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.



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Summer Student positions, Richmond Accepting expressions of interest for summer positions in the Environment and Planning Department, and the Engineering Department of Tasman District Council. Looking for students who are studying for a qualification relevant to Council such as environmental science, environmental policy, planning, applied sciences or engineering. Tasman District Council 29 July 2018
Research Associate Water Quality and Biomonitoring - Palmerston North Skills in freshwater biological monitoring, data management, and analysis required.  Bachelor of Science or similar degree and preferably a post-graduate qualification in a relevant natural science. Candidates with knowledge of freshwater ecology, environmental management or chemistry, are preferred Horizons Regional Council 5 Aug, 2018
Periphyton ecologist, Christchurch PhD in phycology, freshwater ecology or similar and experience in carrying out hydro-ecological research and assessments with practical application to water resource management. Experience in writing successful proposals, undertaking environmental consultancy and effective project management is required, NIWA 19 Aug, 2018