Principal Advisor - Infrastructure - Rangitikei District Council

Reference Number: 436808aa

Location: Marton

  • Senior local government appointment
  • Strategic planning and asset management
  • Contribute to a vibrant community

Located in the heart of the Manawatu-Whanganui Region, the Rangitikei District Council provides the full range of services to 14,500 local residents. With a main office in Marton and satellite centres in Bulls and Taihape, RDC is a proactive organisation with a focus on growing vibrant, attractive towns, and ensuring good access to quality community facilities and services. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Principal Advisor – Infrastructure will provide expert advice to the Executive and Council, ensuring optimal management of infrastructure assets and delivery of services. In addition, this role will lead in the development RDC’s infrastructure strategy, ensuring their long term asset planning, management and service delivery approach is both robust and sustainable. As infrastructure services are currently provided to RDC under a collaborative agreement with Manawatu District Council, the Advisor will also oversee this arrangement and own key external relationships with stakeholders and contracting partners in the wider region.

Preferred candidates for the role will have a strength in strategic asset management and planning, ideally in a council setting. Sound business acumen and experience with contract/procurement disciplines will also be important in this newly created role. Given the range of stakeholders relevant to the position, an ability to engage effectively with elected members, the community and external parties will also be crucial to success. For those wanting to contribute their expertise and grow their career in an exciting local government setting, this role represents a compelling next career step.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 27 474 5366

To apply use application form or email cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz

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