Team Leader - Environmental Data

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5663036

In this senior specialist position based in Richmond, you'll be leading a highly experienced operational team of four, they have lots to achieve, and you will lead the way! You'll have the benefit of being at the sharp end of the business, so you'll get the satisfaction of seeing positive results from your combined efforts.

You will lead the data management and analysis program for Council's environmental data, ensuring it is captured, interpreted, stored securely, and is discoverable or disseminated to a wide range of stakeholders. You will regularly review the baseline environmental monitoring program to ensure it meets Council's science goals, and work closely with the Team Leader - Environmental Monitoring to ensure the monitoring network is collecting data to industry best practice.

We expect that you will be well-connected to other experts in your field, you may already be acting as a representative on a national working group or providing advice to other agencies on environmental data-related issues. You'll be forward-thinking and strategic in approach… but you'll also be comfortable with the unforeseen, for example, providing information at short notice to specialists during droughts and floods.

You'll bring to the role considerable experience managing environmental data, and a demonstrated ability to develop a high-performing team with a strong focus on delivering exceptional customer service. Ideally, you will hold a post-graduate degree in science, data science, hydrology, or similar. Having experience in Python or R is an advantage, or at a minimum the vision to ensure modern analytical programs are used to best advantage. We see you as being the type of person who can think on your feet, communicate well under pressure and keep your team focused and informed on operational priorities.

On top of the intrinsic rewards, you'll get from providing an essential service to the Tasman community, when you join us you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities and a positive, supportive work environment with a passionate team to work alongside. We also offer ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, a day off for your birthday, flexible working options, assistance with relocation costs, and an individually tailored benefits package.

The time is right to join our values and performance-based organisation and becoming part of an engaged and supportive technical team. Apply now!

Applications Close: 24 Oct 2021

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.