Scientist / Senior Scientist / Science Analyst – Groundwater Science

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Scientist / Senior Scientist / Science Analyst – Groundwater Science


Do you want to join a leading team of groundwater scientists in a friendly, inclusive work environment?



Context │ Kaupapa


With its extensive groundwater resources, Environment Canterbury is at the forefront of water management in New Zealand. As a result of recent staff movements and an increased budget, we have three vacancies in our Groundwater Science section. Canterbury has extensive groundwater systems, and Environment Canterbury is at the cutting edge of water management in New Zealand. This is an opportunity for you to join one of the largest groundwater science teams in the country and help us understand and manage this precious resource.



About the Role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

We are inviting applications across a range of levels, including Science Analyst, Scientist and Senior Scientist. Please see the attached Job Descriptions for more details. Working closely with the rest of our team (we have 21 groundwater professionals), you will help us address challenging issues including land use effects on groundwater quality, sustainable groundwater allocation and the implementation of the Essential Freshwater programme.



About You │ Mōu


We need groundwater scientists with:


  • Solid technical background and suitable academic qualifications in hydrogeology, groundwater chemistry or a related field

  • Ability to interpret scientific data and tell the science story to decision makers and the community

  • Strong scientific curiosity

  • Good verbal and writing communication skills

  • Friendly, collaborative nature


The indicative salary range is $60,000 to $110,000, dependent on your experience and qualifications.



About Environment Canterbury │ Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha


Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations - toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi o Tangaroa. Environment Canterbury works with partners, stakeholders, and other agencies to protect the health of our environment to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for all of us.


Your commitment to understanding and honouring tikanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi combined with experience of incorporating te ao Māori perspectives are encouraged.  You’ll be empowered to make a difference for the good of your community, while personally benefiting from the results of your work.


For more information about us and the work that we do, please click here.



Benefits of working at Environment Canterbury │ Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha


Our People love our values-based team culture with a focus on hybrid/flexible working, wellbeing entwined in an environment that is progressive, collegial, supportive and fun.


Environment Canterbury offers an inclusive, people first culture, flexible working, a competitive salary, ongoing professional development, opportunities across the organisation, free income protection and life insurance, discounted healthcare premiums, and a range of other benefits.


We encourage you to connect with us now about this and other opportunities to be part our team in which you will thrive and grow. For a confidential chat about this role, please contact Carl Hanson, Groundwater Science Manager (027 231 8498; carl.hanson@ecan.govt.nz).


You can find the full job descriptions when you click the "Apply" button.