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Environmental Information Team - Expressions of Interest

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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 Opportunities:

HBRC has exciting opportunities for experienced and/or graduate level individuals to join our Data Management Team, which sits within the Environmental Information Section. We are looking for expressions of interest from Data Analysts (we call them Resource Analysts), and Technical Advisors to come on board with a focus on the following: 

RESOURCE ANALYST - This role is predominantly data focused; working with various environmental data sets and making sure data is of a high standard, extracting data and providing relevant commentary/analysis to scientists and external requestors, and implementing solutions to automate tasks (through scripting).

TECHNICAL ADVISOR - This role is 50/50 field work and office work. Broadly speaking, the role is to work with consent holders to ensure their water meters and pumps are compliant, and that they are adhering to their consent conditions regarding water takes. Good hands-on experience on the farm (with some irrigation knowledge) would be beneficial and being tech-savvy and solution focussed is essential.


The HBRC is a dynamic and open-minded organisation that encourages a workforce that's innovative, eager to learn and promotes the training and development of its staff. We’re based in an amazing region and are passionate about protecting our regional assets and environment. If you enjoy living in a place with abundant sunshine, good food and a wide range of entertainment options, then you will thrive on the lifestyle on offer here in the Hawke’s Bay!

Our focus is on finding the right people for the right roles that fit with what you as an individual can bring to our team. Both positions are permanent full-time and are based in Napier.

General role requirements:

Ideally you will have all or some of the following:

  • High level of Microsoft Office and computer skills.
  • A clean full driver’s licence.
  • High attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to dig through a problem, find the cause, fix and put processes in place to minimise the likelihood of a recurrence.
  • Be comfortable using statistics and graphs.
  • A practical and logical perspective.
  • Relevant experience in environmental processes and data (advantageous).
  • The ability to communicate clearly (both written and verbal) and interpret data/information.
  • A working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and an appreciate and understanding of Tangata Whenua values, particularly with regard to land and water within the Council’s takiwa (region).

You'll also need a 'can do' attitude along with:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification i.e., Environmental Science, or Physical Geography discipline and/or experience of data management and analysis.
  • Strong work ethic and a collaborative approach to achieving outcomes.
  • A willingness to learn and adapt in a fast paced and changeable environment.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organise and co-ordinate work to ensure that goals are achieved with the highest quality of work possible within agreed timeframes.


The salary range is between $62,000 and $73,000 depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates.

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. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website here:   


If you’re considering making a career move or want to get your foot in the door to HBRC, then we are keen to hear from you.

To find our more about behind the scenery at HBRC click here

Please submit your expression of interest via SEEK and include a cover letter outlining which role you’d like to be considered for by 27 May 2022.

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

6 May 2022

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