Groundwater Field Technician - ESR

Technician, Full time, Permanent

Christchurch Science Centre

About ESR

ESR is a Crown Research Institute, working with and for clients and stakeholders in central and local government, industry organisations and the private sector to deliver enhanced scientific research services for the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of New Zealand. ESR has approximately 400 staff with sites in Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, and Porirua.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a team focused technician to join our successful and growing Groundwater team in Christchurch. The work you will be doing is very diverse and some of the aspects are:

  • Problem-solving, particularly in relation to science methods
  • Plan, collect data, analyse and report results for specific areas of work
  • Maintenance of laboratory and field equipment (both mechanical and basic electrical)
  • Assist in the design of groundwater contamination experiments
  • Collection of water samples from wells, springs and vadose zone
  • Carrying out water and solute transport experiments using laboratory columns, flumes and lysimeters

The successful applicant will have a relevant tertiary science qualification, probably in microbiology or chemistry, and computer skills, and possibly some relevant work experience in water science, preferably groundwater science. You will have to demonstrate the ability to work independently across a range of technical duties. You must also have the ability to travel/be away from home, perform weekend and after hours work on occasion, and carry out fieldwork which can range from 1 to 4 weeks per year and may be up to 1 week at a time. The role may involve heavy lifting and physical work. A current full driver's licence is also required for this role.

For more information please contact Murray Close (murray.close@esr.cri.nz).

To find out more about this position and to apply please visit our website

www.esr.cri.nz/aboutus/workingatesr or

https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/gRXH8/Groundwater-Field-Technician,30326.html

Applications close:  18 November 2018

 


 

HYDROLOGIST - TAURANGA

The Hydrology team here at Trustpower is responsible for ensuring that hydrological monitoring systems we use are designed, enhanced, constructed, implemented and maintained to be fit for purpose.

You will be applying your specialist knowledge of hydrometric data systems including databases, as well as liaising with our own Generation Division staff across NZ, to implement strategies that will drive compliance and quality initiatives. 

Duties

  • See and understand some diverse and complex hydrological systems
  • Provide technical water resource and hydrological services to the wider team and Generation division
  • Collect, process and interpret hydrological data.
  • Assist in site management and the maintenance of a hydrometric database
  • Provide technical advice on the selection and verification of hydrological data collection equipment across a diverse range of locations.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in maintaining hydrometric networks, a working knowledge of associated monitoring instrumentation, undertaking flow measurements and maintaining ratings.
  • Relevant degree in engineering or hydrology (science)
  • Experience using hydrological databases, preferably Hydstra
  • Proactive in investigating and addressing issues

What's on Offer?

There will be plenty of diversity and opportunity for workload sharing, along with time spent at spectacular hydro generation locations throughout New Zealand.  Your knowledge and commitment to Health and Safety will be paramount.

If you are keen to be part of a dedicated team who want to provide a valuable contribution to the Generation division, then this is your opportunity!

If this sounds like you, check out the position description and apply today. Please call Isobelle Barrett on 022 304 0298 if you have any questions. Applications close 5pm, Sunday 18th of November.

 

 

Job Details

Reference # 5864
Posted on 29 Oct 2018
Closes on 18 Nov 2018 23:55
Location(s) Tauranga
Expertise Environment, Generation
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Permanent full time
More details (document) Hydrologist PD.docx

 


 

 

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Senior Environmental Scientist

The role
Our Wellington office is looking to grow their water and environment team to include water quality modelling as a complementary service offered to our existing clients and growth to new clients. In this role you will be responsible for providing accurate and efficient environmental services for the business unit in accordance with project times and budgets. 

In return, Cardno will offer you training opportunities, access to highly experienced senior staff who are leaders in their field, and the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team working on a wide range of projects across New Zealand and beyond. 

Specifically, your duties will include:
  • Water quality analysis, water quality modelling and hydrological analysis
  • Environmental investigations and analysis
  • Growth of the business in the field of water quality analysis and modelling
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders and clients to manage and deliver a range of environmental projects on time and within budget
  • Lead, mentor and guide junior staff
  • Prepare high quality technical reports and reviews
  • Write and cost proposals which demonstrate a clear understanding of client needs and industry best practice
About you
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in water resources and water quality modelling in a consultancy environment across the project lifecycle including strategy, business case, design and delivery and be a confident communicator. Additionally, you will display:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • 7+ years experience in water resources, water quality analysis and water quality modelling
  • Hydraulic modelling skills advantageous
  • Proven skills and experience in growing the business and reaching out to new clients
  • A client service focus with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in team environments
  • Sound project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
 
Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.
 
By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook. 
 
At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, and to help you balance your career and personal life. 
 
How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by sending your resume and covering letter with the reference number NZ18 / 9830 / 0026.
 
 

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Environmental Scientist

The role
Our Wellington office is looking to grow their water and environment team to help meet current and future workload requirements and better service our clients. In this role you will be responsible for providing accurate and efficient environmental services for the business unit in accordance with project times and budgets. 

In return, Cardno will offer you training opportunities, access to highly experienced senior staff who are leaders in their field, and the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team working on a wide range of projects across New Zealand and beyond. 

Specifically, your duties will include:
  • Hydrological analysis and hydraulic modelling
  • Water quality analysis
  • Environmental monitoring and field work
  • Assessment of environmental effects
  • Environmental investigations and analysis
  • Technical reporting and preparation of proposals
  
About you
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in water and be a confident communicator. Additionally, you
will display:
  • Relevant water resources qualification (preferably with post grad qualification in a relevant field).
  • 2 - 6 years’ experience
  • Basic GIS skills
  • Some understanding of hydrology (preferably in reference to the New Zealand environment) and/or hydraulics
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Analytical/problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Willingness to pursue self-development for career advancement
  • Full drivers licence
How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by sending your resume and covering letter with the reference number NZ18 / 9830 / 0027.
 
 

 

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Job Title: Manager Environmental Data


Palmerston North leadership role
Progressive and innovative organisation
Live, work and play in the Manawatū!

Horizons Regional Council has one of the largest environmental monitoring networks in the country – and we need a new manager to lead it. Our area stretches from Ruapehu in the north to Horowhenua in the south and from Whanganui across to the Tararua, encompassing a range of very large river catchments including the Manawatū, Rangitikei and Whanganui Rivers. At Horizons we’re committed to being a good employer and offering challenging, but satisfying roles such as this.

As Manager of the Environmental Data team at Horizons, you'll lead a team of twenty specialists in the collection and management of data relating to our natural resources, hydrological services and survey. The data collected from around 180 locations in the Horizons' region informs a range of internal and external customers and feeds into the strategic priorities of the organisation.

In addition, your team provide timely and accurate hydrological advice and have a lead role in synchronising and implementing the delivery of a resilient, 24/7, future-proofed environmental monitoring network that is consistent with organisational requirements. In addition to providing environmental data by contract to a range of external stakeholders, the team also contribute to National projects in their work area.

As the Manager of this key team you'll need to demonstrate:

  • Sound leadership and management skills;
  • An ability to contribute at a strategic level;
  • Proven understanding of asset management and quality management systems;
  • Excellent relationship management skills, and
  • contemporary Health and Safety Management experience.


This is a rare opportunity to lead a successful and passionate group of people who consistently deliver high quality services to their wide ranging audience.  

The appropriate level of experience and a relevant tertiary qualification are required.  

 

Click here for detailed job description

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 30 November 2018.

If you are interested in the position please 
CLICK HERE. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Michele Walls on (04) 931 9448 quoting job number 18731.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit 
www.immigration.govt.nz

 


 

 

 


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