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Asset Data Engineer

Otago - Queenstown

Building Momentum | Kokiritia!

The most beautiful District in New Zealand is experiencing unprecedented growth which necessitates appropriate investment for the effective and sustainable management of public infrastructure across the district.  The proposed Capital Infrastructure programme is three times bigger than anything this community and this Council have faced.  To meet this challenge, QLDC has added an exciting new position to its high performing Property & Infrastructure Division, providing an excellent opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic and results-driven professional like you.

The Organisation

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 500 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $990m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

The Location

Queenstown is nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is rated as one of the World’s top destinations. Queenstown is renowned for its four distinctive seasons which offer snow-capped mountains during the winter months for snowboarding and skiing, and long hot days which are perfect for mountain biking, food and wine tasting or walking along the many trails Queenstown has to offer during the summer months. Thrill seekers, families and food and wine connoisseurs will all find Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place to call home.

The Role

The Asset Data Engineer plays a leading role in assisting the General Manager of Property and Infrastructure (P&I) to undertake effective and sustainable asset management across a broad range of public infrastructure types.  They will contribute to the development, prioritisation and delivery of both annual and long term capital works and maintenance programs by:

  • Maintaining the accuracy and relevance of information contained within QLDC’s Geographic Information system (GIS) and Asset Management system (AMS) generated by private development and QLDC led capital works
  • Leading the development of asset management analytical services to both internal and external customers
  • Becoming the key resource in the use of QLDCs proposed AMS (Technology One Enterprise Asset Management), scheduled for implementation in 2018/19.

The Asset Data Engineer will be a key liaison with the corporate Knowledge Management / GIS Team.  

About You

Ideally, the successful candidate will have Knowledge of spatial analysis tools including ESRI software (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online) or Innovyze InfoNet together with an understanding of asset management systems related to Roading, Property and Three Waters assets.  Demonstrated analytical and creative problem-solving skills, and highly developed communication skills including the ability to persuade and influence to obtain optimal outcomes will be key to delivering success in this role, with the scope to collaborate and bring geo-spatial data to life.   

  • Minimum of a Bachelor-level university degree in Engineering or Geographic Information Systems (or similar) or a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in similar discipline relevant to the responsibilities of the position
  • Knowledge of spatial analysis tools including ESRI software (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online) or Innovyze InfoNet would be desirable
  • An understanding of asset management systems related to Roading, Property and Three Waters assets would be desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to take on responsibility and use initiative to prioritise and work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to work autonomously within established procedures and practices; as well as able to propose improvements to processes.

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates

For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit or feel free to contact Stephen Batstone or Mark Baker from 03/01/2019 onwards to discuss this exciting opportunity in confidence.

Job Description

Applications close: 13 Jan 2019