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Senior Consultant Ecologist
Wildland Consultants Ltd – Rotorua

Permanent position

•  Qualified and experienced Senior Ecologist required
•  Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice
•  Join the team at Wildland Consultants in Rotorua

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to work in our Rotorua office, located in the Bay of Plenty.  The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna, and the ability to identify practical solutions to ecological challenges.  The role will require effective communication with a variety of stakeholders, targeted business development, and financial awareness.  In return, we offer a competitive employment package, together with the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecology consultancy.  We are seeking an experienced vegetation ecologist in this role, however experienced ecologists in other fields of expertise will also be considered.
Working from an established office in Rotorua, the successful applicant will also work closely with our wider Company of ecologists around NZ.  The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality field assessments and technical reporting.


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
• Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
• Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand of New Zealand botany and plant ecology, including wetlands and/or restoration biology and ecological management.
• Excellent knowledge of relevant NZ legislation (particularly the RMA), policy and guidance.
• First-rate project management skills, including experience in managing multi-faceted projects.
• Skills in ecological restoration work would be very useful.
• Excellent networking skills. 
• Ability to communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels to a diverse range of current and potential clients.
• Good client management, and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and in a team.
• A post-graduate degree in ecology.
• Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
• Good IT skills.

 KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Report to a Company Director.
• Project management including client liaison, proposal and tender preparation, and financial control, ensuring effective delivery of projects to a high standard.
• Expansion of client base in the local area.
• Supporting and contributing to national company objectives.
• Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence and queries.
• Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions and decisions.
• Operation at a professional level within the ecological sector.
• Ensuring company processes are adhered to, owning problems and identifying solutions.

If you have a genuine passion for botany and ecology, a strong technical background, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today.
See our website www.wildlands.co.nz for further information on Wildland Consultants Ltd.  We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

Please apply in writing with your CV to:
Maree Walters
Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, ROTORUA
Phone: 07-343-9017
Email: Maree.Walters@wildlands.co.nz

 Applications close:  14 April 2017

 Trainee Intern Ecologist
Wildland Consultants Ltd – Rotorua

Permanent position

•  Keen botanist with post graduate degree (MSc or PhD) sought
•  Good writing skills
•  Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice
•  Join the team at Wildland Consultants in Rotorua/Auckland
•  Potential to be based at one of our other offices around NZ once internship complete
•  Applicants should show a strong interest (passion) and knowledge of NZ ecology, preferably with specialist knowledge in NZ botany.
•  Applicants should have field work experience

We would like to offer a Trainee Intern position in either our Rotorua or Auckland offices.  The role is essentially a training and learning opportunity with the view to becoming a consultant ecologist within the company in a 1-2 year period.   Key future elements of the role include the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, and the ability to identify pragmatic solutions to ecological challenges.  This role offers you the opportunity to develop your career in a leading NZ ecology consultancy.  We would like a knowledgeable botanist in this role.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred applicants will possess sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats and taxa, preferably with specialist knowledge of particular species/groups, e.g. botany.
  • Preferable skill set would include a good knowledge of botany, plant ecology, wetlands and ecological management.
  • Previous work/volunteer experience in the ecological sector or physical work on ecological restoration projects.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Physically fit.
  • A good post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Full driving licence.
  • 4 WD experience.

  KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:          

  • Supporting and contributing to national company objectives.
  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Ensuring company processes are adhered to, owning problems and identifying solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.

 If you have a genuine passion for botany and ecology, a strong technical background, are are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today.

See our website www.wildlands.co.nz for further information on Wildland Consultants Ltd. We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

 Please apply in writing with your CV to:

Maree Walters

Wildland Consultants Ltd

P.O. Box 7137

Te Ngae, ROTORUA, 3042

Phone: 07-343-9017

Email: Maree.Walters@wildlands.co.nz

 Applications are welcomed ongoing.