Student Engineer (x2)

Posted on 14-Jul-2020  
Application Close Date: 07-Aug-2020
Job Details
Flood Protection
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clipStudent Engineer Job Description - 2020-2021.pdf (PDF, 443KB)
Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

  • Are you passionate about the environment, engineering, and protecting people particularly in relation to rivers and streams?
  • In need of your professional hours for your Natural Resources or Civil Engineering degree?
  • Keen to learn about how regional councils manage flood risk and improve the river environment?

Then look no further! Greater Wellington Regional Council's Flood Protection Department has two paid work placements available for Natural Resources or Civil Engineering students over this coming summer.

New Zealand's rivers are an extremely valuable environmental habitat, recreational playground, and culturally significant part of our communities.  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.

The role would suit students at the end of their 2nd, 3rd or final years 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, and community engagement. This work feeds into departmental activities such as resource consent applications, engineering design, floodplain management plan development, operational river management work and habitat enhancement.

We understand the development needs of engineering students and therefore will provide the necessary experience which meets your objectives. Student engineers will be exposed to an interesting mix of work across the Wellington Region, tailored to your specific interests.

We are looking for students who:

  • Have an interest in the environment, engineering, and protecting people particularly in relation to 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 roles are for a fixed term full time position from mid November 2020 to mid-February 2021 and will be Wellington based, with opportunities to work across the Greater Wellington Region.

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Francie Morrow, Project Manager, Floodplain Management Plans on 04 830 4491

Applications close: 7 August 2020