Waste Advisor (Contracts)

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Please note: This is a Fixed Term Full Time opportunity – ASAP start 2023 - 29/12/2023.
The role will be based in West Auckland.


Auckland's aspirational goal is to achieve zero waste by 2040, turning its waste into resources. We strive to be at the forefront of the waste management practice across Australasia and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve services and reduce waste going to landfill. To help us on this journey, we are looking for a Waste Advisor – Contracts & Compliance to join our team and contribute towards Auckland Council's Waste Management and Minimisation Plan! 
Reporting to the Waste Contracts & Compliance Team Leader, as a Waste Advisor, you will manage relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholder customers and contract partners. You will ensure effective service delivery of all existing and new waste management contracts related to refuse, recycling, inorganics, community recycling centres, organics, landfill disposal and streetscapes.
Day-to-day you could expect to work on:

  • Manage monitor and track performance of assigned contractors as per agreed contract requirements
  • Contractor health and safety audits and reporting
  • Manage and monitor assigned budgets and financial reporting
  • Manage collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders


He kōrero mōu: About you
You are a person who is passionate about waste minimisation and delivering excellent Customer service. You will have strong operational experience in a waste management environment or similar operational environment. In these roles, you would have managed contracts, solved interesting problems and developed collaborative relationships with contractors. It would be advantageous if you have a sound technical understanding and working knowledge of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, Solid Waste bylaws and other relevant legislation as well as a tertiary qualification in environmental science, engineering or business administration.
As this role will require you to travel, you will need a valid and clean full or restricted NZ driver's license.
Please note: This role is safety-sensitive and requires pre-employment drug testing.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.
In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.
You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts! 
Tono Mai: Apply Now!
You can find the position description here: https://bit.ly/3wMlshz
Applications close: 10 February 2023

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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.