Environmental Specialist - Field Hydrology
A great opportunity to be part of the Research & Evaluation team (RIMU)
Flexible and supportive work environment
Career growth opportunities
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
If you are passionate about Auckland’s environment and are looking to further your scientific and field monitoring skills, we could have the role for you!
This is a great opportunity for those who would like to build their career in hydrological monitoring and data management, and gain experience working with environmental databases or GIS.
Our Auckland Council Research and Evaluation (RIMU) hydrology team is looking for a team member with experience, skills and knowledge in environmental monitoring and maintaining a hydrological network and associated equipment.
Based in Auckland CBD, but working across the Auckland region, you will help deliver RIMU’s core hydrological monitoring programmes. The role is primarily field-based and will involve monitoring of rainfall, river flows, groundwater levels and other environmental parameters using specialist scientific equipment.
On any given day, you could be:
installing monitoring equipment and low-voltage electrical work
entering streams to gauge flows
maintaining sites for quality data collection
managing operational logistics
processing hydrological data according to National Environmental Monitoring Standards
The role includes on-call responsibilities and the potential to assist Auckland Emergency Management/Civil Defence with information logistics during extreme events. You will also be involved in other RIMU programmes like marine ecology and water quality.
He kōrero mōu: About you
With a degree or equivalent qualification in environmental science, environmental engineering or a New Zealand Diploma in Field Hydrology, you have passion for the outdoors and have an excellent health and safety attitude.
You have experience working in the field to collect environmental data, including using a range of equipment in data collection and managing logistics with team members.
A natural problem-solver, you can come up with innovative solutions to technical challenges in the field.
You are comfortable working in remote areas, have practical skills and like to work with your hands. We will also value your good written and verbal communication skills.
The following are also desirable:
report writing experience
knowledge of using time series data management
training and certifications for manual handling, power tool use and electrical installations
an understanding of New Zealand’s regulatory framework and local government processes
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
In addition to our employee benefits and working flexibly, we offer you a range of training opportunities and certifications to support the varied nature of the role.
Joining RIMU is great for your career as it will give you access to coaching and mentoring from our experienced scientists and other specialists, paving the way for you to develop your career across the council group.
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This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. A full driver's license is a requirement.