We are looking for either an Entry Level, Intermediate or Senior Vegetation Ecologist or Botanist to join our team of dedicated and specialist ecologists based in Rotorua. 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. 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.


  • A post-graduate degree in ecology/botany or higher.
  • Sound field skills covering a range of ecosystems, habitats, and taxa.
  • Good knowledge and experience of New Zealand vegetation and botany
  • Skills and experience in New Zealand 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 driving licence
  • 4WD experience


  • Operating at a professional level within the ecological sector.
  • Development of solutions.
  • Personal development and commitment to progressing your career as an ecologist.
  • Supporting and contributing to our company’s national objectives.
  • Project management including client liaison, proposal and tender preparation, and financial control, ensuring effective delivery of projects to a high standard.
  • Maintain and expand our client base and resource management in the ecology field.
  • Proactively managing the flow of information, correspondence, and queries.
  • Proactively interpreting and taking appropriate actions/decisions.

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 and botanical knowledge, to work on complex and interesting projects, in a learning and fun environment, with a supportive team.

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

Applications Close: Monday 22 November 2021 at 5.00pm.

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