RILEY – Senior Hydrologist

RILEY is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy providing a broad range of high-end specialist geotechnical, civil, water and environmental engineering consultancy services to clients.

We are passionate about engineering and working together with our clients to create positive outcomes that enhance people’s lives and respect the environment. We pride ourselves on the quality of the work we do, our responsiveness and ability to solve technically challenging problems.

With a full portfolio of exciting projects in land and resource development, hydro and wind power, forensic assessments, flood management, irrigation, and water supply, we are looking for talented people to join us.

One of the talented individuals we are seeking is a Senior Hydrologist to join our Auckland or Christchurch office.

We are interested in hearing from people with a minimum of eight year’s experience who have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Natural Resources, or similar.

  • Experience in field data collection, flood hazard and water quality/sediment transport modelling and assessment, residual flow and hydrological effects assessments and GIS data processing and interpretation.

  • Strong conceptual understanding of hydrodynamic and hydrological modelling methodologies, their limitations and appropriate selection for individual project requirements.

  • Preferably experience in using a range of surface water modelling packages (such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, MIKE, SWAT+ etc.).

  • Experience with (or interest in) R/Python coding and application within hydrological and hydraulic analysis.

  • Strong technical reporting skills and a proven track record of client management and project delivery.

We offer a relaxed environment, flexible working, scope to work across different disciplines, and freedom to shape your career pathway based on your strengths and interest areas.

If this opportunity has piqued your interest – please send your CV detailing your experience to date and a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and why you would like to join the team here at RILEY.

If you aren’t based in Auckland or Christchurch, please still get in touch. We will consider a remote-working arrangement.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For information about our consultancy and the type of work we undertake visit

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Our mission is to support and foster hydrology in New Zealand and elsewhere, and to enable NZHS members to receive advanced training in hydrological sciences. NZHS annually presents several student and non-student awards to its members recognising the outstanding contributions of our members to New Zealand Hydrology.


New Zealand Hydrological Society

PO Box 12300, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Phone: 03 928 0620


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