Water Resource Engineer/Scientist

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Aqualinc is one of New Zealand’s leading water and land management specialists.  We work across a wide range of sectors and scales in New Zealand, from providing on-farm advice to water users, through to national-scale research-based consulting for central government.  Due to strong demand from our clients for our expertise, we are growing our consulting team.


We seek two intermediate to senior water engineers or scientists who can provide outstanding technical expertise, lead projects, and contribute to business development.


Person specifications


  • Professional Engineer/Scientist (agricultural, natural resources or civil)

  • CPEng/CGeol or equivalent, or the ability to gain.

  • 5+ years’ experience

  • Ability to market Aqualinc’s full range of services and generate work.

  • Ability to manage projects on time and to budget.

  • Ability to mentor less experienced staff and a team player.

  • Commitment to providing impartial expert advice on sustainable management and development of water resources.

  • Excellent written and oral communication for the preparation and presentation of reports that respond to our client's needs.

  • Able to understand and run relevant software packages for surface water, groundwater, irrigation and data analysis


Areas of expertise should include a number of the following:


  • Experience with groundwater resource development.

  • Experience with time-series analysis of water supply, demand, supply reliability and storage requirements.

  • Hydrogeological expertise

  • Groundwater modelling

  • Experience in Assessment of Environmental Effects and the RMA process

  • River hydrology and time-series analysis.

  • Groundwater hydrology and well hydraulics.

  • Irrigation, including pumping, control systems, pressurised pipe flow, design and management principles.

  • Knowledge of different farming systems in New Zealand.

  • In-depth understanding of soils, crops, climate and their properties relevant to irrigation.

  • Good knowledge of irrigation efficiency, soil drainage and nutrient leaching.

  • Data analysis/data science expertise

  • Investigation and hydrogeological inputs to land-based disposal of wastewater and stormwater experience would be advantageous.


Aqualinc provides a friendly and flexible working environment, and the opportunity to work on projects that make a real difference to water and land management in New Zealand.  Our people are our biggest asset, and we are committed to their growth and development.


You must have a valid driver’s license and the right to work in New Zealand.


Please email your CV to h.elston@aqualinc.co.nz.  


Closing date is Sunday 19 September 2021 at 5pm.