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Graduate Hydrologist


Ko wai mātou | About us

Te Kaunihera ā-rohe o Wairau (Marlborough District Council) is a dynamic, progressive organisation which prides itself on the professionalism it brings to managing a wide range of functions. Our vision is that over the next decade, Marlborough will become a globally connected district of progressive, high-value enterprise, known for its quality lifestyle, desirable location and natural environment.

Marlborough is unique for many reasons. The region offers an array of outdoor pursuits in a distinctive and picturesque landscape. With one fifth of the New Zealand coastline in the Marlborough Sounds, the land and sea offer unlimited accessibility for sport and leisure.

Ko ngā kōrero mā tēnei tūrangi | About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity in our team for a Graduate Hydrologist to assist the hydrology science team in building capacity in fulfilling Councils statutory obligations under the National Policy Statement Freshwater Management (NPSFM).

The primary purpose of the role is to assist in investigations, analysing, and reporting on hydrological and climatic data for state of the environment, policy making and assisting in flood forecasting.

Ko ngā pūmanawa ōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A desire to build a successful career in this discipline.

  • Knowledge of environmental data collection methods and technology.

  • Strong numerical, written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong IT skills including an ability in data analysis and an appreciation for modelling.

You will also be studying towards or have a relevant degree or post graduate qualification with a focus on natural or physical sciences, data science or engineering hydrology.

Ko ngā āhuatanga pai | What we offer

  • Direct internal support from our environmental monitoring team and science portfolio      managers.

  • A workplace that supports flexibility, health and wellbeing

  • An environment where input, initiative and innovation are encouraged

  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package (including life and income protection      insurance, health insurance, enhanced leave and superannuation, and relocation support where applicable).

If you’re ready to progress your career with Te Kaunihera ā-rohe o Wairau - tono mai | apply now!

Applications close 5.00 pm on 31 May 2022.

Applications should be made online via the careers section of Marlborough District Council’s website where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to apply.

For further information you are welcome to contact Alan Johnson (Environmental Science and Monitoring Manager) on

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