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Positions available are listed below. Please scroll down and follow the links for more information. Most jobs have full details as a PDF - click on "view".

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Irrigation Scientist/Engineer - NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand

Closing date: 09/04/2017


New Zealand's leading provider of natural resources and environmental research and applied science services is seeking an early-career Irrigation Scientist/Engineer to join NIWA's large, collegial and highly-skilled hydrology team, to contribute to NIWA's hydrological science and instrument system groups in supporting and developing NIWA's science services in the irrigation management area.

Specific project topics may include irrigation systems consultancy, design and establishment of on-farm instrumentation, training end-users in accessing and processing irrigation and drainage data and analysing irrigation and drainage data for application within hydrology models.

The successful candidate will have a Masters or Doctoral degree with experience in hydrology, irrigation hydrology, hydro-meteorology or a closely related field, at least two years' experience with irrigation projects and hydrological process investigations with a focus on soil-water-vegetation interaction, and also desirable would be knowledge of good practice irrigation principles relevant to New Zealand conditions.

More details are in the PDF attached (click on "View").

Position description and online application can be found here: https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/niwa/niwa-jobs





Partner, Water Resource Associates LLP

Closing date: 31/03/2017

WRA (Water Resource Associates) would be interested to hear from people keen to join the WRA partnership and we welcome applications from experienced practitioners. WRA was formed in 1994 and provides specialist independent consultancy services in the water environment world-wide. The collective experience of the WRA specialists covers the water environment in over 120 countries across the full spectrum of arid to humid environments, and arctic to tropical climates. WRA works with international partners such as the World Bank and ADB, Government agencies, engineering consultancies, Defra, DFID, Environment Agency, water companies, the EU, private organisations, developers and property owners.

A new partner should have at least 15 years’ experience covering one or more of our key skills: hydrology, water quality, ecology, water resources, climate change, and surface and groundwater analysis. Skills in modelling are essential, as well as a strong ability to write coherent and high quality reports for a wide range of clients.

Please email your full CV in confidence and contact Paul Whitehead for further information
(email p.g.whitehead@watres.com or phone 07972805094)

WRA, PO Box, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 9XA



Senior Hydrologist - EnviroCentre, Scotland

Closing date: 29/03/2017

EnviroCentre, a leading Environmental Consultancy with 21 years’ experience, require a talented and experienced Senior Hydrologist to join one of their offices across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual with proven experience in hydrology whose skills and work ethic will complement our experienced and growing water team. Location is flexible across Scotland.

The senior role will principally incorporate the following elements:

• Providing hydrological input to support our activities across a range of sectors, including flood risk management, drainage impact assessment, environmental impact assessment and water resources. This will include the delivery of technical hydrological studies for a range of public and private sector clients;
• Support company-wide expertise in hydrological analysis and modelling for fluvial, coastal, pluvial and river basin applications;
• Mentoring of junior and graduate consultants within the water team;
• Input into cross-disciplinary projects (e.g. ecology, impact assessment, engineering);
• Technical management of hydrological studies ensuring technical excellence, timely delivery and within budget;
• Writing and reviewing technical reports;
• Maintaining and developing client relationships; and
• Liaison with regulators, sub-contractors and colleagues.

Full details in the attached PDF. You can learn much more about EnviroCentre at www.envirocentre.co.uk.

To apply, please complete the Job Application Form, available to download from our website and send to Gema Martinez (gmlara@envirocentre.co.uk).