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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 to start as soon as possible.

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, our staff regularly work away in Regional Parks and on restoration projects throughout the country, and applicants who have the ability to travel and stay away for a week 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).

We are 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.

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.

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: Ongoing

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

Senior Ecologist - Auckland

Auckland

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our nationwide team of dedicated and specialist ecologists based in Auckland. Wildlands ecologists provide services applying sound ecological principles and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna to a range of projects. They also identify and provide practical solutions to ecological challenges. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects within the company, particularly those based out of the Auckland Office. We offer the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists.

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.
  • Familiar with ecological requirements/provisions of the Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • Skills in ecological restoration would be very useful.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Proven ability in staff management.
  • Proven ability in project management.
  • Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Full current New Zealand drivers licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • Managing and leading a team of ecologists with different levels of expertise
  • 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 challenging 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.

Principal Ecologist - Auckland

Auckland

We require an experienced Principal Ecologist for our Auckland Office, who has a good knowledge of New Zealand’s ecology, and experience with writing tender responses, contract reports, and managing fieldwork.

This role also involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, including in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation or botany and fauna, 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 Auckland Office. We offer the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists around NZ.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • 5 years consultancy experience.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand vegetation plant ecology and/or fauna ecology, including wetlands and/or 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 driver’s licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • Operating at a high professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Supervision of staff.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Actively seek out work in consultation with the Auckland Regional Manager.
  • Promoting company services.

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to develop your management skills and work on complex and interesting projects, in a fun and challenging 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.

Senior Consulting Ecologist - Hamilton

Hamilton

We are looking for a Senior Ecologist to fill an existing role and to join our nationwide team of dedicated and specialist ecologists. This role is based in Hamilton as a stand-alone position with support from the wider team.

Wildlands ecologists provide services applying sound ecological principles and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna to a range of projects. They also identify and provide practical solutions to ecological challenges. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects within the company, both in the Waikato Region and further afield. We offer the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists.

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.
  • Familiar with ecological requirements/provisions of planning regulations in the Waikato Region.
  • Familiar with the provisions of the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.
  • Skills in ecological restoration, freshwater ecology, and/or wetland ecology would be very useful.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Proven ability in staff management.
  • Proven ability in project management.
  • Further qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Full current New Zealand drivers licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • In the near future manage a small team of ecologist(s) with different levels of expertise
  • 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 challenging work environment, with a supportive team.

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

Applications Close: Monday 6 December at 5.00 pm.

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

Operations Manager - Tauranga

Tauranga

We are looking for a dynamic Ecological Restoration Operations Manager to manage, coordinate, and expand our ecological restoration projects in Tauranga. The position offers the scope for an experienced Manager to lead and develop ecological restoration teams, within an award winning multi-disciplinary consultancy.

Experience in the management of people, the ability to manage ecological restoration teams to meet internal and external performance criteria, internal and external reporting, and project management are key elements of the role. In-depth knowledge and experience of pest plant control and/or pest animal control, as well as Health and Safety practices and procedures in the field is important.

The role will require effective written and oral communication skills, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, for project reporting, preparation of ecological restoration and implementation plans, and performance and financial reporting. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, together with the opportunity to work in a leading NZ ecological consultancy, committed to providing outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

The successful applicant will work closely with our experienced ecological restoration ecologists and other specialists, from around NZ. They will require a proven track record in project management, including managing staff, mentoring staff in ecological restoration, reporting, time and financial management, and the preparation of quotes and tenders.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably post graduate.
  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate sound staff and project managerial skills.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of Health and Safety procedures
  • Sound knowledge and experience of ecological implementation practices in the field, particularly weed control.

What we can offer:

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

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

Applications Close: 30 November 2021 at 5pm.

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

Vegetation Ecologist or Botanist - Tauranga

Tauranga

We are looking for either an Intermediate or Senior Vegetation Ecologist or Botanist to join our team of dedicated and specialist ecologists based in Tauranga. This is a new role. Wildlands ecologists provide services applying sound ecological principles and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna to a range of projects. They also identify and provide practical solutions to ecological challenges. We offer a competitive employment package, together with the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology/botany or higher.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand vegetation and botany
  • Skills and experience in New Zealand 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 driving licence
  • 4WD experience

OBJECTIVES:

  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to our company’s national objectives.
  • Project management including client liaison, proposal and tender preparation, and financial control, ensuring effective delivery of projects to a high standard.
  • Maintain and expand our client base and resource management in the ecology field.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

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

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to learn how to apply your ecological and botanical knowledge, to work on complex and interesting projects, in a learning and fun environment, with a supportive team.

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

Applications Close: Monday 29 November 2021 at 5.00pm.

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

Intern Field Ecologist - Tauranga

Tauranga

We are looking for an Intern Field Ecologist, based in Tauranga to join our nationwide team of dedicated and specialist ecologists. Wildlands ecologists provide services applying sound ecological principles and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna to a range of projects, including identifying and providing practical solutions to ecological challenges. We offer a great opportunity to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy working with a large team of ecologists.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A postgraduate degree in ecology/botany/herpetology, or equivalent experience.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand vegetation, flora and fauna.
  • Good knowledge and experience of any specialist areas of ecology may be an advantage.
  • Able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Being able to demonstrate experience of sound health and safety management in the field would be an advantage.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Ability to communicate on appropriate technical and commercial levels to a diverse range of colleagues, and where required, 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 driving licence.
  • Appropriate training such as First Aid, Growsafe, ATV, 4WD would be an advantage.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Development of practical ecological solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to our company’s national objectives.
  • Supporting and mentoring restoration implementation staff, including ‘hands on’ assistance when required.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

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

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to learn how to apply your ecological and botanical knowledge, to work on complex and interesting projects, in a learning and fun environment, with a supportive team.

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

Applications Close: Monday 6 December 2021 at 5.00pm.

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

Ecological Restoration Team Leader - Rotorua

Rotorua

We are seeking a fulltime permanent Team Leader position at Wildlands Rotorua. This role is to lead small teams (2-6 staff) in the field undertaking ecological restoration works which includes pest plant control, planting, and pest animal control.

A professional Team Leader with a minimum of three years’ experience is required. It is essential that you have a positive attitude, are able to communicate effectively to staff, have excellent planning and problem-solving skills and are efficient in time management. This role involves leading a team on ecological restoration sites throughout the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. You will be regularly working away on jobs and staying in basic accommodation including, but not limited to back country huts, shearers quarters, and campgrounds/caravan parks. The work requires staff to use agrichemicals (herbicides), and 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).
  • An excellent level of fitness.
  • Full NZ drivers licence and confident driving manual 4WD utes.
  • Can confidently tow (and reverse) a trailer.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of indigenous planting, and 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 (or equivalent). 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, 29 November 2021 at 5pm.

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

Vegetation Ecologist or Botanist - Rotorua

Rotorua

We are looking for either an Entry Level, Intermediate or Senior Vegetation Ecologist or Botanist to join our team of dedicated and specialist ecologists based in Rotorua. Wildlands ecologists provide services applying sound ecological principles and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna to a range of projects. They also identify and provide practical solutions to ecological challenges. We offer a competitive employment package, together with the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology/botany or higher.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand vegetation and botany
  • Skills and experience in New Zealand 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 driving licence
  • 4WD experience

OBJECTIVES:

  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to our company’s national objectives.
  • Project management including client liaison, proposal and tender preparation, and financial control, ensuring effective delivery of projects to a high standard.
  • Maintain and expand our client base and resource management in the ecology field.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

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

What we can offer:

An opportunity for you to learn how to apply your ecological and botanical knowledge, to work on complex and interesting projects, in a learning and fun environment, with a supportive team.

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

Applications Close: Monday 22 November 2021 at 5.00pm.

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

Ecological Restoration Field Team Member - Rotorua

Rotorua

Wildlands Rotorua is seeking fulltime permanent Ecological Restoration Field Team members. These roles are to undertake ecological restoration works which is predominantly pest plant control for most of the year plus 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, 13 December 2021 at 5pm.

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

Principal/Senior Ecologist - Porirua, Wellington

Wellington

We are looking for a Senior or Principal Ecologist who has experience in the supervision of staff, and has sound organisational skills to take responsibility for our Wellington ecology team and office. The position will be supported by the provision of a dedicated support person, and professional and administration assistance from our Head Office.

This role also involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, including in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation or botany and fauna, 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 Wellington Office. We offer the opportunity to continue to develop your career in a leading NZ ecological consultancy with a large team of ecologists.

Therefore, we require an experienced Senior or Principal Ecologist for this role, who has a good knowledge of New Zealand’s ecology, and experience with writing tender responses, contract reports, and managing fieldwork.

Working from our long established office in Wellington, 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 vegetation plant ecology, and/or fauna ecology and botany, including wetlands and/or 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 driver’s licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • Operating at a high professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Management of the Wellington ecology team at the office with a dedicated support person.
  • Supervision of staff.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Actively seek out work in consultation with Wildlands Chief Executive.
  • Promoting company services.

What we can offer:

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

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

Applications Close: Thursday 16 December at 5.00pm.

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

Ecological Restoration Field Staff - Christchurch

Christchurch

Wildlands is seeking fulltime permanent Restoration Operations Team Members and Team Leaders based at our Christchurch office to start as soon as possible.

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 Christchurch region, our staff regularly work away on restoration projects throughout the country, and applicants who have the ability to travel and stay away for a week 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).

We are 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.

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.

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 6 December at 5.00pm

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

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