Ecology Team Leader

Ecology Team Leader - Wellington (2)
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Wildland Consultants is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading ecological providers, with a reputation based on outstanding services and integrity, making a real difference for people and the environment.

We are committed to providing high quality and cost-effective ecological information, advice and technical services to a wide range of clients. Our company purpose is to provide outstanding ecological services to sustain and improve our environments.  Our valued team strive to achieve this for our clients, our communities, and our environment.

Wildlands has a long-proven record of working with our clients to solve complex ecological issues, and achieve effective gains for them, and our biodiversity.


  • A company where people, clients and the environment come first.
  • A business that prides itself on diversity and flexibility.
  • A highly engaged and respected team of highly experienced professional who love working together.


A talented experienced ecologist to lead our high performing and motivated Ecology Team in our Wellington office.

A person who has a commitment to providing fit-for-purpose information to support good decisions and is a strategic thinker who relishes working at the interface between evidence and decision making.

Someone who puts people first, values diversity, and enjoys leading a team to develop and grow.


  • Consultancy experience (desirable).
  • Strong New Zealand ecology knowledge.
  • Experience in ecological effects assessments, management and restoration of natural areas.
  • Ability to think strategically, and work proactively towards Wildlands Strategic vision.
  • Passion and commitment to excellent leadership with proven people management skills.
  • An understanding of where to focus your team's efforts, how to play to people's strengths.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to build productive working relationships and work collaboratively.
  • Experience in working with ambiguity and dealing with complex problems.
  • An understanding of the importance of other knowledge bases and information sources (including mātauranga Māori).
  • A post-graduate qualification in ecology. In particular, good knowledge and experience of New Zealand botany and plant ecology, restoration biology and ecological management or expertise in another field of ecology.

 If you are interested in what we are looking for and possess all or most of these skills and are keen to be involved in a wide range of projects delivering innovative and sustainable solutions, working and leading a team of very knowledgeable ecologists, then we would like to hear from you.


An opportunity to join our Aotearoa New Zealand owned and operated consultancy that is dynamic, flexible and expanding, and where our values drive everything, we do.


A career at Wildlands gives the opportunity to be part of a team of very experienced ecologists in a supportive work environment. We are committed to investing in our people, we provide support for professional development and provide mentoring to help you grow and take the next step with your career.


We are proud of the company culture, our reputation and value each team member’s contribution.


Benefits: Flexible Working Environment, Competitive Salary plus benefits. Wildlands has a strong workplace culture with a focus on wellbeing. Reward and recognition to celebrate the great things our Wildlands whanau achieve, either as a team, or as individuals and an opportunity to work with a great team.  Prospect of diverse roles within the company, diverse geographic locations, and opportunities to work or relocate around the country and progress your career.


Wellington : Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. The city is home to many museums, theatres and arts festivals, including Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the biennial Festival of the Arts.    The city is situated alongside Wellington Harbour and surrounded by natural beauty. 

If you are ready for your next venture and would like the opportunity to join our team, apply NOW. See our website for further information on Wildland Consultants Ltd and how to apply for this position. 


Applications will close when a suitable candidate has been recruited.

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



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Wildland Consultants
99 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone : 73439019 Company Profile Website :
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