Team Leader, Investigations, Strategy & Planning

Posted on 03-Oct-2018  
Application Close Date: 24-Oct-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

Greater Wellington Regional Council are looking for a Team Leader, Investigations, Strategy and Planning to join our Flood Protection Department.

The Flood Protection Department is tasked with region-wide responsibility for Greater Wellington's river and flood risk management.  This is to ensure the best possible protection from the consequences of flooding and erosion for communities in the region (given available resources), to manage the river environments to provide attractive places for recreation and to take care of our river ecosystems. The department's annual budget is approximately $40M

This role involves an equal mix of management and technical direction/oversight of the team's activities.  The team management role ensures the Investigations team, primarily based in the Regional Council Centre delivers an efficient service using a mix of staff, consultants and contractors for the various projects.  There are 6 direct reports and leadership of a team of 8 staff within the team with a $3M annual investigations programme.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • A tertiary degree in civil or natural resources engineering preferably with an emphasis on river engineering, hydraulics and hydrology or an equivalent tertiary degree in planning, with an emphasis on the management of flood hazards.
  • Specialised knowledge and experience of the flood management sector.
  • The ability to carry out basic hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, with an appreciation for the limitations of such work and the extent of information needed to satisfactorily respond to the issues at hand.
  • Experience in the preparation of briefs for consultancy services, recommendation of selected consultants and supervision of their activities.
  • Familiarity with environmental and sociological effects and their assessment.
  • Experience at managing staff, particularly teams of professional and technical staff
  • Clear, articulate communication skills, both verbally and written, coupled with the ability to understand the need to target communications to a level appropriate for the audience


To apply for this position please view the job description and apply via the link below.

For any questions on this position please contact Graeme Campbell, Manager Flood Protection 04 830 4062. For any other information please contact Allison Foo, HR Advisor 04 830 4361

Applications close: Wednesday 24 October 2018