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Hydrology Technician

Working alongside our Resource Scientists and Hydrological Technicians you will have the opportunity to see the spectacular surroundings whilst undertaking regular site visits to our monitoring sites. 

You will be right at home with a hammer constructing or working with our vast range of electronics and radio networks.

These handyperson skills will be paired with your excellent communication and planning skills and a willingness to learn about technical hydrology. An eye for detail and a can do attitude are essential, along with a great sense of humour.

Hydrology Technician Position Description

Applications close: 19th April 2017


Senior Hydrological Technician

Do you enjoy juggling tasks all while keeping your sense of humour and a bright smile on your face? Then do we have a challenge for you.

The West Coast has the best environment for collection of hydrometric, and climatic data. You will have the opportunity to see the spectacular surroundings whilst undertaking regular site visits to our monitoring sites.

Your organisation skills and data processing will be paired with your excellent communication and planning skills. An eye for detail along with a can do attitude are essential.

If your tertiary qualification in hydrology, environmental science or a related field has not set you up to take on this challenge then your on the job experience in one of these areas will have. 

Senior Hydrological Technician Position Description 

Applications close: 19th April 2017


Visit the West Coast Regional Council website for further information and application guidelines. 





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Environmental Scientist

Cardno is an ASX listed professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.  With over 70 years of experience and a global footprint across Americas and Asia Pacific, we provide our clients a range of innovative and integrated services across a variety of industries.

Our Petone Water and Environment Group is an integrated environmental services consultant to a wide range of clients working on infrastructure, waste and environmental projects, both for private and public entities. We have a number of medium and large-scale environmental projects and sites currently in operation across the country.


We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Environmental Scientist for a 12 month maternity leave cover (which may potentially lead to a permanent role).

Key responsibilities include:

· Undertake desktop research and data analysis including hydrological assessments in urban and rural environments to be able to inform and advice clients and peers.

· 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.

Full-time, part-time or flexible hours are negotiable.


· A collaborative and fun team environment.

· Employee Recognition and Reward program.

· Financial and Corporate offers.

Your experience

You are a self-motivated character looking to impact and drive the business, having demonstrated the following:

· Relevant Tertiary qualifications along with 7+ years' demonstrated skills and experience in environmental assessments.

· Hydrology and hydraulic modelling skills.

· Complementary environmental disciplines such as water quality, hydrogeology, contaminated land, ecology, environmental engineering, flood risk assessment and management, assessment of environmental effects etc. will be viewed favourably.

· A client service focus with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in team environments

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.


If you are a lateral thinker, thrive on a challenge and ready to make a difference on major projects within the New Zealand market, then apply now!

As a global business we offer the potential for travel, and outstanding training and development opportunities. We offer a work/life balance and an established recognition and rewards program.

Reference Number: NZ/7001/1182

To apply, visit here.



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Senior Water Resource Engineer/Hydrologist

Christchurch or Auckland

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic Senior Water Resource Engineer/Hydrologist to join our Water team in either the Christchurch or Auckland office. The focus of the role will be to lead and deliver a broad range of hydrological and water resource activities across a wide range of national and international water market sectors, including; catchment planning/management, managed aquifer recharge, stormwater and urban hydrology, mining and infrastructure development.

Role responsibilities include:

§ Completion of studies, analyses and calculations in hydrology (catchment assessments, extraction and statistical analysis of climate data, water balance calculations, hydrological modelling).

§ Completion of studies, analyses and calculations in surface water hydraulics (water flow modelling in natural rivers as well as sizing and design of ditches, culverts and other hydraulic works).

§ Direction of field investigations and hydrological monitoring and assessment (flow, rain, etc.) including HSE aspects, equipment selection and the organisation, analysis and presentation of data.

§ Technical reporting.

§ Mentoring and development of junior and intermediate Golder staff.

Applications close 21 April 2017

For more information or to apply, please visit http://careers.golder.com/job/Christchurch-Senior-Water-Resource-EngineerHydrologist-Job/395839200/




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Senior Water and Coastal Resources Officer

Gisborne District Council are working together with our communities to make our aspirations happen. Tairawhiti is the first place to see the light and we’re working to transform our region to be the first choice for people and lifestyle, the first place for environment, economy and culture. We’re looking for an innovative professional to join our team now.

Do you have a passion for sustainable freshwater and coastal resources management? Do you want to join a motivated team in sunny Gisborne?

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Environmental and Science Services Team in the sustainable management of freshwater and coastal resources. This role will undertake science and research, provide technical expertise within the team in relation to monitoring, investigation and reporting, project management, advocacy, education, contribute to policy development and implement rules in the fields of freshwater, coastal and discharges management.

You will need a relevant degree and at least five years of work experience is desirable in sustainable water and coastal resource management, water quality or a related field. You must have excellent communication, project management and negotiation skills and have a good ability to build relationships with tangata whenua, farmers, foresters and communities.

Applicants will be highly motivated team players who are well organised and committed to providing excellent service and quality results.

Please visit our website or contact Paul Murphy for further information.

Applications Close: 10am, Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Apply Online

http://www.gdc.govt.nz| PO Box 747 Gisborne 4040 | PHONE 06 867 2049



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Environmental Monitoring Scientist – Hydrologist

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We are looking for a field Hydrologist to join our Environmental Monitoring Section at Waikato Regional Council. This is a role in the Hydrology team - who collect, analyse and report on river, lake, rainfall, groundwater and air quality measurements. This role also includes the installation and maintenance of the measurement equipment and telemetry systems.  

Waikato Regional Council has over 100 long-term hydrology monitoring sites. Come and be part of the hydrology team monitoring some of the most interesting waterways in New Zealand; Lake Taupo NZ’s largest lake, Blue Springs and NZ’s longest river the Waikato River. 

The role involves the collection and processing of defensible hydrological data (including water quantity and sediment load) for State of the Environment (SoE), flood warning and consenting purposes. A lot of your time will be spent travelling around the region and working in the field. A working knowledge of hydrologic data collection methods and equipment is desirable, as well as an understanding of data logging and telemetry technology. However, whether you are a graduate or tertiary trade qualified and want to change career full training can be provided. You will be responsible for your own sites and provide assistance to other team members. You will also be expected to manage medium level projects and contracts. If this sounds appealing, apply today!

Closing date:             5pm, Monday 3rd April 2017

Apply Online:             www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/jobdetails





Irrigation Scientist/Engineer - Christchurch


NIWA is New Zealand's leading provider of natural resources and environmental research and applied science services, specialising in atmospheric, climate, freshwater and marine research, with more than 600 staff in 15 sites around New Zealand.

We are seeking an early-career Irrigation Scientist/Engineer to join NIWA's large, collegial and highly-skilled hydrology team, to contribute to NIWA's hydrological science and instrument system groups in supporting and developing NIWA's services in the irrigation management area.  Specific project topics may include irrigation systems consultancy, design and establishment of on-farm instrumentation, training end-users in accessing and processing irrigation and drainage data and analysing irrigation and drainage data for application within hydrology models.  Many of the projects will be multidisciplinary and the project teams may include resource management and water quality scientists, ecologists, geomorphologists, catchment modellers, climatologists, engineers and planners, in addition to hydrologists.

We are seeking a positive team player who is enthusiastic about contributing to hydrological science for the benefit of New Zealand, and has a proactive, problem-solving attitude.  The successful candidate will have a Masters or a Doctoral degree with experience in hydrology, irrigation hydrology, hydro-meteorology or a closely related field.  At least two years experience with irrigation projects and hydrological process investigations with a focus on soil-water-vegetation interaction, and proven abiity to work in a multi-stakeholder environment are essential attributes.  Also desirable would be knowledge of good practice irrigation principles relevant to New Zealand conditions, a demonstrated ability in the manipulation and analysis of large environmental datasets and experience of field instrumentation design, set-up and operation.

Applications close 9 April 2017

View more information online HERE


+64 6 357 1605

New Zealand Hydrological Society,
PO Box 12300, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

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