Professional / Senior Ecologist


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

AECOM's Auckland Natural Resources team is involved in a number of transformational projects that will significantly shape Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and other locations around NZ, including the communities that many of us live in.

We are looking for a self-motivated ecologist who enjoys challenges and a diverse workload. The role will involve assisting in the delivery of high-quality freshwater and terrestrial surveys, monitoring and restoration programs, and technical advice to our clients. Critical to the applicant's success in the role will be their ability to participate in field-based work, collect and analyse ecological data and prepare accurate, clear and concise reports in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Additionally, candidates must be adaptable and willing to diversify their skillsets by assisting the broader environmental team (air quality, contaminated land, environmental management) on an as-needs basis.

Some of your key responsibilities include;

  • Drafting formal ecological reports, proposals, tender documents, and correspondence
  • Conducting field surveys
  • Apply sampling strategies and employing a range of survey techniques
  • Ability to travel to and undertake fieldwork with minimal support, potentially for extended periods of time
  • Carry out ecological and environmental impact assessments
  • Provide high-level scientific report writing, incorporating relevant policy and legislation requirements, ecological impact assessment, monitoring and issuing recommendations
  • Keeping abreast of new policies and legislation relating to biodiversity
  • Ability to manage projects (or components of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationship with clients to enhance client retention and growth
  • Identify further opportunities with client and cross-sell AECOM services where appropriate

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • 4- 8 years relevant professional experience
  • Previous ecological consulting experience
  • Demonstrated experience in ecological survey work
  • Quality and productivity in execution of duties and responsibilities as outlined previously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification (Environmental Science, Ecology, or similar)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

AECOM's Auckland Natural Resources team is involved in a number of transformational projects that will significantly shape Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and other locations around NZ, including the communities that many of us live in.

We are looking for a self-motivated ecologist who enjoys challenges and a diverse workload. The role will involve assisting in the delivery of high-quality freshwater and terrestrial surveys, monitoring and restoration programs, and technical advice to our clients. Critical to the applicant's success in the role will be their ability to participate in field-based work, collect and analyse ecological data and prepare accurate, clear and concise reports in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Additionally, candidates must be adaptable and willing to diversify their skillsets by assisting the broader environmental team (air quality, contaminated land, environmental management) on an as-needs basis.

Some of your key responsibilities include;

  • Drafting formal ecological reports, proposals, tender documents, and correspondence
  • Conducting field surveys
  • Apply sampling strategies and employing a range of survey techniques
  • Ability to travel to and undertake fieldwork with minimal support, potentially for extended periods of time
  • Carry out ecological and environmental impact assessments
  • Provide high-level scientific report writing, incorporating relevant policy and legislation requirements, ecological impact assessment, monitoring and issuing recommendations
  • Keeping abreast of new policies and legislation relating to biodiversity
  • Ability to manage projects (or components of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationship with clients to enhance client retention and growth
  • Identify further opportunities with client and cross-sell AECOM services where appropriate

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • 4- 8 years relevant professional experience
  • Previous ecological consulting experience
  • Demonstrated experience in ecological survey work
  • Quality and productivity in execution of duties and responsibilities as outlined previously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification (Environmental Science, Ecology, or similar)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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