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Environmental Data Analyst


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 an Environmental Data Analyst to join the Catchments Policy Implementation team.

The role provides technical and administrative support to both internal and external stakeholders associated with our Farm Environmental Management Plans (FEMP). The data collated helps to review policy effectiveness, provide information for regulatory purposes, and aids in the achievement of the HBRC strategic objectives associated with environmental improvement. The successful candidate will work with teams across the council and contribute to the establishment of processes and practices for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on FEMP effectiveness.


About the Opportunity:

The key objectives of the role are to:

  • Coordinate, verify and validate data provided by FEMP stakeholders.
  • Lead and develop data processes and perform spatial analysis on data.
  • Identify areas for data quality improvement and resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection, correction, process control and process design strategies.
  • Identify key FEMP stakeholders and build positive relationships.


About you:

The successful candidate will ideally possess and demonstrate the following competencies:

  • At least two years post qualification experience in environmental data management or in the provision of primary sector related technical advice.
  • Ideally some knowledge of GIS mapping.
  • Excellent standard of written and verbal communication, with an ability to engage with people from a range of backgrounds.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to produce high quality reported data.


The salary range for this role is between $55,000 to $60,000 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.

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

To view the job description please click here

If this sounds like you then we are keen to hear from you.   Please include a cover letter with your CV outlining your suitability for the role.

Please apply via SEEK 

 Applications close on 8 February 2022, however we may interview suitable candidates as applications are received and may close the advertisement when we have found the right person.

13 January 2022

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