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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ECAN summer student jobs, Canterbury Several summer positions available with Environment Canterbury over the 2019/2020 period. webpage Sept 8 2019 - Sept 16 2019
Hydrogeologist, Auckland Looking for someone with 0 - 2 years experience to join the local and national Groundwater group. PDP no deadline listed
Environmental Scientist, Auckland Looking for a talented Environmental Scientist to be part of the local and national Environmental Management Group PDP no deadline listed
Senior Scientist/Scientist, Groundwater, Christchurch Two positions available, one fixed term through 2021, one permanent Environment Canterbury October 6, 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