Senior / Environmental Scientist, Water Resources
1d ago

Greater Wellingtonhas an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic Water ResourcesScientist to join our Hydrology Team within our Environmental ScienceDepartment.

This is a full time role based in our Masterton office. As the successfulcandidate for this role, you’ll have the flexibility and autonomy you need to effectivelyinvestigate water resources for the Eastern region of Greater Wellington RegionalCouncil.

About Greater Wellington :

There's a lot more to us thanmeets the eye. Here at Greater Wellington Regional Council, we're working onthe big things that will impact everyone in our region.

Ensuring we haveuninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat of flooding,protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality of our freshwater, ensuring we are all connected through our public transport network, planning ahead for the potential impact ofclimate change across our region and regulating the useof the region’s natural resources.

Greater WellingtonRegional Council has a vision for the region to be healthy, resilient andengaged. We have a fantastic organisational culture that values strategicthinking, innovation, equality and flexible working arrangements.

We're peoplewho are genuinely passionate about the work we do and our wonderful region.

About the Hydrology Team

High-qualityenvironmental data is key to good decision-making, and across the GreaterWellington region the Hydrology Team plays a critical role in this.

Our teamincludes Monitoring Officers, Environmental Scientists and Data Analysts thatwork as a team to ensure that we can provide evidence based science for floodwarning, consent compliance monitoring, water allocation decision-making, andprevention of declining groundwater quality and saline intrusion.

Our Hydrology team isbased across both the Wellington and the Wairarapa regions, and while there isa focus on management of our local catchments, we ensure we workcollaboratively in order to get the job done.

About the role :

This is an excitingopportunity to help shape the management of our precious water resources andcontribute to the development of surface water and groundwater science in theWellington region.

As our idealcandidate for the role, you’ll focus on the water resource issues within theWairarapa area, but also contribute to work processes across the wider Region.

You’llwork across multidisciplinary projects to deliver robust science to informcouncil’s collaborative planning process (whaitua) and regional plan.

Ideally we areafter a Senior Scientist, however we are open to helping to grow and develop anintermediate level candidate that is able to demonstrate the passion,commitment, and motivation that this role requires.

To be successful in this roleyou will have :

Relevant post-graduate qualifications in hydrology,groundwater, hydrogeology, environmental science or water resource management

A solid understanding of hydrological and hydrogeologicalprinciples

A working knowledge of groundwater quantity andquality monitoring techniques

Experience in undertaking or overseeing scientificinvestigations including groundwater modelling, water allocation limit setting,assessment of resource consent applications, and groundwater quality monitoringprogrammes

Knowledge of applying numerical modelling methodsto water resources issues

A high level of written skills, including ademonstrated ability to undertake scientific investigations, analysis andreporting

Proven ability to present science to a wide rangeof audiences, including iwi, stakeholders and community groups

Sound understanding of resource managementlegislation in relation to New Zealand

  • Strong networking skills and the ability to mentorothers
  • If this sounds likeyou, we’d love to hear from you! Check out the job description and apply viathe Apply link with a cover letter and CV.

    For furtherinformation please contact Louise Algeo, Team Leader, Hydrology at louise.algeo

    Applications close : Wednesday 26 May 2021

    Due tocurrent border restrictions from the New Zealand Government we are only able toaccept applications from candidates who are a New Zealand Citizen / Resident orwho have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and hold a validvisa.

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