Team Leader, Hydrology

Posted on 19-Mar-2019  
Application Close Date: 29-Mar-2019
Job Details
Environmental Science & monitoring
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

We are seeking a talented individual to join our high performing and motivated Environmental Science Department.

Are you a strategic people leader who relishes working at the interface between science and decision-making?

Do you have a commitment to providing fit-for-purpose science to support good decisions?


We have:

  • Complex natural resource problems that need your intelligence and enthusiasm to solve
  •  A friendly and supportive culture with people who are passionate about doing great work for our extraordinary region 
  •  An Environmental Science department populated with highly motivated and experienced scientists working across multi-disciplinary projects
  • A comprehensive and high quality environmental monitoring network
  • An open mind for new ideas and different ways of doing things
  • Work life balance – flexible working hours and commitment to staff wellbeing


You have:

  • A leadership style that shows passion and commitment to excellence and enables leadership and trust within
  • Ability to think strategically and bring others along on your vision
  • Experience of leading through change, dealing with ambiguity and complex problems
  • Ability to take a high level view that integrates a diverse range of disciplines and skills but can deal with the detail when the need arises
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to build productive  working relationships and work collaboratively
  • A commitment to working with our iwi partners and a working understanding of what hydrology, surface water and ground water means to them
  • Experience in provision of high quality scientific information and a commitment to a continuous improvement ethos.
  • An understanding of the techniques and challenges involved with collecting and managing high quality data in challenging conditions
  • An ability to identify and implement new technologies, concepts and methods that will increase efficiency and improve data quality
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service to our stakeholders, particularly with regard to providing our flood warning service
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification and sound understanding of water resource management and collection of environmental data.


If you believe you are the right person, we'd love to hear from you.


This role could be based in either our Wellington or Masterton office.


To apply for the position please view the job description and apply with a cover leter and CV via the link below.


For further information, please contact Lucy Baker, Manager, Environmental Science on 021 719 854 or


Applications close 29 March 2019