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GNS Science, New Zealand - Job Opening - Engineer/Risk Specialist

Date: 10/02/2014

On behalf of Matt Gerstenberger, GNS Science - NZ

GNS Science - New Zealand, has a job opening for a Risk Specialist (engineer) to work in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

The job advert and application process can be found here:


Risk Specialist - GNS Science

GNS Science
Lower Hutt, New Zealand

New Zealand is a very active geological environment within which GNS Science (www.gns.cri.nz) is the leading supplier of research and consultancy services of earth science and geological hazard engineering.

The Risk and Society Department within the Natural Hazards Group of GNS Science is a 20 strong team of hazard and risk modellers, engineers, and social science researchers. Our work focuses on understanding societal risk and the development of tools and decision support systems to help communities understand, manage, and where practical, mitigate their risk from natural hazards.

We are seeking to appoint a risk specialist to enhance research capabilities in risk assessment and risk modelling.  The successful applicant will be involved at the leading edge of the development and application of tools that enable better understanding of New Zealand's built environment and the risks imposed upon it by natural hazards. In particular, this will involve the integration of a suite of natural hazard models with a national inventory database and associated vulnerability database so as to establish the geographic distribution of risks on buildings and infrastructure within New Zealand, and within the Asia/Pacific region.

We are after a motivated and innovative person to join our high performance team. The successful applicant will have a post-graduate degree (Masters or PhD or equivalent), preferably with 3 years or more experience in engineering research or consultancy. An understanding of loss modelling, impact evaluation, and database management and application specifically in a risk evaluation environment is desirable. Commercial experience, statistics and demonstrable computer programming skills, together with an understanding of the NZ construction environment would be an advantage.

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