Science Analyst - Copy
Environment Canterbury
Tuam Street, TUA, NZ
6d ago

Context Kaupapa

Air quality has long been an issue in Canterbury and while substantial improvements have been made, there is still more work to do.

Are you interested in data analysis and being involved in scientific investigations to broaden the understanding of air quality and emission sources in our region?

Would you like to work alongside a highly skilled team of air quality scientists and technicians to improve and maintain the quality of the air we breathe?

Are you interested in air quality modelling?

If so, then this position offers you the opportunity to kick-start your career as a Science Analyst in our Air Quality Monitoring and Investigations team.

This is a one year fixed-term position covering for a secondment.

About the Role Kōrero mō te tūranga

Based in our Christchurch office, you will support our air quality work by analysing and interpreting air quality data, preparing graphics and data summaries for environmental reporting, providing technical advice to support consenting processes and the management of air quality, and undertaking field work and investigations.

About You Mōu

To be successful in this role you will have the following experience and skills

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field, or a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum two years of professional experience
  • A good understanding of air quality management, sources that discharge emissions to air, consenting processes and air quality modelling techniques
  • Familiar with the principles and methods for monitoring and investigating air quality issues
  • Keen to learn and open to innovation
  • An eye for detail
  • The ability to identify, investigate and resolve data issues
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Good writing skills
  • A positive and inclusive team attitude
  • Demonstrated computer and programming skills using a range of computer software including databases, excel spreadsheets, R, GIS (preferably ArcGIS Pro).
  • A knowledge of and comfortable with mātauranga Māori
  • A current driver’s licence.
  • The position is based in our modern central Christchurch office. We offer a collaborative, inclusive workplace with a strong commitment to wellbeing and diversity.

    You will have great training and development opportunities, flexible working practices to support a work life / balance and a competitive benefits and salary package including life and income protection insurance.

    About Environment Canterbury Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha

    Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations - toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi o Tangaroa.

    Environment Canterbury works with partners, stakeholders, and other agencies to protect the health of our environment to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for all of us.

    When you join us, you’ll be empowered to make a difference for the good of your community, while personally benefiting from the results of your work.

    For more information about us and the work that we do, please click .

    Benefits of working at Environment Canterbury Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha

    You will love our values-based team culture with a focus on wellbeing, wrapped into an environment that is hard working, supportive, friendly, and fun.

    Environment Canterbury offers an inclusive, people-first culture, flexible working, a competitive salary, ongoing professional development, internal opportunities across the organisation, free income protection insurance and life insurance, discounted healthcare premiums, and free annual flu vaccinations.

    Join us to be part of a team in which you will thrive and grow.

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