At its discretion the Society may list here positions available in New Zealand, positions wanted, and internships wanted in New Zealand. Small listings are free for members and subscribing organisations, larger listings may incur a fee (contact the Society administrator). Below the jobs listing, there is a list of employment agencies (updated October 2012) that have had hydrology related positions available in the past.

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Job Listings

Auckland Council


Auckland Council has vacancies for an Environmental Specialist and a Senior Freshwater Scientist.

Applications close Sunday 18th June 2017.

Click HERE for details of the Environmental Specialist position

Click HERE for details of the Senior Freshwater Scientist position






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Environmental Scientist

Cardno is an ASX listed professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.  With over 70 years of experience and a global footprint across Americas and Asia Pacific, we provide our clients a range of innovative and integrated services across a variety of industries.

Our Petone Water and Environment Group is an integrated environmental services consultant to a wide range of clients working on infrastructure, waste and environmental projects, both for private and public entities. We have a number of medium and large-scale environmental projects and sites currently in operation across the country.


We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Environmental Scientist for a 12 month maternity leave cover (which may potentially lead to a permanent role).

Key responsibilities include:

· Undertake desktop research and data analysis including hydrological assessments in urban and rural environments to be able to inform and advice clients and peers.

· Collaborate with various stakeholders and clients to manage and deliver a range of environmental projects on time and within budget.

· Lead, mentor and guide junior staff.

· Prepare high quality technical reports and reviews.

· Write and cost proposals which demonstrate a clear understanding of client needs and industry best practice.

Full-time, part-time or flexible hours are negotiable.


· A collaborative and fun team environment.

· Employee Recognition and Reward program.

· Financial and Corporate offers.

Your experience

You are a self-motivated character looking to impact and drive the business, having demonstrated the following:

· Relevant Tertiary qualifications along with 7+ years' demonstrated skills and experience in environmental assessments.

· Hydrology and hydraulic modelling skills.

· Complementary environmental disciplines such as water quality, hydrogeology, contaminated land, ecology, environmental engineering, flood risk assessment and management, assessment of environmental effects etc. will be viewed favourably.

· A client service focus with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in team environments

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.


If you are a lateral thinker, thrive on a challenge and ready to make a difference on major projects within the New Zealand market, then apply now!

As a global business we offer the potential for travel, and outstanding training and development opportunities. We offer a work/life balance and an established recognition and rewards program.

Reference Number: NZ/7001/1182

To apply, visit here.












Employment Agencies

Job Listings (2)

National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training 

PhD recruitment


NCGRT PhD Research Opportunities - Expressions of Interest


The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is currently seeking exceptional candidates for a mimited number of PhD research opportunities available throughout Australia  Bringing together Australia's top federal and state water management and researc agencise and 12 Australian universtities, the Centre is recognised as Australis's laeding goundwater research and training institution. 

We are now recruiting the best minds who are passionate about undertaking a PhD and becoming part of the next generation of groundwater specialists.  You will conduct innovative research addressing the most pressing contemporary issues in groundwater science, NCGRT affiliated research, giving you access to the full range of expertise accross tis unique partnership.  There are 20+ Groundwater projects.  

Visit the website for the full list.  

The closing date for Expressions of Interest has been extended to Thursday 1st September. 


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Civil Engineer, Stormwater, Christchurch


The Opportunity: Due to on-going growth, we are looking for a stormwater-focused civil engineer to join our Christchurch Water team. Working in a well-respected team of stormwater and water resources specialists, your work will range from catchment planning and options assessment, to detailed design and construction management. Our clients span Canterbury and around New Zealand, across the local government, transportation, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors.

About: You are an intermediate or senior level civil engineer, with 4 – 10 years' sound technical experience. This may include hydrology, hydraulics of pipe and open channel networks, catchment planning, water quality treatment, and flood risk assessment, as well as civil engineering design. You'll take accountability of your work with a track record of on-time and on-budget delivery. You'll be a team player who enjoys working as part of a talented and diverse team. You'll also need to have the ability to build strong relationships with clients, based on understanding their needs as well as maintaining their trust and confidence in our performance, ultimately leading to continuing work and repeat business. Project management or site experience would also be welcomed. You will ideally be chartered or working toward CPEng status.

In addition to this, you will ideally possess the following attributes:

• Ability to communicate positively with clients, management and other staff

• Excellent job delivery skills including experience in work planning and financial management

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Can review and evaluate your own work for accuracy and the work of others

• The desire to contribute on a range of stormwater, civil and water projects

• Enthusiasm and enjoy working as part of a high performing team


Why Beca?  As a valued Beca employee, you will enjoy many benefits including:

• Competitive remuneration and potential for shareholding

• On-going career development including encouragement and support to attain / maintain professional registration (e.g. CPEng)

• The chance to contribute to some of the most interesting and complex water projects across New Zealand and internationally

• The opportunity to be guided by a more experienced colleague through the Beca Mentoring Programme

Apply: People are vital to our business and our clients. Therefore, you can expect a world of opportunity. For a confidential conversation, call Steve Scannell (Recruitment Partner) on 04 901 2394, or simply apply today!

Apply online HERE 









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