Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller, Christchurch

We are seeking a Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller to lead and contribute to research and consulting projects in
hydrological forecasting. These projects will involve the development of coupled weather prediction and hydrological models, development and advancement of methods for assimilating climatological and hydrological data, and development and applications of operational flow and flood forecasting systems.

Contact person: Jan Diettrich, contact number 03-343-8076

Closing date: 16 February 2018

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Envirolink Ltd is a hydrological consultancy that has been operating successfully from its base in Mapua near Nelson since 1988. We provide a range of hydrological related services to a wide range of clients. A vacancy has arisen for a technical person which we are keen to fill as soon as possible. This could suit someone ultimately interested in business partnership or ownership. Please contact Tony to discuss. 03 540 2064


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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? An exciting opportunity exists to join the Environmental and Science Services Team in the sustainable management of Water and Coastal Resources.

This role will undertake advocacy, education and implementation of rules in the fields of freshwater and coastal water quality management, gravel and sand resource management, wetlands and stream health.

You will need a relevant degree and two years of work experience in sustainable water resource management, coastal resource management, water quality or a related field.

You must have excellent communication 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, Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Apply Online

PO Box 747 Gisborne 4040

PHONE 06 867 8049




VSA Volunteer Services Abroad are looking for a Hydrogeologist for a placement in Vanuatu. 

Closing date for applications is 4 February 2018. 



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Hydrology Technician

Genesis have an opportunity for a Hydrology Technician to work within our Generation and Wholesale team based at Tokaanu Power Station.  Key to this role is providing specialist knowledge and support of the Renewable Energy hydrology networks and associated equipment, to ensure the reliability and continuity of information being supplied to the distributed control system and maintaining compliance with Genesis' Resource Consent requirements. This includes undertaking hydrology investigations, roll-out, testing and implementation of new hydrology technologies, systems and processes.  You will utilise the Maintenance Management System to capture all plant knowledge and reporting as well as updating all hydrology related documentation and records.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience maintaining a hydrometric network and have experience in the electroninc management and archiving of hydrological data. You will also have excellent communication skills and attention to detail, a strong focus on quality and health and safety. A relevant tertiary degree and/or experience using Hilltop or other hydrology data management and analytics software is essential.

A driver's licence is essential as there are times when you will be required to travel to other sites. Genesis has nine operational sites across New Zealand.

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity in a great environment, where you can really make a difference please email your CV to Brooke Whitehead –



Opportunities at Beca in Christchurch

We're looking for an Associate / Senior Stormwater Engineer and an Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller to join our Christchurch Water Resources and Stormwater team.

These roles offer the opportunity to contribute to and lead stormwater management, flood modelling projects, and multi-disciplinary projects, in a well-supported environment. Our clients and projects are diverse, and you will have the opportunity to build relationships with a range of clients on projects in Canterbury and throughout New Zealand, and overseas.

Senior / Associate Stormwater Engineer

As an Associate or Senior Stormwater Engineer your work will range from catchment planning/management options assessments, through to detailed design, construction and handover.  Working with a talented and diverse team of stormwater and water resources professionals, you will have peers and specialists to call on, as well as working with and coaching more junior staff.

We expect you'll have a tertiary level degree in civil engineering or a related discipline, with sound experience over 10 - 20 years. This may include hydrology, pipe and open channel hydraulics, catchment planning, water quality treatment, and flood risk assessment, as well as civil engineering design. You will have an excellent technical understanding of stormwater and of infrastructure projects, over and above the more routine design skills.

Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller

As an Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller your work will include flood hazard studies, options assessments, and contributing to detailed design of complex infrastructure. As part of this role Beca expects you to have experience in modelling urban pipe networks and rivers including floodplains in both 1D and 2D, including knowledge of DHI, Innovyze, HEC and GIS software. You will have the ability to model hydrological parameters using a range of methods, and be able to provide technical support to more junior team members.

We expect you'll have a tertiary level degree in in environmental engineering, physical sciences, or a related discipline, with more than five years' experience, preferably in a consultancy or design environment. Some project management or field experience would be welcomed, but not necessary.  

We are looking for people with well-rounded experience and for both roles, strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.  We want people who take pride in and accountability for their work, delivering high quality work on-time and on-budget, but enjoy working as part of a team.  We also want people who can build strong relationships with clients, based on understanding their needs, as well as maintaining their trust and confidence in our performance, leading to continuing work. We encourage professional body certification and registration. We would expect you to keep abreast of new developments in your technical area; taking a lead role introducing new methods and technologies to Beca, as well as attending and presenting at industry conferences.

Beca has so much to offer you: managed career development, competitive remuneration and, because we're employee owned, the opportunity to own a slice of the business.

If you are interested in either of these roles, send your CV and a covering letter to Ian Macbeth ( or to discuss either role please call Kate Purton (+64 3 374 3649) regarding the Senior / Associate Stormwater Engineer position or Elliot Tuck (+64 3 367 2458) regarding the Intermediate / Senior Stormwater and Flood Modeller position.




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Principal Scientist – Groundwater Quality

Technical Futures are New Zealand's leading, independent Recruitment and Search Consultant specialising in the built environment, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.

Fancy a move to the sunny Hawke's Bay? We are looking for a Principal Scientist who would be interested in taking on a challenging and rewarding role at Hawkes Bay Regional Council.

Are you interested in working for an innovative and progressive Council while enjoying all the benefits of a great lifestyle region?

This is a fantastic opportunity to act as council's Technical Expert, managing groundwater quality monitoring and hydrogeological investigation programmes across the region. You will deliver information that helps manage regional natural resources, with opportunity to distinguish yourself as a scientist.

Sounding like your new role? Do you have the skills?  Recognised tertiary qualification in an environmental science or
engineering discipline, with a specific hydrogeology post-graduate qualification.

At least five years relevant experience.

Previous experience effectively managing complex (multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and multi-objective) technical projects.

An ability to design and manage routine monitoring programmes and specific investigation programmes

Advanced computer skills

Excellent report writing, compelling presentation skills and strong stakeholder management

To discuss this role in confidence, please contact Samantha Calvert on (09)304 1700 or 021 108 1575 or Chris McKinney on 021 990 271 or email your CV in confidence to








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