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Asset Planning Engineer (Graduate)

Asset Management

Horowhenua District Council


Graduate, up to 2 years experience


Asset Planning Engineer (Graduate)

Horowhenua District Council - Horowhenua - Manawatu

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our progressive, dynamic organisation. Our region is expanding at an extraordinary rate and the Horowhenua District Council is driving more growth. As we take our region from Good to Great, we need more Great people to join our team…

We’re calling out for a Graduate Asset Planning Engineer to provide technical inputs into the strategic, tactical and operational Asset Management functions at Council. These invaluable inputs will enable the successful long-term care of the Council’s assets.

You will be early in your career however can demonstrate that you have built up sound technical knowledge and the ability to analyse factors affecting performance and deliver workable solutions. Your background may have 2-3 years’ experience related to water services or Land Transport.  You may have experience in design, costing, and the implementation of asset development programmes on a municipal level.  You will analyse the data from Asset Management Information tools and computerised hydraulic models to pinpoint any shortfall in the asset’s performance.   You will actively develop and estimate the cost of long-term asset renewal programmes while collating crucial data to support the Council’s decision-making related to renewing assets. With a sound understanding of computers your role will also include maintaining existing models, and also implementing computer models of the three waters networks, managing opportunities to improve the existing models along the way.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Interest in working with electronic information management systems
  • Experience using an Asset Management System, GIS product, and/or Computer based hydraulic network modelling would be an advantage.
  • Ideally, be able to demonstrate experience in the use and development of database reporting tools, for example MS SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, Access reporting etc.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to understand large sets of data and to infer new and meaningful information from it.
  • Have advanced knowledge of hydraulics systems and computer modelling of piped networks

This role works in small team amongst the wider infrastructure services department.  Your great planning, organisational and communication skills make you an indispensable asset to the team.  You’ll be joining a very agile and innovative team – there’s no ‘small town thinking’ here. As agents of change, we are commercially minded and outcome focused.

This is a very real opportunity to make a difference in your community, transforming not only our regional economy, but also the lives of those who call the Horowhenua home – now and in the future.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, we invite you to call Rohit on 06 366 0999.

Along with your CV please please submit two work samples as part of your application which demonstrates the complexity of the work undertaken by you. Please take out any sensitive/commercial information from your submission.  The submission/work samples will be discussed at the interview stage and are key part of our evaluation process.

Applications close 27th September 2017

Apply now: https://www.qjumpers.co.nz/job-seeker/job-detail/32666/asset-planning-engineer-graduate-32666/#.WbIl4rIjGUk

Horowhenua District Council


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