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Irrigation Scientist/Engineer - NIWA, Christchurch

NIWA is New Zealand's leading provider of natural resources and environmental research and applied science services, specialising in atmospheric, climate, freshwater and marine research, with more than 600 staff in 15 sites around New Zealand.

We are seeking an early-career Irrigation Scientist/Engineer to join NIWA's large, collegial and highly-skilled hydrology team, to contribute to NIWA's hydrological science and instrument system groups in supporting and developing NIWA's science services in the irrigation management area.  Specific project topics may include irrigation systems consultancy, design and establishment of on-farm instrumentation, training end-users in accessing and processing irrigation and drainage data within hydrology models.  Many of the projects will be multidisciplinary and the project teams may include resource management and water quality scientists, ecologists, geomorphologists, catchment modellers, climatologists, engineers and planners in addition to hydrologists.

We are seeking a positive team player who is enthusiastic about contributing to hydrological science for the benefit of New Zealand, and has a proactive, problem-solving attitude.  The successful candidate will have a Masters or Doctoral degree with experience in hydrology, irrigation hydrology, hydro-meterology or a closely related field.  At least two years experience with irrigation projects and hydrological process investigations with a focus on soil-water-vegetation interaction, and proven ability to work in a multi-stakeholder environment are essential attributes.  Also desirable would be knowledge of good practice irrigation principles relevant to New Zealand conditions, a demonstrated ability in the manipulation and analysis of large environmental datasets and experience of field instrumentation design, set-up and operation.

Closing date 1 September 2017

Visit the NIWA website for more information.  Click HERE.

 

 

Jon Williamson

Senior Hydrogeologist or Water Resource Scientist

Williamson Water Advisory (WWA) is seeking a motivated, ambitious, and technically strong professional with a university degree (preferably MSc or above) in relevant fields to undertake a highly specialised range of hydrogeological and/or hydrological modelling and project management.  WWA was established in January 2015 and is a NZ based, employee owned, niche water consultancy. We pride ourselves on our client focus, extremely high standard of technical expertise and achieving our aim of becoming long term trusted advisors.

This position represents an opportunity for a candidate with the talent and aptitude to become a future owner of the business and share in our success.

WWA are located in the rapidly growing Norwest of Auckland, which provides opportunities to avoid rush hour traffic and explore the many recreational pursuits that the area has to offer outside of work hours. Given our increasing workload are looking to develop our business with likeminded professionals who value technical excellence, professional challenge and growth, and strong client relationships.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsonWaterAdvisory/ for background information on WWA.

The successful candidate(s) will require a strong understanding and experience in modelling, and will undertake technical work, manage projects, supervise staff and maintain strong client relationships in the following areas (depending on the candidate(s) expertise):

· Groundwater, catchment hydrology, water quality modelling;

· Assessment of environmental effects from development and land use change;

· Preparation of water related resource consent applications;

· Water related RMA planning;

· Environmental field investigations including water quantity and quality monitoring;

· Geological logging and geological model construction;

· Groundwater bore design and procurement;

· Construction contract administration.

If you are interested in discussing these positions with WWA, please contact Jon Williamson on +64-21-65-4422 or send a cover letter and CV to jon.williamson@wwa.kiwi.

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

Scientist / Senior Research Associate – Resource Information

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

We are seeking an experienced and qualified resource information specialist to work alongside our team of talented and dynamic scientists. Based in our Palmerston North office and/or Kairanga service centre, your role will be to drive innovation across all areas of data management and analysis for our science monitoring and research programmes. Reporting to our senior scientist – water quality within our science and innovation team, you will provide high quality technical support and advice, working collaboratively across the organisation to identify and implement solutions to data management and analytics.

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. Our science programme is strongly linked with national research programmes and the information gathered is used to inform responses to water quality and quantity issues.

Suitable candidates should hold a post-graduate qualification in an appropriate physical, natural or applied information science discipline. Experience in data mining and statistical analysis is considered essential, as is a broad knowledge of programming languages such as R and Python. Skills and experience in geospatial information systems, data modelling, complex quantitative analysis and predictive modelling will be viewed favourably. Strong communication and  presentation skills are critical, as is an ability to convey information in a clear, articulate and creative way.

If you enjoy a challenge and believe you have what it takes to succeed in this exciting new role, we want to hear from you!

Applications close 5pm Sunday 30 July 2017.

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/scientist-or-senior-research-associate-resource-in

or contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800 

 

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

Research Associate – Allocation and Groundwater (14 months, fixed term)

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

We are seeking an experienced and qualified research associate to work alongside our science and innovation team to implement and lead Horizons' water allocation and groundwater monitoring and research programmes. 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 our Region's freshwater resources.

Based in our Palmerston North office and/or Kairanga service centre, this 14 month fixed term position provides an excellent opportunity for someone with expertise in hydrology, geology, freshwater science or natural resource management to gain experience in the local government sector, while our permanent Senior Research Associate is on maternity leave.

Candidates with a graduate or post-graduate natural science qualification, such as hydrology, geology and/or environmental science are preferred, and previous experience in freshwater science will be 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, informative, and targeted way.

If you enjoy a challenge and believe you have what it takes to succeed in this exciting new role, we want to hear from you!

Applications close 5pm Sunday 30 July 2017.

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-allocation-and-groundwater 

or contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800 

 

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

Scientist – Water Quality

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

We are seeking an experienced and qualified water quality or coastal scientist to work alongside our science and innovation team to implement and lead Horizons' coastal, estuary, lakes and wetlands monitoring and research programmes. Based in our Palmerston North office and/or nearby Kairanga service centre, you will work along side a team of scientists to help develop, implement and lead a science monitoring and research programme that informs 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 support policy implementation and development, and inform decision making around the use of our Region's natural resources. Our science programme is strongly linked with national research programmes and the information gathered is used to inform responses to water quality and quantity issues.

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 marine and/or freshwater science is essential. Familiarity with the Resource Management Act 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, informative, and targeted way.

If you enjoy a challenge and believe you have what it takes to succeed in this exciting new role, we want to hear from you!

Applications close 5pm Sunday 30 July 2017.

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/scientist-water-quality 

or contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800

 

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

RIVER ENGINEER

Do you want to be a part of an organization that is known for its innovation and expertise in making its Region a great place to live, work and play? Working at Horizons you will be part of a team that is collaborative, values input and empowers your development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic River Engineer to join our Investigations and Design Team, based in Palmerston
North. Your creative problem solving skills will be critical in providing technical advice and expertise within the Council on River Management matters. You will be charged with providing specific designs for flood protection and river control works.

To make this role your own you will have previous experience in river or drainage engineering. You will have an interest or expertise in open channel hydraulics and river morphology, and an understanding of hydraulic modeling would be advantageous. You will be working with a great team and an organisation that puts its staff first.  It is also an opportunity help protect our wonderful region and its natural resources whilst working in a diverse and challenging environment from which to grow your future.

To be considered for this role you will hold a Bachelors Degree in Civil or Natural Resources Engineering.
Along with your high level of computer literacy, you will be able to demonstrate excellent open communication skills in your day to day dealings with your team, stakeholders, contractors and the public. And a sense of humour is highly regarded.

Applications close 5.00pm Sunday 30 July 2017

Sounds 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/river-engineer or contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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