Groundwater Field Technician - ESR
Technician, Full time, Permanent
Christchurch Science Centre
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To find out more about this position and to apply please visit our website
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.
- 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.
|Posted on||29 Oct 2018|
|Closes on||18 Nov 2018 23:55|
|Work type(s)||Permanent full time|
|More details (document)||Hydrologist PD.docx|
Senior Environmental Scientist
Job Title: Manager Environmental Data
Palmerston North leadership role
Progressive and innovative organisation
Live, work and play in the Manawatū!
Horizons Regional Council has one of the largest environmental monitoring networks in the country – and we need a new manager to lead it. Our area stretches from Ruapehu in the north to Horowhenua in the south and from Whanganui across to the Tararua, encompassing a range of very large river catchments including the Manawatū, Rangitikei and Whanganui Rivers. At Horizons we’re committed to being a good employer and offering challenging, but satisfying roles such as this.
As Manager of the Environmental Data team at Horizons, you'll lead a team of twenty specialists in the collection and management of data relating to our natural resources, hydrological services and survey. The data collected from around 180 locations in the Horizons' region informs a range of internal and external customers and feeds into the strategic priorities of the organisation.
In addition, your team provide timely and accurate hydrological advice and have a lead role in synchronising and implementing the delivery of a resilient, 24/7, future-proofed environmental monitoring network that is consistent with organisational requirements. In addition to providing environmental data by contract to a range of external stakeholders, the team also contribute to National projects in their work area.
As the Manager of this key team you'll need to demonstrate:
- Sound leadership and management skills;
- An ability to contribute at a strategic level;
- Proven understanding of asset management and quality management systems;
- Excellent relationship management skills, and
- contemporary Health and Safety Management experience.
This is a rare opportunity to lead a successful and passionate group of people who consistently deliver high quality services to their wide ranging audience.
The appropriate level of experience and a relevant tertiary qualification are required.
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Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 30 November 2018.
If you are interested in the position please CLICK HERE. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.
For further information contact Michele Walls on (04) 931 9448 quoting job number 18731.
Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit www.immigration.govt.nz