Freshwater Ecologist

Location: Orewa

Cato Bolam is a leading professional consultancy providing start-to-end solutions for housing, land development, subdivision and infrastructure projects. Our company purpose is “Creating Great Places” and that is what we strive to achieve – for our clients, our communities, and our environment.

The Opportunity

An opportunity exists in our Orewa office for a Freshwater Ecologist to support the company’s environmental team over the full range of environmental activities including client liaison, field and office analysis, reporting and assessments.  In this role you will be responsible for providing input into ecological aspects of resource consent applications and environmental impact assessments relating to stream classification, wetland, riparian and bush restoration/ enhancement.  There will also be the opportunity to be involved in the preparation of resource consent applications relating to rural subdivisions, environmental protection /enhancement proposals.   The role provides an excellent opportunity to work, develop and broaden your skills under the guidance and mentoring of our highly experienced Environmental Director.

 About Us

Cato Bolam, established in 1972, is a multi-disciplined professional service business and our team of 80+ located across four offices in Auckland and Northland has a proud reputation for delivering high quality services and outcomes.  We offer a friendly, flexible working environment and a salary package that is attractive and targeted at the experience and potential of the applicant.

 About You

You should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in ecology or equivalent and 3+ years freshwater ecology experience.  Ideally you will be locally based, motivated and a team player with excellent communication skills.

You will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental science or a related field
  • Up to 3 years’ NZ experience as a freshwater ecologist
  • Experienced in electric fishing, SEV Assessments and Stream Classifications
  • Experience in water mitigation and effects on streams
  • Terrestrial experience an advantage
  • Competent report writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with wider project team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Competent in computer related tasks using packages such as Word and Excel
  • Drivers licence is essential
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated approach

If you possess all or most of the above skills and believe you have the qualities and experience that we seek to join our dynamic team ensuring delivery of high-quality ecology solutions and client engagement, then we would like to hear from you.

What we offer

A career at Cato Bolam gives the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals in a supportive work environment.  We are committed to investing in our people, provide personal development plan support and mentoring to help you grow and take the next step.

Enjoy working a short walk from Orewa Beach and cafés, take a leisurely stroll at lunch time or join our team at the local gym.  We have plenty of social activities, are proud of the company culture, our reputation and value each team members contribution.

Location: Orewa, North Auckland

Hours: Preferred hours are 40 hours per week Monday to Friday (flexibility will be considered)

Benefits: Competitive Salary, employee health insurance, 50% paid gym membership and the opportunity to work with a great team.

If you are ready for your next venture and would like the opportunity to join our team, apply NOW by forwarding your application to:

Myles Goodwin


09 427 0072