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Water Information Advisor


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

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


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Water Information Advisor to join our Environmental Information Water Information Services team. As an advisor you will play a critical role in ensuring the achievement of the team's objectives by providing professional input and expertise relating to water use. Your responsibilities will include working closely with consent holders and suppliers to provide advice and guidance on water meter installation, verification, and measurement, as well as ensuring compliance with consent conditions and best practice standards.

 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.

 Key Responsibilities:

• Ensure that the relevant objectives required in HBRC's annual and 10-year plans are met.

• Monitor and complete Water Information Services goals and objectives in a timely and efficient manner.

• Respond effectively and in a timely manner to general inquiries and requests for information from HBRC staff and external customers.

• Process, analyze, audit, and archive data accurately and timely according to documented procedures and protocols, and present relevant information appropriately.

• Complete site visits to validate discrepancies or anomalies related to water meters.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

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

• Relevant qualifications and experience in water management, hydrology, or related fields.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to provide professional advice and guidance to consent holders and stakeholders.

• Ability to effectively manage data capture, processing, analysis, and archiving activities.

• Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including consultants, contractors, government agencies, local authorities, and community groups.

• Professional attitude and ability to maintain positive relationships with consent holders, suppliers, and stakeholders.

• Commitment to continuous improvement and willingness to participate in training opportunities.

• Understanding of health and safety procedures and ability to identify and communicate workplace hazards/risks.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role 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.

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

 We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 18 July 2023, but we will be contacting applicants as we go so if this sounds like you, then apply today!

View the job description here.

Please apply via Seek.


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

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.


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. 

27 June 2023

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