Environmental Science Team Leader (Auckland)

 Positions Vacant | Morphum Environmental
  • 100% NZ owned progressive environmental consultancy

  • Opportunity to step into a leadership role

  • Sustainability is fundamental to the company culture

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual with leadership qualities to lead a passionate team of environmental scientists and contribute to the delivery of a diverse range of projects in New Zealand and Australia.

Who are we?

Morphum Environmental is an active industry leader in civil and three waters engineering services, environmental services, sustainable land development and sustainable management. We have won and been finalists for numerous industry awards in engineering and sustainability. We comprise a talented, driven and dynamic team of consultants and are frequently invited to present at industry conferences.  Our underlying goal is to develop effective and lasting solutions that benefit our clients, their communities and the environment.

People love working here. We are a company with a great team culture – we work hard, but we also advocate for a work/life balance and have an active social club. We pride ourselves on providing a working environment which fosters learning and development.

Other reasons we think Morphum Environmental is a great place to work:

  • Sustainability isn't just a buzzword at Morphum Environmental – it's a way of life

  • We are a 100% NZ owned company, with offices in New Zealand and Australia

  • We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible solutions to our clients

  • We offer a real opportunity for staff to influence project outcomes

  • Staff contributions are recognised and valued

What is the role?

Morphum Environmental is looking for an enthusiastic and talented environmental scientist and/or planner to lead our Environmental Science team.  This role would suit someone who is ready to take the next step in their career into a leadership role.  The point of difference with this role is the passionate and experienced team and the ability be involved in a diverse range of projects including:

  • contaminated site assessments

  • ecological impact assessments (terrestrial, coastal and freshwater)

  • assessments of environmental effects

  • catchment based water quality programs

  • integrated catchment planning

  • technical scientific research and development

  • regional and district plan changes and policy advice

About you

The successful candidate will have 5+ years of experience (preferably in consulting) and a minimum of a Bachelor of Science and/or Planning degree.  Additionally, you will have exceptional communication and report writing skills combined with the ability to identify and act on commercial leads. Experience in environmental planning, GIS and data management is preferable and New Zealand experience is a definite advantage.  You will have proven ability and desire to motivate and lead teams. You must have a real passion for sustainability and the environment, along with an interest in freshwater, terrestrial, coastal ecology and/or marine science.  Joining our dynamic and sustainably focused team, you will be involved in a wide range of interesting and multidisciplinary projects. 

Responsibilities in this role include:

  • Effectively managing the Environmental Science team to deliver excellent results

  • Undertaking environmental assessments and report findings

  • Management of environmental data sets as required

  • Contract, project and financial management of projects

  • Working collaboratively within project teams

  • Supporting and developing client, supplier and subcontractor relationships

  • Being actively involved in business development particularly in the area of environmental science

  • Increasing company capacity and institutional knowledge  

How to apply

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced growing team where you can help us make a positive impact, email your curriculum vitae and cover letter to info@morphum.com telling us about the most exciting project you have worked on and how your skills can add value to Morphum Environmental! You must have the legal right to work in New Zealand prior to applying for the role. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.