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Technical Advisor


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 Technical Advisor to join the Environmental Information team. The role involves establishing good relationships with consent holders and service providers and ensuring ‘best practice’ for the installation and verification of fixed water meters and portable pumps. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with consent holders is key to the success of this role.

The role is a combination of office-based and field work, utilizing various programs and databases to ensure compliance for consent holders is achieved and maintained.


About you:

Our ideal candidate will be a positive minded person with an understanding of the implementation of the Resource Management Act and how this relates to the Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes. Experience with web-based capture tools, GIS software, and the ability to interpret and analyse time series data will be an advantage. 

Aptitude and attitude are of primary importance, and on-the-job training will be available to the successful candidate.

You will have an interest in water resource management and recent irrigation developments in addition to:

  • High level of Microsoft Office and computer literacy
  • Analytical thinking and good data management practices
  • A clean full driver’s licence
  • A positive, can-do attitude and a cool head under pressure
  • Customer service and solution focus 
  • Time management and organisational skills


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.  To find out more about working for HBRC visit our Careers page here.


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

To view the job description please visit our website here.

Please apply via SEEK

Applications close on 28 April, however we may interview suitable candidates prior to this date and close the role if a suitable candidate is found.

7 April 2022

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