Careers in conservation & the environment

Ecologist – Kaitiaki o Ngahere – Nelson

  • Permanent
  • Nelson

Website Kaitiaki o Ngahere

  • Share our passion for the environment.
  • A diverse range of project portfolios.
  • Based in beautiful Nelson.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an ecologist keen to make a positive impact on Nelson/Tasman’s natural environment.   We are looking for someone highly organised with excellent communication skills who can provide innovative restoration advice and solutions to a wide range of public and private clients.

Kaitiaki o Ngahere is committed to the conservation and restoration of Aotearoa / New Zealand’s natural areas through the provision of specialist consulting and operational services. We specialise in ecological management with a particular focus on environmental pest plants.

Our ideal candidate will come to us with a love of working outdoors, a tertiary qualification in environmental science, ecology, geology or similar, and experience in a related field of environmental management.

In addition to a practical can-do attitude and the ability to engage positively and constructively with various audiences, we are looking for someone with:

  • Strong knowledge of NZ fauna and flora
  • Ability to prepare and implement ecological restoration plans for clients, including monitoring of weed control and revegetation work
  • Experience undertaking ecological monitoring, inventories and surveys
  • Skills in GIS/spatial mapping and analysis
  • Appreciation for Te Ao Māori
  • Working knowledge of contract and project management
  • Excellent report writing and technical communication skills
  • Proven experience in liaising between staff operating in the field and client contractual requirements
  • A good level of health and safety awareness
  • Fit for working in the field in all conditions with a positive attitude.

We cordially invite candidates that have the relevant outlined experience and are eligible to work in New Zealand to submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter (in Word please) to  Alternatively, for a confidential conversation, you can contact Shelly Sidley 021 244 4225.

Applications close midnight on Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Please note: With current travel restrictions, we cannot consider international applicants, and can only consider those in NZ with the right to work in NZ.


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