Water Services Operations Engineer

This is an awesome opportunity to join the Drainage and Water team and drive excellent technical outcomes across our three waters!
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The District

Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors. We boast a Top 10 most loved beach in New Zealand and have access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.

Let’s not forget about that 7 minute commute to work!

The Organisation

The Timaru District Council aims to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of communities, to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of its communities in the present and for the future. With around 400 staff, there are a diverse range of roles from front facing community to support and technical specialists.

The Role / Person

Water services are a critical part of our community, our environment and our economic success. We depend on it daily, but don’t often give it a second thought. It’s our district’s unsung hero!

We have an awesome opportunity for a Water Services Operations Engineer to join the Drainage and Water team and drive excellent technical outcomes across our three waters.

This diverse role will see you manage and operate our districts water reservoirs and treatment systems, wastewater treatment and disposal systems and trade waste operations. You’ll focus on delivering efficient operational requirements, strategic asset planning, water and wastewater quality and consultation with stakeholders.

Ideally you will have a qualification in engineering, preferably in relation to the three waters. Bonus points if you have experience in a position of management - great leadership is what we’re after.

If you think you have what it takes, and have a passion for assisting in the management and operation of our districts reticulated water, wastewater and stormwater, then apply now!

We are wanting someone to join our team ASAP so we will be interviewing as we receive applications. Please let us know if you are interested in this opportunity so we can keep an eye out for your CV.

For further information, including a position description, please email us at jobs@timdc.govt.nz.

All applicants are required to be either a New Zealand Citizen or have a current New Zealand work visa. Applications can be registered through our careers website www.timaru.govt.nz/jobs

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Timaru District Council

2 King George Pl
7910 Timaru Directions View page

Employee Benefits

We recognise the importance of providing our staff with perks and benefits that look after their health and wellbeing so they can get the best out of their working week. We offer:

  • Flexible Working Hours

    We do our best to assist our employees to have a good work/life balance. We are open to flexible working conditions to make the role work for you and your lifestyle.

  • Social Club

    We have an active social club that engages in a variety of social events including monthly after-work socialising, themed mid year and end of year functions, sporting activities and family orientated functions.

  • Flu Vaccinations

    We want our employees to remain as fit and healthy as possible. We offer free flu vaccines to all staff each year (both flu jabs and oral tablets are offered).

  • Regular Eye Checks

    Vision checks are conducted for employees using Visual Display Units.

  • Medical Insurance

    All employees are eligible for discounted health insurance through Southern Cross.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    A confidential and professional Employee Assistance Programme is available to all employees to assist with counselling, support, development and advice.

  • Work Sports Teams

    We have work sports teams for those who like to get out and exercise including Touch, Cricket and Croquet.

  • Ergonomic Work Station Assessment

    We encourage and support all of our employees to have a healthy work space and offer assessments to all staff wherever they work and whatever role they do.

  • Car Parking

    Free carparking in the Timaru District Council Staff Carpark is available after completing one year service.

  • Wellbeing Committee (COSI)

    Our COSI Committee strives to look after the wellbeing of the people of Timaru District Council. The committee's core values are: Customer Focus (internal and external), One Team, Successful, Integrity.

    The COSI Committee arrange many varying events including employee awards, morning tea quizzes, fundraising events/days, individual and interdepartmental competitions (eg. baking, gardening, Christmas decorating, moustache growing) , dress up days - all of which get excellent support and engagement from our people.

    The work of our committed committee members helps our employees to have fun, be happy, positive, creative, healthy and build stronger working relationships.

  • Staff Discounts

    We have some retailers/suppliers who offer discounts to Timaru District Council employees on varying products, services and bank lending rates and offer staff an N3 Employee Discount Card.

What the Timaru District Council can offer you:


  • A forward-looking, friendly workplace that is respected in the industry.

  • Hands on experience on large scale projects.

  • An attractive and affordable lifestyle in one of the most stunning parts of the country.

  • Real career progression and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community. 

  • A supportive and encouraging team environment.

Already working at Timaru District Council?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

email
@timdc.govt.nz
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