Opportunities in River & Flood Risk Management


Otago Regional Council

Opportunities in River & Flood Risk Management

  • Focus on sustainable management of rivers, waterways, catchment & flood risk
  • Flexible to consider environmental, ecology or water engineering background
  • Make the move South & enjoy an incredible outdoors lifestyle, stunning environment

Pursue your interest in river management systems, environmental sustainability of rivers/waterways, catchment and flood risk management, at the same time as enjoying and making the most of the spectacular Otago environment. 

Otago Regional Council manages the land, air and water resources, and provides flood and natural hazard protection and response on behalf of communities across Central Otago, Clutha, Wanaka, Waitaki, Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin.  Climate change impacts, pressure on critical infrastructure, and Otago’s complex river systems from mountain headwaters to coastal mouths, creates a challenging environment that requires a forward-thinking approach.  That’s where you come in.  We’re recruiting environmental, geology, water engineers, and natural resources professionals to join our River Engineering team.  The focus of this team is flood risk management, river restoration and river engineering. 

Principal Advisor Rivers – Provide operational leadership and steer effective river and flood risk management, bringing a strong environmental focus. Includes support of river management planning, environmental based solutions, compliance with consenting processes, project delivery, maintenance, and operations. The Principal Advisor Rivers will work closely with other teams within Council, also consultants and contractors, and external stakeholders and communities across Otago catchments. You’ll bring a qualification in Environmental, or Water Engineering, Natural Hazards or alternatively in Science or Geology. Prior delivery management experience is a must.

River Engineer, South Otago – Provide best practice river and flood management advice and undertake operational river management activities.  This is a highly varied role with a good mix of office and field work, and plenty of interaction with colleagues, landowners, consultants and contractors.  You’ll bring 3+ years of related experience and a qualification in Civil, Environmental, or Water Engineering or alternatively in Science or Geology. 

Click Apply Now or to find out more, contact Lisa Hulley on 027 688 8831 in confidence. 

We encourage you to apply promptly as we will assess applications as they are received. 

Otago Regional Council has engaged Peak Recruitment to manage the recruitment of this position.  Please direct all enquiries and applications to Peak Recruitment.  

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Applications close: 17 August 2022

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