Updated 11 March 2014

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Intermediate or Senior Hydrologist, Wellington


MWH Global is one of New Zealand’s leading multidisciplinary professional consultancies.  At MWH, our greatest strength is the quality of our people.  Expertise and dedication is the foundation of our success, and this is reflected by our supportive, fun work environment, the exciting projects we are engaged in, the personal growth and training opportunities we offer and the excellent conditions of employment and competitive remuneration packages.


We are currently recruiting an Intermediate or Senior Hydrologist to be based in our Wellington office.  To be successful, you will have broad experience in hydrology/hydraulic modelling and providing related technical support, which can vary from rainfall runoff and flood modelling to GIS.   You’ll be involved with projects undertaken by our Planning and Environmental Services Hydrology team, as well as engaging in business development, assisting with proposals and other initiatives as required.  There are also opportunities to work offshore supporting our international business.


We are looking for a specialist with a bachelor degree in Science, Environmental Studies or similar plus a Masters degree in hydrology, water management, flood risk or similar.  You’ll have at least 5 years professional experience in hydrology and hydraulics, preferably in a consulting environment. Experience in water resource development projects in a New Zealand context is preferred together with strong GIS skills. You’ll be highly competent in rainfall runoff modelling, , using hydrological database software such as TIDEA, Hilltop, Hydstra or similar and hydraulic modelling software such as Mike 11, Mike 21, Infoworks RS or similar. Working in a consultancy, you’ll also need excellent written and oral communication skills.


Why join MWH?


The benefits and rewards of joining MWH go well beyond a competitive financial package. You’ll be part of a firm that is serious about its global purpose of building a better world, enjoy our active and vibrant local teams and relish the opportunity to make a difference on challenging national projects. Knowledge sharing and professional development is a critical part of our culture and success at MWH and you will find our programmes in support of this world-class.


All applications will be treated confidentially and should include details of experience and qualifications, as well as personal interests and achievements.   You can apply on line via our website, , job reference 4852BR or contact Margaret McMeel on 03 341 4707/027 544 2930 for further information and/or a job description.



Environmental Scientist / Engineer - Christchurch

Join a Leading Groundwater / Hydrology Team

Varied and Interesting Projects

Great Work Environment

PDP is an environmental consultancy providing engineering, scientific and planning services. We are dedicated to finding environmental solutions that work for both our clients and the environment. At PDP you will be working with high calibre people at all levels and professionals who are leaders in their field.

An opportunity is available in our Christchurch office for an Environmental Scientist/ Engineer with modelling experience in groundwater quantity and groundwater/ surface water quality investigations. This is an excellent opportunity to further progress your career within a multidisciplinary team of industry leading, groundwater and surface water engineers, hydrogeologists and geologists.

You will be working on a varied range of interesting projects for private and public sector clients including:

For an Environmental Scientist or Engineer with a relevant tertiary degree and 3 to 7 years relevant experience, this is a chance to work within a team of specialist scientists and engineers. You will be given the support and responsibility to continue to develop your skills and reach your full potential.

For further details and a job description, please go to our website

To apply email



Senior Hydrogeologist – Auckland


Pattle Delamore Partners Limited (PDP) is an environmental consultancy providing engineering, scientific and planning services. What sets us apart is our ability to remove the barriers between scientific study, engineering application and environmental management. This seamless integration means that you have the opportunity to operate across a broad spectrum of the engineering and environmental fields.

An opportunity is available in our Auckland office for a Senior Hydrogeologist to take a leading role in our groundwater team. The role has a strong client focus that involves managing relationships, delivering solutions for client projects and managing staff resources to meet client expectations. The successful candidate will have well developed technical skills in hydrogeology with an ability to think and function independently.

This is an opportunity to play a leading role within a multidisciplinary team of industry leading hydrogeologists, geologists, groundwater and surface water engineers. You will be given the opportunity to continue to develop your career and work on a varied range of interesting projects for private and public sector clients.

For further information and a position description, please visit our website:

To make a confidential enquiry contact:

Teresa Seux, Human Resources Manager
on 09 523 6942

See below for information on Employment Agencies that may have hydrology related positions and also Consultancies within New Zealand who are likely to have hydrology related positions.


Employment Agencies that may have hydrology related positions

Fusionz - Royal Society of NZ job search service- science & tech vacancies within NZ
Technical Futures - NZ jobs
CRS Recruit Ltd. - Engineering and technical recruitment in NZ
Acorva - Technical Recruitment. New Zealand - NZ jobs
Environment Jobs - Environment & Water sector, Australia and NZ - NZ jobs
Rob Law Max Recruitment


Australian Bureau of Meteorology - job/careers listing
Australian Hydrographers Association - job/careers listing
KFR Pty Ltd - Australia
Principal Consulting Group (Australia)
Water jobs Australia

Job Top - UK Job Search Engine
Jobs in Ireland
New Scientist
New Civil Engineer
Water People
Aquatech Recruitment
Prospects UK
Eden Recruitment
Principal Hydrology
Fast Stream
Thomas Telford Recruitment
The Guardian
Environment Agency
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Environmental jobs and volunteering UK
British Hydrological Society
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Consultancies who are likely to have hydrology related positions

AECOM:  is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  

Aqualinc Research Ltd: is an independent provider of research-based consulting services to the water sector.

Aurecon: global engineering, management and specialist technical services to government and private sector clients.

BECA: is one of the largest employee-owned engineering and related consultancy services groups in the Asia Pacific region, with hubs in Australia, Asia and New Zealand.

SPIIRE: (Formerly CPG): has considerable expertise in architectural and infrastructure projects for the healthcare, education, institutional, commercial, industrial and residential.

ESR: provides science advice and services to government agencies, local authorities and the private sector.

GHD: is an international network of professional and technical consultants serving clients in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment.

GNS Science: is a provider of earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services.

Golder Associates (NZ) Ltd: is a respected, employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy.

Irricon Resource Solutions Ltd:  is a professional services organisation providing a broad range of consulting and engineering services to solve environmental issues.

Landcare Research: A Crown Research Institute, Landcare Research's core purpose is to drive innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources. 

Lincoln Agritech Ltd: A science and technology company owned by Lincoln University, engaged in research, product development and consultancy services.

MWH: Global specializes in water & wastewater treatment, environmental engineering, sustainable construction & construction management, and more.

NIWA: New Zealand provider of atmospheric and aquatic science and associated commercial services.

OPUS International Consultants: is a leading international multidisciplinary consultancy. With a network of offices in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd (PDP) is a New Zealand-owned environmental consultancy providing services to clients across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Riley Consultants: has offered a range of civil, geotechnical, geological and water resource services throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Basin.

Sinclair Knight Merz:  is a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery.

Tonkin and Taylor: founded in 1959, is a New Zealand owned, international environmental and engineering consultancy.

URS New Zealand: is a professional services company providing engineering and environmental expertise to people and projects in communities and business.