigations to resolve complex customer service and network operational issues. The role encompasses client, customer and contractor management associated with drainage and water network operations and upgrade projects.

To be successful in this role, you will be highly skilled in the following:

  • Experience with three waters engineering
  • Hold a current full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Have a working knowledge of statutory legislation including Local Government Act, Resource Management Act, Health and Safety Legislation
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Ability to manage the programme budget, monitoring expenditure
  • Collaboration - you will understand what it takes to bring people together to achieve high level results
  • Understanding the detail while focusing on the big picture
  • Communicating and building strong relationships with stakeholders, so they feel well informed and have a high level of trust
  • The ability to thrive in a busy and fast paced environment

In addition to the above, you will hold a relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering and be a self-starter who is focused on providing solutions and outcomes that are in line with best practice.

What's in it for you?

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue as an innovative centre of excellence for the management of three waters in the region. 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 for the region and its councils.

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1292344-engineer-operations 

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Last updated: 12th February 2021

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