New Zealand nationals: Senior Scientist Water Allocation

Horizons Regional Council

Palmerston North, , NZ

About us 
The Horizons region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.

The role 
We have a fulltime permanent position within the Science and Innovation team for a water quantity scientist based in our Palmerston North office.  You will be working alongside a team of scientists, hydrologists and data analysts to help develop, implement and lead a science programme that informs the management of water allocation across our large and diverse region. The role will also support our regulatory team including contributing to consents and compliance processes. 

About you
The successful applicant will demonstrate a customer focused mind-set, working with other specialists across the organisation to solve problems and deliver solutions for natural resource management.

Suitable candidates should hold a bachelor level qualification in a relevant natural science discipline. Candidates with a solid foundation in hydrology, ecology or environmental science are preferred.  Previous working experience in freshwater science, surface water allocation or hydrology, familiarity with the Resource Management Act will be advantageous. As would skills and experience in project management, data analysis and reporting, and an ability to communicate scientific information in an engaging and informative way. 

We are looking for the right person to fill the role and are willing to develop and provide on the job training for the right candidate.

This will be a busy role, requiring agility and an ability to organise and prioritise your workload to respond to emerging issues and changing demands. If you like a fast paced team environment, where the workload will be diverse and challenging then we want to hear from you!

Why should you apply?
When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through: 

Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing
Flexible family friendly work environment
Assistance with tertiary education
Positive health and safety culture
Skills and job specific development programmes across different functional jobs; and
A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.
Applications close 5pm Friday 30th April 2021.
Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.

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