Senior Scientist Vacancy at Environment Southland

We need a team leader for our world class environment!

Senior Environmental Scientist – Surface Water/Coast

Southland is home to some of New Zealand’s most pristine and revered environments and Environment Southland needs to enlist the services of a Senior Environmental Scientist to help us ensure they remain that way.

The Senior Environmental Scientist – Surface Water/Coast position reports to the Environmental Information Manager.  You will be required to work with, and manage a small team of science professionals, who undertake Council’s statutory monitoring, investigation and reporting activities and day-to-day management of the region’s surface water and coastal resources. You’ll also focus on the long-term research and monitoring outcomes required to ensure Southland’s water quality and quantity can support our future economic, ecological and recreational needs.  A current major project is our State of the Environment (Water) Report, which you will also be involved in.

Environmental information is an integral aspect of our day-to-day business and we pride ourselves on our expansive environmental information collection, our contribution to local and national research programmes and our strong focus on strategic and statutory excellence.

The role of Senior Environmental Scientist – Surface Water/Coast is best suited to a science professional who can demonstrate strong leadership skills, the ability to work in a dynamic, high-output environment and who can contribute to the organisation at both a strategic and operational level.

Like to know more?

A detailed position description and application pack is available from our website –, or by contacting the Executive & HR Co-ordinator (03) 211 5115. 

Applications may be emailed to or posted to the Executive & HR Co-ordinator, Environment Southland, Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840 to be received no later than 5.00 pm on Sunday, 11 December 2011.

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