Principal Natural Hazard and Climate Risk Consultant
Tonkin & Taylor
Christchurch, NZ
2d ago

Tonkin + Taylor is New Zealand's leading environmental and engineering consultancy. Founded in 1959, we strive to create a legacy of outstanding value for our clients, our environment, and our communities.

We are employee-owned and promote a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and flexible working culture.

We work with public and private clients across market sectors of water, transport, land development, agribusiness, energy, industry, waste, and natural hazards.

We provide expertise across our technical disciplines of advisory, planning, natural resources, applied science, infrastructure, and geotechnical.

Our clients rely on us to provide strategic advice on issues that matter to their businesses and develop and implement practical action plans.

As one of New Zealand's foremost consultancy on natural hazard and climate risk and adaption planning, we are seeking a principal consultant for work primarily within the Pacific region, to help our clients understand and manage their natural hazard and climate risks.

About the role

  • Lead and manage projects from initiation to completion, in the areas of natural hazard and climate risk management / assessment;
  • climate adaptation planning; disaster risk management, and infrastructure and community resilience

  • Understand and supervise natural hazard risk modelling and assessments across various hazard and risk-receptor types
  • Facilitate stakeholder workshops, prepare written reports and action plans
  • Perform project management activities in accordance with T+T quality system
  • Assist with business development activities including meeting with prospective clients and partners, creating service and / or product offerings, and developing proposals
  • Build enduring relationships with clients and partners including local and national government, emergency management, and insurance sectors
  • About you

  • Experience of working in the Pacific region with extensive track record with development agencies
  • Established professional in natural hazard and climate change risk and adaptation
  • Robust understanding of science and policy on disaster and climate change
  • Demonstrated track record of project management in a professional services consultancy setting to a range of public and private sector clients
  • Proven ability to develop others, lead multi-disciplinary project teams, and engage stakeholders
  • Proven ability to communicate simply in oral and written formats () to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • We are proudly 100% employee-owned and operated, and live and breathe the T+T goal to be 'the Best to work for, the Best to work with, and the Best at what we do'.

    T+T is not only a place to work - it's a place where your work will make a difference. APPLY NOW! Or for further information on T+T, go to

    We are proud to be an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer and a member of DiversityWorks. We particularly encourage speakers of Te Reo Māori or Pasifika languages to apply.

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