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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is focused on working in partnership with their community to ensure that Central Hawke's Bay is a thriving district, with efficient and appropriate infrastructure, services and regulatory functions.  To enable this, we are instilling a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to add real value to our communities.

Experience the benefits of growing your career in a stunning environment and community. If you are interested in a career opportunity in an innovative and dynamic workplace check out our current vacancies below:

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, an incredible number of historic homesteads, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

 

Working for a new joint venture of Veolia and Recreational Services Limited we are seeking an experienced Networks Operator.

 

We have a vacancy for a Water and Wastewater Networks Operator to undertake maintenance work at our Central Hawkes Bay contract based in Waipawa.

 

As an operator you will carry out the:

 

  • Maintenance of water, wastewater and stormwater pipelines including repairs & replacements
  • Water meter and toby installations and repairs
  • Preventive maintenance tasks
  • Logging of reports and jobs
  • Experience in the industry would be advantageous but not essential
  • Class 2 license and WTR endorsement would be advantageous but not essential

 

If you are a team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills we would like to hear from you.

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, an incredible number of historic homesteads, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

 

Working for a new joint venture of Veolia and Recreational Services Limited we are seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

 

We have a vacancy for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to undertake operations and maintenance work at our Central Hawkes Bay contract based in Waipawa.

 

As an operator you will carry out:

 

  • Daily operations of multiple wastewater treatment plants across the district
  • Calibrations and verifications of key instrumentation
  • Chemical dosing and analysis
  • Preventive maintenance tasks
  • Logging of reports and jobs
  • Carry out wastewater quality sampling
  • SCADA and Telemetry checks to ensure compliance with resource consents
  • Repairs and maintenance of aerators and other mechanical equipment

 

Key attributes we are looking for include

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Excellent housekeeping skills
  • Self motivated and the ability to work unsupervised
  • High level of integrity and responsibility
  • A “Can do” attitude

 

If you are a team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills we would like to hear from you.

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

As a compliance and support officer you will:

·         Provide Engineering & Technical support 

·         Prepare maintenance of renewal plans and method statements

·         Prepare operational reports

·         Monitor SHEQ, & KPI performance

·         Monitor and report on treatment and reticulation performance including compliance with New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and wastewater resource consents.

·         Assist in the management of the district-wide SCADA system to ensure effective monitoring, reporting and control of remote sites and maintenance of alarm systems.

·         Operate and maintain internal database systems used for the capture of SCADA and Laboratory data and reporting to the client.

·         Participation in a duty-manager’s on call roster (2nd tier)

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

 

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be Council’s representative on the Central Hawke’s Bay Community Trust.

The Trust’s primary purpose is to provide benefit to the community of Central Hawke’s Bay through the provision and management of leisure, cultural, sporting and recreational facilities, including the Centralines Pool and Sports Park.

With one of Council’s two representatives  stepping down, Council are seeking to appoint a candidate for this unpaid voluntary role.

In accordance with Council policy, a Trustee should, as a minimum, have the following skills and attributes:

  • An understanding of governance issues
  • Either business experience or other experience that is relevant to the activities of the Trust
  • Sound judgement
  • A high standard of personal integrity
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

Council is also looking for someone with:

  • Experience or knowledge directly relevant to the diverse range of functions required of the Central Hawke’s Bay District Community Trust
  • Business acumen backed up by enthusiasm, energy and new ideas
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Central Hawke’s Bay District.

Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should do so in writing, outlining why they wish to be a Trustee representing Council and an explanation of the skills above. Ideally candidates will enclose a CV and other supporting documentation.

Expressions of Interest close on Sunday 30 January 2022 and should be addressed to the Governance and Support Officer, PO Box 127, Waipawa 4240. Alternatively they can be emailed to governance@chbdc.govt.nz.

If you have any questions please contact Council on 06 857 8060.

Are you passionate about helping people within our community find employment?? Are you an innovative and energetic person who can think outside the square when it comes to finding ways to do things that meet our community’s needs? Then this part time (20 hours per week) fixed term role is for you.

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) – Jobs in Central Hawke’s bay team are seeking a passionate, community focused person for their MTFJ Employment Coordinator role.

This exciting position which is funded through the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs external funding, will work alongside the already established Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay team, along with our local community to identify where support or assistance might be required.

This role is for a 6-month period with an immediate start.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Derive great satisfaction from working with community members within Central Hawke’s Bay to identify their needs and find solutions to achieve desired outcomes;
  • Be able to build rapport with a diverse range of people;
  • Be able to quickly develop appropriate relationships with community members, Community Organisations, Council, and other partners including Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to maintain positive working collaboration; 
  • Be able to demonstrate some level of experience managing and coordinating a portfolio with reporting requirements and set outcomes;
  • Have an adequate level of administrative experience to be able to use spreadsheets, Outlook and Microsoft packages effectively;
  • Have a full driver’s license and be able to drive a manual vehicle;
  • Other general support and expertise as required to see the successful operation of the role and Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Project as a whole.

 About you:

Ideally you would be approachable, enthusiastic, innovative, have a drive to want to help others, and the ability to think outside the square. You will have the ability to engage and work alongside Youth. You will be flexible and open to new and exciting ideas. You will be someone who can work at pace and have great communication skills.

Specifically, you will have; 

  • Experience managing and coordinating portfolios that have reporting requirements and set outcomes;
  • Administrative experience;
  • Be capable of manually setting up a mobile employment unit by themselves;
  • The ability to manage and sustain strong working relationships with other partner agencies.
  • Some experience working alongside people.

 

How to apply: 

Apply in confidence with your cover letter and CV via Seek

 

Applications Close on Sunday 30th January 2022 at 4.30pm. 

Are you an experienced project engineer with experience in Infrastructure and/or Three Waters? Do you want to be at the forefront of a major rollout of new infrastructure, as part of a team preparing for huge projected growth over the next decade?

We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join our established and growing Project Management Office (PMO) here at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative person who is looking to grow professionally, to come join the CHB Whanau and support the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to THRIVE.

Our PMO team delivers valuable water and civil infrastructure projects for the community. The team lead projects and programmes from initiation through to project completion. The focus of the team is on delivery of high-quality durable infrastructure. As a result of the size of our capital programme we have a number of newly created positions within our PMO.

About the opportunity:

We are looking for a Senior Project Engineer who can hit the ground running in all aspects of scoping, managing design and consenting work, contract/contractor management, has outstanding communication and relationship management skills to facilitate working with internal and external stakeholders, and a general passion for all things infrastructure! Our successful candidate will lead and coordinate a small but dedicated team of Project Engineers to support the delivery of outcomes for Central Hawke’s Bay.

As Senior Project Engineer, you will be initially responsible coordinating a small team to provide input during the planning of a project for supporting the PMO to deliver projects, and you will be involved in the project lifecycle to completion, including planning and supporting the project team to deliver high quality outcomes for our community. No two days will be the same, you will be exposed to a diverse portfolio of projects with an excellent opportunity to further your career and learn as you go.

About you:

As Senior Project Engineer, your main responsibility will be to lead and coordinate a small team to supervise the construction of projects and provide technical information in the planning and design of projects. You will work closely with consultants, contractors, and the wider PMO and 3 Waters operational teams.

You will be a self-starter, inquisitive, with an interest in projects and a passion for learning. In this full-time role, you will need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to ‘smarter thinking’ so we can plan for tomorrow to futureproof Central Hawke’s Bay.

Specifically, you will have;

 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Experience in the infrastructure sector working with or leading contractors
  • High level of computer skills across the Microsoft suite.
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.
  • Demonstrated success in managing contractors and consultants
  • Experience in managing contracts within the civil engineering industry and a sound understanding of NZS3910 and NZS3916
  • Collaborative and team focussed approach to project development
  • Excellent relationship management skills, confident engaging with the community
  • Champion safety in all aspects of planning, design and construction

If you are seeking a position with an organisation where you can build on your career and develop your skill in the project management or engineering field, this role would suit you.

How to apply:

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via seek Applications close 7 February 2022.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

If you would like to know more or for a confidential discussion, please reach out to Darren de Klerk (Director, Projects and Programmes) on 06 857 8060 or by email at Darren.deklerk@chbdc.govt.nz.

 

  • Do you have experience in Infrastructure, 3 Waters and/or Environmental Engineering?
  • Do you thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment – where you enjoy delivering outcomes?
  • Looking for a role where you can lead projects that will have positive, transformational and lasting impacts on communities?

 

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our established PMO at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. This role reports to the Senior Project Manager or Director - Projects and Programmes and will lead and deliver a variety of projects. This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative person to join the CHB Whanau and support the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to THRIVE.

Our PMO team delivers valuable water and civil infrastructure projects for the community. The team lead projects and programmes from initiation through to project completion. The focus of the team is on delivery of high-quality durable infrastructure. As a result of the size of our capital programme we have a number of newly created positions within our PMO.

About the opportunity:

This is a fantastic role that will suit someone who is outcome focused, enjoys a challenge and is able to take initiative whilst building great relationships with our team and stakeholders. As a new role at Council, you will have the opportunity to fully utilise your knowledge and experience to apply a project framework that will be used to deliver outcomes. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to achieve results and succeed.

 

We have a significant pipeline or projects across our infrastructure programme, no two days will be the same, we are a small team punching above our weight, with a passion to deliver excellence and transformational change to our communities. One role will be leading long term wastewater upgrade projects across three small communities, and the other role will be leading water and wastewater renewal and growth projects across the district.

 

About you:

 

You will ideally be an experienced and qualified Project Manager, ideally, with specific expertise in managing community-focused infrastructure projects. Your excellent communication and relationship management skills will be vital in your day-to-day dealings with project teams, consultants, contractors, key stakeholders, community groups, and the public.

 

As a Project Manager, your main responsibility will be to lead and manage allocated projects; Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing projects as they travel through their lifecycle. You will need to a self-starter that learns quickly and takes the initiative, you will be customer focussed and bring an energy to the team.

In this full-time role, you will need to have a collaborative nature and share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to ‘smarter thinking’ so we can plan for tomorrow to futureproof Central Hawke’s Bay.

Specifically, you will have;

 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Engineering or Project Management)
  • Project Management Certification (PMI, Prince 2 or similar) – desirable
  • High level of computer skills - Microsoft office, project, teams, sharepoint.
  • Confident and experience with Te Ao Māori would be beneficial
  • A clean full driver’s licence. 
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand.
  • Demonstrated success in management and coordination of engineering design across multi-disciplines and gateways
  • Demonstrated success in managing contractors and consultants, with experience delivering projects as a client (desirable)
  • Experience in managing contracts within the civil engineering industry and a sound understanding of NZS3910 and NZS3916
  • Successful track record of working with diverse stakeholders to develop solutions
  • A collaborative and team focussed approach to project development
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Champion safety in all aspects of planning, design and construction

 

How to apply:

 

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via seek

 

Applications close 7 February 2022.

 

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

 

If you would like to know more or for a confidential discussion, please reach out to Darren de Klerk (Director, Projects and Programmes) on 06 857 8060 or by email at Darren.deklerk@chbdc.govt.nz.

 

 

We are looking for an exceptional operational leader, with experience in a project management, emergency response, community or related discipline to support Central Hawke’s Bay in its continued preparedness for and response in COVID-19.

While being employed by Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea, you will be leading the operational community care response model for Central Hawke’s Bay based on our unique Tamatea way - in partnership with Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, Public Health providers, Government Agencies and community groups. 

Managing the delivery of integrated and coordinated Covid-19 response services to support families across Central Hawke’s Bay, integral to this role is collaboration with community in its widest sense.

You will ideally have at least five years of post-qualification experience, leading projects and teams, be familiar with a CIMS or similar response model and be able to demonstrate experience leading wide ranging community teams. You’ll have strong experience in a planning, budget, delivery and reporting functions, and be used to leading complex teams of people, volunteers and groups and be confident working when needed in a Maori led environment.

Supported by a wider community response team and local co-ordination and governance oversight, you’ll be used to high pressure and fast paced environments and be ready to hit the ground running to support our community to thrive. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone to step into a supportive and outstanding community role and take the next steps in their career.

This role is a full-time fixed term role for 12 months.

Applications for this role will close on Monday, 31 January 2022

Please apply in confidence with your CV and cover letter via  seek

Health & Safety Advisor - Calling experienced professionals or newbies looking for a career change!

 

This is not a typical safety role! Have you had an innovative and bold idea to make change and improve the way you work? This is the opportunity that will allow you to. This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative person to lead our safety space, supporting the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to THRIVE.

 

Did you know working for Council is wide ranging and encompasses multiple industries? No two days are the same, spanning across major roading and water construction projects, building consenting, environmental waste and animal control (to mention just a few!), you will be exposed to many varied areas of operations and contracting partners.

 

We a looking for real a go-getter that will take a genuine business partner approach and embed themselves into supporting and guiding the business. At Council a Safety II approach is key, we are focused on the way that we work and “why things go right” which aligns with our vision of THRIVE.

 

Council is on an upwards trajectory in improving the way we work and embedding health, safety and risk into what we do, with a project underway that is progressively changing the way we approach health, safety and risk. In this role, you will be leading the organisation approach, championing health and safety while coaching our staff on “what good looks like” as well as leading our health and safety committee.

 

We are open-minded about the background and experience you may bring, so if you are an experienced health and safety professional, your skills and experience would have a significant impact on our business. But, if you are looking for a career change and health, safety and risk is something you are interested in, we are keen to hear from you too and we are well positioned to provide the mentoring and guidance so you can grow into the role.

 

In this full-time role, you will need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to ‘smarter thinking’ as we continue our improvement project. If you think you might be the person we are looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter (explaining why you are interested in the role) via seek.

Applications close Sunday 13 February 2022.

Work Visa

Foreign nationals (excluding Australians) wishing to work in New Zealand must have work visas. All applications are tested against the New Zealand labour market. The standard work visa is for a two or three year period.

Spouses and children of working visitors must also apply for the relevant visas (visitor, student or work). Applications take approximately four to six weeks and cost around NZD250-300.

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