Senior Environmental Scientist – Groundwater
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Whakatane
6d ago

Thriving together mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata.

Our environment and our people go hand-in-hand.

  • Are you passionate about groundwater and providing senior level technical advice?
  • Do you want to make a difference by mentoring and providing technical support to our scientists?
  • Love a good conceptual design and the implementation of specialist groundwater projects?
  • This role is key to our science success here at Toi Moana. You will be joining the Science team and will operate at a senior level and give effect to the Regional Council’s functions, plans, strategies, and policies.

    This will include developing and managing research and monitoring projects, the implementation and management of monitoring projects for state of the environment reporting, and providing specialist technical advice.

    The role will have a core focus on groundwater with some crossover work into surface water hydrology.

    We are flexible with the location of this role; choose to be based at either our Tauranga, Rotorua or Whakatane offices.

    He kōrero whakamārama mō tēnei tūranga About the role

    The role of Senior Scientist - Groundwater is challenging and varied with responsibilities that include :

  • Providing advanced specialist environmental, scientific and technical advice, for the effective management of the natural and physical resources within the Bay of Plenty region.
  • Coordinating consultant expertise as required to better understand and manage the regions water resources.
  • Presenting complex reports on technical environmental issues to the public, industry groups, public hearings, council, committees, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Collecting, analysing and maintaining data for regional and state of the environment reporting, environmental projects, and consent and compliance monitoring.
  • Reviewing and incorporating scientific developments in respective disciplines with the key focus being groundwater.
  • A particular focus on providing advice to our policy staff on the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.
  • Ō pūmanawa Your skills and experience

    For this role you will have :

  • A Bachelor degree or other tertiary qualification with a post-graduate specialisation in groundwater.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant post qualification experience involving a wide range of environmental issues.
  • The ability to identify environmental issues, problems and formulate solutions and strategies associated with environmental investigations.
  • The ability to provide strategic planning to ensure future environmental investigations are undertaken and aligned with legislation and policies.
  • Specialist knowledge in groundwater resources.
  • Experience in surface water hydrology tools and techniques will also be an advantage.
  • Ko wai mātou Who we are

    Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for land, air and water as well as public transport and economic development.

    A major focus of our work involves looking after the environment. We manage the effects of people’s use of freshwater, land, air and coastal water.

    However, we also have a broader responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural well-being of the regional community.

    We are a values-driven organisation that really cares about people. Who you are is important to us. We welcome diversity as an opportunity to grow our teams and are keen to support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and disabilities / abilities.

    We want the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to be a place where you can bring your whole self to work, and we welcome applicants with a broad range of relevant experience.

    Highlights of working at Toi Moana include :

  • Opportunities for growth, learning and development
  • Five extra Council Days’ so you can take paid leave over the Christmas / New Year close-down period.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Employee benefits discount card.
  • Flexibility around hours and location.
  • The salary for the role ranges from $109,000 to $129,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

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