Team Leader Monitoring - Grow professionally
Decipher Group
Dunedin, New Zealand
3d ago
  • Are you looking for that next challenge in your career?
  • Enjoy a great lifestyle and stunning scenery in the Otago region
  • Salary circa $93-$126k plus 7.5% superannuation
  • 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.

    Otago’s a pretty special place. It covers a vast area the third largest local government region in New Zealand. ORC’s Environmental Monitoring team plays a vital role in providing quality information to support the management of the region’s environment.

  • There is a lot of challenging and exciting work to be done including providing information for the development of a new land and water plan;
  • a new air plan and a new coast plan. In addition, this team supports flood management and state of the environment’ reporting across the region.

    This has resulted in positive change and growth within the Environmental Monitoring team which now needs a highly capable people leader and technical expert to take on the Team Leader role.

    Could this be you?

    About the opportunity

    The Team Leader Monitoring will play a key role in supporting the establishment of a newly formed structure for the Environmental Monitoring function, while being rewarded with this unique opportunity to contribute to the monitoring and management of Otago’s natural resources.

    Reporting to the Manager Environmental Monitoring, the Team Leader Monitoring will be responsible for leadership of a team of specialist technicians who are delivering Otago’s environmental monitoring programme, and this includes :

  • Ensuring the delivery of a fit for purpose environmental monitoring programme across the ORC physical network including air, biodiversity, surface water and groundwater.
  • Providing leadership to the monitoring team, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and building a supportive, positive and high performing team culture.
  • Working collaboratively across the wider organisation, providing expert technical advice and knowledge while also delivering monitoring services that meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Actively participating as a member of the environmental monitoring leadership group.
  • Being a champion for safety and wellbeing, actively supporting a culture of safe and responsible behaviours and attitudes.
  • About you

    This is a functional leadership role with a technical focus that needs a true people leader we’re looking for someone who listens, values and empowers their team to be their best.

    Specifically, we are seeking people who can demonstrate the following experience :

  • Proven leadership experience in a supervisory position, including the ability to effectively lead, inspire teamwork and manage the performance of a team.
  • Experience leading and working with technical specialists (including field staff) across a range of disciplines.
  • Strong and broad technical knowledge and background within environmental monitoring including hydrology, water and air quality.
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental monitoring standards and relevant legislation.
  • Experience and skills in coordinating the delivery of projects and programmes ensuring the efficient allocation of resources.
  • Tertiary qualification (minimum level diploma) in a relevant discipline.
  • To be successful in this role, 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 looking for a challenge - perhaps you’re looking to take that next step in your career? This is an exciting opportunity to move into a role where you can use your expert knowledge and lead a team of diverse and passionate people who truly care about the region’s natural environment.

    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 .

    Candidate screening and interviews may take place as applications are received.

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