Title:  Networks Operator - South Taranaki


South Taranaki, NZ, NZ

The Opportunity

Veolia Australia & New Zealand is the only global company to provide a full range of environmental services in the fields of water, waste management and energy solutions. With the global expertise gained from serving the environment for more than 150 years, Veolia operates in more than 40 countries around the world, with well over a hundred sites and approximately 4000 employees in Australia & New Zealand.


Join our team in Hawera - South Taranaki as a Network operator and play a crucial role in maintaining our community's wastewater infrastructure. The Network Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining water, wastewater and stormwater networks.  The Network Operator is to ensure service delivery demonstrates Veolia’s commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and customer service while meeting performance and key performance indicators and applying health and safety procedures.

What's on offer

  • A great team-working environment
  • Employee share plan where employees have the opportunity to purchase discounted Veolia shares
  • Employee assistance programs (EAP) through assure which covers mental health, nutrition, financial, legal, coaching and career transition support
  •  Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Stable employment with a reputable organisation
  •  Meaningful work that contributes to the well-being of our community

What you'll be responsible for

  • Maintenance and repair of the water reticulation network
  • Installation and repair of water metres
  • Repair of burst water mains
  • Act as a point of contact for customer requests for service.  Appropriately respond to these in a timely manner, assessing and coordinating remedial action if required. 
  • Accurately log all reports and jobs, completing the necessary paperwork and filing where required
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Capital Works improvement programs
  • Provide network operations support to the Technical Engineer and Supervisor undertaking minor repairs, assisting with major repairs and replacing reticulated pipelines
  • Positively contribute to the district based operations teams by fostering effective working relationships with field, engineering and management staff, client representatives and customers and suppliers.  
  • Undertake such general duties as required for the effective provision of services to the client and customers

What you'll need to be successful

  • An effective communicator who can interact and relate to staff at all levels of the organisation, and the client / customers.
  • Willing to establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues for a harmonious team environment
  • A self-starter who can work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Planning and organisational ability
  • Proven ability to maintain accurate work records
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • A good work ethic
  • Confidence in one's own judgement and capability
  • Can maintain a stable performance level during periods of pressure
  • Able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Willing to complete further training as required
  • Computer literate
  • Current full driver's licence (preferably with Class 2)
  • Wheels, Tracks & Rollers endorsements
  • Traffic Management (preferred)
  • Working Heights (preferred)
  • Confined Space (preferred)
  • National Certificate in Water Reticulation (preferred)
  • Ability and willingness to work out of hours when required
  • Participation of on-call roster
  • Basic Understanding of Health and Safety legislation.

A Veolia Career

At Veolia Australia and New Zealand, you’ll join a team of over 4000 passionate innovators... and good humans. Our environmental solutions help customers preserve and renew our natural resources, creating a better future for our planet. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to build your career, and resource the world. If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for maintaining critical infrastructure, we want to hear from you. Apply now and join our team of skilled technicians committed to ensuring the efficient and compliant operation.


We value diversity, equality and inclusion, and we are committed to providing working environments where everyone is included and treated fairly and with respect. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.


If you are able to tick most of the above, and are a reliable team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills, we would like to hear from you. 

To apply for this vacancy you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.