Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors. We boast a Top 10 most loved beach in New Zealand and have access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.
Let’s not forget about that 7 minute commute to work!
The Timaru District Council aims to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of communities, to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of its communities in the present and for the future. With around 400 staff, there are a diverse range of roles from front facing community to support and technical specialists.
The Role / Person
We’re on the lookout for a Waste Minimisation Contract Manager who will bring an x-factor to the way we lead our new long term waste contract that includes collection, landfill operations and waste minimisation initiatives that will provide sustainable solutions. This is a new role that will lead a small team responsible for managing our new long term $80 million solid waste management contract.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day oversight of the Solid Waste Contract and management of Council owned waste assets. You will be working closely with the contractor to ensure a high level of service is delivered to our community, undertaking quality control assessments.
This position will see you implement and develop educational programmes for the Timaru District and promote our sustainability and climate change strategy.
Ideally, you will have a relevant qualification with a focus on either contract management or project management. Bonus points if you have experience in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and sound knowledge of waste minimisation concepts.