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Senior Design Engineer


Reference: 4584041

Permanent position working 40 hours per week.

Napier is the cultural, artistic, transport and technology hub of the Hawke's Bay region and is quickly developing into the best small city in New Zealand.

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service.

We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer who is experienced in 3 Waters.

The Design Team is responsible for the design of a variety of roading projects (major and minor works), three waters utility works, sportsgrounds and other civil engineering works throughout the City of Napier.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring three waters infrastructure designs meet appropriate industry standards from design to execution
  • Managing and undertaking verification of designs and drawings to ensure they are consistent with required design standards
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key external and internal stakeholders
  • Liaising with asset managers, project managers and external contractors to ensure the desired outcomes are met
  • Quality Assurance of resource planning and management
  • Mentoring of our design team to assist council with building a high performing and skilled team

To be considered for the position you will have a tertiary qualification in engineering (civil) and at least 15 years engineering, design, and engineering review experience in three waters, at a high technical level.

You will need the ability to develop the idea of what best practice or 'good' looks like and how to apply it, utilising your knowledge of local authority infrastructure engineering, design and life cycle management principles and practices.

Your ability to motivate, inspire and foster a cohesive team environment using an innovative, consultative and flexible approach will help you succeed in this role.

What do we offer you?

You will engage with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic people who care for each other as much as they care for the producing a high quality product. This is an opportunity to use your experience to progress your career into a leadership role.

We have a strong commitment to develop our engineering staff and are presently seeking to gain Professional Development Status (P.D.P.) with Engineering New Zealand. We actively support, and sponsor, our staff to attain Chartered Engineer Status.

Our Design Team is in a growth phase within a council that is building a culture of excellence, accountability and collaboration.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.

We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.