Auckland Council


Environmental Specialists

Multiple specialist environmental roles within RIMU

Are you passionate about Auckland's environment? Are you looking for a fresh challenge to further your scientific and field monitoring skills? Do you have experience working with environmental databases or GIS? If you are looking for a unique career in environmental monitoring, reporting and analysis, we could have the role for you!

We are looking for Environmental Specialists across a range of disciplines to help deliver the core environmental monitoring programmes in Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU). The RIMU Environment team is responsible for monitoring and reporting on Auckland's environment. We collect process, analyse and evaluate a wide range of environmental data across the marine, freshwater, land and air domains to provide high-quality evidence and information to decision makers and Aucklanders to assist with policy development, strategy implementation and programme evaluation.

We are looking for new team members in the following areas:

Hydrology - experience, skills and knowledge in designing, managing and monitoring a hydrological network and associated equipment.

Knowledge of using time series data management

Freshwater - experience or qualifications in the freshwater science field (chemistry and/or ecology) processing and evaluating data, managing technical projects and undertaking report writing

Environmental Specialists - experience, skills and knowledge in environmental monitoring. An understanding of the
principles of environmental data collection and processing methods is preferred

Key requirements of all the roles include providing high-quality monitoring information, advice and assistance to both internal and external customers and supporting continuous improvement of our processes under our ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance
system. In addition to having excellent written and verbal communication skills, you'll also enjoy working as a team and coming up with innovative solutions to deploy environmental monitoring equipment and to manage complex databases. Having a passion for the outdoors and upholding an excellent health and safety attitude is critical.

Relevant experience and ideally a post-graduate degree or equivalent qualification in environmental science is required. An understanding of New Zealand's regulatory framework and local government processes would be desirable as would any
experience with policy effectiveness monitoring and evaluation.

A current NZ driving licence is essential.

This is a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.

Applications close on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 10.30pm

To apply for this job, please click here or go to our job site and enter the job code 101414SK.



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Hydrology Technician

Working alongside our Resource Scientists and Hydrological Technicians you will have the opportunity to experience the spectacular surroundings of the West Coast Region whilst undertaking regular site visits to our monitoring sites.

To succeed in this position you are likely to be right at home working in and around rivers with loggers and sensors, and in the office working with databases, data entry, and quality coding and hydrology software.

These skills will be paired with your excellent communication and planning skills and a willingness to learn about technical hydrology. An eye for detail and a can do attitude are essential, along with a great sense of humour.

For more information and to view the position description please visit our website

Applications close: 24/11/17



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Hydrology Technician

Genesis have an opportunity for a Hydrology Technician to work within our Generation and Wholesale team based at Tokaanu Power Station.  Key to this role is providing specialist knowledge and support of the Renewable Energy hydrology networks and associated equipment, to ensure the reliability and continuity of information being supplied to the distributed control system and maintaining compliance with Genesis' Resource Consent requirements. This includes undertaking hydrology investigations, roll-out, testing and implementation of new hydrology technologies, systems and processes.  You will utilise the Maintenance Management System to capture all plant knowledge and reporting as well as updating all hydrology related documentation and records.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience maintaining a hydrometric network and have experience in the electroninc management and archiving of hydrological data. You will also have excellent communication skills and attention to detail, a strong focus on quality and health and safety. A relevant tertiary degree and/or experience using Hilltop or other hydrology data management and analytics software is essential.

A driver's licence is essential as there are times when you will be required to travel to other sites. Genesis has nine operational sites across New Zealand.

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity in a great environment, where you can really make a difference please email your CV to Brooke Whitehead –



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 ( 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








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