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Senior Geotechnical Specialist - Water Allocation

Date: 02-May-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Suitable for geotechnical specialist 
  • Join a flexible and supportive working environment 
  • Contribute to nationally significant infrastructure projects

 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This role will see you utilising your geotechnical expertise when you join our Coastal and Water Allocation team, sitting within the wider Resource Consents department.  You’ll be working with a wide range of customers, assessing and providing specialist geotechnical and hydrogeology technical input.  Primarily, you’ll be providing input to Council’s resource consenting and compliance teams in regards to development that involves the taking and/or diversion of groundwater.  You’ll be working with resource consent applicants and planners to seek the best practical environmental outcomes using a proactive and solution-driven approach. As a Senior, you’ll also be responsible for mentoring junior staff, peer reviewing reports and supporting the team with leadership and coaching where necessary. 

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

You’ll hold a tertiary qualification in environmental science, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology or another relevant field. Ideally, you’ll have an understanding of the Resource Management Act and other relevant local and national standards and policies, as well as a good understanding of Auckland Council’s regulatory framework, in particular of the Auckland Unitary Plan in regards to groundwater dewatering/diversion. You’ll bring with you proven experience in the provision of high quality, timely, specialist advice, and be competent in critically evaluating complex proposals in resource consent applications

 

You’ll have excellent communication, time management, customer service and project management skills, and be adept at establishing and maintaining quality relationships.  You will also be flexible and open to change. As this role does require you to use Council vehicles to travel around the region, you will also need to hold a current, clean NZ driver’s license. 

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You’ll be joining a team involved in a wide range of development projects across Auckland, including major and sometimes nationally significant infrastructure projects.  We are passionate about enabling customers to undertake activities that ensure Auckland is a safe and healthy place; a great place to live, work and play with an outstanding environment for now and future generations.

 

You will be working for an organisation that embraces flexible working; we can offer Work from Home days and flexible hours to suit your lifestyle. We offer a competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be working collaboratively with dedicated and respected experts across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment. 

 

Applications for this role close Thursday 23rd May 2019. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Naomi Green on 021 562 061. 

 

Please note the official position title is "Senior Specialist - Water Allocation". 

 

This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

 

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.