Wastewater and Renewable Energy Solution Implementor (Te Kuwaha)


Hamilton, New Zealand 🇳🇿

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation and New Zealand’s largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science. Our core purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide an understanding of climate and the atmosphere, and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Our Te Kūwaha team is a key resource within NIWA, providing expertise in environmental research with a strong Māori focus. The vision of Te Kūwaha is to position NIWA as Āotearoa’s leading and trusted science provider of innovative water and atmospheric research solutions in collaborative partnerships that benefit hapū, iwi, Māori communities and Māori business.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a motivated, experienced Wastewater and Renewable Energy Solution Implementor to contribute to work within NIWA’s Te Kuwaha team, that will co-develop and implement research on wastewater and diffuse pollution treatment technologies and renewable energy solutions with our Māori partners.  

You will be required to develop research opportunities, prepare proposals, implement research and manage projects.

What you will bring:

  • You will need a relevant tertiary qualification (BSc or BE, MSc or ME or PhD) and relevant experience in conducting environmental research.
  • Experience with culturally appropriate wastewater treatment, environmental engineering, bioremediation, sustainability research, aquatic pollution resource recovery and renewable energy, social/humanities research and Mātauranga Māori.
  • You must have demonstrated experience in working with Māori to meet their research priorities and aspirations. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of tikanga and Te Reo Māori is essential.

We don’t expect perfection in our candidates – if you think you have what it takes, but don’t meet every point referenced in the position description, please still get in touch!

NIWA offers flexible working options (e.g., part-time, flexible start and finish times). We are happy to discuss potential flexible options for this position at the interview stage.

NIWA promotes the importance and value of an inclusive and diverse workforce, including the Rainbow Community, and pride ourselves on being a family-friendly and supportive workplace.

Job Details

Crown research institute: NIWA
Reference #: 46971
Posted on: 21 Jun 2022
Closes on: 10 Jul 2022 23:55
Location(s): Hamilton
Expertise: Energy & Resources, Marine & Freshwater Science
Job level(s): Scientist
Work type(s): Permanent
More details (document): Wasterwater and Renewable Energy Solution Implementor – June 2022.pdf