[ES_JOBS_NET] Risk Specialist position at GNS Science, New Zealand
N.Deligne at gns.cri.nz
Sun Sep 28 22:02:07 MDT 2014
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
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
Application closing date: Oct 24 2014
For more information and to apply, visit:
Dr. Natalia Irma Deligne
Volcanic Hazard Modeller
GNS Science - Te Pu Ao
PO Box 30368
Lower Hutt 5040
Email: N.Deligne at gns.cri.nz
Tel: +64 4 570 4129 / Fax: +64 4 570 4600
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