Team Leader Monitoring - Key technical leadership role
Decipher Group
Dunedin, New Zealand
13h ago
  • Are you looking for that next challenge in your career?
  • Combine your technical strength, operational best practice and leadership capability to produce results
  • Join a team that is delivering quality outcomes to the Otago region
  • About the organisation

    At the Otago Regional Council (ORC), their mission is for our future’. ORC is here to protect and enhance the environment and enable their communities to do the same.

    To be sure ORC can deliver on its responsibilities, they are evolving as an organisation, and they’re not overstating when they say they have some really big targets to reach.

    ORC need the right people, in the right roles, to help them get there.

    The Environmental Monitoring Team is a core function at ORC, providing vital information to other parts of the organisation and customers to support the management of Otago’s natural resources.

    ORC is seeking a Team Leader for the Monitoring function to join the Dunedin based office could this be you?

    About the opportunity

    Reporting to the Manager Environmental Monitoring, the Team Leader Monitoring will provide leadership to a team of specialist technicians responsible for delivering Otago’s environmental monitoring programme.

    In doing this, the Team Leader Monitoring will :

  • Ensure the delivery of a fit for purpose environmental monitoring programme across the ORC physical network including air, biodiversity, surface water and groundwater.
  • Provide leadership to the Monitoring team, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and building a supportive, positive and high performing team culture.
  • Work collaboratively across the wider organisation, providing expert technical advice and knowledge while also delivering monitoring services that meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Environmental Monitoring leadership group.
  • Be a champion for safety and wellbeing, actively supporting a culture of safe and responsible behaviours and attitudes.
  • This is a functional leadership role with a technical focus that needs a true people leader someone who listens, values and empowers their team to be their best. Is this you?

    About you

    To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience leading and working with technical specialists across a range of disciplines.

    Your knowledge and understanding of environmental monitoring standards and relevant legislation will be key. As will your ability to effectively govern and manage projects and programmes ensuring the efficient allocation of resources.

    This position has a strong focus on leadership and liaising with stakeholders you’ll be actively involved in working across a variety of areas whilst providing support and guidance to an experienced and dedicated team.

    You will need to be driven, adaptable, innovative, resilient, and have a desire to think outside the box to guide your team through changes and challenges to create a truly rewarding workplace.

    Are you ready to take the next step in your career? You will be rewarded with this unique opportunity to contribute to the monitoring and management of Otago’s natural resources.

    Otago is a pretty special place, covering a vast area the third largest local government region in New Zealand.

    Not quite for you? Some other Otago Regional Council positions are COMING SOON so please make contact with the consultant below.

    How to apply

    To apply, click on 'Apply Now'.

    To discover more about Otago Regional Council, visit

    For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Nicola Cull on 021 686 082 or

    Applications close : Monday 10 August 2020

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