Development Manager

Christchurch City Employee Type: FullTime Competetive

Job Details

Customers are at the heart of everything at Waimakariri District Council and we promise to be professional, approachable and solutions-focused. We are looking for a Development Manager who is able to work effectively across a wide range of issues and enable a customer-focused environment. Waimakariri District is one of the fastest growing Districts in New Zealand and the third largest, by population, in the South Island. This provides a set of unique challenges and diversity of issues.

The successful applicant will lead a motivated team of engineers, working with industry, developers, engineering consultants, and planning professionals. In this leadership role you will provide direction and coaching/mentoring to your team, provide high quality engineering expertise across development projects, provide strategic engineering input into the growth strategy for the District, lead by example through the delivery of a customer focused service and manage key stakeholder relationships.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and skilled professional. The council offers a challenging work environment where you really make a difference.

The Council is a Professional Development Partner with IPENZ and is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 3308852

Applications close 01 March 2017


    To secure this position you will need to have:

    • Proven leadership ability, with excellent project management and relationship skills;
    • A sound understanding of engineering principles including water, sewer, stormwater, and roading;
    • An understanding of the resource consent process and associated legislation;
    • A solutions focused attitude;
    • The ability to provide support and direction to a team of engineers with a wide variety of skills and experience;
    • An understanding of financial issues associated with growth related capital projects including development contributions;
    • The ability to work with various stakeholders with conflicting interests;
    • A desire to seek the challenges of dealing with a wide variety of engineering matters arising from varied developments;
    • Experience in 3 waters, roading and/or land development engineering.

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