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Tā tātou atarua – Our vision 

Enabling what matters

He angitūtanga - The opportunity

Horowhenua District Council’s Community Infrastructure Group is seeking an experienced and passionate individual to join us as the Three Waters Asset Management Lead. The Horowhenua District is currently experiencing extraordinary growth and we need a team member to join our team to help influence and shape our future growth. You will assist the Three Waters Manager to ensure Councils Three Waters portfolio is managed in an effective and efficient manner. You'll be in charge of ensuring our Three Waters infrastructure interests are protected through effective asset management and planning. You'll think big picture as you contribute to our strategic plans and bring technical knowledge to conversations that influences and enables our asset activities. As a people leader you'll support your team to work together and thrive in a busy environment.

He kōrero mōu - About you

We are people focused so the ideal candidate will have a growth mind set and be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and will be actively seeking continuous improvement. You'll ideally have a degree in Civil Engineering or in Sciences, but definitely have knowledge and understanding of Three Waters infrastructure asset management. Previously you'll have worked in a similar role and from that will be well versed in relevant legislation and local government procedures and policies. Knowing what NAMS and IPEWA International Infrastructure Management are is a bonus!

You'll be able to think laterally and strategically, and always thinking of how we can do things better. Bringing your ability to analyse, delve into the detail but also see the long term, as well as being an encouraging and supportive team leader, you'll be able to dive right in from day 1. 

Tā tātou ahurea – Our culture 

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

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - 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 important opportunity to join a thriving organisation with a strong focus on delivery and to do meaningful work with motivated people that has a direct impact on the lives of our Horowhenua Community. 

Tono mai ināianei - Apply now

If you are 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 Craig Hiddleston – Three Waters Manager, [email protected] or phone on (06) 366 0999

Recruitment for this role closes on Friday 15 September,  at which time all applications will be reviewed and we will contact you to advise you of your application progress.   

As defined in The Water Services Entities Act (the Act) enacted in December 2022, the purpose, duties, and responsibilities of this position primarily relates to, or primarily supports, the delivery of water services. Whilst the successful applicant will be employed by Horowhenua District Council, the role is in scope for the National Transition Unit Three Waters Staff Transition Guidelines for the transfer and recruitment of staff to the Water Services Entities. 

We encourage you to review the final Staff Transition Guidelines, (see attached file) that underpin the position review and pathway consultation process which is now underway with water services staff in local government organisations. Answers to frequently asked questions about the Guidelines are available on Te Rapunga site, please cut and paste link to your browser.  https://thestaffroom.threewaters.govt.nz/questionsandanswers/

He rau ringa e pakari ai ngā taura whiri i ō tātou kāinga noho me ō tātou 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.

For a copy of the Job Description visit JD---Three-Waters-Asset-Management-Lead---August-2023.pdf