Development Manager - Civil

  • Are you an inquisitive, solution & people focused leader?
  • Do you have experience in Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering techniques?
  • Do you seek the challenges of dealing with a wide variety of engineering matters?
  • Looking for a role where you can have a positive, lasting impact on your community?


Customers are at the heart of everything for us here at the Waimakariri District Council. We promise to be professional, approachable and solutions-focused when providing for our community. The Waimakariri District Council are looking for a new Development Manager with the ability to work effectively across a wide range of issues and enable a customer-focused environment. The Waimakariri District is one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand and the third largest, by population, in the South Island. This provides a unique set of challenges and a diverse portfolio of issues to address.

The successful applicant will lead a motivated team of engineers, working with industry leaders, developers, engineering consultants, and planning professionals. In this leadership role you will provide direction & coaching/mentoring to your team, high quality engineering expertise across development projects, strategic engineering input into the growth strategy for the District, lead by example through the delivery of a customer-focused service, and manage key stakeholder relationships.

To be successful in this position you will need to have a solutions focussed attitude with the ability to work with various stakeholders with conflicting interests. An understanding of financial issues associated with growth related capital projects and development contributions is desired.

Applicants will be highly motivated team players who are well organised and committed to providing excellent service and quality results. In recognition of this a very competitive salary is offered. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional. The council offers a challenging work environment where you really make a difference.

Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch, Waimakariri District offers small town and rural lifestyles with a range of outdoor recreation activities on your doorstep but with the advantages of a big city nearby. Whatever your choice of living environment it is readily available and affordable.

For any further information on this position, please contact Kelly LaValley, Project Delivery Manager, on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMKGOV).

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position, and you want to be on our team then get in touch because we want to hear from you!

The Council is a Professional Development Partner with Engineering New Zealand and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 27th May 2018.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  Waimakariri District Council.  To apply for this job go to: http://waimakariridc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies/ & enter ref code: 4131566. Applications close 5pm 27 May 2018.

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