Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller

Christchurch, , NZ

NIWA is New Zealand’s leading provider of natural resources and environmental research and applied science services, specialising in atmospheric, climate, freshwater and marine research, with more than 600 staff in 15 sites around New Zealand.

We are seeking a Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller to lead and contribute to research and consulting projects in hydrological forecasting. These projects will involve the development of coupled weather prediction and hydrological models, development and advancement of methods for assimilating climatological and hydrological data, and development and applications of operational flow and flood forecasting systems. Many projects will be multidisciplinary and provide the opportunity to work with colleagues from NIWA and other New Zealand and overseas science organisations, and with stakeholders from central and local government and commercial sectors to provide hydrological expertise in modelling and forecasting investigations.

We are seeking a positive team player who is enthusiastic about leading and contributing to hydrological forecasting and modelling issues, and has a proactive, problem-solving attitude. The successful candidate will have experience (3-5 years post-PhD) in hydrological sciences and forecasting, excellent technical skills, experience with research and consultancy projects concerning hydrological modelling and forecasting, and preferably a working knowledge of hydrological modelling and forecasting tools used in New Zealand (e.g., TopNet), and of water and flood management practices and policies in New Zealand.

We are offering competitive remuneration benefits, free parking at our Christchurch office and the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative and professional team.