Geothermal Engineer / Scientist

Taupo, New Zealand

Bring your expertise in geothermal reservoir engineering to GNS Science's geothermal team, in particular, contributing to and initiating science-led activities to promote sub-surface to surface geothermal resource applications. The position will be based at GNS Science in Taupo, New Zealand.

New Zealand's borders are currently closed to all but New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. International candidates will still be considered, however, they might be required to work remotely as a contractor from overseas until New Zealand's borders reopen.


We are seeking a senior scientist/engineer with a geothermal reservoir engineering background, who will undertake work focussed on the optimisation of geothermal energy use and applications.

The position would suit someone who is passionate about geothermal energy and willing to interact with a team of world-class geothermal experts and scientists. The role will involve a combination of applied research and academic research projects. Candidates will show flexibility, innovation and a commitment to quality. People skills, teamwork, and the ability to approach and interact with a range of stakeholders are also a must.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Geothermal reservoir engineering skills
  • Experience in Geothermal surface applications
  • Understanding of production engineering
  • Understanding of geosciences and reservoir modelling as they apply to geothermal resources
  • A willingness to work on traditional high enthalpy geothermal fields and low enthalpy geothermal developments and direct uses
  • Superior mathematical and analytical skills with a proactive and motivated approach
  • Commitment to achieving a high standard of work, with quality as a prime consideration
  • Innovation, integrity and the ability to work effectively as part of a team

About GNS Science

GNS Science, Te Pu Ao, undertakes world-leading Earth science research. Our people are passionate, committed, and focused on bringing our vision of a cleaner, safer, more prosperous New Zealand to life. GNS offers a supportive, flexible work environment and professional career development.

Want to know more?

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Applications close: 17 January 2021

posted: 19 November 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.