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Senior Environmental Consultant - Water Science
At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With more than $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction and program management for business, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.
Our people improve lives and connect communities through transformative transport, water, built environment and power projects. We are innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities. Visit www.jacobs.com to see how you can make a difference.
About the opportunity
Jacobs’ Environmental Science Section is a high performing team of professionals who deliver on complex and challenging projects. They work as a cohesive unit, enjoy what they do and are enthusiastic about it. The Section forms part of the Environmental, Spatial, Planning and Parks performance unit comprising more than 50 talented individuals across our four offices.
Due to sustained and exciting project work, our Wellington Team is recruiting for a Senior level Environmental Consultant (Water Science). They will be responsible for the delivery of professional environmental consulting services to clients in areas relating to surface water with a focus on water quality and environmental management.
Some of the responsibilities will include:
- Providing senior level input and leadership in water quality and environmental management throughout New Zealand, with a focus on growth within the greater Wellington region
- Maintain and build our environmental consulting pipeline in the greater Wellington region, liaising with business development & sales leads and assist with bid proposals and pursuit of Major Bids
- Undertake a mentoring role for graduate consultants in the Jacobs practice, to continuously improve and expand quality and capability
- Take accountability for internal and external client relationships, and maintaining long term relationships and associated workload
- Project management of projects assigned and successful delivery to our clients.
- Develop and diversify Jacobs existing client base to secure ongoing work through client relationships.
- Input into business planning and team plans as required.
This position requires the following experience and qualifications:
- Masters or Honours preferred.
- Bachelor of Science tertiary qualification and/or relevant technical qualification (i.e. Water Sciences, Environmental Science).
- Previous exposure to projects of a multidisciplinary nature such as those covering infrastructure, environmental assessment, industry and development projects
- Sound understanding of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and RMA processes including the NPS for Freshwater
- Be cognisant of in the application of catchment scale approaches to freshwater limit setting and regional policy development
- Be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully prepare and deliver water quality assessments delivered through research studies, technical reports, modelling and RMA applications or submissions
- Lead and contribute to the production of high quality AEEs related to water quality management and/or aquatic ecological effects in watercourses, lakes, wetlands and estuaries, both at a local and catchment scale
- Perform assessment of stormwater quality effects on receiving waterways, and assisting our clients to obtain and renew their resource consents
For the right candidate, we would consider hiring at Associate or Principal level. Additionally, we welcome applications from candidates seeking part time or flexi working arrangements.
We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs. We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees. Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.
One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs.
It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures. Achieve more and thrive with a global brand! Apply online by clicking on the link below.
Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.
Environmental Data Technician / Senior Technician: Telemetry
Aqualinc is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised and skilled technician to develop and support our telemetry data acquisition system. The successful applicant will ensure that our telemetry system, and the web-based information systems connected to it, reliably provide high quality data and are secure. You will also support clients of our web-based information systems and liaise with regional council staff.
We are looking for applicants with 4-5 years’ experience in managing telemetered data acquisition systems, database management and telemetry system design and troubleshooting. A practical understanding of soil moisture monitoring and irrigation management would be an advantage, as would qualifications in hydrology, meteorology or ICT.
You will ideally be based in our main office, Christchurch. However we would consider other options.
This is a great opportunity to be part of the future of water management.
If you have the drive to excel in this role, please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information about the role, please email email@example.com.
Closing date is the 13th August 2019.
Water Resource Engineer
Cardno’s centre of excellence in Water and Environment is currently seeking a motivated Water Resources Engineer to join our team.
Join a progressive company, a supportive team of established industry experts and develop further in your career by working on versatile and interesting river engineering and other water resource projects.
Avoid CBD traffic and work out of our beautiful Parnell office, which is conveniently close to public transport and surrounded by delicious cafes.
As a candidate with solid first experience, you’ll be working on a number of hydrological, hydraulic and geomorphological projects.
Specifically, your duties will include –
- Complete modelling or quantitative analysis in support of design development and detailed concept drawings
- Working on river engineering and other water resource projects
- Conducting construction contract management, supervision and quality assurance
- Authoring technical reports within core expertise
- Project management including preparing work plans and resource schedules for projects
- Assisting with business development, proposal and tender submissions and actively participate as team member of a design team
- Developing practical and commercial solutions to problems and taking necessary action to expedite the successful accomplishment of assigned projects
- Making independent decisions on conventional work methods and procedures
- Managing client relationships, commercial and contractual agreements
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering combined with a minimum of 3 years’ experience
- Certified or working towards certification as a professional engineer
- A sound knowledge of hydrology, hydraulic models, water sensitive design, and completing plans, specifications, cost estimates
- A working infield knowledge of stream geomorphology assessment and stream restoration and stabilisation modelling (preferable)
- Proficiency in CAD and GIS (preferable)
- An ability to travel periodically to field sites
- A commitment to Cardno’s core values of Safety, Integrity, People and Excellence
To be successful you will display –
Cardno offers exciting opportunities for individuals to be part of a creative and innovative team, with opportunities for growth and development and contribution to notable projects that have a positive impact for clients, customers and communities both locally and globally. 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, including parental leave, purchased leave and flexible working arrangements.
We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.
Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.
Scientist – Water Quality (14 months, fixed term)
Do you want to be a part of an innovative and vibrant science team answering the tough questions in natural resource management?
The Horizons Region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. 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.
We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified water quality scientist to work alongside our science and innovation team to implement and lead Horizons’ river water quality monitoring and research programme. This is one of three science positions currently advertised - the other roles include a Principal Science Advisor to provide technical leadership to ‘Our Freshwater Futures’ policy programme, and a full-time, permanent Water Quality Scientist to oversee our lakes, coast and recreational water quality programme.
This 14 month, fixed-term position will be based in our Palmerston North office and provides an excellent opportunity for someone with expertise in water quality and/or freshwater science to gain experience in the local government sector while our permanent water quality scientist is on maternity leave. Beyond the usual State of 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 the region’s natural resources.
Suitable candidates should hold a post-graduate qualification in a relevant natural science. Candidates with a solid foundation in chemistry, ecology or environmental science are preferred, and previous experience in freshwater science is considered essential. Familiarity with the Resource Management Act and exposure to local government will be advantageous. Skills and experience in project management, data analysis and reporting are essential, as is an ability to communicate scientific information in an engaging and informative way.
Why should you apply?
When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through:
- Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing
- Flexible family friendly work environment
- Assistance with tertiary education
- Positive health and safety culture
- Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and
- A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop
Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.
Applications close 5pm Sunday 28 July 2019
Environmental Monitoring Officer
Do you enjoy working with data and seek a mix of outdoor and office work? We are seeking someone with a practical can-do attitude to join our Environmental Monitoring team collecting a wide variety of environmental data.
Full time and based in Richmond, you’ll be part of a group who collects and archives information about river flow, groundwater, rainfall, water quality and air quality to support programmes across Council and for the wider community.
The position offers plenty of variety which means we’re looking for a diverse skill set and the ability to problem solve. Ideally, you’ll have experience in some form of environmental data collection, data management and quality assurance. Information is collected remotely using a variety of electronic equipment and dataloggers so having trade level practical skills in electrical or telecommunications would also be a real advantage.
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. An aptitude for maths and physics is necessary and it’s essential that you embrace learning new technology.
If you like working in a motivated team which encourages sharing of knowledge and resources and has interesting projects ahead of it, and you have the skills above, then you can reap the rewards by becoming part of our team. Lets talk!
You can view the full details and submit your application online at www.tasman.govt.nz or for more information contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393, or for role specific questions contact Martin Doyle Team Leader EM, or Steph Bowis, Hydrologist, by calling 03 543 8400.
Applications close 5 August 2019
Senior Environmental Scientist (Field Hydrologist)
This role is for a Senior Environmental Scientist (field Hydrologist) working within our clients Environmental Management and Surface Water group in their modern Auckland office. The role involves professional field work in a wide range of environmental monitoring, and research and investigation projects in the areas of hydrology, water quality and quantity, and environmental management.
The role includes the following duties:
- Undertaking field investigations and monitoring of water quality, flow
- Data analysis and assessment
- Technical reporting
- Report writing
- Preparation of environmental management plans, monitoring plans and consent applications
- Applying company policies in health and safety, quality, administration and technical procedures
- Liaising with clients and meeting their expectations.
- Liaising with regulators and other stakeholders
- Working with senior Scientists and Engineers on all of the above
The ideal candidate will have a broad-based scientific background with good field experience coupled ideally with good writing and data analytical skills and a masters or post-graduate qualification in an environmental science or water related field.
You will need to demonstrate 7 years post graduate experience, preferably in a local/regional authority monitoring team environment or similar. Experience with the installation and management of monitoring instrumentation is required.
Good working knowledge of the National Environmental Standards (NES) is highly desirable.
You will also be able to demonstrate training and/or experience in the following areas:
- Environmental or water related science
- Installation and management of environmental monitoring instrumentation
- Water quality / quantity assessment, including fieldwork
- Report writing (preferred, but not essential)
- Data analysis
- HYDSTRA data management
For this role, you will need to be physically fit and able to work for short periods in remote locations.
For a confidential discussion about the role or to apply, please contact Dominic Henderson on 021 237 2671 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Scientist - Freshwater
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Software Developer - NIWA
NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science. We work at the forefront of some of the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, and our staff of more than 650 are recognised as international experts in their field.
We are seeking an experienced software developer to join our busy hydrology team to contribute to the development of software for data capture, management, analysis and modelling. Our successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification in the area of software development, or in the area of hydrology and a background in scientific research and software development. Ideally you will have at least 2-3 years' work experience in a relevant field, along with excellent programming and data analysis skills and advanced data management abilities. Experience with the development of advanced numerical simulation models and a knowledge of statistical analysis techniques would also be beneficial.
If you are a strong team player with a proactive, problem-solving approach and excellent communication and organisational skills who is looking to work with a group of dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, this could be the job for you.
Employment Agencies that may have hydrology related positions
- Fusionz - Royal Society of NZ job search service- science & tech vacancies within NZ
- Technical Futures - NZ jobs
- CRS Recruit Ltd. - Engineering and technical recruitment in NZ
- Acorva - Technical Recruitment. New Zealand
- Careerjet.co.nz - NZ jobs
- Environment Jobs - Environment & Water sector, Australia and NZ
- Careerjet.co.nz - NZ jobs
- Rob Law Max Recruitment
- Australian Hydrographers Association - job/careers listing
- KFR Pty Ltd - Australia
- Principal Consulting Group (Australia)
- Water jobs Australia
- Job Top - UK Job Search Engine
- Jobs in Ireland
- New Scientist
- New Civil Engineer
- Water People
- Aquatech Recruitment
- Prospects UK
- Eden Recruitment
- Principal Hydrology
- Fast Stream
- Thomas Telford Recruitment
- The Guardian
- Environment Agency
- Scottish Environment Protection Agency
- Environmental jobs and volunteering UK
- British Hydrological Society
- Water Jobs UK
- Environmental Jobs
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National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
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.
The closing date for Expressions of Interest has been extended to Thursday 1st September.
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!
Consultancies who are likely to have hydrology related positions.
- Aqualinc Research Ltd
- GNS Science
- Golder Associates (NZ) Ltd
- Irricon Resource Solutions Ltd
- Lincoln Agritech Ltd
- OPUS International Consultants
- Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd
- Riley Consultants
- Sinclair Knight Merz
- SMEC New Zealand Ltd
- Tonkin and Taylor
- URS New Zealand
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.