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Team Leader Hydrology/Hydrogeology


Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) is the regional authority for the Hawke's Bay region in New Zealand with key roles in environmental management and education; flood control, drainage, pollution, waste, land, water and coastal management. Supporting approximately 160,000 residents, Council's vision is to enable a healthy environment, a vibrant community and a prosperous economy. 

About the opportunity:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with demonstrated expertise in freshwater science and people management, who is committed to supporting their team and delivering great outcomes for the Hawke’s Bay region.

You will be leading a motivated team of five scientists tasked with delivering technical knowledge that informs resource management decisions on:

  • Surface water flows and allocations for abstraction
  • Groundwater resources and abstraction
  • Groundwater quality

About you:

The ideal person for this role will be a strategic people leader who thrives at the interface between science and policy, to help communities resolve conflicts between instream and abstractive water use. You will have proven success interpreting complex analyses for technical and non-expert audiences, with a focus on providing strategic direction to water quantity management in Hawke’s Bay. You will also have:

  • A leadership style that enables collaboration and trust within the team
  • Ability to think strategically and bring others along on your vision
  • Ability to take a high level view and bring together a diverse range of disciplines and skills
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to build productive working relationships and work      collaboratively
  • Experience in delivering high quality scientific information that has impact
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification and at least 5 years applicable experience
  • Excellent report writing and good presentation skills

The salary range for suitable candidates that meet the requirements for this role is $103,680 - $112,896 depending on qualifications and experience.

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Job closes Tuesday 17 March at 5pm

13 March 2020

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