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Job Listings

MHV Water

Senior Hydrologist

MHV Water Limited is one of the leading water delivery and environmental management companies in NZ, servicing approximately 50,000 hectares via open race and pressurised pipe systems in the Mayfield, Hinds, Valetta and Ruapuna areas of Mid Canterbury.

Our vision is to deliver solutions that are both environmentally and economically sustainable and continue to embrace our innovative heritage.

We are seeking a groundwater/surface water scientist to fill the position of Senior Hydrologist. Whilst the team is based in Ashburton, there is the ability to enjoy flexible work locations, ie working remotely for some of the week from Christchurch or anywhere in Canterbury.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

-        Design and carry out research to better understand groundwater/surface water processes in Hinds/Hekeao Plains (e.g., age dating)

-        Develop and manage a groundwater and surface water quality monitoring program;

-        Recommend strategies and projects to achieve groundwater/surface water quality outcomes in the region;

-        Convey findings to shareholders and community members.

The successful applicant will have:

-        Formal qualification in science/engineering (MSc is preferred);

-        Previous experience in groundwater/surface water sciences;

-        Numerical modelling experience would be advantageous;

-        Well-developed written and verbal communications skills;

-        Experience with the collection and management of environmental data;

-        Experience using GIS

A competitive salary package, laptop, mobile phone and work vehicle, are available for the successful candidate, so if you are a team player with initiative and enjoy a varied work environment this role is perfect for you.

A job description and application form are available on request.

Applications close 21 October 2019.

Melanie Brooks

MHV Water Ltd

326 Burnett St

Ashburton 7700

Email: info@mhvwater.nz

 


 

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Catchment Hydrologist

At the Otago Regional Council, our mission is to support the sustainable management of our environment. We’ve recently made some transformational changes within our organisation, enabling us to focus on how we work together to be sure we can deliver on our promises and continually improve how we serve our communities. We’re not overstating when we say we have some big targets to reach, and now we need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

We think we’ve got a pretty special environment here in Otago, and we are committed to working with our communities to ensure it stays that way now, and for our future. Our science team plays a critical role in this, and they are currently on the look-out for a motivated environmental scientist to join them as a Catchment Hydrologist. This is a newly created position, designed to assist with effective management of Otago’s natural freshwater resources by providing practical hydrology advice (flow naturalisation), hydro-ecology (minimum flows) and professional scientific services to Council, including developing monitoring strategies and keeping us abreast of freshwater legislative and practice use changes, both locally and nationally.

You will have excellent communication skills, a strong desire to protect and improve our environmental resources, and an affinity for maintaining and building on networking and stakeholder relationships. Ideally, you will have a solid background in hydrological science, technical and research experience in practical hydrology (flow naturalisation) and hydro-ecology (minimum flows). You will be able to translate scientific concepts into solutions that are easily understood across the board, including farmers, councillors, other members of ORC, ratepayers and rural professionals. We’re looking for someone who likes to be part of a team and works well with farming communities. You will also have the maturity and confidence to represent ORC’s viewpoint to various stakeholder groups and ensure the scientific integrity and credibility of the Council is maintained.

Specifically, you will have:

•  A PhD or postgraduate research qualification in Science or a relevant discipline;

•  Knowledge of the Resource Management Act and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS FM);

•  3-5 years’ technical and research experience in hydrology and hydrological modelling, including their limitations;

•  Ideally, 2 years’ experience in a local government setting;

•  Experience in building trusted working relationships with farmers in the catchment;

•  Experience in project and contract management and consultant relationships.

So, why ORC? Well, we think Otago is an amazing place – to live in, work in and to visit. At the Otago Regional Council, we’re proud to be working each day, together with our communities, to keep it that way for our future.

Keen to join us but concerned you don’t have the background for this Science specialty? We encourage you to have a look into our other two new roles, also within the ORC Science team: Freshwater Ecologist, and Agricultural Systems Scientist. If you’d like to apply for more than one position, please indicate your preference within your covering letter.

For further information, please contact Jac Grey, Recruitment and Learning Partner – human.resources@orc.govt.nz

Applications close Wednesday 9th October 2019.

To apply, please visit https://www.orc.govt.nz/our-council-our-region/join-our-team/catchment-hydrologist

 


 

 

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Research Assistants (x2) – Fixed –Term 7 months,

part time (20 hrs/week)

Do you want to work for an organisation recognised for our expertise, science, innovation, and leadership in making the Region a great place to live, work and play?

About us

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.

The role

Ensuring our rivers, lakes and beaches are suitable for swimming and bathing is an important part of the monitoring and research Horizons undertakes. With summer just around the corner, we are now seeking two Research Assistants to work alongside our team of scientists to collect, collate and manage data from our favourite swimming and recreation spots across our large and diverse region. You’ll also be helping out with our wider water quality monitoring programmes and learning some practical field skills along the way.

About you

Skills and experience in water quality monitoring (sample collection) are preferred, but not essential, as we will provide training for the right candidates. Suitable candidates should hold or be working towards a Bachelor of Science or similar degree, and preferably a post-graduate qualification in a relevant natural science. Knowledge of freshwater chemistry, environmental management or ecology is preferred, as is an ability to confidently communicate scientific information to the public. Successful candidates will require a full drivers license, and be confident working safely in and around water.

Based in Palmerston North, these seven month, fixed-term positions will have you out and about throughout our beautiful region from October through until May 2020. Applicants must be willing and available to work at least one day during the weekend. If you enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather, are approachable and comfortable engaging with the public, and enjoy being part of a young and dynamic team - this just might be the role for you.

Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through:

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing
  • Flexible family friendly work environment
  • Assistance with tertiary education
  • Positive health and safety culture
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.

Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 15 September 2019.

Sound like what you are looking for?

For information on this role contact our Receptionist on Freephone 0508 800 800



 

 

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Senior Environmental Consultant - Water Science

 

At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With more than $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction and program management for business, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

Our people improve lives and connect communities through transformative transport, water, built environment and power projects. We are innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities. Visit www.jacobs.com to see how you can make a difference.

About the opportunity

Jacobs’ Environmental Science Section is a high performing team of professionals who deliver on complex and challenging projects. They work as a cohesive unit, enjoy what they do and are enthusiastic about it. The Section forms part of the Environmental, Spatial, Planning and Parks performance unit comprising more than 50 talented individuals across our four offices.

Due to sustained and exciting project work, our Wellington Team is recruiting for a Senior level Environmental Consultant (Water Science). They will be responsible for the delivery of professional environmental consulting services to clients in areas relating to surface water with a focus on water quality and environmental management.

Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Providing senior level input and leadership in water quality and environmental management throughout New Zealand, with a focus on growth within the greater Wellington region
  • Maintain and build our environmental consulting pipeline in the greater Wellington region, liaising with business development & sales leads and assist with bid proposals and pursuit of Major Bids
  • Undertake a mentoring role for graduate consultants in the Jacobs practice, to continuously improve and expand quality and capability
  • Take accountability for internal and external client relationships, and maintaining long term relationships and associated workload
  • Project management of projects assigned and successful delivery to our clients.
  • Develop and diversify Jacobs existing client base to secure ongoing work through client relationships.
  • Input into business planning and team plans as required.

About you

This position requires the following experience and qualifications:

  • Masters or Honours preferred.
  • Bachelor of Science tertiary qualification and/or relevant technical qualification (i.e. Water Sciences, Environmental Science).
  • Previous exposure to projects of a multidisciplinary nature such as those covering infrastructure, environmental assessment, industry and development projects
  • Sound understanding of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and RMA processes including the NPS for Freshwater
  • Be cognisant of in the application of catchment scale approaches to freshwater limit setting and regional policy development
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully prepare and deliver water quality assessments delivered through research studies, technical reports, modelling and RMA applications or submissions
  • Lead and contribute to the production of high quality AEEs related to water quality management and/or aquatic ecological effects in watercourses, lakes, wetlands and estuaries, both at a local and catchment scale
  • Perform assessment of stormwater quality effects on receiving waterways, and assisting our clients to obtain and renew their resource consents

For the right candidate, we would consider hiring at Associate or Principal level. Additionally, we welcome applications from candidates seeking part time or flexi working arrangements.

Why Jacobs

We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs. We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees. Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.

One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs.

It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures. Achieve more and thrive with a global brand! Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=BI%200006K2&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00&tzname=Australia%2FBrisbane


 

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Environmental Data Technician / Senior Technician: Telemetry

 

Aqualinc is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised and skilled technician to develop and support our telemetry data acquisition system. The successful applicant will ensure that our telemetry system, and the web-based information systems connected to it, reliably provide high quality data and are secure. You will also support clients of our web-based information systems and liaise with regional council staff.

We are looking for applicants with 4-5 years’ experience in managing telemetered data acquisition systems, database management and telemetry system design and troubleshooting. A practical understanding of soil moisture monitoring and irrigation management would be an advantage, as would qualifications in hydrology, meteorology or ICT.

You will ideally be based in our main office, Christchurch. However we would consider other options.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the future of water management.

If you have the drive to excel in this role, please email your application to h.elston@aqualinc.co.nz.

If you would like more information about the role, please email j.bright@aqualinc.co.nz.

Closing date is the 13th August 2019.

 

 


 

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Water Resource Engineer

Cardno’s centre of excellence in Water and Environment is currently seeking a motivated Water Resources Engineer to join our team.

Join a progressive company, a supportive team of established industry experts and develop further in your career by working on versatile and interesting river engineering and other water resource projects.

Avoid CBD traffic and work out of our beautiful Parnell office, which is conveniently close to public transport and surrounded by delicious cafes.

As a candidate with solid first experience, you’ll be working on a number of hydrological, hydraulic and geomorphological projects.

The role

Specifically, your duties will include –

  • Complete modelling or quantitative analysis in support of design development and detailed concept drawings
  • Working on river engineering and other water resource projects
  • Conducting construction contract management, supervision and quality assurance
  • Authoring technical reports within core expertise
  • Project management including preparing work plans and resource schedules for projects
  • Assisting with business development, proposal and tender submissions and actively participate as team member of a design team
  • Developing practical and commercial solutions to problems and taking necessary action to expedite the successful accomplishment of assigned projects
  • Making independent decisions on conventional work methods and procedures
  • Managing client relationships, commercial and contractual agreements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering combined with a minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Certified or working towards certification as a professional engineer
  • A sound knowledge of hydrology, hydraulic models, water sensitive design, and completing plans, specifications, cost estimates
  • A working infield knowledge of stream geomorphology assessment and stream restoration and stabilisation modelling (preferable)
  • Proficiency in CAD and GIS (preferable)
  • An ability to travel periodically to field sites
  • A commitment to Cardno’s core values of Safety, Integrity, People and Excellence


About you

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Why join Cardno?

Cardno offers exciting opportunities for individuals to be part of a creative and innovative team, with opportunities for growth and development and contribution to notable projects that have a positive impact for clients, customers and communities both locally and globally. You will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, including parental leave, purchased leave and flexible working arrangements.

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

www.cardno.com/careers



HORIZONS

Scientist – Water Quality (14 months, fixed term)

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

About us

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.

The role

We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified water quality scientist to work alongside our science and innovation team to implement and lead Horizons’ river water quality monitoring and research programme. This is one of three science positions currently advertised - the other roles include a Principal Science Advisor to provide technical leadership to ‘Our Freshwater Futures’ policy programme, and a full-time, permanent Water Quality Scientist to oversee our lakes, coast and recreational water quality programme.

This 14 month, fixed-term position will be based in our Palmerston North office and provides an excellent opportunity for someone with expertise in water quality and/or freshwater science to gain experience in the local government sector while our permanent water quality scientist is on maternity leave. Beyond the usual State of 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 the region’s natural resources.

About you

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 freshwater science is 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 and informative way.

Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through:

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing
  • Flexible family friendly work environment
  • Assistance with tertiary education
  • Positive health and safety culture
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop


Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 28 July 2019

 

Click Here to Apply!

 

 


 

 

Tasman District Council

Environmental Monitoring Officer

                  

Do you enjoy working with data and seek a mix of outdoor and office work? We are seeking someone with a practical can-do attitude to join our Environmental Monitoring team collecting a wide variety of environmental data.

  

Full time and based in Richmond, you’ll be part of a group who collects and archives information about river flow, groundwater, rainfall, water quality and air quality to support programmes across Council and for the wider community.

The position offers plenty of variety which means we’re looking for a diverse skill set and the ability to problem solve. Ideally, you’ll have experience in some form of environmental data collection, data management and quality assurance. Information is collected remotely using a variety of electronic equipment and dataloggers so having trade level practical skills in electrical or telecommunications would also be a real advantage.

The field work can be physically demanding, and you need to be a strong swimmer and confident around rivers and heights. But, it’s not all outside work! The office work is a significant component of the role and involves a lot of data management. An aptitude for maths and physics is necessary and it’s essential that you embrace learning new technology.

If you like working in a motivated team which encourages sharing of knowledge and resources and has interesting projects ahead of it, and you have the skills above, then you can reap the rewards by becoming part of our team. Lets talk!

You can view the full details and submit your application online at www.tasman.govt.nz or for more information contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393, or for role specific questions contact Martin Doyle Team Leader EM, or Steph Bowis, Hydrologist, by calling 03 543 8400.

Applications close 5 August 2019

 


 

Enginurity

Senior Environmental Scientist (Field Hydrologist)

 

Auckland

 

The Opportunity
This role is for a Senior Environmental Scientist (field Hydrologist) working within our clients Environmental Management and Surface Water group in their modern Auckland office. The role involves professional field work in a wide range of environmental monitoring, and research and investigation projects in the areas of hydrology, water quality and quantity, and environmental management.

 

The role includes the following duties:

  • Undertaking field investigations and monitoring of water quality, flow
  • Data analysis and assessment
  • Technical reporting
  • Report writing
  • Preparation of environmental management plans, monitoring plans and consent applications
  • Applying company policies in health and safety, quality, administration and technical procedures
  • Liaising with clients and meeting their expectations.
  • Liaising with regulators and other stakeholders
  • Working with senior Scientists and Engineers on all of the above

 

About You


The ideal candidate will have a broad-based scientific background with good field experience coupled ideally with good writing and data analytical skills and a masters or post-graduate qualification in an environmental science or water related field.

 

You will need to demonstrate 7 years post graduate experience, preferably in a local/regional authority monitoring team environment or similar. Experience with the installation and management of monitoring instrumentation is required.

 

Good working knowledge of the National Environmental Standards (NES) is highly desirable.

 

You will also be able to demonstrate training and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Environmental or water related science
  • Installation and management of environmental monitoring instrumentation
  • Water quality / quantity assessment, including fieldwork
  • Report writing (preferred, but not essential)
  • Data analysis
  • HYDSTRA data management

 

For this role, you will need to be physically fit and able to work for short periods in remote locations.

For a confidential discussion about the role or to apply, please contact Dominic Henderson on 021 237 2671 / dominic@enginurity.co.nz

 


 

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Modelling Scientist, Environmental Water Research

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious modelling scientist interested in carrying out leading-edge research and research-based consulting on flow and reactive contaminant transport modelling in the vadose zone - saturated zone - surface water continuum. To be successful in this position, you will have excellent computational skills combined with sound hydrogeological understanding and the desire and capability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. This role offers significant career development opportunities, with the potential opportunity to advance to Principal Scientist within 5 years.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in Hydrology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or similar.
  • Five years’ experience in establishing, conducting and managing excellent research and development.
  • Ability to address complex research questions collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop conceptual groundwater models based on sound assessment of various relevant information sources (climate, hydrogeology, geophysics etc.).
  • Techniques to coherently analyse and model water fluxes in the unsaturated zone - saturated zone - surface water continuum at the catchment and sub-catchment scales.
  • Expertise in development, calibration and uncertainty analysis of numerical groundwater models that adequately simulate surface water - groundwater exchanges.
  • Programming/scripting capability (e.g. Python, C++) to develop or adopt innovative modelling approaches in response to specific hydrological and/or hydrogeochemical research questions.

The full position description for this role is available here. If you have any queries, please contact Kirsty Macdonald, HR Manager, kirsty.macdonald@lincolnagritech.co.nz. 

To be considered for this role, please apply via Seek - click on the `Apply Now’ button and submit your current CV and cover letter. All applications must be received no later than 5 pm, 27 July 2019.

 

 


 

 

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Environmental Scientist - Freshwater

 

Job Description

 

Do you have a passion for sustainable freshwater management? Are you a freshwater ecologist looking to develop your career with a varied range of work with aquatic ecosystems and water quality?

 

An exciting opportunity is now available within Council’s Environment Monitoring and Science section.

 

This position contributes to the sustainable management of water resources by:

 

  • Carrying out State of the Environment monitoring, data analysis and reporting around water quality and aquatic ecosystems
  • Provide technical support and input to resource consents, compliance and policy development
  • Assisting with the development of regional monitoring programmes and providing input to Resource Management Act and Local Government Act policies, plans and bylaws
  • Develop and implement quality assurance systems to ensure water quality, aquatic ecosystem and other environmental data is collected, managed and analysed correctly.

 

You will need a relevant degree and will use your knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and science to lead state of the environment monitoring programmes for aquatic ecosystem health and water quality, and inputting to critical resource management decisions which affect the freshwater environment.

 

This role plays a key role within Council enabling the better management of our freshwater resources.  We are seeking someone with two years or more experience in freshwater ecology.

 

Your strong science skills will be complemented by a can do attitude and a keenness for involvement in both fieldwork and management of the critical environmental data which is collected.

 

If you think you have what it takes and can see yourself contributing to our community, we would love to hear from you!

 

 Please contact Lois Easton for further information.

 

Applications Close:  10am, Wednesday 5th June 2019.

 

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Gisborne, Gisborne (Tūranga nui a Kiwa), New Zealand

 

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Software Developer - NIWA

 

 

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science. We work at the forefront of some of the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, and our staff of more than 650 are recognised as international experts in their field.

 

We are seeking an experienced software developer to join our busy hydrology team to contribute to the development of software for data capture, management, analysis and modelling. Our successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification in the area of software development, or in the area of hydrology and a background in scientific research and software development. Ideally you will have at least 2-3 years' work experience in a relevant field, along with excellent programming and data analysis skills and advanced data management abilities. Experience with the development of advanced numerical simulation models and a knowledge of statistical analysis techniques would also be beneficial.

 

If you are a strong team player with a proactive, problem-solving approach and excellent communication and organisational skills who is looking to work with a group of dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, this could be the job for you.

For more information: https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/o8jQ8/Software-Developer,33390.html

 

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