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:



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Resource technician (x2) Hydrology/Groundwater. Hawkes Bay Regional Council Collecting environmental field data according to the requirements of our Quality Management System. Maintaining equipment and assist with the design, construction and deployment of field equipment for investigation projects.
HBR 12 October
Resource offficer - infrastructure This role will focus on the processing, monitoring and reporting on resource consents for community wastewater discharges, community water schemes and urban stormwater systems.
Waikato Regional Council 14 October
Environmental Monitoring Technician. NIWA Data collection, archiving and analysis for the nationally significant databases of Hydrometric, Climate and Water Quality as well as for other environmental and field surveys for a range of clients such as energy companies, irrigation companies, regional and city councils as well as other NIWA groups
NIWA 14 October
Summer student resource management - monitoring and compliance. Gisborne District Council An opportunity for an enthusiastic student to work in a Resource Consent Team to support the busy team. You will gain experience in: planning and resource consent processes, compliance, monitoring and enforcement, administration, and general office duties
Gisborne District Council 10am, Thurs 18 October

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.