Systems Engineer

At the Otago Regional Council (ORC), our mission is ‘for our future’. We’re here to protect and enhance the environment and enable our communities to do the same. To be sure we can deliver on our responsibilities, we are evolving as an organisation, and we’re not overstating when we say we have some really big targets to reach. We need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

The Opportunity

Our IT team has an opportunity for an experienced Systems Engineer to join them to provide infrastructure support and systems engineering for our physical and cloud-based infrastructure.

You will be customer-focused, building rapport across the organisation to ensure our IT infrastructure systems are meeting the needs of support staff, management, and customers. Your ability to diagnose and remedy system faults and failures will be utilised, and you will demonstrate excellent communication skills by providing clear and concise reporting of performance.

Duties include investigation, proposing and implementing improvements, ensuring systems are effectively protected from malware, responding to feedback from service desk interactions, and ensuring the infrastructure that supports ORC systems is up to date, reliable and secure.

Position Description

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, and certification in MCSE (or similar)
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an IT services environment, including systems engineering roles, working with enterprise systems, networks and telephony
  • Proven experience working with and overseeing delivery from vendor partners
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to evaluate business needs and anticipate future requirements.

We think Otago’s a pretty special place. It covers a vast area – the third largest local government region in New Zealand. Those who call Otago home enjoy access to mountains, coastal lowlands, dramatic rivers and wild beaches. Our environment here is part of who we are, and at ORC, we work each day to look after it.

If you share this passion and can align your skills and experience to what we’ve outlined above, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

Please complete the online application form for the position that you are applying for, attach your cover letter and CV detailing your relevant qualifications and experience and submit.

For further information, please contact

Applications close Sunday, 14th March 2021.

Apply online now >>

Please note. We don’t always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering and interviewing candidates as their applications are received so we encourage you to apply early.

If you are having problems submitting your details through the online form, please email

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