NIWA is New Zealand’s leading environmental science and applied research service provider, specialising in atmospheric, freshwater and marine research. NIWA’s purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Our National Centre for Fisheries Research team undertakes research and consultancy services in fisheries monitoring, population modelling, and effects of fishing research. At our Wellington campus, we also conduct research on marine ecology, marine biodiversity, ocean physics, seafloor mapping and geology, and atmosphere, climate and hazards.

We are seeking a Fisheries Data Manager to manage and maintain fisheries catch and effort, research, and observer databases under contract for the Ministry for Primary Industries / Fisheries New Zealand and ensure that Standards and Specifications are upheld.

A key focus of this position is the curation and management of data that underpin the sustainable management of New Zealand’s fishery resources. The position also includes leading and managing a group of science staff, taking responsibility for staff mentoring and career development, general staff management (including performance reviews) and supporting regional management.

To be successful for this role, you will:

  • Be familiar with designing and undertaking biological sampling programmes,
  • Have knowledge of fisheries science and management,
  • Be familiar with fisheries data and data management requirements,
  • Have well-developed database design skills in design and implementation of data quality standards,
  • Have a proven people management skills and expertise.

The 290 strong NIWA Wellington campus situated on the shores of beautiful Evans Bay provides a unique multi-disciplinary work atmosphere with expertise across every aspect of the marine environment readily available for advice or collaboration. NIWA has a convenient location and a flexible family-friendly ethos. Wellington, the capital city, has a vibrant arts and cultural life and provides easy access to the nation’s decision makers.

Further details available on the Science New Zealand website

Closing date is the 2nd February