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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.

Principal/Senior Ecologist - Freshwater Christchurch or Dunedin

Christchurch or Dunedin

We are looking for a Principal/Senior Ecologist (Freshwater) to join our nationwide team of dedicated and specialist ecologists, based in either our Christchurch or Dunedin office. This is a new position within the company. Wildlands ecologists provide services that apply sound ecological principles and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand vegetation, flora, and fauna and freshwater ecosystems to a range of projects and clients. 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.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • A post-graduate degree in freshwater ecology.
  • 8 – 10 years of relevant professional experience
  • Previous ecological consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in ecological survey work.
  • Experience in managing multi-faceted projects.
  • Project and budget management skills.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven 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.
  • Memberships with appropriate professional bodies.
  • Full current New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • 4WD experience.

Some key tasks include:

  • To provide relevant specialist consultancy services in the area of freshwater in New Zealand (and possibly other countries).
  • Managing, mentoring, developing and supporting other staff in areas of expertise and experience, to provide high quality outputs for clients, and build capacity in Wildlands for ecological projects.
  • To manage projects, and time effectively, achieving and keeping within project budgets.
  • Acquisition of new freshwater work for Wildlands through past and current clients, networking and preparation of tender documents and proposals in association with Wildlands staff and other collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Promote, expand and continue to develop the above areas of service and actively seek out work, in conjunction with other relevant company staff and relevant sub- contractors.
  • Operating at a high professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to the company’s national objectives.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

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.

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: 9 August 2021 at 5pm.

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

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