Graduate Ecologist – Terrestrial

Location: Cato Bolam Orewa Office

Cato Bolam is a leading land development consultancy providing “start-to-end solutions” for land development, subdivision and land use projects, large and small. Our services include planning, surveying, engineering, architecture, environmental and project management.

With more than four decades of experience we have built a reputation for providing dependable, best quality professional services, in our own friendly and approachable way. We set high standards for all aspects of our work, and clients trust us to deliver. In an environment of ever-increasing complexity, our job is to make the complex simple, to communicate well and to achieve first-class solutions for our clients. We listen to our client’s needs, understand those needs, and go beyond client expectations to deliver creative and inspired solutions.

At Cato Bolam our people are our strength. Our purpose is creating great places. Our aim is to create built and natural environments that are great places for people, communities and which create a better future.

We are a friendly team of professionals working across four offices, in Henderson, Orewa, Manukau and Whangarei, who are supportive of each other and work collaboratively whilst having fun along the way.

The Opportunity

An opportunity exists in our Orewa office for a Graduate Ecologist – Terrestrial 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 Principal.

About You

You would ideally be locally based and have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental science or a related field
  • Up to 3 years’ New Zealand experience as a terrestrial ecologist
  • Ability to undertake bush and wetland assessments, enhancement proposals and write reports
  • Experience in stream classifications
  • 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 skills above or are a recent graduate who is motivated and keen to learn on a wide range of projects delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions, then we would like to hear from you.

What we offer

A career at Cato Bolam gives, not only the opportunity to learn a wide range of ecology skills, but to be part of a team of professionals from other disciplines leading projects from concept to completion in as supportive work environment. We are committed to investing in our people and creating high performers. We provide personal development plan support and mentoring to help you grow and take the next step.

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

Michelle Bain
09 427 0072

APPLICANTS Please note: If you are being presented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Cato Bolam.

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