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Job Listings


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Data Analyst

Do you want to work for the present and future benefit of a prosperous and vibrant region with a high quality natural environment? At Taranaki Regional Council, our mission is to responsibly and effectively promote the sustainable use, development and protection of Taranaki’s natural and physical resources, while representing and advocating Taranaki’s regional interests.   

Continued growth in the range and amount of environmental data we collect and process means we are on the lookout for another Data Analyst to join our Hydrology team. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring that environmental data collected across the Taranaki region meets required quality standards, and that it is collected in an effective and efficient way. You’ll also undertake processing and analysis of this data which will maximise its value to the Council and the public. As the range of environmental data we collect, the technology used to capture it, and methods used to communicate this information publically continues to evolve, so too will the scope of your role.

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification, and while some experience in the analysis and management of environmental data would be advantageous, we would also encourage anyone with an aptitude and interest in data management, data analysis, scripting and/or GIS to apply for this role. An interest in environmental data and/or hydrology, and a willingness to upskill in these areas, are essential.    

A proven attention to detail and a commitment to quality management systems are key attributes you will bring to this position. A high degree of initiative and enthusiasm, and the ability to relate to a diverse workforce using effective communication and interpersonal skills, will ensure your success. Your work will be highly valued and directly contribute to the effective management of natural and physical resources within the Taranaki region. 

Like to know more?

Taranaki Regional Council offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment. More details, including the job description, are available on our website For any further information, please call Karen Smylie, HR Manager on (06) 765 7127.  

Applications close on Monday, 20th August 2018 and must be made directly through our website

The Council is committed to the concept of equal employment opportunities.



Auckland Council

Senior Environmental Specialist

  • Bring your passion for the environment and make a difference to Auckland
  • Use your technical expertise to deliver monitoring and research projects
  • Work with a highly motivated and passionate team

The opportunity

As a Senior Environmental Specialist, you will be responsible for collecting environmental data from across the region and providing high quality monitoring information to a variety of different people. As a senior, you will lead and mentor others to deliver high-quality data and ensure we are providing the best we can from our monitoring programmes – this might mean looking at new ways of doing things, trialling new equipment and technology or adjusting existing networks to deliver more. You will be responsible for training others in this area, trouble-shooting issues, maintaining and modelling our high health and safety standards and undertaking continuous evaluation of how we do what we do. Where required, analysis and the interpretation of data and advice and assistance to both internal and external audiences will be part of the role. 

About you

What makes you a great fit for this role is your love for the outdoors, your ability to work in all weather conditions and passion for creating a difference in the environment. You offer are practical and pragmatic approach to delivering results, an understanding about the realities of setting-up a monitoring site and the skill to deploy equipment in the field.  Experience in using and maintaining environmental monitoring equipment and instrumentation or experience in a similar industry will make you an ideal fit for the role.  A skippers licence would also be ideal. .

You may already be in a similar role or working in a trade, and looking for a career change. If this sounds like a role you would enjoy, we can assure you that no two days would be the same.

What we offer

Auckland Council is big on innovation, allowing its people to create real and sustainable solutions to develop this world class city of ours. In addition to all the employee benefits you will enjoy, we offer you the opportunity to be part of the highly engaged, purpose driven Research and Evaluation Unit – Auckland Council’s environmental, social, economic and cultural research centre.

Embrace this fantastic opportunity and click Apply now

Please note this is a safety sensitive role and requires pre-employment drug testing. A full driver’s license is also a requirement.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.



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Hydrology Technician

West Coast Regional Council is looking for a Hydrology Technician

Closing date: 11 August




Bay of Plenty Regional Council are looking for a Senior Hydrogeologist/Scientist to join their groundwater team

Click HERE for more information. 

Applications close 5pm Monday 20th August 2018. 





Water Resources Scientist

WSP Opus are a team of global experts who aspire every day to transform infrastructure to create better, sustainable communities.  We believe the greatest infrastructure starts with people and through our collaborative approach we're creating innovative solutions for future generations. 

Our Wellington team have an excellent opportunity for an outgoing indvidual to join their team.  The position is ideal for someone who is able to provide hydrological, geomorphic and coastal science services to clients, and to assist in the overall work of the team in support of business objectives. 

Assist the Water Resources Team in delivering a diverse range of projects that shape the future of rivers, coastal environments, dams, and related infrastructure across New Zealand.  

The opportunity but not limited to:

Provide hydrological, geomorphic and coastal process consultancy services to clients; including investigations, analysis    and reporting;

Assist in the development, maintenance and management of the hydrometric databases;

Assist in the development of consultancy briefs for projects including preliminary programmes and budgets;

Front and lead major prospects/opportunities and bids relating to operations.  Where required, prepare expressions of interest, pre-qualification, project proposals/bids, fee estimates and project work programmes and budgets.

Maintain knowledge of hydrological, geomorphic and coastal sciences, with reference to contemporary issues; 

You will have:

     Ability to work within a team

     Excellent communication skills

     Clean drivers licence 

And how about you?  You'll be agile, invested in your career, have the technical expertise and the commercial acuity to contribute to our business.  In return, we'll offer you a career-defining role, interesting and meaningful projects working with world leading experts.  At WSP Opus we foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and success.  

For further information visit the WSP Opus website HERE

Closes 31 August 2018






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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