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Job Listings



Water Resources Scientist

WSP Opus are a team of global experts who aspire every day to transform infrastructure to create better, sustainable communities.  We believe the greatest infrastructure starts with people and through our collaborative approach we're creating innovative solutions for future generations. 

Our Wellington team have an excellent opportunity for an outgoing indvidual to join their team.  The position is ideal for someone who is able to provide hydrological, geomorphic and coastal science services to clients, and to assist in the overall work of the team in support of business objectives. 

Assist the Water Resources Team in delivering a diverse range of projects that shape the future of rivers, coastal environments, dams, and related infrastructure across New Zealand.  

The opportunity but not limited to:

Provide hydrological, geomorphic and coastal process consultancy services to clients; including investigations, analysis    and reporting;

Assist in the development, maintenance and management of the hydrometric databases;

Assist in the development of consultancy briefs for projects including preliminary programmes and budgets;

Front and lead major prospects/opportunities and bids relating to operations.  Where required, prepare expressions of interest, pre-qualification, project proposals/bids, fee estimates and project work programmes and budgets.

Maintain knowledge of hydrological, geomorphic and coastal sciences, with reference to contemporary issues; 

You will have:

     Ability to work within a team

     Excellent communication skills

     Clean drivers licence 

And how about you?  You'll be agile, invested in your career, have the technical expertise and the commercial acuity to contribute to our business.  In return, we'll offer you a career-defining role, interesting and meaningful projects working with world leading experts.  At WSP Opus we foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and success.  

For further information visit the WSP Opus website HERE

Closes 31 August 2018





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Hydrology Monitoring Technician 

Want to work for a successful and reputable organization, in a team that has loads of fun?
We are looking for someone with hydrological monitoring experience, or a graduate willing to take on the job training and be supported as you work towards a Diploma in Field Hydrology. The role would also suit someone with an electrical/ telecommunications / trade background wanting a career change.
The role involves collecting water level and flow, rainfall and sediment data. You will methodically and accurately collect data using a range of different electronic and mechanical instrumentation, in all weathers. You will also maintain the equipment, sites and telemetry systems used to collect the data. Our sites cover the whole of the Waikato - one day you could be in the Coromandel the next in Taupō, the King Country or Raglan.
Although there is a lot of field work, all of our data needs to be processed and quality checked in the office so being IT literate is a must along with an aptitude for maths and physics. You will need to process data in the office in a timely and accurate manner following set procedures. Your systems and data knowledge will enable you to identify issues with the data or equipment and propose solutions to fix the problems.
Applicants for this position should:
 Have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
 Have a Full NZ Drivers Licence - and able to drive a manual vehicle
 Enjoy being part of a team
 Have great communication skills and be able to use their initiative
 Be a capable swimmer
 Be competent and focused on identifying health and safety issues
If required, be willing and able to undertake a Diploma in Field hydrology
For more information, visit;
Applications close 22nd July 2018

Employment Agencies

Job Listings (2)

National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training 

PhD recruitment


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.  

Visit the website for the full list.  

The closing date for Expressions of Interest has been extended to Thursday 1st September. 


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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!

Apply online HERE 








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