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Senior Ecologist/Botanist - Christchurch

Christchurch

The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, with in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation or botany and the ability to identify practical solutions to ecological challenges. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects within the company, particularly those based out of the Christchurch Office. We offer the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists. We are seeking an experienced ecologist in this role, who has a good knowledge of New Zealand’s vegetation or botany, but also has experience in other areas of ecology, and experience with writing tender responses, contract reports, and managing fieldwork.

Working from our established office in Christchurch, the successful applicant will also work closely with our wider team of ecologists around NZ.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand botany and plant ecology, restoration biology and ecological management.
  • Skills in ecological restoration would be very useful.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels to a diverse range of current and potential clients.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Full current New Zealand drivers licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Ensuring company processes are adhered to, owning problems and identifying solutions.

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to work on complex and interesting projects, in a fun and supportive work environment.

We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

Applications Close: Ongoing

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Senior Ecologist/Botanist - Rotorua

Rotorua

The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, with in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation or botany and the ability to identify practical solutions to ecological challenges. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects within the company, particularly those based out of the Rotorua Office. We offer the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists. We are seeking an experienced ecologist in this role, who has a good knowledge of New Zealand’s vegetation, but also has experience in other areas of ecology, and experience with writing tender responses, contract reports, and managing fieldwork.

Working from our established office in Rotorua, the successful applicant will also work closely with our wider team of ecologists around NZ.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology/botany.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand botany and plant ecology, restoration biology and ecological management.
  • Skills in ecological restoration would be very useful.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels to a diverse range of current and potential clients.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Full current New Zealand drivers licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Ensuring company processes are adhered to, owning problems and identifying solutions.

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to work on complex and interesting projects, in a fun work environment, with a supportive team.

We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

Applications Close: Ongoing

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Ecological Restoration Team Leaders

Tauranga

Two fulltime permanent Team Leader positions are available based at our Tauranga office. These roles are to lead small teams in the field undertaking ecological restoration works which includes pest plant control, planting and potentially pest animal control.

Professional Team Leaders with a minimum of three years’ experience is required. It is essential that you are able to communicate effectively to staff, and have excellent planning and problem-solving skills and are efficient in time management. This role requires visits to new and ongoing ecological restoration sites throughout the Tauranga area. The work requires staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides), vertebrate toxins (poisons) in a safe manner.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in mentoring and training existing and new staff.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • A good work ethic, efficient and H&S conscious.
  • GPS use and other hand held devices (e.g. phone, camera).
  • A good level of fitness.
  • Full NZ drivers licence (manual).
  • Can confidently tow a trailer.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of native planting, pest plant and animal monitoring and control.

Preferred applicants will hold CURRENT relevant qualifications and experience. These include Growsafe (Standard or Registered Chemical Applicator), First Aid, Chainsaw, 4WD, Controlled Substance Licence (CSL), ATV and SiteSafe passport. A clean full driver’s license for manual vehicles is essential.

Please apply with your CV with a detailed summary of your experience supervising/managing revegetation planting, pest plant and animal projects, and any relevant training, and qualifications, including verified copies of current certificates.

Applications Close: Monday, 1 March 2021 at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Christchurch Restoration - Pest Plant & Pest Animal Control

Christchurch

Would you like hands-on involvement with ecological restoration projects in the Canterbury Region, if so, we would like to hear from you.

Wildland Consultants Ltd is a progressive ecological consultancy specialising in ecology, biodiversity, and ecological restoration. The company has offices throughout NZ with a nation-wide client base.

We are looking to fill a fulltime position in our field team based in Christchurch.

It is essential that you have a willingness to contribute and work as a team, are physically fit, have a passion for working outdoors, in all sorts of weather. The work will also require staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides), animal toxins (poisons), and traps on a regular basis.

Applicants should demonstrate prior experience (if any) in:

  • Working in the outdoors
  • Working in a team
  • Working alone or independently
  • Tree planting and maintenance
  • Native & pest plant identification skills
  • Herbicide application skills
  • Pest animal control
  • Decision making
  • Having a good work ethic

Applicants with CURRENT Introductory/Advanced Growsafe, Registered Chemical Applicator, Chainsaw, Light Utility Vehicle (LUV), First Aid, Site Safe or Controlled Substance Licence qualifications will have an advantage and should clearly state if they have any of these on their application.

We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

Applications Close: Sunday 26 February 2021 at 5.00pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Chainsaw Operator - Rotorua (Fixed Term)

Rotorua

Wildlands Rotorua is seeking an experienced chainsaw operator to join the Rotorua restoration team in a fixed term capacity for a period of three months. This may extend depending on workload at the time. The focus of this role is carrying out targeted pest plant control and ecological restoration work with the use of a chainsaw. The role will also include undertaking other methods of pest plant control and planting to support the wider team as required.

It is essential that you have proven experience and qualifications for chainsaw use, a willingness to contribute and work in a team, have a passion for working outdoors, in all sorts of weather. A thorough knowledge of work place health and safety and risk management in the work place. The work will also require staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides) on a regular basis.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required

  • Preferred applicants will hold CURRENT relevant NZQA qualifications for chainsaw use (6916 and 6917 minimum)
  • Growsafe (Standard or Registered Chemical Applicator)
  • First Aid
  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • A good work ethic, efficient and H&S conscious.
  • GPS use and other hand-held devices (e.g., phone, camera).
  • A good level of fitness.
  • A clean Full NZ drivers licence for manual vehicles is essential

In addition to the above a Controlled Substance Licence (CSL), ATV and Site Safe passport are desirable qualifications

Please apply with your CV with a detailed summary of your experience supervising/managing revegetation planting, pest plant and animal projects, and any relevant training, and qualifications, including verified copies of current certificates.

Applications Close: Monday, 22 February 2021 at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Ecological Restoration Field Team - Rotorua

Rotorua

Wildlands Rotorua is seeking fulltime permanent Ecological Restoration Field Team members. These roles are to undertake ecological restoration works which includes pest plant control, planting and potentially pest animal control.

It is essential that you have a willingness to contribute and work in a team, are physically fit, have a passion for working outdoors, in all sorts of weather. The work will also require staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides), animal toxins (poisons), and traps on a regular basis.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • A good work ethic, efficient and H&S conscious.
  • GPS use and other hand held devices (e.g. phone, camera).
  • A good level of fitness.
  • Full NZ drivers licence (manual).
  • Knowledge and experience of native planting, pest plant and animal monitoring and control.

Preferred applicants will hold CURRENT relevant qualifications and experience. These include Growsafe (Standard or Registered Chemical Applicator), First Aid, Chainsaw, 4WD, Controlled Substance Licence (CSL), ATV and SiteSafe passport. A clean full driver’s license for manual vehicles is essential.

Please apply with your CV with a detailed summary of your experience supervising/managing revegetation planting, pest plant and animal projects, and any relevant training, and qualifications, including verified copies of current certificates.

Applications Close: Monday, 8 March 2021 at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Ecological Restoration Field Staff - Auckland

Auckland

Wildlands is seeking fulltime permanent Restoration Operations Team Members and Team Leaders based at any one of our Auckland locations – Albany, Grey Lynn and Wiri. These roles are to undertake ecological restoration work including pest plant control, pest animal control and revegetation.

Although these field roles are based within the Auckland region, we often have opportunities for staff to work away in some amazing locations and applicants who have the ability to travel and stay away for several days at a time are preferred.

It is essential that you have a willingness to contribute and work in a team, are physically fit, and have a passion for working outdoors in all sorts of weather. The work will also require staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides), animal toxins (poisons) and traps on a regular basis.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience we are looking for:

  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • A good work ethic, efficient and H&S conscious.
  • Pest plant control
  • Pest animal control and monitoring.
  • Indigenous plant and pest plant identification
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • GPS use and other hand held devices (e.g. phone, camera).
  • A good level of fitness.
  • A clean Full NZ drivers licence (manual).

Preferred applicants will hold CURRENT relevant qualifications and experience. These include Growsafe (Standard or Registered Chemical Applicator), First Aid, Chainsaw, 4WD, Controlled Substance Licence (CSL), ATV and SiteSafe.

We are also very interested in hearing from any keen applicants that may be interested in this area of work, but who may not have much training or experience. We can provide external and internal training and mentoring, including NZQA training.

Please apply with your CV, a bit about yourself and your interests, and a detailed summary of your relevant experience and any relevant training and qualifications including copies of current certificates you may have.

Applications Close: Monday, 8 March 2021 at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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