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3 Waters Programme Planner

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 5741404

Fixed-term full-time, November 2021 to June 2024

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 Council is looking for an experienced 3 Waters Programme Planner who will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of a capital works programme delivering major transformations in our water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

A bit about the role:

  • Scoping projects, drive the scoping and approvals process for the programme utilising council systems
  • Collaborating with the 3 Waters Programme Manager to define outcomes, manage budgets, scope changes and variations including delivery and priorities
  • Working with the 3 Waters team, design team, projects team and external experts as required to scope the programme of works including business case development and documentation
  • Assist with budgets, forecasts, rates implications
  • Participating in tender application processes with the project management and design team and 3 waters team including design, submission and review
  • Ensuring relevant legislation, process and regulations are up held
  • Applying appropriate risk methodologies to optimise the value derived by the community from Council investments in three-waters assets
  • Ensuring projects support the principles of ISO 55000, the Council's asset management policy and the asset management strategy
  • Reporting to 3 Waters Programme Manager, ELT and Councilors on progress and risks

What will you will bring to the role:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years Water Industry experience
  • Experience delivering multiyear, 3 water infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of a complex programme of infrastructure projects
  • Contract and budget management experience
  • Ability to drive outcomes from a busy team, engage and generate enthusiasm and commitment to the programme
  • Experience in planning and forecast processes, project governance, risk management, stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Demonstrable experience working within New Zealand and understanding of local legislation and regulation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

It is important for applicants to know that Napier City Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are required by job holders to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may require the job holder to be fully vaccinated. You need to be aware that you will be asked to declare your vaccination status as part of your application.

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.


Applications Close: 10 Dec 2021