Operations Manager, 3 Waters – Far North District Council – Northland

About the position of Operations Manager – 3 Waters

This is an opportunity to get out of the rat race, and capitalise on the wonderful lifestyle opportunities and real estate available in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Bring your leadership experience and skills into a role where you will make a real difference.

We are seeking a motivated, high performing operations manager to lead Council’s water, wastewater and stormwater operations. This is a senior position within Infrastructure & Assets Management with responsibility for ensuring that our 3 Waters systems are delivered, operated and maintained in line with best practice. You will be commercially savvy, with the ability to coach and mentor your team to ensure service excellence and operational practices that produce efficiency and productivity gains.

The position has responsibility for contract development, procurement and management of outsourced services providers. This includes ensuring that Council’s procedures for managing Health & Safety are complied with by service providers and contractors. You will be leading a team of five, ensuring coordination with other cross functional teams to lead the direction of the 3 Waters group.

A suitable tertiary level qualification, preference in engineering or equivalent is essential, along with at least ten years’ experience or knowledge of operations of 3 Waters systems. You will have at least three years’ experience in staff management, along with knowledge of local government legislation, practices and standards. Professional membership of IPENZ or appropriate organization is preferred. A current New Zealand driver’s license is essential.

A job description can be obtained from our career website www.fndc.govt.nz/careers and applications can be registered at www.fndc.govt.nz/careers and should be submitted together with your curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Applications close at 10.00pm on Sunday 18 October 2015

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