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Applications are being sought for the following role ……

Research Associate

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.

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

We are currently seeking a Research Associate to work alongside our team of scientists to collect, collate and manage data that underpins the management of natural resources across our large and diverse region. Beyond the usual state of the environment monitoring and reporting, you will be contributing to cutting-edge regional and national research programmes to better understand the Region’s biodiversity and freshwater resources.

Skills and experience in ecology and/or freshwater biological monitoring, data management, and analysis are essential, as is an ability to communicate scientific information in an engaging and informative way.  Suitable candidates should hold a Bachelor of Science or similar degree and preferably a post-graduate qualification in a relevant natural science. Candidates with knowledge of terrestrial and freshwater ecology, or environmental management, are preferred; previous experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the monitoring of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems will be viewed favourably.

Based in Palmerston North, this permanent position will have you out and about throughout our region collecting and processing environmental data and information, and assisting the science team in delivering our wider monitoring and research programme.  If you enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather, and enjoy being part of a young and dynamic team - this may be the role for you.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 15 April 2018.

Sound like what you are looking for?

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

 

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ALS Hydrographics is a diverse and dynamic provider of hydro-meteorological products and services. We specialise in the supply and operation of a wide range of monitoring systems for long term, continuous monitoring of many environmental parameters including water, weather and air quality.


Hydrographer/Technical Officer – Mackay & Rockhampton (2 positions), Australia
About the Position
ALS Hydrographics is a diverse and dynamic provider of hydro-meteorological products and services. We are currently seeking motivated Hydrographers to join both the Mackay and Rockhampton Hydrographics Teams, with all levels of Hydrographer (Junior / Intermediate / Senior) considered. This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and dedicated team who continually strive to meet and exceed client expectations.

Responsibilities of the role include:
• Provide best practice Hydrographic services for clients in a safe and timely manner.
• Mentoring and training of junior Hydrographers.
• Install, service, operate and maintain automatic environmental monitoring stations with a strict emphasis on quality.
• Project management, client liaison and correspondence.
• Collect environmental data from automatic monitoring stations and verify data using computer software package before supply to clients.
• Accurate record keeping including field observations, photographs, maps and calibration checks.
• Undertake flow measurement in rivers, creeks and drains.
• Undertake manual sampling activities from both surface water and groundwater, using a range of techniques with adherence to QA principles and procedures.
• Sound knowledge of, and adherence to, HSE principals.

About you
The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:
• Relevant hydrographic experience.
• Tertiary qualification in science and water resources, or hydrography.
• Proficiency in all aspects of Hydrography including project management experience.
• Competent with hydrographic software applications (Hydstra) and data acquisition applications necessary for effective data management and field instrumentation operation.
• High level attention to detail, strong organisational and problem solving skills.
• Professional oral and written communication skills.
• Able to work unsupervised.
• Experience with health, safety and environmental aspects of field work.
• Able to work in a variety of environmental conditions including time away from home.
• Be physically fit and able to swim.
• Current manual car driver's license.
• 4WD experience.
Benefits & Culture
At ALS we believe that the people we employ are what makes ALS the great company it is today. We offer many benefits to staff, including and not limited to:
• Health fund discounts with Bupa.
• Opportunity to salary sacrifice car costs with Autopia.
• Corporate superannuation benefits with Sunsuper.
• On-line learning system with extensive modules of choice.
• Friendly working environment with accessible management.
• Opportunities to progress and develop your career within ALS including global opportunities for suitable candidates.
• We actively support a diverse workforce and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
Looking for further details?
Applications covering relevant skills and experience will be treated with the strictest confidence and should be sent to the links below:
Mackay: https://app.revelian.com/campbell/ap67006
Rockhampton: https://app.revelian.com/campbell/ap66341

Applications close: Wednesday 18th April 2018

  

 

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Provincial Water Sector Adviser

Duration: 1-year
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Share your technical skills to support communities in Vanuatu achieve 100% access to safely managed drinking water by 2030.

With a focus on capacity-building, we are seeking an experienced water sector adviser to provide accurate and effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advice, including advice on infrastructure maintenance and repair to the Provincial Water Offices in South Vanuatu. Through on-the-job training and workshops, you will help develop community water supply designs and strengthen the water testing capability of Water Offices.

Working closely with Provincial Water Office staff, you will help to establish Community Water Committees and support community engagement with localised Drinking Water Safety and Security Plans. This work will include outreach, recording and reporting to ensure effective coordination.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

• Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil or natural resources)
• At least three years' experience in water infrastructure design and construction contract administration
• Experience in providing on-the-job training and mentoring
* This assignment is a partnership between Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWBNZ) and VSA. The successful candidate will provide Provincial Water Offices with access to Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWB) Technical Support Hub.

Please click the following link to see full details of this assignment and how to apply: https://vsa.org.nz/volunteer/volunteer-vacancies/provincial-water-sector-adviser-south-41002/

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

Closes 22 April 2018

Hydrogeologist (groundwater) Adviser

Duration: 1 year (extendable)
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Work alongside the Department of Water Resources to strengthen hydrogeological capability and support community resilience to water-related risks.

Approximately 70% of the rural population is reliant on rainwater harvesting systems to meet daily water needs; this exposes the population to significant climate risks such low rainfall and drought.

In this dynamic assignment, you will be working as part of a dedicated team to investigate groundwater supplies, develop a water information database and model, and design effective solutions. You will provide training and mentoring support to build technical WASH skills of department staff, which will enable them to confidently manage groundwater and WASH activities.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

• Bachelor's degree in geology, earth sciences, hydrogeology, environmental science, engineering discipline with emphasis on hydrology or hydrogeology
• At least three years' relevant experience in hydrogeology including field investigation, groundwater modelling, or construction contract administration
• Experience in providing on-the-job training and mentoring

* This assignment is a partnership between Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWBNZ) and VSA. The successful candidate will provide Provincial Water Offices with access to Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWB) Technical Support Hub.

Please click the following link to see full details of this assignment and how to apply: https://vsa.org.nz/volunteer/volunteer-vacancies/hydrogeologist-groundwater-adviser-40870/

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs. 

Closes 22 April 2018

Water Engineer
Duration: 1-year
Location: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Apply your civil engineering skills, working alongside the Cook Islands government to improve water supply systems.

Building on the work of previous VSA Water Engineers, you will provide technical support to relevant government departments as they continue to implement water improvement projects on 11 outer islands, beyond Rarotonga. Some of the projects you will assist with involve geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and coastal protection.

You will be providing technical input in various areas, including water tank repairs, water storage alternatives, pump specifications, water gallery development, well pumping tests, sanitation, particularly wastewater treatment (both on-site and centralised), and solid waste management.

This assignment offers an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on water infrastructure and support Cook Islands communities.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering (civil)
• At least four years' experience in infrastructure design, implementation and monitoring
• Working knowledge of a range of water supply system designs
• Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders towards a common goal
• Experience in providing on-the-job training and mentoring

Please click the following link to see full details of this assignment and how to apply: https://vsa.org.nz/volunteer/volunteer-vacancies/water-engineer-41043/

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

Closes: 22 April 2018

  

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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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