We have a busy forward work program and are looking for a Water Reticulation Foreman with strong leadership skills to join our Water Services team. You will be responsible for monitoring aspects of the district’s water supply and managing the team to ensure it is operating within the required parameters.

As the leader of a water reticulation team, you will need to have good written and verbal communication skills so your crew understands their daily and weekly tasks. It is important that you are hands on and happy to mentor other team members when required.You will also have the ability to manage workload allocation and planning of forward work and will be required to assist the Reticulation Supervisor when required.

CORDE’s maintenance contract covers the entire Selwyn District from the Rakaia River to the Waimakariri River and from Arthur’s Pass village to Lake Ellesmere. Truly a spectacular and beautiful area to work in.

You will bring the following:

  • National Certificate in Water Treatment – Level 4 (preferred)
  • Experience leading a team within the water industry (essential)
  • Class 1 Driver Licence (essential)
  • Experience in civil / trade work (preferred)
  • Ability to work varied hours including weekends and public holidays
  • Physically fit and self-motivated
  • Health and Safety conscious with a positive attitude


What we offer:

  • Competitive and rewarding remuneration package tailored to the level of experience (including Boost – employ benefits program, work vehicle, phone, and your birthday off!)
  • Strong forward workload on a long-term contract
  • Great working conditions and an excellent team environment
  • A high level of job ownership and satisfaction
  • Varied and interesting work every day


The company is committed to providing a safe work environment. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Want to be part of the action?

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Or email your CV and Cover Letter to recruit@corde.nz.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.