Job title: Principal Hydrologist
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Science and Research
Expertise: Science
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: 22-28 Customs Street East, Auckland
Job published: 04/05/2020
Job ID: 33872
Contact name: Chris McKinney, Liesl Waldek
Phone number: 021 990 271, +64211372072
Contact email:,

Job Description

Our client is a multidiscipline engineering consultancy that prides itself on building strong, lasting relationships with its clients while delivering award winning, innovative solutions. With a growing portfolio of projects across Australasia, they are in need of a Principal Scientist to lead the New Zealand Hydrology & Water Quality function for the organisation.

This role is responsible for advising a variety of stakeholders and clients, requiring highly developed interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities. As Principal Scientist you will also be managing, reviewing and providing information and expertise on Hydrology projects such as monitoring, modelling, and feasibilities studies and also help to manage national work programmes on behalf of Regional Councils.

We are looking for a Senior Scientist, who is Masters or PhD qualified in groundwater quality, environmental science, or similar; with at least 7 years experience in a related area. The ideal candidate will have a history of effectively managing complex (multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and multi-objective) technical projects as well as the ability to design and manage routine monitoring programmes and specific investigation programmes. Confident and capable communication skills for presenting findings to a wide audience and experience in Iwi relationships are advantageous. Most importantly, we are looking for an individual with the ability to inspire confidence, provide advice and guide staff, culminating in delivering results.

In return, you will receive a generous salary, healthy work/life balance and the chance to grow your team. Surrounded by like-minded professionals, striving to deliver outstanding solutions, this is an awesome company to join!