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Overview | He whakamārama

An environmental advisor is responsible for ensuring that we meet our environmental obligations to our hapū, iwi and other environmental stakeholders. They liase with site teams to implement environmental guidelines, ensuring we can continue to generate energy and keep the lights on in Aotearoa.

This field of work is growing as we learn more about how the natural world is impacted by civilisation so those with scientific knowledge of the environment and an understanding of tikanga Māori are well suited to work as environmental advisors in the energy sector.

The Work | Ngā mahi

As an Environmental Advisor, you will:

  • Liaise with site teams, clients, and stakeholders to ensure environmental regulations are met
  • Interpret and document environmental data
  • Ensure that the company comply with the RMA
  • Document the environmental effects of energy generation
  • Working Environment | Wāhi mahi

    Environmental Advisors are primarily based at our power schemes and spend most of their time in the office. However, they regularly travel to and around our generation assets to carry out monitoring, data analysis and meet with stakeholders.

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    Equipment | Taputapu

    Most of their work is done on a laptop. They have regular meetings with stakeholders and use different platforms to document information.


    Environmental advisors typically wear clothes for the office but occasionally you’ll see them bust out their boots and hi-vis to head out on-site.

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