Jobs at Wildlands

Pest Plant and Pest Animal Control Positions

Wildlands – Auckland

Permanent position

Would you like hands-on involvement with ecological restoration projects in the Auckland Region?

Wildland Consultants is a leading ecological restoration provider committed to the care and enhancement of our natural environment. Wildlands works closely with a range of clients throughout NZ to plan and implement a multitude of ecological restoration projects.

Wildlands are looking to fill several roles to expand our established field teams at three locations across Auckland. We are seeking a diverse workforce to represent the areas in which we are working. Therefore we have a range of roles available, from unskilled/inexperienced, to well qualified and experienced staff. Suitable training and mentoring will be provided as necessary.

It is essential that you have a willingness to contribute and work as a team, are physically fit (the jobs are physically demanding), 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.

Applicants should demonstrate prior experience (if any) in:

  • Working in the outdoors
  • Working in a team
  • Working alone or independently
  • Native and pest plant identification skills
  • Herbicide application skills
  • Pest animal control
  • Decision making
  • Having a good level of fitness as these are physically demanding roles
  • 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.

Applicants wishing to apply for a supervisory role should further demonstrate:

  • Health and safety leadership in the field
  • Mentoring staff and undertaking/facilitating internal training
  • Sound pest plant identification
  • Experience with pest plant control methods
  • Proven indigenous plant identification skills
  • Pest animal monitoring and control experience including data collection and management
  • Experience with planning, undertaking and managing restoration plantings
  • Reporting to internal and external clients
  • Client liaison and project management experience.

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

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Please apply with your CV, including a detailed summary of your interest, attitude, experience, and copies of any relevant training and qualifications to:

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Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 46-299
Herne Bay
Auckland 1011

Applications ongoing.

Senior Consultant Ecologist

Northland

Permanent position

  • Enthusiastic knowledgeable plant ecologist/botanist or fauna ecologist with a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants based in Northland
  • Applicants should demonstrate passion and knowledge of NZ ecology, preferably with specialist knowledge in NZ plant ecology or fauna

We are looking for Senior Ecologist to provide Wildlands services in the Northland region. The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna, and the ability to identify practical solutions to ecological challenges. We are seeking a self-motivated individual and team member who can develop the ecological business in the region alongside our Auckland ecologists and our national team. 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. We are seeking an experienced vegetation ecologist in this role, however experienced ecologists in other fields of expertise will also be considered.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality field assessment and technical reporting.

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, including restoration biology and ecological management; or other specialist ecological fields e.g. fauna.
  • 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 driving licence
  • 4WD experience

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 local area.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to national company objectives.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.

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. Note the location of the Northland base is yet to be confirmed but is anticipated to be in the Whangarei – Kaikohe - Kerikeri region.

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


Please apply in writing with a cover letter and your CV to:

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Applications ongoing

Only applicants who are currently legally entitled to work and live in New Zealand will be responded to and considered.

Senior Consultant Ecologist

Wellington

Permanent position

  • Enthusiastic knowledgeable vegetation ecologist/botanist with a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants based in Wellington
  • Applicants should demonstrate passion and knowledge of NZ ecology, preferably with specialist knowledge in NZ vegetation ecology or Wetlands

We are looking for Senior Ecologist to join the Wildlands team in Wellington. The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects, in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna, and the ability to identify 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. We are seeking an experienced vegetation or wetland ecologist in this role, however experienced ecologists in other fields of expertise will also be considered.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality field assessment and technical reporting.

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 vegetation ecology, including restoration biology and ecological management; or other specialist ecological fields e.g. fauna.
  • 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 driving licence
  • 4WD experience


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 local area.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to national company objectives.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.


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

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


Please apply in writing with a cover letter and your CV to:

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Applications close 30 August 2019

Only applicants who are currently legally entitled to work and live in New Zealand will be responded to and considered.

Field Team Member Role - Implementation of Ecological Restoration Works

Tauranga

The Job

  • Physically fit and enjoy working in our natural environment.
  • Weed control experience and good plant identification skills.

Permanent Positions x 2

Would you like hands-on involvement with ecological restoration projects in the Bay of Plenty? Wildland Consultants is a progressive consultancy specialising in ecology, biodiversity and restoration planning and implementation, and committed to the care and enhancement of our natural environment. Our teams are expanding and we are now looking to fill 2 roles in Tauranga.

This role requires technical, hands on skills and experience in all aspects of pest plant control.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A genuine interest in working in the outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Plant identification skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Pest plant control.
  • Planting.
  • Pest animal monitoring/control.
  • A team player and have the ability to work independently.
  • Have a good level of fitness as this is a physically demanding role.
  • A good work ethic.

Applicants with current Growsafe, 4WD and First Aid qualifications will have a distinct advantage. A clean full driver’s license for manual vehicles is essential. Site Safe, Chainsaw Certs, Controlled Substance Licence (CSL) and ATV qualifications would be beneficial.

If you have a genuine passion for ecological restoration, some relevant experience and enjoy working in the field as part of a team, we would welcome your application.

To apply please send your CV with a detailed summary of your experience in plant pest control, and any relevant training, and qualifications, including verified copies of current certificates.

TIMING

Applications close 26 September 2019. An immediate start is preferable.

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

Ecologist - Bat Specialist

Central to upper North Island

Permanent position

  • Enthusiastic knowledgeable Bat Specialist Ecologist with a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD).
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice.
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants.
  • Applicants should demonstrate passion and knowledge of NZ ecology, with specialist knowledge in NZ bats.

We are looking for Senior Bat Specialist 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. 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. We are seeking an experienced bat specialist ecologist for this role.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality assessments and technical reporting.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with New Zealand bats.
  • Skills and experience with other New Zealand fauna (and vegetation and botany), and 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 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 bat field.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

If you have a genuine passion for bats, a strong technical background, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today. Note the location where the role is to be based is yet to be confirmed but is anticipated to be in the central to upper North Island.

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

Please apply in writing with a cover letter and your CV to:

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Applications ongoing

Only applicants who are currently legally entitled to work and live in New Zealand will be considered and responded to.

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist - Freshwater

Christchurch

Permanent position – Full Time

  • Qualified and enthusiastic freshwater ecologist with a post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD).
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of New Zealand freshwater fish.
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological advice.
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants based in Christchurch.
  • Applicants should show a strong interest (passion) and knowledge of NZ ecology.


We are looking for an Ecologist or Senior Ecologist to join our busy Christchurch office. The ecologist will have expertise in freshwater ecology in New Zealand, including freshwater fish, pest fish, and restoration of freshwater ecosystems. The role involves the application of sound ecological principles to a range of projects and the successful candidate will have the ability to identify 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.

Working from an established office in Christchurch, the successful applicant will also work closely with our wider team of ecologists around NZ. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in high quality field assessment and technical reporting.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A post-graduate degree in ecology.
  • Sound freshwater ecology field skills. Field skills covering other ecosystems, habitats, and taxa would also be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand freshwater ecology and ecological management.
  • Current electric fishing license.
  • A working knowledge of hydrology, water quality sampling, and stream assessments would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge in other ecological areas, including fauna, vegetation ecology, restoration ecology, New Zealand botany would be an advantage.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Excellent writing 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.
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office and other relevant software programmes.
  • Experience with project specific Health and Safety planning and implementation.
  • Full driving licence.
  • 4WD experience.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

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

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

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to:

Lesley Fitton
Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, ROTORUA, 3042

Phone: 07-343-9017
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Applications close 4 October 2019

Only applicants who are currently legally entitled to work and live in New Zealand will be considered and responded to.

Ecological Restoration Operations Manager

Tauranga / Mount Maunganui

  • Senior Management role
  • Experienced Manager with field experience to lead ecological restoration implementation teams
  • Committed to providing high-quality ecological restoration management services
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants

Permanent Full Time Position

We are looking for a dynamic Ecological Restoration Manager to manage, coordinate and expand our restoration work in Tauranga. The position offers the scope for an experienced field team manager to lead teams of highly skilled restoration implementation experts, within an award winning multi-disciplinary consultancy. The role allows applicants the opportunity to manage field teams implementing a broad range of ecological restoration projects.

Management skills and experience, the ability to manage ecological and habitat restoration teams to successful completion, reporting and project management are key elements of the role. An in depth knowledge 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, ecological restoration and implementation plans, and performance and financial reporting. We require an experienced field team manager capable of managing multiple projects. 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 team, and our ecologists around NZ. They will require a proven track record in project management, including tenders and financial management, field work, technical reporting field staff management and deployment.

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 of Health and Safety procedures, monitoring and implementation in the field.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing, reviewing and implementing multi-faceted projects.
  • A variety of field work experience, ideally considerable experience with pest plant control and/or pest animal control.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including proposals and reporting.
  • Preparing ecologist restoration plans.
  • Ability to lead a team effectively.
  • Advanced computer operating literacy including Microsoft Office applications and GPS/mapping software.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Hold a current firearms licence and active/experienced hunter.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Reporting to the CEO.
  • Restoration project management including client liaison, progress reports and financial control, ensuring effective delivery of projects to a high standard.
  • Supporting and contributing to national company objectives.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.
  • Ensuring company processes are adhered to including owning problems and identifying solutions.

If you have a genuine passion for ecological restoration, experience in the field and good management skills, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today. Wildland Consultants is a progressive consultancy specialising in ecology, biodiversity and restoration planning and implementation.


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

To apply please forward you CV and a cover letter including a detailed summary of your relevant training, qualifications and experience to:

Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, ROTORUA, 3042

Phone: 07-343-9017
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Applications close 5 September 2019

Ecological Restoration Project Supervisor

Tauranga / Mount Maunganui

  • Management role
  • Experienced with field work – pest plant control
  • Coordinate restoration implementation teams
  • Planning and proposal expertise
  • Effective communicator

Permanent Full Time Position

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

We are looking for an experienced Ecological Restoration Project Supervisor to effectively manage and coordinate ecological restoration projects and our expanding ecological restoration field team based in Tauranga.

Reporting to the Restoration Operations Manager, the Ecological Restoration Project Supervisor has accountability for the quality of the field teams’ work. Other accountabilities include planning, scheduling and supervising restoration projects, liaising with clients, preparing tender documents and proposals, and ensuring cost effective delivery of projects whilst maintaining our high ecological and customer service standards. You will also proactively contribute to and expand our client base and resource management activities in the Bay of Plenty region.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience successfully leading or supervising people in ecological restoration works or a similar field. You will communicate effectively to staff and clients, and have excellent planning and problem-solving skills.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A conservation qualification - graduate or post graduate in horticultural, ecological or earth sciences.
  • A genuine interest in working outdoors and achieving restoration goals.
  • Native planting, pest plant and pest animal control experience.
  • Preparation of ecological restoration plans.
  • Project quoting, implementation and supervisory experience.
  • Good botanical knowledge.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Undertaking and supervising ecological restoration works.
  • Health and Safety leadership.
  • Leadership, staff training and mentoring.
  • Reporting, planning, scheduling, proposal writing.
  • Advanced computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and GPS/mapping software).
  • Competency in photography and handheld devices.
  • A good level of fitness as the role will require field work and site visits.
  • Hot a current firearms licence and active/experienced hunter.

Preferred applicants may also hold CURRENT relevant qualifications and experience such as Growsafe, First Aid, SiteSafe, Chainsaw, 4WD, Controlled Substance Licence (CSL) and ATV. A clean full driver’s license for manual vehicles is essential.

If you have a genuine passion for ecological restoration, experience in the field, good management skills, and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today.

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

To apply please forward you CV and a cover letter including a detailed summary of your relevant training, qualifications and experience to:

Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, ROTORUA, 3042

Phone: 07-343-9017
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Applications close 5 September 2019

Office Administrator

Christchurch

Permanent part time position – 20 hours per week

  • Dynamic Office Administrator
  • Committed to providing high-quality support
  • Join the team at Wildland Consultants Christchurch

Wildland Consultants Ltd is a progressive ecological consultancy specialising in ecology, biodiversity, and ecological restoration. We have a team of ecologists who prepare a wide range of scientific reports, as well as a restoration team who implement a wide range of pest plant, pest animal and planting projects.

Our work is thriving and evolving so we are now seeking a dynamic Office Administrator to support our Christchurch team. You will have a wide range of administration experience and expertise, and be comfortable carrying out the complete suite of office administration tasks from mail to maintaining various registers, accounts management and reporting.

In return, we offer an opportunity to grow your skills and experience within an awesome work environment with a great team of mad ecologists and consultants, in a leading, highly regarded, NZ ecological consultancy. Your days will be busy, interesting, fun and varied.


What you need:

You will need to be self-motivated, flexible and have demonstrated ability to provide quality and timely administration support.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office suite including;
    • MS Word and its features for report production and formatting.
    • MS Excel and its features for recording and managing data sets.
    • MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint.
  • A natural communicator with great people skills and excellent phone manner.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A quick learner who can follow instructions.
  • Be resilient, resourceful and possess a positive can-do attitude.
  • Proven excellent written communication skills with an effective command of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure.

If you have a genuine passion for excellence in administration and are eager to become a valued member of the Wildlands team, register your interest today.

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

Please apply in writing with your CV and cover letter to:

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Applications close: 25 September 2019

Applicants must currently be entitled to work and reside in New Zealand.

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