Senior Development Engineer - Transportation

Northern Transportation Alliance

  • Permanent
  • Northland

Senior Development Engineer - Transportation

The Northland Transportation Alliance (NTA) is a collaboration between the Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North District Councils, Northland Regional Council and Waka Kotahi (New Zealand Transport Agency) to deliver joined-up transportation services for Northland. This holder of this role will be employed by Whangarei District Council and will be based in Whangarei. 

About the role:

This is a newly created role within the Strategy and Planning team based in the Whangarei offices. Reporting to the Team Leader - Road Safety and Traffic Engineer, you will provide professional advice relating to resource consents and engineering standards pertaining to the roading network.

About you:

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone with excellent communication and collaboration skills to work alongside our customers and be driven to keep up to date with most recent info in relation to the consent process and engineering standards. You will have well developed writing skills and ability to produce developed documentation, reports and workflow processes. Travel to other parts of the Northland region may be necessary on an occasional basis. You’ll need to be highly organised with an ability to prioritise and work to deadlines, and someone who enjoys being part of a team. The requirements sought of a candidate for this role are:

  • NZCE, Diploma or Degree qualification in engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Civil Engineering
  • Specific experience in Development Engineering (subdivisions) would be an advantage
  • Experience in Hearings would be an advantage
  • Familiar with District Plan Rules, Local Government Act, Land Transport Act
  • Familiar with AUSTROAD Guide to Road Design and Council Engineering Standards
  • Familiar with the Safe System Approach and the NZ Road to Zero Strategy
  • Familiar with Road Safety Audits
  • Familiar with Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Civil Engineering Road Works
  • Conversant with NZ Transport Agency standards, guidelines and funding processes
  • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn Tikanga Maori
  • TC Temporary Traffic Management
  • Drivers licence

What we can offer:

NTA offers a supportive team environment in the midst of positive transformation and change and engaged in some exciting projects across the Northland Region.  Some of the benefits of working here include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working options (hours and location) 
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives 

Find out more about working for NTA by viewing this short clip or please feel free to contact the WDC People and Capability team on: (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463. 

If you feel you are the perfect fit and up for this great opportunity, then don't wait - apply now via or click the apply now button.    

Applications close 5 pm, Friday 13th August 2021.

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