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Water Operator Serviceperson

Looking to progress your career, but also wanting to live life to the full? Then Taupō District Council is the place for you!

WHO ARE WE? KO WAI MĀTOU?

Taupō District Council is a progressive organization committed to becoming the best we can be, and we are looking for people who share our dedication to excellence and continuous improvement. We’re looking for great people to join us who want to be part of something exciting – striving to be the best Council in Aotearoa! Guided by values of uniting, connecting & delivering, we recognize that together we can help create a bright future for our District & the communities we serve.

ABOUT THE ROLE – NGĀ ĀHUATANGA O TE TŪRANGA

Lake Taupō, New Zealand's largest lake, is a national treasure and the source of our drinking water, providing Taupo with up to 25,000 cubic metres of drinking water every day. We continuously treat, store, and distribute water for residential, commercial, and industrial properties in Taupō, Turangi, Mangakino and 18 other settlements in the district.

Taupō District Council is currently undertaking large scale upgrades to our drinking water treatment plants consisting of 6 UV treatment plants and 5 membrane filtration plants.

Our Water Treatment Team ensure water quality meets the requirements of the NZ Drinking Water Standards and Taupō District Council’s resource consents as well as maintaining & operating the treatment plant to a high standard.

This is a great opportunity to join our team and gain experience on some of the newest UV and membrane treatment plants in New Zealand.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR - KEI TE KIMI  MĀTOU I TĒNEI MOMO TANGATA

You’ll be a valued member of our award-winning water/wastewater treatment teams supporting operations and maintenance in the water treatment team. The ideal applicant will have operational experience in a treatment/processing plant environment and demonstrated mechanical aptitude. We are looking for a flexible team player who’s a quick learner - the successful candidate will be expected to train in the National Certificate in Water Treatment as part of the role (if you don’t already hold this qualification).

WHAT WE OFFER - NGĀ ĀHUATANGA KEI A MĀTOU

People who live and work here say they find the work life balance exceptional with ample opportunity to get out and about in our wonderful environment and enjoy a healthy, active, lifestyle.

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness, and wellbeing
  • Flexible work environment
  • Assistance with ongoing professional development
  • Positive health and safety culture
  • Skills development programmes across different functional jobs; and
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.

If this sounds like you and you want to be part of our AWESOME team, then we would love to hear from you.

Link to apply:  Water Operator Serviceperson Job in Waikato - SEEK

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday June 7 or when the vacancy is filled.

Wastewater Treatment Team Leader - 3 Waters Plant Operations

The residents and visitors of Dunedin City are serviced for wastewater via seven wastewater treatment plants. These plants ensure that wastewater discharges to the environment are of the highest possible standard and comply with consent limits - protecting the quality of waterways and beaches.

We are looking for an experienced Team Leader who has extensive knowledge managing people, resources and industrial plant processes. You will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient daily operation of Dunedin's wastewater treatment plants, while providing line management to our wastewater treatment supervisors and leadership to our wider team of technicians. You will be working in a collaborative environment to help achieve clear goals for our wastewater services. You may be required to be part of a stand-by roster and to respond to emergency calls.

You may already be in Dunedin and know that it is one of the world's great small cities, but if you aren't Dunedin offers you a fantastic, affordable place to live and work, with access to a wide range of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities all in one of the country's most beautiful locations.

If you have proven experience managing and motivating teams, highly developed communication and leadership skills, and a strong customer service philosophy, then we want to hear from you!

Link to apply:   

 https://dcc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/vacancies/5945000/title/wastewater-treatment-team-leader-3-waters-plant-operations

Applications close Friday 27 May 2022

The DCC prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing for our teams, customers, and the wider community we engage with. The DCC supports the Government vaccination programme to help protect us all against Covid-19. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination as part of our recruitment process.

Backflow Technical Officer

The opportunity

The purpose of the Backflow Technical Officer is to provide operational management of the backflow prevention information systems and program across all our client council areas and liaise with property owners to ensure sites have appropriate backflow devices installed and tested. You will be responsible for performing and arranging audits and surveys of the backflow equipment in place and escalating issues identified for resolution.

In this role you will continuously improve backflow prevention to meet the legal obligations of Wellington Water under the Water Services Act 2021. You will provide information and reporting to the Safe Drinking Water Committee which oversees our commitment to the Drinking Water Safety Plan. 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:

  • 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 drinking water networks and 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
  • Membership of Water NZ Backflow Group preferred
  • 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
  • A strong health and safety focus

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 brower's address bar: https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/ 

Applications close on Sunday, 22 May 2022.

How to apply

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i-GDgsKm50dtdlD_QDx58eZUAOnrSCP2/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, visit the Wellington Water careers site https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1767811-backflow-technical-officer 

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

To find out more about work visa eligibility and options please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/move-to-new-zealand/visas-citizenship/visas-to-work 

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 Operator Serviceperson

Looking to progress your career, but also wanting to live life to the full? Then Taupō District Council is the place for you!

WHO ARE WE? KO WAI MĀTOU?

Taupō District Council is a progressive organization committed to becoming the best we can be, and we are looking for people who share our dedication to excellence and continuous improvement. We’re looking for great people to join us who want to be part of something exciting – striving to be the best Council in Aotearoa! Guided by values of uniting, connecting & delivering, we recognize that together we can help create a bright future for our District & the communities we serve.

ABOUT THE ROLE – NGĀ ĀHUATANGA O TE TŪRANGA

In this hands-on role you’ll be a key member of the Wastewater Treatment team, helping to make sure the wastewater effluent quality from all TDC’s wastewater treatment plants and land disposal sites meet resource consent requirements and plant is maintained to a high standard. This is a varied role but in a typical day you’ll be:

  • Carrying out preventative and reactive equipment maintenance to ensure the treatment plants operate continuously.
  • Performing treatment plant operational duties which include: maintenance, analysing plant data and adjusting operational parameters and laboratory testing.
  • Equipment renewals or reconditioning as required.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR - KEI TE KIMI MĀTOU I TĒNEI MOMO TANGATA

We’re looking for a teammate with experience in maintaining plant & machinery. It’s a bonus if you have a mechanical trade qualification or experience and/or a New Zealand Certificate in Wastewater Treatment. If you don’t, are you willing to work towards achieving that? If so, please apply because ultimately what we want is a great teammate with a great attitude and a willingness to learn.

To be successful in this role 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 a nationally recognised award-winning team within the water industry. So, if you have what it takes to contribute to the success of this team and want to enter an industry with real career opportunities, then we would like to hear from you.

WHAT WE OFFER - NGĀ ĀHUATANGA KEI A MĀTOU

People who live and work here say they find the work life balance exceptional with ample opportunity to get out and about in our wonderful environment and enjoy a healthy, active, lifestyle.

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness, and wellbeing
  • Flexible work environment
  • Assistance with ongoing professional development
  • Positive health and safety culture
  • Skills development programmes across different functional jobs; and
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.

If this sounds like you and you want to be part of our AWESOME team, then we would love to hear from you.  Apply at

https://www.seek.co.nz/job/56917979

or

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=3590699639

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 1 June 2022 or when the vacancy is filled.

Water Conservation and Tradewaste Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has what it takes to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role. As a member of the Water and Wastewater team, the Water Conservation and Tradewaste Officer assists Council to deliver efficient and effective water and wastewater services through the development and implementation of the Water Conservation Plan and Wastewater service initiatives. You will be responsible for providing information to residents, businesses, institutions and community groups to develop and maintain efficient water use systems and integrated water supply choices, which enable them to reduce their overall water consumption.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree or diploma in Science with local government experience in water and wastewater treatment.
  • Excellent oral and written communicator with good facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated significant and proven experience in working with individuals and groups to achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Preferably have knowledge of the water industry and current/emerging water technologies and how these are related to sustainable resource management.
  • Demonstrated a high level of initiative and self-motivation with the ability to work unsupervised or to lead or work in a group.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise and develop effective solutions through the inputs of others.
  • Demonstrated well developed and effective project management skills.
  • Experience in professional areas such as community development, public relations or marketing, engineering or related technical fields.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to customer service and ability to work with a wide range of people within and outside the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to keep updated and be aware of and cognisant with relevant legislation, bylaws and regulations.
  • Hold a current and valid NZ Driver Licence.

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

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Ramesh Sharma, Water and Wastewater Services Manager,on 04 296 4700 or free phone 0800 486 486.

The preferred candidate will be required 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.

Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable), and Drivers Licence marked “Water Conservation and Tradewaste Officer - Ref:180” to [email protected]

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

Closing 12pm, Monday 6th June 2022.

Manager Wastewater and Community Connections

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

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!

Please click here to view our benefits

Applications close on Sunday, 22nd May 2022.

How to apply

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z5xF4ZnJgJXzpSxAMRGWnBKZz7Lbk7jK/view?usp=sharing 

To apply for the role, click on https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1646586-manager-wastewater-and-community-connections

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options

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.

Senior Advisor Service Delivery (NMG)

The opportunity

As the Senior Advisor Service Delivery (Treatment) you will establish and lead an operational improvement programme for the treatment plants that are managed in house. You will work to build organisation wide networks and ensure other functions across the organisation are effectively supporting the operations and maintenance of our treatment plants. This will involve acting as the liaison between the treatment plants and other functional groups to ensure support delivered is fit for purpose. You will also support the Manager, Treatment with day-to-day operational decisions and guidance across the team.

About you

Your experience might be in the private sector or public sector, but wherever you come from you will thrive in the role if you have a desire to deliver a difference to the councils and community we work for. Ideally you can show the following:

  • A qualification in engineering, planning or other relevant area
  • 15 years' experience in a relevant engineering or planning environment, ideally treatment plants
  • Familiarity with engineering planning and processes and understand infrastructure commissioning
  • An understanding of workflows and how to identify and define issues, and create and implement practical solutions
  • The ability to think in terms of systems, understanding how the parts influence the whole, and apply a collaborative approach to problem solving with a focus on curiosity and understanding

About our team

The Network Management Group (NMG) ensures all our treatment business operates well. Treatment includes drinking water and wastewater and the disposal of sludge. The Treatment Team is an in-house team treating and supplying drinking water and treating and disposing of wastewater, and sludge. They are responsible for operating the treatment plants, advising on maintenance planning and delivery, performance monitoring, assisting with asset data collection and regulatory compliance for the treatment plants.

The Team has three functional operational areas, production control, Wellington operating area and Southern Wairarapa operating area. 

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!

Please click here to view our benefits

How to apply

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

Link to apply   https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1737444-senior-advisor-service-delivery-nmg

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand, or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options

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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/157b9FBtRw1JlXGAVn2st6MX7wIeKfO6K/view?usp=sharing

Pipelines Maintenance Operator, Bulk Pipelines and Fabrication

  • Physically fit? And a quick learner?
  • Thrive in a busy and fast paced environment?
  • Pomare Depot based

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.

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 assist the team to ensure that the Wellington region's Bulk Water network is meeting the needs of the region in an environmentally safe and hygienic manner. In addition, the role contributes to the achievement of outputs and outcomes as contained in the region's Long-term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), Annual Plan, Service Level Agreements and other relevant documents.

To be successful, you will have the following:

  • A full clean New Zealand class 1 licence, NZQA Level 2 Literacy and other unit standards
  • Proven experience of working in construction environments
  • Ability to record data, including using paper, hand-held computer or tablet
  • Competency in the use of hand and power tools with a knowledge of plant and equipment capabilities
  • Building or Mechanical skills preferably within water industry
  • Experienced in grounds maintenance and an understanding of ISO 9000/14000
  • Knowledge of health and safety management practices

To compliment this you will have excellent communication skills, particularly with the general public alongside awareness of and commitment to health and safety. You'll also possess the ability to use technology to manage work and ultimately planning, time management and organisational skills.

Ultimately you will be required to attain Water Reticulation Level 3 qualification and undertake the following training:

  • TMO and Universal STMS Category A
  • Confined Space, Working at Heights and Disinfection Procedures
  • Envirowise, StaySafe, Constructsafe and First Aid
  • Unit Standard 31448 Operate Small Plant for Infrastructure Works

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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-QxWuryivGBjB24GttzsoAjeuE2_RooZ/view?usp=sharing 

Link to apply:   https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1450490-pipelines-maintenance-operator-bulk-pipelines-and-fabrication

This role closes on Friday 3 June 2022. However, we will be reviewing and progressing applications as they're received, so don't delay - apply today by providing a cover letter, CV and answering a few questions about you and your experience for this role.

This role is mandated for COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants will also be required to undergo drug, alcohol, and medical testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Maintenance Technician - Treatment Plants

Hamilton City Council owns and operates water and wastewater treatment plants at Waiora Terrace and Pukete. We are looking for tradesmen in related fields to join the Treatment Plants maintenance team who repair and maintain the treatment plants and reservoirs around the city.

Your responsibilities will include:

Undertaking reactive and programmed mechanical maintenance work

  • Repairing mechanical equipment and pipework at the plants
  • Emergency call out coverage for the water and wastewater plants and reservoirs as part of a one in five week, on-call maintenance team roster
  • On site liaison with plant operators, maintenance contractors and service agents
  • Using computer programs to access and record daily maintenance activities of all work undertaken

Skills and Experience

  • NZCE or equivalent trade qualification
  • Sound working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems within the industrial space
  • Experienced in trouble shooting, root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Able to work systematically to meet commitments and deadlines


We Can Offer

A base salary ranging between $60,000 and $78,650 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications)

  • Allowances for on-call and paid approved overtime
  • Relocation assistance available for the right candidate
  • Flexible working conditions and the opportunity to purchase additional leave

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

Apply online at https://hamiltoncitycouncil.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/692?c=hamiltoncitycouncil

Applications Close: 26 April 2022

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies. Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Pipelines Maintenance Operator, Bulk Pipelines and Fabrication

  • Physically fit? And a quick learner?
  • Thrive in a busy and fast paced environment?
  • Pomare Depot based

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.

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 assist the team to ensure that the Wellington region's Bulk Water network is meeting the needs of the region in an environmentally safe and hygienic manner. In addition, the role contributes to the achievement of outputs and outcomes as contained in the region's Long-term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), Annual Plan, Service Level Agreements and other relevant documents.

To be successful, you will have the following:

  • A full clean New Zealand class 1 licence, NZQA Level 2 Literacy and other unit standards
  • Proven experience of working in construction environments
  • Ability to record data, including using paper, hand-held computer or tablet
  • Competency in the use of hand and power tools with a knowledge of plant and equipment capabilities
  • Building or Mechanical skills preferably within water industry
  • Experienced in grounds maintenance and an understanding of ISO 9000/14000
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety management practices

To compliment this you will have excellent communication skills, particularly with the general public alongside awareness of and commitment to health and safety. You'll also possess the ability to use technology to manage work and ultimately planning, time management and organisational skills.

Ultimately you will be required to attain Water Reticulation Level 3 qualification and undertake the following training:

  • TMO and Universal STMS Category A
  • Confined Space, Working at Heights and Disinfection Procedures
  • Envirowise, StaySafe, Constructsafe and First Aid
  • Unit Standard 31448 Operate Small Plant for Infrastructure Works

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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-QxWuryivGBjB24GttzsoAjeuE2_RooZ/view?usp=sharing 

Link to apply;  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1450490-pipelines-maintenance-operator-bulk-pipelines-and-fabrication

Applications close on Sunday, 24 April 2022.

We will be reviewing and progressing applications as they're received, so don't delay - apply today by providing a cover letter, CV and answering a few questions about you and your experience for this role.

This role is mandated for COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants will also be required to undergo drug, alcohol, and medical testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand

Technical Advisor - Maintenance Planning - Fixed Term

This is currently a fixed term contract set to be reviewed this year. The water sector should offer new or renewed opportunities for strong performers.

Wellington Water Limited

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our councils - Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Wellington City, South Wairarapa District, and Greater Wellington Regional Councils. We partner with the community, engineering consultants, and contractors on 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 deliver a high-performance service to the Wellington community.

Career opportunity

The Technical Advisor Maintenance Planning sits within the Customer Planning Team of COG. The Customer Planning Team is responsible for developing and implementing Planned Maintenance Programs (PMP) for utility and network assets of the client councils.

You will be supporting service delivery teams. Needing well-developed analytical and data management skills. You will advise on water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems, operation and maintenance management systems. You will assign work to the field teams via the Asset management System (AMS). With periodic emergency and incident response events.

Your credentials will show the following:

Demonstrated experience in customer service and relationship management. You are a collaborative character, with relevant qualification, accreditations and/or experience. You interpret engineering drawings. including process and instrumentation diagrams. You think strategically over whole of network/whole of region goals, and you can identify priorities, risks and dependencies. You run projects, manage budgets and contracts well.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yd3-5rUZtVqwiw8fBxpHIKPTr_Xk54EO/view?usp=sharing

Joining our purpose

It's an exciting time to join our organisation.  We have some big aspirations to become 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 like-minded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose for the region and its councils.

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

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1629676-technical-advisor-maintenance-planning-customer-operations Closing date; 15 April 2022.

Operations Engineer - Three Waters

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our councils - Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Wellington City, South Wairarapa District, and Greater Wellington Regional Councils. We partner with the community, engineering consultants, and contractors on 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 deliver a high-performance service to the Wellington community.

Career opportunity

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, providing technical support to service delivery frontline staff, planning and undertaking 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.

Your credentials will show

Your experience with three waters engineering. You have a working knowledge of statutory legislation including Local Government Act, Resource Management Act, Health and Safety Legislation. You possess excellent communication and relationship management skills.

Your ability to manage the programme budget, monitoring expenditure. You collaborate well showing you will understand what it takes to bring people together to achieve high level results. Communicating and building strong relationships with stakeholders developing have a high level of trust.

You thrive in a busy and fast paced environment. You hold a relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering and are a self-starter who is focused on providing solutions and outputs that are in line with best practice.

Joining our purpose

It's an exciting time to join our organisation.  We have some big aspirations to become 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 like-minded 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-operations-engineer-three-waters

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

Wastewater Services Technician

  • Build your career, knowledge and experience
  • Potential apprenticeship opportunity
  • Central work location + supportive & vibrant team!

Ko tatou tenei: About Us

Here at the South Waikato District Council, we believe that the health and wellbeing of our people are critical to our success. While we focus on delivering quality services, building excellent facilities, growing a strong economy and fostering a solution-based customer service. We work hard to create an environment where our team feel supported, valued and inspired.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As a member of our team, you will benefit from ongoing professional development, safe and healthy working conditions, regular health checks (eye tests/vaccinations), subsidised pool visits, group discounts with Southern Cross Healthcare, access to our Employee Assistance Programme (free Counselling service), an active Social Club, staff purchasing packages and ample free car parking!

Te āheinga: The opportunity

As part of a dedicated team, you will be primarily responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks to meet resource consent. Some of these tasks involve the following:

  • Operate, inspect, repair and maintain all wastewater equipment
  • Collect, test and record samples ensuring that effluent meets resource consent
  • Enter wastewater manholes, chambers and pump stations for inspections and maintenance
  • Investigate wastewater pipeline leaks, equipment failures, blockages, and overflows

Full details of key responsibilities are available in the Job Description.

He kōrero mōu: About you

To excel in this role, you will need to be able to think on your feet, work autonomously as well as part of a team, with the ability to accurately record data and write reports.

Ideally, you would be a New Zealand Certified technician with two to three years of relevant experience. However, if this role appeals to you, you are handy with your hands, do not mind doing the hard yards and are prepared to upskill, we encourage you to apply!

We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted, so don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Click here to find out why the South Waikato District is the place to be. https://www.swnz.co/live/

This position has been assessed as a high-risk role and/or is covered by the NZ Government's COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. A condition of employment is that you provide proof that you have received the first and second doses of the COVID 19 vaccination and will maintain your vaccination status by receiving follow-up booster vaccinations as required.

To apply for this job go to: https://southwaikatodc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies and enter ref code: 5859191 .

Applications close 03 April 2022

Reticulation Serviceperson - Water

Assist the day-to-day operation of the Reticulations unit to ensure that the highest possible level of service is provided.

Two permanent, full-time positions.

Kāpiti Coast District Council's Reticulation team are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our team as the Reticulation Serviceperson - Water who has a can-do attitude in assisting the day-to-day operation of the Reticulations unit to ensure that the highest possible level of service is provided.

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

  • Hold a National Certificate in Water Reticulation and Sewer/Stormwater systems or willing to commit to achieve this qualification
  • Have effective time management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a can-do attitude and be a self starter
  • Hold a full current and valid NZ driver's licence, HT, WTR
  • Be able to operate a computer using MapInfo GIS system
  • Be available and willing to work overtime including weekends, as required

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.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Chris Kaloyanis, Water Reticulation Supervisoron 04 296 4700 or freephone 0800 486 486.

The preferred candidate will be required 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.

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

Link to apply: https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/your-council/job-vacancies/all-vacancies/reticulation-serviceperson-water-ref141/

Applications close at 12pm on Monday, 21 March 2022.

Senior Operations City Engineer - Southern Region (Customer Planning Engineer)

We manage the drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services from source to sea for our councils - Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Wellington City, South Wairarapa District, and Greater Wellington Regional Councils. We partner with the community, engineering consultants, and contractors on 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 deliver a high-performance service to the Wellington community.

Career opportunity

Reporting to the Manager Engineering Operations and Planning, the Customer Planning Engineer is a Senior Operations Civil Engineering position that is designated to a geographical area to the South of Wellington, based out of Rongotai.

You will provide engineering and operational solutions to the service delivery managers and field crews by undertaking investigations of complex water infrastructure issues and the associated project management of their resolution. You will plan and manage shutdowns, produce schedules, plans and contract agreements for capex projects, and complete quality assurance audits of work done by the field crews.

This varied role includes environmental risk assessments; developing environmental work management plans; establishing planned preventative maintenance programmes; and lead or otherwise support incident and emergency responses through customer management and resource planning.

This position also provides the opportunity for you to lead, develop and manage a small team of Technical Advisors.

Your credentials show the following:

That you think strategically over the longer term and to consider whole of network/whole of region goals when identifying priorities, risks, and dependencies in the delivery of water services. You have strong customer service and relationship management skills. You promote risk management best practice and can show past water utility emergency and incident response examples.

You have previous experience with asset management, water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems, operation, and maintenance management systems experience (NAMS, ISO 55000). You are known for your project and contract management skills, including budget management, and value add creation.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C2CO4u5PjT6SQ--Zn5jW2MLRiAAQdKk5/view?usp=sharing 

 

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1629599-senior-operations-city-engineer-southern-region-customer-planning-engineer

Joining our purpose

It's an exciting time to join our organisation.  We have some big aspirations to become 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 like-minded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose for the region and its councils.

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

 

Programme Assurance Lead - Quality, Carbon and Environmental

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

The Programme Practice Team provides a full suite of support functions and delivery processes, policies, and procedures to ensure practice excellence for the capital programme.

Their specialist services are delivered internally to programmes and projects including Major Projects, Programme Delivery, Design Team, Network Engineering, Network Management Group and the Customer Operations Group. They also work across our supplier whānau to build consistency and quality of our project delivery.

Career opportunity

Programme assurance provides confidence in the rollout and continuing function of the Wellington Water capital programme to ensure the best possible quality, efficiency, risk mitigation - and ultimately success of the programme and the projects within it.

The purpose of the position of Programme Assurance Lead is to establish and manage the monitoring and audit process and reporting on the effectiveness of the programme management capital expenditure outcomes. With a particular focus on carbon, environmental and quality, you will ensure that the projects within the programme maintain high quality processes and achieve the required business outcomes.

You will be tasked with refreshing the current assurance framework. You will establish and manage an outcomes-focused audit programme. This requires a proactive character with a strategic skillset and strong programme assurance overview that anticipates issues before they arise. You will establish and implement effective risk management plans and procedures. You will also lead the required corrective initiates.

Your credentials will show the following:

Your experience devising and establishing quality management plans, procedures, standards, and specifications. That you monitor the performance of your work programmes well, determining competency standards and training needs. That you manage and meet customer charter, frameworks, and requirements. How you effectively drive cultures and behaviours to meet the industry best practices and that you work in a collaborative way; effectively assisting leaders and staff see beyond compliance, to the business performance aspects of risk and quality management.

You like to act as a catalyst for change with a focus on continual improvement in performance and quality.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z_mw4T9YBZe_PIe_DgctHAAi3LfTQj2F/view?usp=sharing 

Link to apply;  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1608154-programme-assurance-lead-quality-carbon-and-environmental

Joining our purpose

It's an exciting time to join our organisation.  We have some big aspirations to become 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 like-minded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose for the region and its councils.

Applicants will be required to be double vaccinated for Covid plus undergo drug, alcohol, and medical testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Senior Operator Technician Water & Wastewater

  • Full-time, permanent
  • Location, Carterton Depot
  • Environment Sector

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

This role sits within Wellington the Network Management group, who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of treatment facilities for water and wastewater. They ensure that control systems and processes are in place, so our water networks are reliable and that they meet our stringent quality requirements, and ensures we are focused on technological innovation by investigating and delivering new smart services.

This is a great time to join Wellington Water in this position. As a Senior Operating Technician, you will be responsible for assigning and carrying out the day-to-day operations that result in the treatment of, and delivery to, primary reservoirs of potable water, and the collection from primary pump stations, treatment, and discharge of wastewater, to meet all regulatory standards. If this role sounds like you and you don't have the experience required or you have not yet completed your qualifications, we encourage you to apply to discuss options.

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

  • Operating and maintaining water infrastructure so that the water from source to tap and drain to receiving environment meets identified quantity and quality standards
  • Assigning and completing tasks that ensure that equipment and systems are reliable and operating at maximum efficiency
  • Water and wastewater treatment plant and network processes, production, and control

Qualifications and role requirements include the following:

  • 2 years' experience in treatment plant and network operations is required.
  • A National Certificate or Diploma in water and/or wastewater treatment is required
  • Advantage to have worked on an on-call roster or shift basis previously.
  • Current NZ driver's licence

What's in it for you

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue being 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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pibLCcNdag2BiGFLdfDfWnwDGLyURsyS/view?usp=sharing

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1613664-senior-operator-technician-water-wastewater

Applications close on Sunday, 13 March 2022.

Capital Projects Team Leader

  • Enjoy the challenge of delivering Capital Works on time and to budget?
  • Do you thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment?
  • Full-time, permanent position based in Petone

Who are we?

Not only is water our most precious resource but it's a hot topic in the Wellington region and nationally.

As a trusted advisor to the region's Councils, we partner with the community, engineering consultants and contractors to deliver drinking water, wastewater and storm water services from source to sea.

Where you come in

As part of the Network Management Group our Capital Projects Team Leader will be responsible for the delivery of Wellington Water's Minor Capital Works Programme across the region's Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants. Minor capital works includes renewals of critical assets and process reliability, operability and maintainability improvement projects. The budget for this work is approximately $5M for the current financial year.

You will contributing to both the Long-Term Plan and annual shutdown plans associated with the drinking water infrastructure. On a day-to day basis you will work collaboratively with our consultant and contractor panels to support them to deliver safely, on time, within budget.

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

  • 10 years experience in a complex process plant or production organisation, preferably water or wastewater
  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical, Process or Production Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification is desirable
  • Working knowledge in the management of change and fundamental project management principles
  • Knowledge of basic engineering principles, across all disciplines
  • Good financial analysis, forecasting and contract management skills

Being the Capital Projects Team Leader is more than being technically capable. Complementing your strong communications skills, both verbal and written; you will have excellent people leadership skills, be confident maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders, alongside dealing with ambiguity and conflicting priorities.

What's in it for you

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to become 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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eEp5RlRkZm1MJF11vvXG5JXedl2H5guF/view?usp=sharing 

Link to apply;  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1500782-capital-projects-team-leader

Applications close on Sunday, 6 March 2022.

Apply today by providing a cover letter, CV and answering a few questions about you and your experience for this role.

This role is mandated for COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants will also be required to undergo drug, alcohol, and medical testing prior to commencing employment with Wellington Water. You must also be legally entitled to work long-term in New Zealand.

Utilities Serviceperson

• Do you thrive in a busy, team orientated environment?

• You will be involved in maintaining and renewing our utilities

• Silverstream Depot based

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 Utilities Serviceperson position sits within the Utilities team who are responsible with maintaining and operating utilities assets. These consist of reservoirs, pump stations, pressure control valves, area meters and other small utilities sites.

The purpose of this position is to maintain and renew utilities assets across the three waters, including diagnosis and resolution of operational failures.

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

• A mechanical trade is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided

• Electrical experience technician grade would be an advantage

• Experience and operational knowledge with mechanical plant within the water industry nice to have

• Team player and a proactive attitude

• Physically fit - able to perform heavy manual labour

• Able to descend through a manhole and climb down 5m as well as working at heights

In addition to the above you will hold a current full NZ driver's licence, you will enjoy taking on-board a range of responsibilities whilst looking for opportunities to add value and be prepared to be on call on a rotating roster and respond to after-hours call outs.

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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_ldyx70Y6b-6spikV_8WUjkGkcpCKQlk/view?usp=sharing 

We will be reviewing and progressing applications as they're received, so don't delay - apply today by providing a cover letter, CV and answering a few questions about you and your experience for this role.  Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1233483-utilities-serviceperson

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. You will have a full driver's licence.

 

Treatment Plant Operator (Wastewater)

Treatment Plant Operator positions are in hot demand so come on board with Nelmac Kūmānū and start OR grow your career in Water!

Nelmac Kūmānū has been going strong for 25 years, working to enhance and protect our environment. We are wholly New Zealand-owned, serving local government, businesses, and communities in New Zealand.

We have a permanent full-time position available in our Wastewater Treatment Team based at the Nelson North treatment plant for an enthusiastic Treatment Plant Operator (Wastewater)

We have a dynamic team environment where the focus is on continual process improvement and optimisation always looking to the future. Out of the box thinking and a positive can-do approach to problem solving is must.

 Key tasks in this role include:

  • Ensuring optimal day to day operation of the Wastewater treatment plant, ponds, and wetland systems
  • Monitoring and trending of plant data and identifying abnormalities based upon laboratory, process data, and site trend results
  • Working alongside an experienced team of operators and mechanical engineers
  • Assist the team with the pump stations and pressure reticulation network as required
  • Problem solving of treatment and mechanical issues and developing initiatives to further optimise the treatment process
  • Implementation of preventative maintenance programmes

The successful applicant will ideally have the following skills, and attributes:

  • A qualification and/ or relevant experience in the field of Wastewater is preferred, but full training will be provided for the right candidate who we believe will best fit into our team.
  • We’re looking for someone with excellent attention to detail and sound organisation skills, a willingness and ability to work after hours, good level of physical health and fitness, as well as reliability in your approach to seeing the job through, and a strong commitment to customer service.

We have great training opportunities and a good staff discount scheme.

Please note that applicants must have a current full drivers’ license, NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical and drug screening, as well as a Ministry of Justice police check and an ACC check.

Nelmac Kūmānu will require successful candidates to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to the terms of our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Further details will be provided during the application process.

 If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact: Allan Jones Mob: 021 845810

Applications close: Thursday 24 March 2022.

How to apply:

Please submit your application online via our careers site - https://www.nelmac.co.nz/careers

For a copy of the position description, or if you have any issues regarding submitting your application please email:  [email protected]   

Wastewater Treatment Specialist

Be responsible for operating and maintaining two wastewater treatment plants and a thermal drying Plant using a wood-fired boiler.

Full-time - Permanent (two roles available)

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have what it takes to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role. As a member of the Wastewater Treatment Plants team you will be responsible for operating and maintaining two wastewater treatment plants and a thermal drying Plant using a wood-fired boiler.

We are looking for applicants who are wishing to develop a career in the water industry and have the following:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a treatment plant environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and how it applies to the council environment and implications for application
  • Hold a current and valid NZ Driver's Licence with no restrictions for the class(es) of vehicle that may be required to be driven in this role, e.g.: HT Licence, Forklift etc
  • Hold a current and valid Dangerous Goods Licence (or the ability and capability to gain one) as transporting chemicals is required
  • Effective interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to customer service and capability to work with a wide range of people within and outside the organisation
  • Demonstrated competent PC skills, particularly with computer applications including the Microsoft Office software, and a good knowledge of PLC and SCADA systems
  • Ability to reduce a complex process to its component parts and express this in simple language
  • The ability to understand and use mathematical formulae
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of dangerous goods and infectious diseases
  • Have a demonstrated mechanical or electrical aptitude as the role holder will be required to diagnose plant equipment faults

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.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Grant Stuart, Wastewater Treatment Plants Manager or Reuben Mackey Wastewater Treatment Plants Supervisor on 04 296 4700 or freephone 0800 486 486.

The preferred candidate will be required 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.

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

Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

Team Leader Water Loss Management

  • Make a real difference to one of our most precious assets: Water
  • Take a leading role in the implementation of cutting-edge water loss and detection technology
  • Work across multiple communities and areas in this great region of ours

We have an opportunity for a Team Leader, Water Loss Management to support the delivery of Water Services to the Greater Wellington Region

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.

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 deliver a high-performance service to the Wellington community.

Where you come in

Reporting to the Regional Planning Engineer, the Team Leader Water Loss Management leads the small dedicated team responsible for one of the key focus areas for the business: that of reducing the wastage of treated waters that can occur through leaks in both private and public water reticulation systems.

  • You will provide leadership to a small team of technical advisors who are focused on investigating, identifying and resolving water loss within the wider network,
  • You will investigate, develop and roll out new and innovative technologies and techniques to support the ongoing reduction in water losses
  • You will support the education of our client Councils and Communities on the importance of managing water loss, and
  • The work of you and your team do will drive down night flows in line with our organisational commitment to our Council partners.

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

  • A Degree qualification (Civil)/ NZCE / Diploma in Engineering / or other suitable trade qualification
  • Strong leadership experience
  • A focus on effective customer service and relationship management
  • Asset management and computerised maintenance management experience (NAMS, ISO 55000).
  • Water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems, operation and maintenance management systems experience (computer based systems).
  • Budget management and value-add creation
  • Project and contract management experience
  • The ability to think strategically over the longer term and to consider whole of network/whole of region goals when identifying priorities, risks and dependencies in the reduction of treated water wastage

What's in it for you?

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have 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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wJZu-RMPcqd9rSuJOKnzH6Ow370eIUO4/view?usp=sharing

Use this link to apply:  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1561719-team-leader-water-loss-management

Applications close 9am on Monday, 28 March 2022.

We will be reviewing and progressing applications as they're received, so don't delay - apply today by providing a cover letter, CV and answering a few questions about you and your experience for this role.

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

Req(2021.06)

Process Engineer

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

This role sits within Wellington the Network Management group, who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of treatment facilities for water and wastewater. They ensure that control systems and processes are in place, so our water networks are reliable and that they meet our stringent quality requirements, and ensures we are focused on technological innovation by investigating and delivering new smart services.

This is a great time to join Wellington Water in a newly created position. As a Process Engineer, you will be responsible for providing engineering support and process advice to optimize the process reliability for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants managed by the Network Management Group.

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

  • Water and wastewater treatment plant and network processes
  • Providing process advice so that the water from source to tap and drain to receiving environment meets identified quantity and quality standards
  • Providing recommendations that result in the optimization of the treatment plant processes to manage the use of resources in a sustainable way
  • Ensuring that equipment and systems are reliable and operating at maximum efficiency
  • Ensuring that regular process reviews and asset condition assessments and programmes are conducted

Qualifications and role requirements include the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant area such as Water / Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Five years experience in process engineering, ideally in the water and wastewater sector
  • Water and wastewater treatment and network processes
  • Current NZ driver's licence

What's in it for you?

It's an exciting time to join our organisation. We have some big aspirations to continue being 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.

If this sounds like you and you have the legal right to currently work in New Zealand, visit our website www.wellingtonwater.co.nz to read further about what we do.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uZiOMGgOFYmf9zoTB-Pmnbt0XS7LgVnX/view?usp=sharing

Link to apply; https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1570283-process-engineer

Applications close on Thursday, 17 February 2022

We will be reviewing and progressing applications as they are received so apply today!

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

Wastewater Treatment Operator

About us:

CORDE is a new brand with over 300 staff in the maintenance, civil, and three waters industry. It incorporates previous brands SICON, Blakely Construction, and Blakely Three Waters. CORDE has a growth pathway for the future and at its core will be trusted, connected, and united. The company has several key long term maintenance contracts throughout the Canterbury region and over 70 civil projects currently being completed throughout the South Island. 

What’s the Role?
The role is a treatment plant operator / maintenance fitter at the Rolleston wastewater treatment plant in Selwyn District. There are a range of activities including treatment process assessment, laboratory testing, scheduled checks / maintenance of pumps and other mechanical equipment, operation of water separation processes and fault / breakdown identification and rectification.

The successful applicant will need to be willing to learn, have a positive outlook and lots of energy, as this is a physically demanding role. You will also need to be safety conscious, have the ability to learn quickly, follow instruction and take direction.

We are looking for people who will thrive in their role and make significant contributions to the success of our business.

What will you bring?
• Background in Wastewater or Level 4 Wastewater Qualification (advantageous)
• Class 1 Driver Licence (essential)
• Mechanically minded, as the role consists of mechanical repairs
• Reliable and enjoy being involved in a variety of works
• Physically fit and self-motivated
• Health and Safety conscious with a positive attitude

What we can offer you:
• Training and the opportunity to gain qualifications which may include; NZ Cert Level 4 Wastewater Treatment, WTR endorsements, working at heights, confined space entry and first aid
• Competitive and rewarding remuneration package (including Boost - employee benefits program, work vehicle, phone, and your birthday off!)
• Great working conditions and an excellent team environment
• Ongoing training, development and support
• An innovative company with diverse projects

The company is committed to providing a safe work environment. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug, and alcohol test prior to employment.

Want to be part of the action?

To apply, email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected].

Applications close 27 February 2022.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Process Operator

Exciting times are happening in our Operations Wastewater team in Rosedale. This is a good news story worth telling - following an internal promotion were now have a role as Process Operator. Our team is close-knit and enjoy a laugh. If you are looking for a place to grow your career and have fun look no further!

About the role
So you're probably thinking what does a Process Operator do?

You maintain optimum wastewater treatment plant and process efficiency and performance, within the process guidelines. What does this mean? Well, it means you day will consist of

 

  • Assisting in diagnosing and reporting faults and carrying out appropriate maintenance and repairs using a daily task list
  • Monitoring and interpreting data and adjusting processes to ensure optimal facility operation
  • Maintaining records and receipting of chemicals and other supplies
  • Assisting in coordination with contractors and other operators
  • Helping with the implementation and monitoring of plant safety procedures

 

 

About you
You will have completed at least NCEA Level 2 or Sixth Form certificate. As a preference you will have completed, or are completing, a NZQA Diploma in Wastewater Treatment (Site Technician), or other relevant qualification. An engineering or electrical trades background is a definite advantage.

In addition, you will have at least 2-3 years' experience in a high-volume fluid processing/manufacturing facility, knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, experience using electronic process control data management systems and have knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and requirements.

What's in it for you?

In working for Watercare, you will be joining a diverse, professional team where continual training and development is available. As the successful candidate, you will be part of an organisation with a commitment to its staff and a commitment to the sustainable management of our environmental resources.

Watercare offers a competitive salary and a staff benefits package including:

 

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Life and income protection insurance plans
  • Generous parental leave
  • Employee discounts at a range of large retailers

 

If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity with lots of potential for development then apply now through our careers website www.careers.watercare.co.nz.

Link to apply  

https://careers.watercare.co.nz/?unlistedjob=nwdEz8X&tracker=117255823

Utilities Serviceperson

  • Do you thrive in a busy, team orientated environment?
  • You will be involved in maintaining and renewing our utilities
  • Silverstream Depot based

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 Utilities Serviceperson position sits within the Utilities team who are responsible with maintaining and operating utilities assets. These consist of reservoirs, pump stations, pressure control valves, area meters and other small utilities sites.

The purpose of this position is to maintain and renew utilities assets across the three waters, including diagnosis and resolution of operational failures.

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

  • A mechanical trade is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided
  • Electrical experience technician grade would be an advantage
  • Experience and operational knowledge with mechanical plant within the water industry nice to have
  • Team player and a proactive attitude
  • Physically fit - able to perform heavy manual labour
  • Able to descend through a manhole and climb down 5m as well as working at heights

In addition to the above you will hold a current full NZ drivers' licence, you will enjoy taking on-board a range of responsibilities whilst looking for opportunities to add value and be prepared to be on call on a rotating roster and respond to after-hours call outs.

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.

To see the job description file please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser's address bar:  https://careers.wellingtonwater.co.nz/jobs/1233483-utilities-serviceperson

We will be reviewing and progressing applications as they're received, so don't delay - apply today by providing a cover letter, CV and answering a few questions about you and your experience for this role.

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. You will have a full driver's licence.

LISTINGS

To list your vacancies (no charge) on this page please contact the Executive Officer at  [email protected].

WIOG advertises positions vacant free of charge as a service to our members and the wider water industry. WIOG is in no way involved in the application or selection process for any advertised position. Please contact the organisation/company directly with any inquiries or applications.

Last updated: 12th February 2021

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