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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.

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: Ongoing

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

Field Botanists/Vegetation/Intern Field Ecologists 1 or 2 positions Team Leader (Ecologist) 1 position - Southland

Invercargill

An exciting opportunity has come up with Wildland Consultants to join our nationwide team of dedicated and specialist ecologists, to be based in Invercargill, Southland. As part of this role, you will be collecting ecological information primarily from the best forest and wetland sites in a number of locations across the region, from Bluff to Northern Fiordland, on private and public land. Invercargill will be your base (although we are able to be flexible on this for the right candidates). You will be expected to work long days in the field at times. The work will be a mixture of field and office based throughout the year with office reporting on fieldwork required regularly within an 8-week period. Experience working in the field and plant identification skills are a must for this role.

We are establishing a new team and base in Invercargill and are looking for one Field Ecologist (with good plant identification skills) and a Team Leader (who can coordinate a team, provide guidance and support, and who already has good basic ecological and plant knowledge).

Start dates can be flexible and we will be reviewing applications as they come in so don’t hesitate to apply!

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A qualification in ecology/botany, or equivalent experience.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand vegetation and identification skills.
  • Able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise health and safety and make good decisions in the field.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Be prepared to work remotely and on own.
  • Full current New Zealand driving licence.

DESRIABLE SKILLS AND EXPERENCE:

  • Current Outdoor First Aid certificate.
  • Training and experience with 4WD and ATV.
  • Good knowledge and experience of any specialist areas of ecology may be an advantage.
  • Ability to identify birds or other indigenous fauna species an advantage.
  • Skills and experience working off track in the backcountry.
  • Ability to navigate with a GPS and compass.
  • Experience liaising with landowners.

The ideal applicant for the intern/field ecologist role will possess the skills and experience listed above, although there will be training and support provided.

The team leader role requires similar skills and experience; additionally you will have strong leadership experience as well as strong interpersonal and organisational skills. The team leader will oversee the project in Invercargill, making work plans and ensure staff are working efficiently and safely.

These roles present an exciting opportunity to expand and develop your career with one of New Zealand’s leading ecological consultancy companies. We pride ourselves on our great company culture, and offer competitive employment packages, along with long-term career development. Roles are permanent, and there are opportunities to negotiate relocation to another Wildlands office elsewhere in New Zealand after two to four years.

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 knowledge, in a learning and rewarding environment, with a supportive team.

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

Applications Close: Friday 15 October at 5.00pm

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

Office Support Assistant - Auckland (Fixed Term 12 months)

Auckland

We are looking for a capable Office Support Assistant to undertake a variety of office support tasks to support our Auckland operations, based in our Grey Lynn office. This person will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and discretion as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.

Responsibilities:

  • Organise office and assist colleagues in ways that improve procedures
  • Sort and distribute communications in a timely manner
  • Create and update records ensuring accuracy and validity of information
  • Schedule and plan meetings and appointments
  • Monitor level of supplies and handle shortages
  • Resolve office-related malfunctions and respond to requests or issues
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure compliance with established policies
  • Maintain trusting relationships with suppliers, clients and colleagues
  • Perform receptionist duties when needed
  • Running errands as required

We are looking for a friendly office support assistant who is familiar with the above responsibilities. Your communication (written, verbal and listening) and organisational skills will be key to your success in this fixed term role. You will be resourceful and solution orientated to proactively support our staff with your effective customer service skills. You will have a can-do attitude, enjoy working with people and be a team player.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working person able to undertake a variety of office support tasks and work diligently under pressure.

What you need:

  • Proven experience as an office support assistant
  • Working knowledge of office equipment
  • Thorough understanding of office management procedures
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office

If you have a genuine passion for providing quality administration office support, we are eager to hear from you.

Applications Close: Friday 1 October 2021 at 5.00pm.

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: Friday 8 October at 5.00 pm.

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

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