New Zealand nationals: Senior Environmental Specialist (Hydrology)

Auckland Council

Auckland, , NZ

  • Bring your passion for the environment and make a difference to Auckland
  • Use your technical expertise in hydrology to deliver monitoring and research projects
  • Work with a highly motivated and passionate team

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) has a great opportunity for a Senior Environmental Specialist.  You will be responsible for collecting environmental data from across the region and providing high quality monitoring information to a variety of different people. 

As a senior, you will support the managers and team members in planning, managing and delivering the operational aspects of council’s environmental monitoring programmes. You will provide practical leadership and mentor others to deliver high-quality data and ensure that we are providing the best we can from our monitoring programmes.  This might mean looking at new ways of doing things, trialling new equipment and technology, or adjusting existing networks to deliver more. You will train others in these areas, trouble-shooting issues, maintaining and modelling our high health and safety standards, and continuously evaluating how we carry out our work. Where required, part of the role will involve analysing and interpreting data and providing advice and assistance in this regard to both internal and external audiences.  

Your work will primarily be hydrology focused but there will be opportunities to work across the three RIMU environmental teams (Water Quality; Air, Land & Biodiversity and Hydrology & Environmental Data) and to meet our operational needs. 

He kōrero mōu: About you 

This could be the ideal opportunity for you if you love the outdoors, are able to work in all weather conditions and have a passion for creating a difference in the environment. You offer a practical and pragmatic approach to delivering results, understand the realities of setting up a monitoring site and have the skill to deploy equipment in the field.  Experience in using and maintaining environmental monitoring equipment and instrumentation or experience in a similar industry will stand you in good stead for the role.

You will have a post graduate tertiary qualification in environmental science or related discipline, or a diploma in NZ Field Hydrology, or have commensurate work experience in a technical field-based role. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You will enjoy the variety in this role; we can assure you that no two days will be the same.   

In addition to the benefits you enjoy as a council employee, we offer you the opportunity to be part of our engaged and supportive RIMU environment teams – a collective of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about the preservation of Auckland’s environment.  See Knowledge Auckland, a website managed by RIMU, for a repository of published research, information, analysis and data about Auckland’s communities, economy and environment.

Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity, apply now!  For more information you can also contact Shar Mahon on [email protected] for a copy of the position description.  

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  A full driver’s license is a requirement.

Applications close Sunday 2 May 2021

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.





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