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Air Quality

Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a motivated Scientist – Air Quality to join the Air and Climate Team in our Environmental Science Section. The team is part of the Integrated Catchment Management Group and works collaboratively to deliver the science that supports the functions of the group and the Council’s management of regional resources.  The key focus of this role is monitoring the state and trends of the region’s air quality and climate. 

The role will have you gathering and analysing data about air pollution and local meteorology, then sharing your insights about our air resource with colleagues and the community. You’ll be hands-on running our air quality monitoring network and carrying out investigations to ensure our air is meeting health standards.        

About you:

You will be an enthusiastic and good-humoured candidate who may be in the early stages of a science career, ideally having studied in the fields of air quality, atmospheric science or meteorology – although other science disciplines may be considered.  Or you may have some experience working in those fields and are keen to entwine your recreation and work life with the enviable climate the region has to offer.   You’ll bring robust research methods to your work, with scope for trialing innovative and novel approaches. 

Ideally you will have:

  • A tertiary and post-graduate qualification in a relevant environmental discipline
  • Experience conducting field work and setting up environmental investigations
  • Strong analytical skills, with advanced computing and data handling experience
  • Excellent written and verbal reporting skills

The salary range for this role is $77,000 - $92,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click HERE


Applications close 19th July 2021

2 July 2021

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