Passionate about the environment?
Seeking a new challenge?
Our dedicated Environmental Programmes team is focused on delivering programmes to protect and enhance Nelson’s environment. We are pleased to offer this new opportunity for a Water Quantity Scientist to join the team, to lead in the collection and analysis of hydrological and other environmental data. This role will also provide technical advice and reporting to Council to help inform decision making and to ensure the desired environmental outcomes are achieved. This information also feeds into setting Council’s objectives in consent processing and compliance, policy development, risk assessment, water allocation, and engineering design.
We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with competence in field hydrology and environmental data collection, analysis, and reporting. Ideally, you will also have experience with the monitoring requirements of a local authority, and be competent in the use of GIS and Hilltop Software. Your strong customer service ethic will be critical to your success in this role which has a high level of contact with people, particularly community groups, research organisations and contractors. You will believe in the strength of collaboration, and will actively work to support the work we do with community groups and other stakeholders. Finally, we are seeking candidates with a relevant qualification in this field.
Nelson is a vibrant city with a strong cultural, art and events focus. With stunning beaches, a playground of mountain bike tracks and walkways, coupled with high sunshine hours, it’s a perfect city to balance a rewarding career with a great lifestyle.
Nelson City Council offers an enjoyable working environment, and you will be working with colleagues who are passionate about working together to make Nelson an even better place.
If you are ticking these boxes, we’d love to hear from you.
Applications close midnight on Monday 16 January 2017.