Senior Consultant Ecologist – Wildlands – Hamilton

  • Full Time
  • Hamilton
  • 02/05/2018

Website Wildland Consultants Ltd

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

We are looking for Senior Ecologist to work in our Hamilton office. 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 freshwater ecologist in this role, however experienced ecologists in other fields of expertise will also be considered.

Working from an established office in Hamilton, 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.


  • 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 wetlands and/or restoration biology and ecological management; or other specialist ecological fields e.g. freshwater ecology.
  • 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 driving licence
  • 4WD experience


  • 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.
  • Ensuring that company processes are adhered to.

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.

See our website for further information on Wildland Consultants Ltd. We provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.

Please apply in writing with your CV to:
Maree Walters
Wildland Consultants Ltd
P.O. Box 7137
Te Ngae, HAMILTON, 3042
Phone: 07-343-9017

Applications close 2 May 2017


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