- Geospatial technicians and UAV practitioners wanted
- Support high quality remote sensing research
- Full time permanent position at Scion’s Rotorua campus
Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials. We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy. This role will support Scion’s remote sensing research and UAV programme.
- What are we looking for? We need someone who has:
- A relevant degree and or demonstrated experience in forestry field work, GIS and remote sensing
- Data management, cleaning and processing experience, basic point cloud classification skills
- Knowledge of photography, photogrammetric systems, aerial photographic techniques, GPS and GIS technology and cartography
- Experience in the use of UAV’s for aerial photography or surveying an advantage. Completion of UAV training and possession of UAV pilot licence will be required within 6 months of taking position.
- An ability to work in rugged terrain
- Excellent computing skills especially Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred
- A willingness to travel/spend time away from the office for field work, and on extended periods
- An ability to engage with customers and develop constructive relationships
- A current driver’s licence.
- Good writing and communication skills
- An ability to work independently and pro-actively as part of a team of scientists and other technical staff to ensure all work is carried out meticulously and in a timely fashion
Scion is home to creative science minds and we have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. With its head office based on the edge of Rotorua’s world famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers an enviable working environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives. Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s leading tourist destinations owing to its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields.
Scion Is Proud To Offer
- Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for New Zealand
- Continuous professional development; and
- A demonstrated commitment to good Employer/EEO principles