Work at QLDC

Senior 3 Waters Strategic Advisor

Otago - Queenstown

Our Great Challenge is Your Defining Moment/Opportunity to Bring Your Best!

The most beautiful district in New Zealand continues to experience unprecedented growth.  This rapid increase to resident and visitor numbers demands significant investment in our Property & Infrastructure portfolio to sustain the levels of service we provide to our community, and enhance our capability to break new ground for tomorrow. The programme is record-breaking in scale, three times bigger than anything the district has faced. And, Our Great Challenge is now your defining moment to Bring Your Best!  

With major projects like the Queenstown Arterial Road (providing the necessary infrastructure to support a robust local economy) and Project Pure (upgrade of the Wanaka Wastewater Treatment Plant) in our pipeline, the place to be is Queenstown Lakes District, and the perfect time to aspire to the best work of your life is right now.


The Role

The Senior Three Waters Strategic Advisor leads QLDC’s Three Waters master planning, giving effect to our long-term strategic objectives for Three Waters service provision. This role investigates and applies technical infrastructure solutions (primarily Three Waters) to ensure infrastructure meets the needs of the District and provides residents with good value for money. 

About You

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma in Engineering, Certificate of Engineering or similar
  • 10 years’ minimum relevant experience within infrastructure as either Consultant or Client
  • Experience of infrastructure options assessment, including cost benefits
  • Three Waters and/or Better Business Case experience preferable
  • People and communications skills and a strong customer ethos
  • Highly motivated, achievement-orientated and innovative professional


The Benefits

  • The unique opportunity to be part of delivering an unprecedented and historic Capital Infrastructure programme, alongside our talented team of Property & Infrastructure professionals, whilst enjoying our unique place in New Zealand (and the world).
  • 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 contact Stephen Batstone – Strategy and Asset Planning Manager, to discuss how your skills and aspirations might best match this exciting career opportunity with QLDC.  

Job Description

Applications close: 22 Sep 2019