Job – Geothermal Engineer/ Scientist – GNS Science, New Zealand

Job – Geothermal Engineer/ Scientist – GNS Science, New Zealand Wairakei geothermal power plant, New Zealand (source: ThinkGeoEnergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 13 Sep 2020

GNS Science has advertised an open position for a Geothermal Engineer/ Scientist with a background in geothermal reservoir engineering for its geothermal team in New Zealand.

GNS Science is seeking to fill a position for a Geothermal Engineer/ Scientist based in either Wairakei or Avalon, New Zealand

In this role, you will bring your expertise in geothermal reservoir engineering to GNS Science’s geothermal team, in particular, contributing to and initiating science-led activities to promote sub-surface to surface geothermal resource applications.


GNS is seeking a person with a geothermal reservoir engineering background, who will undertake work focused on the optimisation of geothermal energy use and applications.

The position would suit someone who is passionate about geothermal energy and willing to interact with a team of world-class geothermal experts and scientists. The role will involve a combination of applied research and academic research projects. Candidates will show flexibility, innovation and a commitment to quality. People skills, teamwork, and the ability to approach and interact with a range of stakeholders are also a must.

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Geothermal reservoir engineering skills
  • Understanding of geosciences and reservoir modelling as they apply to geothermal resources
  • Understanding of production engineering
  • A willingness to work on traditional high enthalpy geothermal fields and low enthalpy geothermal developments and direct uses
  • Superior mathematical and analytical skills with a proactive and motivated approach
  • Commitment to achieving a high standard of work, with quality as a prime consideration
  • Innovation, integrity and the ability to work effectively as part of a team

About GNS Science

GNS Science undertakes world-leading Earth science research. Our people are passionate, committed, and focussed on bringing our vision of a cleaner, safer, more prosperous New Zealand to life.  GNS offers a supportive and flexible work environment, professional career development and generous employee benefits.

Source: GNS Science via Science New Zealand