Umanga | Careers

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Careers and Watercare

Got your sights set on a career with us?

If you want to make a difference to Tāmaki Makaurau, then look no further. You'll be working at a scale that really makes an impact - looking after the environment and helping Aucklanders stay healthy. Our dedicated team provides essential services to the community and protects our water resources for future generations.

You'd be working for Aotearoa's largest water utility. Each day we supply 400 million litres of high-quality drinking water to around 1.7 million people. We also collect and treat 410 million litres of wastewater daily.

Keep reading to find out more about our company, our dedicated team and the work they carry out across Tāmaki Makaurau.
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Nau mai haere mai | Welcome

We supply high quality drinking water and efficient wastewater services to Tāmaki Makaurau every day. Learn about how crucial those services are by watching our video.

To find out about our vision and how we engage with communities and mana whenua, click here.

Meet our people

Me tūtaki ki o tātau iwi | Meet our people

We employ more than 1,000 people who represent over 30 countries and work in various roles across our business: from engineering to science, operations, communications and customer.

Our teams work across Tāmaki Makaurau - from our Newmarket head office to the laboratory, water and wastewater treatment plants, and in the community.

Hear from our team members about what they do on a daily basis.

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Advance your career

Me whakapiki tō umanga | 
Advance your career

We pride ourselves on helping our people advance up the career ladder. Since 2020, we've promoted approximately 80 employees. When you work with us, you’ll have access to a range of opportunities that will help advance your career.

  • Learning and development programme
  • Leadership training and development
  • Study assistance schemes
  • Mentoring programme
Supporting diversity and wellbeing

Te tautoko i te rerekētanga, te hauora me te waiora​ | Supporting diversity, health and wellbeing

We are committed to providing our diverse workforce with a safe, healthy and inclusive environment.

  • Flexible working practices
  • Employee assistance schemes – help when you need it most
  • Diversity committee
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle education
  • Head office gym
  • Option to purchase additional leave (salary sacrifice) 
  • Nurses provide annual medical checks and immunisations 
  • 10 days’ sick leave 
  • Long-service leave 
  • Parental leave and partner entitlements
Benefits of working at Watercare

Ngā painga o te mahi ki a mātau | Benefits of working with us

We offer our employees:

  • Life & income protection insurance
  • Boost benefits programme
  • Discounted Southern Cross medical insurance
  • Discounted Wilson carparking
Diversity and inclusion team

A diverse workforce is one of our strengths

We are proud of our workforce which is made up of people and teams with diverse skills, values, backgrounds and experiences. It enables us to better understand our customers, plus attract and retain our team members. We embrace diversity and inclusion, with groups such as the Rainbow, Diversity and Inclusion, and Women's networks run by our people for our people.

If you require assistance or accessibility support from us during the recruitment application and selection process, please get in touch: [email protected]

Sampling technician Ma Marriner

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