Job Vacancies

Engineering Assistant – 12 month fixed term

At Otorohanga District Council (ODC) we believe that ‘small is good’. Comprising just over 40 staff, and based in an attractive rural location, ODC’s friendly professional team takes real pride in their work to provide quality and timely service and advice to its customers.

Our exceptional Engineering Assistant is leaving us to go on maternity leave, so we are looking for someone to fill her shoes on a 12 month fixed term basis.

This position enables you to get out & about in the field, as well as knuckle down with office based administration tasks.

You will be assisting with:

  • preparing contract documents
  • project cost & estimations
  • overseeing current contracts
  • providing advice and information relating to LIMs, and consents
  • liaising with our customers, the Otorohanga District community


To manage the workload and ensure project timelines are met, you must be highly organised and process orientated.  You must also be IT savvy and competent with online systems including electronic records management.

It is also important you are customer focused and a strong communicator who can be empathic while also being firm when required.

Previous local government experience is not essential, however it would be useful if you have knowledge of regulations and legislation. Similarly, a relevant tertiary qualification would be preferable.

This position is expected to commence in early May.


If you are interested, send your resume and cover letter to Kylie Mouat at  For further information and a pre-requisite standard application form, please call Kylie on 07 873 7104.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm Friday 3rd March 2017.


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