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Policy and Standards Engineer

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 5456924

We are looking for someone to join our team, working 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Napier is a lively and dynamic city, offering an exceptional climate as well as plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Improved road and air links are helping to make Napier one of New Zealand's most popular, liveable and easily accessible cities.

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

Napier City is seeking an experienced and motivated Policy and Standards Engineer to join our Asset Strategy Team on our journey to achieve our City Vision principles.

This is an opportunity to shape the city and its land development and subdivision infrastructure for the better. You will play the pivotal role in the review and development of our Engineering Code of Practice as part of our second generation District Plan review and encourage modern design and sustainable development.

The successful applicant must also be able to assist the wider Development and Standards team, in the review of development applications to ensure compliance with the operative Engineering Code of Practice.

There will be a strong relationship management element to this position as you will need to work across a range of internal and external stakeholders.

To be considered for this role, you will need to have:

  • Proven infrastructure engineering
  • Experience with land development
  • Expertise in infrastructure policy, standard development is also very desirable
  • An understanding of the Resource Management Act and the NZ Standard for Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure (NZS 4404:2010)
  • Experience with Local Government Engineering Code of Practice documents is also very important in this role.

This role will appeal to a motivated engineering professional who wants to develop their career into a more challenging role with a Council that has a strong team and performance culture. Due to the breadth of the role (subdivision, engineering design and review skills plus experience with setting policy and standards) we are looking for someone who has core engineering skills who has the potential to grow with the role

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.

If you are ready for this opportunity, then we encourage you to apply now. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.