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Ecologist - Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Tonkin & Taylor
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Tonkin + Taylor is New Zealand's leading engineering and environmental consultancy, renowned for our technical excellence in solving complex challenges. We are proudly a New Zealand, employee-owned company and our collective mission is to create and sustain a better world.

At T+T, we strongly believe that it's our people that keep our clients coming back.  Our staff are known for delivering award-winning solutions, working collaboratively, and delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.  They are our greatest asset, and we invest in their development, well-being, and their career aspirations. 

We are proud to have a diverse Ecology + Water Science consulting team in New Zealand with a range of technical specialists within the team and more broadly in Tonkin + Taylor. With that comes great collaboration and opportunities for our staff!

Kei te hiahia mātou ki ōu pūkenga | We want your skills

Our Ecology & Water Science team is looking for an intermediate Ecologist to join our diverse consulting team who are based throughout New Zealand. We are seeking an ecologist with a minimum of 4 years professional experience within the field of terrestrial ecology and who enjoys professional freedom and autonomy and is ready for the next step in their career.  

You'll be working on rewarding and challenging projects right from the start with the opportunity to contribute to great ecological outcomes, work directly with clients and manage your own project contributions. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of threatened NZ fauna groups (plant communities, bats, birds, invertebrates and lizards), on diverse fieldwork programmes, and with a great team of technical specialists.

We would love to know what gets you out of bed in the morning to help you shape this role for yourself and to suit your strengths, but as a starting point the sort of work you can expect to be involved will include:

  • A range of scientific and ecological fieldwork in a variety of, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, including habitat and vegetation mapping, species surveys (lizards, bats, birds, invertebrates), and species translocation, weed and pest surveys
  • Data collection, management and information presentation
  • Report writing, including preparation of technical reports, compliance reports, ecological management/restoration plans and ecological impact assessment reports
  • Planning, co-ordinating and leading fieldwork activities in collaboration with project teams
  • Ecology related regulatory policy and integrated scientific, engineering and ecological services
  • Sustainable development (conservation, ecosystem services, biodiversity, urban development, agricultural intensification) initiatives and operations at a regional and national levels
  • Science innovation for improved resource management
  • Liaison with T+T staff, Council personnel and DOC representatives
  • Engagement with mana whenua and incorporation of Mātauranga Māori into project work

This full-time position will be based in our Wellington office with travel required for project work and the ability to work from other office locations.

Kei te whakapono mātou ki tō whanaketanga | We want to develop you

We will provide you with training and mentoring, and we also promote an open culture where innovation and lateral thinking is encouraged. Tonkin + Taylor is a company where you can feel comfortable asking others for advice and where people are equally willing to listen to your ideas.

Working at T+T provides a rich learning environment for you to grow and develop every day. You're in the driver's seat when it comes to your learning, and there are heaps of opportunities to tap into a wealth of knowledge, expertise and formal development opportunities.

Nā tōu rourou | What you'll bring

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Ecology, Zoology, Botany or closely related discipline, MSc desirable
  • A minimum 4 years' professional work experience in a consulting, regulatory and / or research environment
  • High level of organisation, time management, able to manage competing demands in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience preparing technical ecology reports, including compliance reports
  • Experience collecting a range of ecological data, data management and record keeping
  • GPS, GIS skills and digital mapping competencies
  • Good communication skills, able to confidently communicate with a range of people, -and you need to be able to work well with others. Previous experience leading a field team preferable.
  • Be backcountry competent and comfortable working in remote and rough terrain
  • Be Health and Safety conscious
  • Solution focused with problem solving skills, high attention to detail and professional initiative
  • Full NZ drivers' licence

Ngā Hua | Our benefits

  • Exposure to a variety of professional experts and projects; T+T are involved in a number of large-scale alliance projects, as well as smaller community focused projects
  • A highly supportive team environment where you are encouraged to pave your own career path that caters to your own personal pathway
  • Professional memberships and continued education support
  • A flexible working culture and formal flexible working arrangements including part time working and ability to purchase extra leave
  • Internal training programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • $500 annual wellbeing allowance and wellbeing programme
  • Free fruit baskets and morning teas (we love morning teas at T+T!)
  • Additional parental leave, salary top-up and a back to work coaching programme (as per policy)
  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices

We embrace flexible working at T+T and aim to work in a way that serves the needs of our people, clients and communities. Our flexible working culture enables us to work flexibly to create better work and life experiences.

Toroa tā mātou pae tukutuku mō ētehi atu kōrero | For more information, check out our website

APPLY NOW! Or for further information on T+T, go to: T+T is not only a place to work - it's a place where your work will make a difference.  

'Everyone Matters' is one of our three core values at T+T, and we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce who foster inclusion, participation, and equal opportunity.

We are proud to be an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer, a member of Diversity Works, and Partners of TupuToa and Pūhoro STEMM Academy. We particularly encourage speakers of Te Reo Māori or Pacific languages to apply.

T+T are proud to be part of the Rainbow Tick Whānau and welcome applicants from rainbow communities.

Job Details

  • Reference #: 27509
  • Posted on: 06 Nov 2023
  • Closes on: 30 Nov 2023 12:00
  • Location(s): Wellington
  • Expertise: Ecology
  • Job level(s): Graduate (1-4 years), Professional (5-10)
  • Work type(s): Full Time, Permanent