Team Leader - Aquatic Ecosystems

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Exciting opportunity to lead the Aquatic Ecosystems team work programme comprising: freshwater, marine, coastal and estuarine.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone with a high level of knowledge and experience across freshwater, coastal and marine science domains to join our team and actively work towards enhancing the experience of living and working in a sustainable region.


As a Team Leader - Aquatic Ecosystems you have a post-graduate qualification in a relevant science discipline backed by significant experience, and the ability to successfully lead your team to enhance science capacity to meet our strategic objectives. You will effectively build and maintain positive working relationships and be confident presenting complex ideas and concepts to various audiences, adapting the information as required to ensure your message is delivered effectively. Your systems-thinking ability will allow you to work effectively with various teams to contribute and develop innovative and robust solutions to complex issues.


This role will require the successful applicant to lead a small team in the development and implementation of science, research and monitoring strategies, and facilitate improved scientific knowledge across our organisation and the wider community. You will effectively monitor, investigate and report on the state of Southland's water resources and establish sound quality assurance procedures as required. You will maintain current awareness of national and international science in relation to the freshwater, coastal and marine areas and will provide an accurate and expert source of technical advice for our organisation. The ability to provide sound leadership and direction to project teams will also be required.


To be successful in this role you must have proven technical abilities, be able to effectively manage competing priorities, and produce work of a professional standard in an accurate and timely manner. As a leader you will foster a positive, collaborative team environment that promotes engagement and a culture of high performance and you will be motivated by the opportunity to mentor and develop junior staff.


In return Environment Southland can offer you a dynamic and friendly working environment, access to a wide range of technology, training and support, and the chance to make a real difference to Southland's natural environment.


If this sounds like the challenge you have been looking for check out our website https://environmentsouthland.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies/ for more information and to apply by uploading your CV and cover letter highlighting how your skills and experience are a match for this role.


An initial offer of remuneration will be made within the range $ $91,970 - $102,790.


The closing date for applications will be Sunday 14 August 2022.


To apply for this job click "apply now" below & enter ref code: 6033584.