Policy Advisor

Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington
Mō mātou - About us:

Engineering New Zealand is the professional body for all engineers in New Zealand. It’s not your average membership organisation. We’re committed to thinking differently, always challenging the norm, and creating progressive experiences for our people, members, and stakeholders.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role:

Our Policy & Projects team at Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau is looking for a Policy Advisor to support its response to climate change, three waters reform, infrastructure development, education, regulatory settings in the built environment, the regulation of the engineering profession, and others.

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Contribute to proactive policy pieces on matters affecting New Zealand where the engineering voice should be heard
  • Develop documents that engage with members and Engineering New Zealand stakeholders on policy issues 
  • Keep track of upcoming proposed regulatory changes, recommendations and other policy activity
  • Conduct research and analysis on a wide and interesting variety of policy issues
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships both internally as well with external stakeholders including members of Engineering New Zealand, specialist experts and central and local government agencies.
Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako - Desired skills and experience:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Previous working experience in a policy advisory or analytical role
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A genuine interest in the engineering profession and understanding of the importance engineering has in making New Zealanders’ lives better.
We offer some exciting benefits:
  • Flexible working
  • Sick leave as required
  • Monthly social event
  • Discounted massages
  • Free fresh fruit in the office
  • Discounted Gym Membership
It's an exciting time at Te Ao Rangahau, Engineering New Zealand. We are on a journey to embed te ao Māori and mātauranga in our work, and to support the engineering profession to do the same. We’d love it if you are ahead of the pack on this journey or will enthusiastically join us on our way.

Our office is bright and modern, we offer a social, supportive, and aspirational work culture, and we fully support flexible working arrangements. We know we do better when we have a diverse mix of people on our team. So, if there’s anything we can do to help you participate fully in the recruitment process, please let us know.  

For a copy of the Job description or any other questions, kindly contact hr@engineeringnz.org

Applications close on Friday 8 July 2022. All applications will be acknowledged electronically and may be reviewed prior to the closing date.

Only people with the right to work in Aotearoa may apply for this position.

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