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Activity Manager - Water

Job No: PNCC462
Location: Palmerston North

Are you looking for a role where you can make a real difference in a developing city? As the Activity Manager – Water, you’ll be the lynch pin for all things water. You’ll be the sponsor and asset owner of all water assets in Palmerston North. In this key role, you’ll be involved in activity planning, strategy and programme development as well as managing key operational activities. 

This is your chance to influence a significant area of Council activities - you’ll be expected to provide a long-term strategic view, identifying opportunities and threats around the water activity, developing mitigation strategies and advancing investigation and scoping work to develop forward programmes of work.  Your experience and qualifications will enable you to effectively collaborate with the project delivery team to deliver the capital works programmes as well as work with the water operations team who look after day to day to operation of the network.

To be truly valuable in this role, you’ll be a skilled communicator able to prepare high quality strategic and planning documentation as well as interact effectively with a wide range of people in a professional and effective manner.  You will have a high degree of self-management and time management.  As a strategic thinker you will also be able to develop new and improved processes, systems, and procedures.

If you’ve been waiting for a role where you can make your mark, join our team now, and help us transform the future of Palmerston North!

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Monday 9th December 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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I understand that the Palmerston North City Council may require verification of an applicant's academic record. I consent to the Palmerston North City Council seeking verbal or written verification on a confidential basis of my academic record as described in this application form or in any Curriculum Vitae I have provided. I understand that this information will be used for the purposes of assessing my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I authorise the release of this information to the Palmerston North City Council.


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