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Job Listings

 

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Field Hydrologist

Watercare Services Limited is the largest water and wastewater utility in New Zealand, providing integrated
services to around 1.3 million people. With our vision "Trusted by our communities for exceptional performance every day", Watercare is undergoing an exciting transformation to bcome a strategic, customer focused organisation in order to meet the challenge of rapid growth in Auckland.

Watercare's Service Delivery Unit is looking for a permanent, full-time Field Hydrologist to join their Water Resources Team based at our head office in Newmarket.

About the role:

The successful applicant will be responsible for helping ensure the reliable supply of clean, safe water to Auckland through the operation and maintenance of the Water Supply Hydrometric Network.

Key tasks include:

Co-ordinating the effective collection and archiving of hydrological data

Maintaining effective communication and supporting the operational management of the Water Supply system

Management of Watercare's hydrological databases and providing data analysis and reporting

Maintaining and operating physical hydrometric assets.

The successful candidate will have:

A passion for Auckland's environment and waterways

A relevant tertiary level qualification (a qualification in engineering/environmental science is desirable)

Experience in environmental field data collection, data analysis and report preparation is desirable

A current NZ driver's license with the ability to drive a manual vehicle

Computer literacy, with competency in the Microsoft Office suite.

This is a role that is likely to suit a recent masters graduate, however we welcome applications from anyone who meets
the above criteria.

In return, we offer:

In working for Watercare, you will be joining a diverse, professional team where continual training and development
is available. As the successful candidate, you will be part of an organisation with a commitment to its staff and a commitment to the sustainable management of our environmental resources.

Watercare offers a competitive salary and a staff benefits package including:

Training and development opportunities

Life and income protection insurance plans

Discounted banking package with ANZ

Generous parental leave

Employee discounts at a range of large retailers

If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity with lots of potential for development then apply now through our careers website www.careers.watercare.co.nz, using the job reference 12983.

Applications close Sunday 25th February 2018.

 

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Applications are being sought for the following role ......

Senior Information Co-ordinator

Do you want to be a part of an innovative and vibrant science team answering the tough questions in natural resource management?

Here at Horizons, we understand the value that quality data and information brings to our region. Our science and innovation team is looking for a Senior Information Co-ordinator to lead the development and management of scientific data and information systems that will take us into the future.

Based in Palmerston North, you will work alongside our scientists, hydrologists and catchment information teams to ensure our science data and information systems are not only effective, efficient, and fit-for-purpose, but also designed to support future science needs. Beyond the usual state of the environment monitoring and reporting, you will be contributing to cutting-edge regional and national research programmes to support policy implementation and development, and inform decision making around the use of our region's natural resources.

Reporting to the Science and Innovation Manager, you will provide data management and information system support to our science and innovation team and wider Natural Resources and Partnerships Group. Skills and experience in project management, system development and integration, data analysis and reporting are essential, as is an ability to communicate scientific information in an engaging, informative, and targeted way. Prior experience in Hilltop software, 'Iris', 'R', and 'Time Trends' will be advantageous.

If you're a go-getter with team spirit and a genuine enthusiasm for information management, and believe you have what it takes to succeed in this exciting role, we want to hear from you!

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Sound like what you are looking for?

For information on this role, including a job description please click link www.horizons.govt.nz/careers/job-vacancies/senior-information-coordinator or contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800

The Horizons Region extends from Tararua in the east to Whanganui in the west, down to Horowhenua and up to Ruapehu. It's a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council, we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.

 

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Hydrogeologist

GNS Science is New Zealand's premier provider of geoscience research and consultancy and incorporates the Department of Hydrogeology. The Hydrogeology Department of GNS Science is well recognised in groundwater research and consultancy in New Zealand. The Department conducts hydrogeological investigations at the local, catchment, regional, and national scales, and draws upon in-house multidisciplinary expertise in geology, water quality, numerical modelling, water dating and isotope hydrology. GNS Science prides itself on its diversity and encourages self-development, creativity and open debate within a team atmosphere.

GNS Science seeks to appoint a Hydrogeologist at the junior or intermediate professional level. The appointment will be based at the Wairakei Research Centre.  Outstanding applicants who have the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply:

· A minimum qualification of a BSc in geology, groundwater hydrology, groundwater modelling or a closely related engineering or scientific field. A Ph.D. or M.Sc. in the above fields, or equivalent professional experience, would be an advantage.

· Experience in aquifer testing, geologic and hydrogeologic field work and proven ability to operate hydrogeologic field equipment.

· Ability to apply geology and hydrogeologic concepts to groundwater research and commercial consultancy problems, in particular in relation to water quality.

· Experience with local, catchment and regional flow system characterisation for resource assessments, groundwater-surface water interactions, aquifer characterisation and testing, water supply, and/or water quality assessment.

· Quality scientific publication record and high level of commitment and motivation to performing quality scientific work would be an advantage.

· Experience in personnel and project management, or interest in and potential to take on such responsibilities would be an advantage.

· Experience in marketing and business development with respect to hydrogeology, or interest in and potential to take on such responsibilities would be an advantage.

· Excellent communication skills, with the ability to make oral and written scientific reports in English.

To apply for the position, please visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/gns-science/gns-science-jobs and follow the online process.

Closing date: Sunday, 25 February 2018.

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Numerical Groundwater Modeller

Permanent, full-time

Avalon

GNS Science is New Zealand's premier provider of geoscience research and consultancy and incorporates the Department of Hydrogeology.  The Hydrogeology Department of GNS Science is well recognised in groundwater research and consultancy in New Zealand. The Department conducts hydrogeological investigations at the local, catchment, regional, and national scales, and draws upon in-house multidisciplinary expertise in geology, water quality, numerical modelling, geophysics, water dating and isotope hydrology. GNS Science prides itself on its diversity and encourages self-development, creativity and open debate within a team atmosphere.

GNS Science seeks to appoint a Numerical Groundwater Modeller at the junior to intermediate professional level.
Outstanding applicants who have the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply:

· A qualification of a PhD in groundwater modelling or a closely related engineering or scientific field.

· Specific groundwater modelling skills sought include ability to: develop groundwater flow models (including integrated surface water and groundwater models) and coupled nutrient transport models, develop code for linking models and pre-processing input data sets and post processing model outputs, build mathematical models, undertake model parameter and predictive uncertainty analysis, and use the parameter estimation software PEST. GIS skills would also be an advantage.

· Ability to apply geology and hydrogeologic concepts to groundwater research and commercial consultancy problems, in particular in relation to water quality.

· Experience with local, catchment and regional flow system characterisation for resource assessments, groundwater-surface water interactions, aquifer characterisation, and/or water quality assessment.

· Quality scientific publication record and high level of commitment and motivation to performing quality scientific work would be an advantage.

· Experience in personnel and project management, or interest in and potential to take on such responsibilities would be an advantage.

· Experience in marketing and business development with respect to groundwater modelling, or interest in and potential to take on such responsibilities would be an advantage.

· Excellent communication skills, with the ability to make oral and written scientific reports in English.

To apply for the position, please visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/gns-science/gns-science-jobs and follow the online process.

Closing date: Sunday, 25 February 2018 

 

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Senior Hydrogeologist

Christchurch

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced groundwater scientist to join our team. This is an opportunity for you to play a vital role in the country's largest groundwater science team, helping to advance our understanding of Canterbury's groundwater systems and support high-quality resource management decisions.

You will bring solid technical experience to the role along with an understanding of groundwater chemistry and hydrogeological processes.  Experience with data management would be a plus. You will have a collaborative "can do" approach, a passion for science and a commitment to your own ongoing professional development. Your high level of communication skills will enable you to interpret scientific data for community groups and key decision makers, telling the science story to the varied needs and experience of your audience.

The position, based in Christchurch, requires a relevant post-graduate qualification and at least five years of relevant work experience.

Closing Date: 28/02/2018

For more information visit the careers website HERE

 

  

Tasman District Council

 

 

Environmental Monitoring Officer

Rewarding career. Just add water.

Due to a retirement we are seeking the right person join our Environmental Monitoring team. Full time and based in Richmond, you'll be part of a group who collects and archives information about river flow, groundwater and rainfall, and also water quality and air quality.

Ideally you'll be experienced in hydrological monitoring, data analysis and quality assurance.  Alternatively, you might have a science, trade or technical background combined with a mathematical brain, and be prepared to shape a new career through on-job training and targeted courses.

This is a role with variety plus, having a good mix of field and office work, which means we're looking for a diverse skill set and the ability to problem solve. The field work can be physically demanding, and you need to be a strong swimmer and confident around rivers and heights. But, it's not all outside work! The office work is a significant  component of the role and involves a lot of data management making it essential that you're digitally savvy.

This is a team role - maybe it's all that sunshine, but more likely it's the fundamental group ethos which encourages continual sharing of knowledge and resources. If you like working in a motivated team and have the skills above, then this is a rare find and you'll reap the rewards by becoming a part of it.

If you are looking for a career that requires a wide variety of practical and office skills and also has a large outdoor component then this may be just the job for you – Lets talk!

Closes 26 February 2018

Online applications can be submitted on our website www.tasman.govt.nz and further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393.

 

 

 

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Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller, Christchurch

We are seeking a Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller to lead and contribute to research and consulting projects in
hydrological forecasting. These projects will involve the development of coupled weather prediction and hydrological models, development and advancement of methods for assimilating climatological and hydrological data, and development and applications of operational flow and flood forecasting systems.

Contact person: Jan Diettrich, contact number 03-343-8076

Closing date: 16 February 2018

Click HERE to view the full advertisement on the NIWA site. 

 

 

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Envirolink Ltd is a hydrological consultancy that has been operating successfully from its base in Mapua near Nelson since 1988. We provide a range of hydrological related services to a wide range of clients. A vacancy has arisen for a technical person which we are keen to fill as soon as possible. This could suit someone ultimately interested in business partnership or ownership. Please contact Tony to discuss. 03 540 2064

www.envirolink.co.nz/

 

 

 

 

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Opportunities at Beca in Christchurch

We're looking for an Associate / Senior Stormwater Engineer and an Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller to join our Christchurch Water Resources and Stormwater team.

These roles offer the opportunity to contribute to and lead stormwater management, flood modelling projects, and multi-disciplinary projects, in a well-supported environment. Our clients and projects are diverse, and you will have the opportunity to build relationships with a range of clients on projects in Canterbury and throughout New Zealand, and overseas.

Senior / Associate Stormwater Engineer

As an Associate or Senior Stormwater Engineer your work will range from catchment planning/management options assessments, through to detailed design, construction and handover.  Working with a talented and diverse team of stormwater and water resources professionals, you will have peers and specialists to call on, as well as working with and coaching more junior staff.

We expect you'll have a tertiary level degree in civil engineering or a related discipline, with sound experience over 10 - 20 years. This may include hydrology, pipe and open channel hydraulics, catchment planning, water quality treatment, and flood risk assessment, as well as civil engineering design. You will have an excellent technical understanding of stormwater and of infrastructure projects, over and above the more routine design skills.

Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller

As an Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller your work will include flood hazard studies, options assessments, and contributing to detailed design of complex infrastructure. As part of this role Beca expects you to have experience in modelling urban pipe networks and rivers including floodplains in both 1D and 2D, including knowledge of DHI, Innovyze, HEC and GIS software. You will have the ability to model hydrological parameters using a range of methods, and be able to provide technical support to more junior team members.

We expect you'll have a tertiary level degree in in environmental engineering, physical sciences, or a related discipline, with more than five years' experience, preferably in a consultancy or design environment. Some project management or field experience would be welcomed, but not necessary.  

We are looking for people with well-rounded experience and for both roles, strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.  We want people who take pride in and accountability for their work, delivering high quality work on-time and on-budget, but enjoy working as part of a team.  We also want people who can build strong relationships with clients, based on understanding their needs, as well as maintaining their trust and confidence in our performance, leading to continuing work. We encourage professional body certification and registration. We would expect you to keep abreast of new developments in your technical area; taking a lead role introducing new methods and technologies to Beca, as well as attending and presenting at industry conferences.

Beca has so much to offer you: managed career development, competitive remuneration and, because we're employee owned, the opportunity to own a slice of the business.

If you are interested in either of these roles, send your CV and a covering letter to Ian Macbeth (ian.macbeth@beca.com) or to discuss either role please call Kate Purton (+64 3 374 3649) regarding the Senior / Associate Stormwater Engineer position or Elliot Tuck (+64 3 367 2458) regarding the Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller position.

   

 

 

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Principal Scientist – Groundwater Quality

Technical Futures are New Zealand's leading, independent Recruitment and Search Consultant specialising in the built environment, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.

Fancy a move to the sunny Hawke's Bay? We are looking for a Principal Scientist who would be interested in taking on a challenging and rewarding role at Hawkes Bay Regional Council.

Are you interested in working for an innovative and progressive Council while enjoying all the benefits of a great lifestyle region?

This is a fantastic opportunity to act as council's Technical Expert, managing groundwater quality monitoring and hydrogeological investigation programmes across the region. You will deliver information that helps manage regional natural resources, with opportunity to distinguish yourself as a scientist.

Sounding like your new role? Do you have the skills?  Recognised tertiary qualification in an environmental science or
engineering discipline, with a specific hydrogeology post-graduate qualification.

At least five years relevant experience.

Previous experience effectively managing complex (multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and multi-objective) technical projects.

An ability to design and manage routine monitoring programmes and specific investigation programmes

Advanced computer skills

Excellent report writing, compelling presentation skills and strong stakeholder management

To discuss this role in confidence, please contact Samantha Calvert on (09)304 1700 or 021 108 1575 or Chris McKinney on 021 990 271 or email your CV in confidence to samanthac@technicalfutures.co.nz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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