NIWA's purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of Aotearoa 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.
Our South Island Region has an exciting opportunity based in the NIWA Alexandra Field Team for an enthusiastic and motivated individual.
The position will assist in providing data collection, archiving, and analysis for the nationally significant databases of Hydrometric, Climate, Water Quality and also collection of other environmental data and field surveys for a range of projects.
These may include various environmental data projects for energy companies, irrigation companies, regional and city councils, and a wide range of projects for other NIWA groups that make best use of the teams' local skills and capabilities.
A significant component of the work involves maintaining telemetered data collection systems and remote field stations across the Central Otago region.
You will assist with the operation of these networks of flow, rainfall, water quality and climate monitoring stations to expected ISO and NEMS quality standards.
You will have the privilege of working in some of New Zealand's most scenic and remote landscapes and experience a wide variety of weather and environmental conditions.
You will have a relevant tertiary qualification or experience in environmental monitoring (hydrology and meteorology), demonstrated competency in technical, instrumentation or data processing skills, a love of the great outdoors and the capability to expand on and learn new technical skill sets.
Confidence around water (rivers, lakes) and swimming ability is preferred. A driver's license and excellent people-communication skills are essential.
Experience and knowledge of the Central Otago region will be an advantage.
If you are a self-starter with a strong customer service ethic, can demonstrate good data and technical skill, and are a team player who enjoys the dynamics of working within a team dedicated to enhancing environmental monitoring services, for a leading NZ science organisation, then this is the challenge for you!