Scientist/Senior Scientist (Water Quality) - Auckland Council


  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Help sustainably manage Auckland’s freshwater and marine bodies for future generations
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a flexible, supportive & high performing work environment

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland’s coast, rivers, streams and lakes are an integral part of what Aucklanders value in our region, and we are looking for a Water Quality Scientist or Senior Scientist to cover for a team member on parental leave for 12 months. This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of helping sustainably manage Auckland’s water quality for future generations!

Based in Auckland CBD, this role sits within the Water Quality team in Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU), responsible for monitoring and reporting on Auckland's aquatic environments. We collect, analyse and evaluate a wide range of environmental data across coastal and freshwater environments, often in collaboration with other agencies and research institutes, to provide high-quality evidence and information to decision makers and Aucklanders.

You will be responsible for technical leadership and reporting of some of council's water quality monitoring and research programmes. You will also play a key role in council's implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, including participating in national discussions.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Having completed a post graduate degree or equivalent qualification, ideally in environmental science specialising in water quality, you will come to us with demonstrated work experience in a water quality related field, and be familiar with New Zealand's regulatory framework for water quality.

You have an in depth understanding of water quality science, are able to manipulate and interpret datasets and communicate complex information effectively to a range of audiences. Excellent collaboration and inter-personal skills are essential to your success as you will be working with cross-functional teams across council to better inform decisionmakers and activities in the region.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

In addition to the employee benefits you will enjoy, we offer you the opportunity to be part of our highly engaged and supportive RIMU environment teams - a collective of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about the preservation of Auckland’s environment. See Knowledge Auckland, a website managed by RIMU, for a repository of published research, information, analysis and data about Auckland's communities, economy and environment.

Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity! Apply now! For more information you can also contact Shar Mahon on +64-27 769 1880 for a confidential chat or for a copy of the position description.

A driver's license is required. This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Applications close Sunday 1 March 2020

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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