Employment opportunities

We are happy to list jobs that people let us know about directly, and we frequently check for freshwater-related opportunities to include here.

In general three waters or water engineering positions are not listed here, but if you have an opening you would like promoted, please email the Waterways administrator. A selection of three water jobs are listed here:


Brief Description


Closing date

Director, Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, Christchurch

Opportunity for a Professor position providing academic leadership, vision and direction to the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management. Successful candidate will ensure the success, status and visibility of the Centre both nationally and internationally, as well as lead and contribute to public dialogue on freshwater resource matters. A PhD in Water Resource Management or closely aligned discipline required.

University of Canterbury

July 21, 2019

Other websites that list water-management vacancies include: NIWA, Science New Zealand (vacancies at all Crown Research Institutes), and Local Government Jobs (for compliance and monitoring roles). Regional councils typically list their summer student roles from about September every year onwards. A few are usually related to water management, and it pays to check their websites on a regular basis.

Will Dench, WRM alumni in the field
Will Dench, WRM alumni in the field