Senior Resource Scientist/Engineer - Rivers and Coast

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5667467

As a unitary authority, we work hard to ensure our natural resources are managed for the benefit of present and future generations and that hazards are managed appropriately. We're looking for a Senior Resource Scientist/Engineer to support us with strengthening our Environmental Information team to achieve the aim of delivering robust hazard and sustainable management of our coastal and riverine resources while achieving fit for purpose planning and environmental works programs.

This role will be based in Richmond and will be primarily involved in the provision of scientific/engineering expertise and advice to meet the Council's objectives through environmental monitoring of the effectiveness of resource plans and management proposals. You will lead the development of hazard layers and constructively input into the development of regional planning tools. You will be leading a small team of Resource Scientists who are primarily focused on natural hazards for example flooding, sea-level impacts and other coastal issues.

Through your previous roles, you will be a positive role model, capable of developing, motivating, and leading a team. This will be complemented by your solid technical capability and understanding of Regional Council environmental issues, which will enable you to make a strong contribution to advocacy and education about sustainable environmental management and effective implementation of riverine and coastal management options. On top of this, you'll be a skilled communicator at ease writing professional reports and presenting information to Council, management, or the public. Awareness of engineering design standards and model development would be an advantage.

If you are passionate about caring for our environment, comprising world-renowned landscapes and stunning biodiversity, then this is the role for you. In return, we offer ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, relocation assistance, and an excellent range of benefits. Apply now!

Applications Close: 31 Oct 2021

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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).


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