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Job Listings

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Senior Environmental Scientist – Water

Fixed Term – one year

Do you have a desire to ensure sustainable management of water resources within our Tairawhiti region?

An exciting opportunity exists to join our Environmental Monitoring and Science team for a fixed term period of one year. This team provides science and technical input to policy development and resource consents that relate to land, water and coastal resources and will provide plenty of opportunities and a variety of work.

The person we are looking for will have a passion for science and the environment, have excellent communication, project management and negotiation skills as well as the ability to build relationships with stakeholders and internal staff members. The role will work closely with the Consents team to process and provide technical advice on water, take consent applications and renewals, as well as be involved in other freshwater science activities in the Science team.

To be successful at this role you will need:

  • A degree in Environmental Science, Planning or a related discipline with at least five years work experience.
  • Have a keen interest in freshwater systems and sustainable water resource management.
  • Have experience in report writing and critical analysis.
  • Be able to demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Be familiar with data analysis, presentations, monitoring and statistical information.
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills.

In return, we offer you a rare opportunity to apply your skills and experience in role that helps protect and improve our environment across our  Tairawhiti region. We offer you unique and varied work, a dedicated and talented team to work with, the opportunity to grow, learn and develop, and a great lifestyle living in sunny Gisborne.

If this sounds like you and could see yourself contributing to our environment and community, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Paul Murphy for further information.

Applications Close: 10am, Monday 6th May 2019.

Apply Online www.gdc.govt.nz


 

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Waters Operations Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead the efficient delivery and management of the water, wastewater, stormwater, river control and land drainage and coastal protection resources in the Gisborne District. 

 

 

Core functions of the role include:

 

  1. Providing leadership, management & support of Councils 4 waters operations teams.
  2. Ensuring the provision of services, project management and contract preparation for operational and capital works to the relevant technical, environmental and quality standards.
  3. Maintain successful and appropriate relationships with residents and ratepayers, community groups, industry representatives, contractors, Ministry of Health, other local authorities and other external agencies, and other council sections and departments.
  4. Management of allocated budgets, planning and forecasting in accordance with the Annual Plan and Long term plan.
  • Candidates will require extensive understanding of local government capital infrastructure as related to asset management, budgeting construction, maintenance and operations. They will need to have strong leadership abilities and have the ability to work in a complex and politically sensitive environment.

 

The role will therefore require:

  1. An appropriate engineering or science degree.
  2. A minimum 5 years’ experience working in a similar or relatable management role
  3. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  4. Sound and up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Resource Management Act, Local Government Act, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act.
  5. Ability to effectively manage complex projects.
  6. Well-developed facilitation and effective negotiation ability.
  7. Community, cultural and political awareness.
  8. Relationship, persuasion and influencing skills.

Candidates will require extensive understanding of local government capital infrastructure as related to asset management, budgeting construction, maintenance and operations. They will need to have strong leadership abilities and have the ability to work in a complex and politically sensitive environment.

 

In return, we offer you the chance to join our experienced team in a brand new collaborative and modern work space and an enviable lifestyle living in the beautiful Tairāwhiti District. If this sounds like the career move you have been looking for, please get in touch through the details below.  We would love to hear from you!

 

 

For further information please contact David Wilson.

Applications Close: 10am, Monday 29th April 2019.

Apply Online www.gdc.govt.nz

 


 

 

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL DATA OFFICER FOR GISBORNE DISTRICT COUNCIL

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Our Environmental Monitoring team is looking for a dedicated data specialist to join the team.  The person we are looking for will have a passion for science and the environment, attention to detail and understand the importance of quality data. 

We are interested in hearing from a range of applicants from both senior level through to candidates with early career data officer experience. Appropriate training and development will be offered to the successful candidate.

This role requires maintenance and development of data systems and an understanding of workflow to support the collection of environmental data from field work and research. The role will provide technical advice specific to environmental data and will ensure our information is collected, managed and protected to a high standard.

 

To be successful at this role you will need:

 

  1. a degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline
  2. be passionate about hydrology and environmental systems
  3. prior experience working with databases or data systems
  4. confidence with report writing, data analysis, presentations, monitoring and statistical information
  5. have had applied experience in Hydrology and Water Quality related disciplines or demonstrated knowledge in this area
  6. analytical and problem solving skills

 

In return, we offer you a rare opportunity to apply your skills and experience in role that helps protect and improve our environment across the Tairawhiti region. We offer you unique and varied work, a supportive, dedicated and talented team to work with, work/life balance and a great lifestyle living in sunny Gisborne.

 

For further information please contact Peter Hancock.

 

Applications Close: 10am, Wednesday 10th April 2019.

 


 

Groundwater Field Technician - ESR

Technician, Full time, Permanent

Christchurch Science Centre

About ESR

ESR is a Crown Research Institute, working with and for clients and stakeholders in central and local government, industry organisations and the private sector to deliver enhanced scientific research services for the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of New Zealand. ESR has approximately 400 staff with sites in Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, and Porirua.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a team focused technician to join our successful and growing Groundwater team in Christchurch. The work you will be doing is very diverse and some of the aspects are:

  • Problem-solving, particularly in relation to science methods
  • Plan, collect data, analyse and report results for specific areas of work
  • Maintenance of laboratory and field equipment (both mechanical and basic electrical)
  • Assist in the design of groundwater contamination experiments
  • Collection of water samples from wells, springs and vadose zone
  • Carrying out water and solute transport experiments using laboratory columns, flumes and lysimeters

The successful applicant will have a relevant tertiary science qualification, probably in microbiology or chemistry, and computer skills, and possibly some relevant work experience in water science, preferably groundwater science. You will have to demonstrate the ability to work independently across a range of technical duties. You must also have the ability to travel/be away from home, perform weekend and after hours work on occasion, and carry out fieldwork which can range from 1 to 4 weeks per year and may be up to 1 week at a time. The role may involve heavy lifting and physical work. A current full driver's licence is also required for this role.

For more information please contact Murray Close (murray.close@esr.cri.nz).

To find out more about this position and to apply please visit our website

www.esr.cri.nz/aboutus/workingatesr or

https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/gRXH8/Groundwater-Field-Technician,30326.html

Applications close:  18 November 2018

 


 

HYDROLOGIST - TAURANGA

The Hydrology team here at Trustpower is responsible for ensuring that hydrological monitoring systems we use are designed, enhanced, constructed, implemented and maintained to be fit for purpose.

You will be applying your specialist knowledge of hydrometric data systems including databases, as well as liaising with our own Generation Division staff across NZ, to implement strategies that will drive compliance and quality initiatives. 

Duties

  • See and understand some diverse and complex hydrological systems
  • Provide technical water resource and hydrological services to the wider team and Generation division
  • Collect, process and interpret hydrological data.
  • Assist in site management and the maintenance of a hydrometric database
  • Provide technical advice on the selection and verification of hydrological data collection equipment across a diverse range of locations.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in maintaining hydrometric networks, a working knowledge of associated monitoring instrumentation, undertaking flow measurements and maintaining ratings.
  • Relevant degree in engineering or hydrology (science)
  • Experience using hydrological databases, preferably Hydstra
  • Proactive in investigating and addressing issues

What's on Offer?

There will be plenty of diversity and opportunity for workload sharing, along with time spent at spectacular hydro generation locations throughout New Zealand.  Your knowledge and commitment to Health and Safety will be paramount.

If you are keen to be part of a dedicated team who want to provide a valuable contribution to the Generation division, then this is your opportunity!

If this sounds like you, check out the position description and apply today. Please call Isobelle Barrett on 022 304 0298 if you have any questions. Applications close 5pm, Sunday 18th of November.

 

 

Job Details

Reference # 5864
Posted on 29 Oct 2018
Closes on 18 Nov 2018 23:55
Location(s) Tauranga
Expertise Environment, Generation
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Permanent full time
More details (document) Hydrologist PD.docx

 


 

 

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Senior Environmental Scientist

The role
Our Wellington office is looking to grow their water and environment team to include water quality modelling as a complementary service offered to our existing clients and growth to new clients. In this role you will be responsible for providing accurate and efficient environmental services for the business unit in accordance with project times and budgets. 

In return, Cardno will offer you training opportunities, access to highly experienced senior staff who are leaders in their field, and the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team working on a wide range of projects across New Zealand and beyond. 

Specifically, your duties will include:
  • Water quality analysis, water quality modelling and hydrological analysis
  • Environmental investigations and analysis
  • Growth of the business in the field of water quality analysis and modelling
  • 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
About you
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in water resources and water quality modelling in a consultancy environment across the project lifecycle including strategy, business case, design and delivery and be a confident communicator. Additionally, you will display:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • 7+ years experience in water resources, water quality analysis and water quality modelling
  • Hydraulic modelling skills advantageous
  • Proven skills and experience in growing the business and reaching out to new clients
  • A client service focus with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in team environments
  • Sound project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
 
Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.
 
By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook. 
 
At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, and to help you balance your career and personal life. 
 
How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by sending your resume and covering letter with the reference number NZ18 / 9830 / 0026.
 
 

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Environmental Scientist

The role
Our Wellington office is looking to grow their water and environment team to help meet current and future workload requirements and better service our clients. In this role you will be responsible for providing accurate and efficient environmental services for the business unit in accordance with project times and budgets. 

In return, Cardno will offer you training opportunities, access to highly experienced senior staff who are leaders in their field, and the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team working on a wide range of projects across New Zealand and beyond. 

Specifically, your duties will include:
  • Hydrological analysis and hydraulic modelling
  • Water quality analysis
  • Environmental monitoring and field work
  • Assessment of environmental effects
  • Environmental investigations and analysis
  • Technical reporting and preparation of proposals
  
About you
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in water and be a confident communicator. Additionally, you
will display:
  • Relevant water resources qualification (preferably with post grad qualification in a relevant field).
  • 2 - 6 years’ experience
  • Basic GIS skills
  • Some understanding of hydrology (preferably in reference to the New Zealand environment) and/or hydraulics
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Analytical/problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Willingness to pursue self-development for career advancement
  • Full drivers licence
How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by sending your resume and covering letter with the reference number NZ18 / 9830 / 0027.
 
  

 

 

 

Employment Agencies

Job Listings (2)

National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training 

PhD recruitment

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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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