Student Engineer

Posted on 17-Jul-2017  
Application Close Date: 07-Aug-2017
Job Details
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clipApplication Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

Student Engineer Job Description - July 2017.pdf (PDF, 183KB)
Job Description

Student Engineer– WELLINGTON


* Wellington based

* Fixed term full time from mid November 2017 to mid February 2018

* End of 2nd, 3rd or final year Natural Resources or Civil Engineering students


The Greater Wellington Regional Council's Flood Protection Department has two paid work placements available for Natural Resources or Civil Engineering students.

The role would suit students at the end of their 2nd or 3rd  or final year who are seeking professional work experience to fulfil their degree requirements. Previous summer students have worked on technical analyses, asset management, river engineering, field work, data collection, consultation and reporting. This work feeds into departmental activities such as resource consent applications, engineering designs, floodplain management plan development, forward work planning and operational river management work.

We understand the development needs of engineering students and will try to provide experience which meets your  objectives, as well as providing an interesting mix of work across the Wellington Region.


We are looking for students who:

* Have an interest in water engineering and particularly in rivers and streams

* Work well as part of a team, but can be self-directed for periods of time once working on a task

* Have good skills in Microsoft Office software – experience with hydraulic modelling software and ArcGIS may be handy but not essential


The Greater Wellington Regional Council works with communities to manage flood risk from the region's rivers and streams. We develop floodplain management plans, provide a free advice and consultation service, maintain and build flood protection works, work with the community to improve the environment and recreational opportunities, and provide flood warnings. For more information please visit our website at


If this sounds like you, please apply online via the link below with a cover letter (including indicative availability) & CV. 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Francie Morrow, Project Manager (Floodplain Management Plans) on 04 8304491.

For other information please contact Lea Pannu, HR Coordinator on 04 830 4013.


Applications close 7 August 2017