Kaiwhakataki Aroturuki - Pūnaha Wai/Team Leader Monitoring - Water Resilience

Wellington based

Come help treasure and grow our rohe together

Our rohe and its lands, waterways, animals, plants and people can only grow stronger if they are nurtured.

To join our team is to step up and commit to playing an active part in this important mahi. That means restoring nature, connecting people and places, reducing environmental impacts and helping this rohe and its people prosper.

We are part of a collective movement alongside mana whenua and community members whose hopes for the future of this region are just as high as your own.

Our efforts across environmental management, public transport, flood protection, regional parks and water supply are interconnected and integral to treasuring our rohe and growing our future.

In summary, the Water Resilience Team has responsibility for monitoring of hydrological data and infrastructure networks, and systems including telemetry. From a broad technical perspective, the team has responsibility for information needed to model and predict flooding, playing a key part as an advisory for emergency management. They also undertake wider monitoring functions in relation to sustainable use of water and affected lands.

As Team Leader, you will lead a monitoring team undertaking a range of monitoring activities and contributing to the evaluation of data and findings from monitoring activities. Monitoring is a key contributor to the Environment Group outcomes of water quality/quantity, biodiversity, and resilience.

Your experience will include:

  • Proven and effective leadership. The team of 12 covers a variety of disciplines and experience levels, but is well functioning. You must have a “mentoring” approach and foster collaboration in order to contribute to, and improve where appropriate, a group of capable professionals, who have the capacity to work quite autonomously, as is the nature of their roles.
  • Understanding of evaluation of processes and work programmes and using this to bring about continuous improvement.
  • Development, maintenance and review of data and evaluation monitoring frameworks and the interpretation of framework outputs, with experience in applying the use of robust analytical and investigative frameworks, research and evaluative data and information to strengthen the quality of evidence and advice.
  • Working with mana whenua around shaping monitoring activities and practices to generate data and insights relevant to their priorities and outcomes, and in building their capability and engagement in monitoring. At the least, you will show a determination to develop the skills and understanding in order to effectively incorporate mātauranga Māori into your thinking and processes.
  • Responsibility for the wellbeing, health and safety of the team is a priority, so it is expected you will understand those requirements.
  • A background in engineering, ideally in relation to water management and monitoring, supplemented with appropriate tertiary qualifications

In return, you will join an organisation, full of professionals who are passionate about positive and effective environmental management. Further, it is a uniquely exciting time at GW, with a massive determination to be a future focused, and a genuinely effective organisation for those it represents, the peoples of the greater Wellington region.

Greater Wellington values diversity and is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and welcome the unique talent and experience you will bring to our team.

This search and recruitment process is being managed by SWR Group on Greater Wellingtons behalf. To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to tony@swr.nz quoting reference no. 36177987. Alternatively, to find out more contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101 or Suzannah Moller on 021 706 176.

Applicants for this position will have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close 25th May 2023



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