Development Engineer

Ongoing Applications

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our progressive, dynamic organisation. Our district is expanding at an extraordinary rate and Horowhenua District Council is driving that growth. Horowhenua District Council is urgently seeking an experienced and passionate Development Engineer looking for a new challenge within our Housing and Business Development Team.  

Ta tatou atarua – Our vision 

To embody a spirit of service and a spirit of excellence focused on continuous improvement and a mission to deliver great outcomes to our community.

He angitutanga - The opportunity

In this role, you'll be responsible for ensuring that council’s infrastructure interests are protected through subdivision and land development processes and that development plans for assets are produced in a proactive manner, ensuring assets created through development projects are updated in the asset management systems.

He korero mou - About you

We're looking for someone with great communication skills and be great at building relationships with internal and external contractors, consultants and customers; ideally well versed in legislation and local government procedures and policies.

You'll hold a Professional Engineering Qualification – preferably in civil engineering or a related field and have some post qualification experience. We're open to considering candidates from a junior to a senior level. Ideally you'll have experience in the design and assessment of subdivision and land use consent applications, earthworks for land development, roading (urban and rural), drainage (storm water and sewerage reticulation) and water supply reticulation.

Ta tatou ahurea – Our culture 

Horowhenua District Council is proud to be an inclusive workplace; we celebrate difference, diversity, and aim to empower our employees. We're an organisation built on innovation and optimism, and are embarking on an organisation reset. We're motivated to build a place where we value our people and provide opportunities for them to build outstanding careers and a better Horowhenua.

Nga ahuatanga kei a matou - What we offer

An excellent working environment where passionate and committed team members who strive to make a difference for current and future generations. This is a great opportunity to join a thriving organisation with a strong focus on delivery and on doing meaningful work, surrounded by motivated people, which has a direct impact on the lives of our Horowhenua community.

Tono mai inaianei - Apply now

This is a full time permanent position, and a very real opportunity to make a difference. If you're interested in learning more about what the role involves please see the position description, if you have any questions or would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Blair Spencer on 06 366 0999.

Recruitment for this role is ongoing and we'll be reviewing applications as they come in.

He rau ringa e pakari ai nga taura whiri i o tatou kainga noho me o tatou hapori – mai i te pae maunga o Tararua ki te moana
With many hands the threads which weave our neighbourhoods and communities together will be strengthened from the Tararua Ranges to the sea.