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Science & Data Lead

Science & Technology

Bay of Plenty
Lead a team to support the business in environmental monitoring. Contributing to growth in the sector through innovation with a hands on approach.


A newly created position in Australasia’s leading biosecurity and fumigation service provider will give you a fantastic opportunity to succeed and grow.

Reporting to Health, Safety & Compliance Manager this exciting position will lead a range of key strategic areas to ensure the future trajectory of this employer at the forefront of innovation and environmental compliance.

Whilst this is a hands-on role, your scientific background and natural leadership capability will stand you in great stead in a role which encompasses a combination of fieldwork, technical research, customer and stakeholder engagement, reporting and analysis across their many varied clients throughout NZ.

As part of a company providing biosecurity services to a thriving industry, you will collaborate with and lead a skilled team, and assist in establishing a great team culture and place to work. The role provides a great opportunity to grow in job-related learning and training, with real opportunities to develop.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Lead and guide the environmental monitoring team to ensure adherence to all requirements.
  • Establish and execute systems and procedures for thorough data collection and digitalization.
  • Conduct audits and assessments, offering expertise on environmental monitoring issues.
  • Create precise, accurate reporting with excellent written and verbal English literacy.
  • Stay abreast of the Resource Management Act (RMA), consent compliance, and pertinent safety regulations.
  • Partner with the Commercial Manager, Operational teams, and clients to pinpoint opportunities for technological advancements.
  • Strengthen capabilities in non-chemical biosecurity treatments.
  • Drive efficiencies and innovate company technology for more environmentally friendly fumigation alternatives.
  • Engage in strategic discussions at a senior management level to drive innovative solutions.

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Strong hands-on ability in Wet Chemistry and GC utilisation.
  • Environmental monitoring experience, RMA exposure and resource consent experience.  
  • High level of literacy and ability to produce reports that are appropriate for board level audiences.
  • Willingness to develop skills specific to biosecurity treatment application including learning how to fumigate.
  • Charismatic and personable leadership style with the ability to lead two teams with different goalsets.

Benefits and Remuneration:

  • On offer is a remuneration commensurate with your skills and experience
  • Birthday leave and great company social events.
  • Company Health Insurance.
  • Company discretionary bonus subject to personal and business deliverables.
  • Tools of trade as required.

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Job listing published:
April 2, 2024

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