Senior Water Resource Scientist / Water Resource Scientist

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  • A great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing water resource research and consulting business

  • Rapid career growth opportunities coupled with pathways to  employee ownership

  • Flexible working environment


The opportunity


Kōmanawa Solutions Ltd is a water resource consultancy and research organisation specialising in water resource management, investigation and modelling, environmental limit setting and water resource impact assessment. Our clients are central and local NZ government and private sector organisations across NZ, Australia, and the UK.


Our growing consulting and research workstreams are providing opportunities for water resource practitioners to join our team and help to tackle some of the biggest natural resource challenges in Aotearoa NZ, mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei (for us and our children after us).


We are seeking a Senior Water Resource Scientist / Water Resource Scientist with:


  • A degree in physical or environmental science, preferably coupled with a post graduate qualification in hydrogeology or hydrology.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience (Senior Water Resource Scientist).

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience (Water Resource Scientist) preferred, but graduates will be considered.

  • Experience with groundwater modelling, environmental effects assessment and consenting, groundwater resource investigation and development and groundwater and surface water quality.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication capabilities coupled with strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to present scientific information concisely and clearly and to build connections with our clients, colleagues, and communities.


Scientific programming (Python), and strong numerical and data science skills are highly valued for our research workstreams.


Applicants based in or relocating to Christchurch are preferred but consideration will be given to all suitably qualified NZ candidates.


Full time applicants are preferred, but opportunities exist for the right part-time candidate.


What we offer


At Kōmanawa Solutions Ltd we are an employee-owned company which values scientific excellence, delivering positive outcomes for Aotearoa/New Zealand, and work life balance. We offer:


  • A collaborative and friendly working environment.

  • Staff growth - we are committed to growing our staffs’ capabilities, expanding expertise and career progression.

  • Flexible working hours, work from home and unpaid leave options.

  • Competitive salary and a pathway to employee ownership.


For further information or to submit an application (CV and cover letter) please contact Zeb Etheridge: zeb@komanawa.com