River Management Analyst


Environment Southland

River Management Analyst 

River management at Environment Southland is undergoing something of a refresh at the moment, in part due to investment by central government in climate resilience projects and staff retirements. Perhaps the most significant driver is an organisational commitment and structural change that supports and enables a more integrated approach to catchment management across the organisation.

We have a truly unique opportunity to be a part of that and make a difference for Murihiku as a River Management Analyst, applying new and cutting edge approaches to the way in which Environment Southland manages the region's rivers. Catchment Operations is a small but experienced and diverse team and the role is a key part of that team, reporting directly to the Manager.

River management is a small niche area that can in equal measure be challenging and rewarding. It requires the application of a number of specific skillsets that span science and engineering and requires applied learning - the successful applicant will be mentored by one of Aotearoa's more experienced river managers. As a senior technical role, it will to a large degree (notwithstanding some of the over-arching organisational priorities) tailor to fit the skills and energy the successful applicant will bring to the role.

It's a big area - Milford Sound to the Catlins - and you need to be comfortable both with working outdoors and driving technology. We work closely with the communities we serve and consequently, you'll need to be able to listen and engage well, be able to articulate complex concepts in a form that is understandable to those communities and be confident in presenting in a public forum. Of course, the best part about this job is where you'll be working - Southland/ Murihiku, a natural environment second to none.

An initial offer of remuneration will be made within the range $82,025.-$91,675.

Sound like you?

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight to us how your qualifications/ experience relate to the key skills required for this role.


Applications close: 26 September 2021

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