Engineering Team Leader

Full-time position, based at Oringi Business Park

The Tararua District offers you the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of scenic attractions, great outdoors and country hospitality at their best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping or kayaking, you will be spoilt for choice! All the facilities are accessible; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, sports clubs, championship golf courses and numerous service clubs including ‘family friendly’ groups.  Tararua District has close proximity to the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, with Council Service Centres located in each of the main townships of Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna.

The Tararua District provides you with an enviable lifestyle and the opportunity to be involved with active and friendly communities.

About the position

About the Tararua Alliance

The Tararua Alliance is a partnership between Tararua District Council and Downer, and is a unique, single delivery team providing full management of the transportation activity and 3Waters reticulation infrastructure. As a Tararua District Council employee working within the Tararua Alliance, the Engineering Team Leader will provide leadership to the Engineering & Design Team ensuring deliverables are met while making best use of available financial, human and physical resources to provide a customer focused, responsive service delivery team.

The Engineering Team Leader role is crucial in ensuring fit for purpose and cost effective solutions are developed for the district’s core infrastructure. This is a unique opportunity to be involved with civil projects from conception to completion, working collaboratively with physical works staff, with access to broader technical expertise and innovative tools such as drones.

About you

We want to hear from people who:

  • Have a collaborative nature and good problem solving skills.
  • Are reliable, accountable and have good time management.
  • Are results driven and have the ability to think on their feet.   
  • Adaptable and open to change.
  • Have a Civil Engineering qualification (I.e. BE, BEngTech, NZDE).
  • Have experience in civil projects and project management.
  • Have a current and full class 1 driver’s License.

Preferable but not essential

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • Project Management Qualification (PRINCE2, etc.)
  • Experience in site investigation, surveying and design

In return we offer

We are offering an outstanding opportunity to work within a collaborative and courteous infrastructure management environment with diverse and challenging work, a great workplace culture, a competitive remuneration package and second to none support and training options for the right candidate.

How to apply

All applications will require a completed application form, cover letter, and CV. A copy of the job description and application form can be downloaded from our website (see below). Alternatively, you may collect the application and job description from Council’s Customer Service Centres, in person or by phone.

Download the Application Form (173KB pdf)

Download the Position Description (127KB pdf)

Please send your application to Tararua District Council, P O Box 115 (26 Gordon Street), Dannevirke, phone 06 374 4080, or by email to, attention the Human Resource Manager.

Applications close with the Human Resource Manager on Friday, 23 February 2018.