Senior Scientist - Groundwater

  • Take action to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations

Context - Kaupapa

To work with an experienced team of groundwater experts to understand the groundwater systems in Canterbury and provide scientific advice to decision makers on resource management To help with increasing demand for groundwater science, we have this senior scientist role to add to our Groundwater Science team.

About the Role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

With the largest groundwater science team in New Zealand, Environment Canterbury (Canterbury Regional Council) is at the forefront of water management in the country. Our team of 23 groundwater professionals work on challenging issues including land use effects on groundwater quality, sustainable groundwater use and implementation of the Essential Freshwater programme. As Senior Scientist in the team, you will provide advice on planning and consenting decisions, design and conduct, and help to inform the community about the quantity and quality state of the groundwater resources.

About You - Mōu

We need groundwater scientists with:

  • Solid technical background, including a master's degree or higher in hydrogeology, groundwater chemistry or a related field
  • Ability to interpret scientific data and tell the science story to decision makers and the community
  • Strong scientific curiosity
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
  • Friendly, collaborative nature
  • Commitment to understanding and honouring Māori tikanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to incorporating Te Ao Māori perspectives in your work

Benefits of working at Environment Canterbury - Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha

You'll be empowered to make a difference for the good of the community, while personally benefiting from the results of your work. In dealing with the diverse hydrological conditions in Canterbury and with working jointly with experienced groundwater team, you will strengthen your technical and scientific skills and elevate your expertise in both groundwater quantity and quality.

Environment Canterbury offers an inclusive, people first culture, flexible working, a competitive salary, ongoing professional development, free income protection and life insurance, discounted healthcare premiums, and a range of other benefits.

If you are interested to be part of our team, we are keen to hear from you, you can apply to this position here before Sunday 6 Nov 2022.

Please see the Job Descriptions for more details.

For more information, please contact Carl Hanson, Groundwater Science Manager - 027 231 8498;

posted: 21 October 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.