Join our team

We are always looking for motivated, suitably experienced people to join our teams in Christchurch, Ashburton, Hastings and Otago.

If you feel you have relevant skills and experience, please email with your CV, even if there are no relevant vacancies listed below.

Current positions open

Intermediate or Senior Environmental Planning and Policy Consultant

Environmental planning and policy associated with water use and allocation, together with land and nutrient management, is a fast moving and exciting place to be in New Zealand at this time. With many changes in the pipeline, this is likely to be the case for many years. If you want to be in this space with an innovative, forward-looking company, then we’d love to hear from you.

We have an opportunity for a full time Environmental Planning and Policy Consultant in either Christchurch or Ashburton. Flexible working arrangements may be an option for the right candidate.

If you are passionate about achieving great resource management outcomes, whether you are at the intermediate or senior level, interested in environmental issues relating to water and land management, and seeking full or part-time work, we would like to hear from you.

You will play an important role in providing planning and policy advice to clients and our in-house consenting, science and engineering teams. There will also be an opportunity to be involved with larger scale, consulting and applied research projects that assess how we can manage and allocate water resources more effectively. Although based in Canterbury, the work will not be confined to this region.

Successful applicants will:

  • Have at least 3 years environmental planning experience for an intermediate role and 6+ years for a senior role

  • Have a passion for and proven track record in environmental planning

  • Be a member, or have eligibility for full membership, to the New Zealand Planning Institute

  • Be keen to find solutions to help ensure appropriate use of our precious resources

  • Have an ability to understand technical issues and interface with technical experts

  • Have an aptitude for creating great relationships with clients, colleagues, council staff and other industry professionals

Aqualinc are one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading water and land management consultancies. We provide ‘face-to-face’ active support to farmers and growers across agriculture, viticulture and horticulture, as well as advice and technical expertise to councils and governance groups — from catchment-scale groups through to district, regional and central government. Our advice and support help our clients to make wise, environmentally sustainable water and land management decisions.

Are you a graduate?

Working for Aqualinc we can provide you with:

  • A range of highly skilled colleagues to learn from and be mentored by

  • Both office and field work

  • Welcoming, supportive, and flexible work environment

  • Comprehensive training and development

  • Nationwide opportunities

  • We provide contributions to training and professional memberships

Summer interns

Applications open in April

  • Internships run from November to February

  • You will have an opportunity to find out what it is like to work as a junior engineer or scientist

  • We provide an induction programme to help you get familiar with Aqualinc

  • Be part of our social activities

  • Both office and field work

  • If you are offered a Graduate position at the end of your internship, we will maintain ongoing contact with you throughout your final year at University

How to apply

You don’t need to have previous experience to join our team. You just need to have a desire to learn and a genuine interest in water and land. Even if you are unsure of what area you might like to eventually specialise in, talk to us about the potential to build your career with Aqualinc.

Suitable candidates will have an interest, background, or related degree in agriculture, engineering, or science.

Candidates should enjoy or have a desire to learn and develop their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Irrigation and soil moisture management

  • Water resource consents

  • Public water supply

  • Conducting independent research

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae to:
1 Bolt Place, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
Or email:

What makes Aqualinc a great place to work?

  • We are a specialist environmental consultancy — we focus on water and soil

  • Our flat management structure means our people receive opportunities and exposure to senior people

  • We are a solely New Zealand owned and operated company

  • Our culture is supportive, flexible, and friendly

  • We care about fostering a place built on inclusion, participation, and equal opportunity

Christchurch: +64 3 964 6521
Ashburton: +64 3 307 6680
Hastings: +64 6 873 404
Cromwell: +64 27 457 0415

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