Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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New Zealand - Waikato, Hamilton - NZ

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 Senior/Principal level ecologist to join our growing team of ecologists and environmental scientists. The role is suited to someone who thrives on 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 plan, lead and conduct ecological field surveys, including the utilisation of innovative field techniques, collecting and analysing ecological data and preparing 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
  • High quality writing skills, including drafting formal ecological reports, proposals, tender documents, and correspondence
  • Leading and/or conducting field surveys
  • Applying 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 impact assessments (in line with EIANZ, 2018)
  • 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 (internal and external) to enhance client retention and growth
  • Identify further opportunities with client and cross-sell AECOM services where appropriate
AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators - bright, creative, quirky and curious individuals - inspired to transform our world for the better.


We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development and wellbeing

We’ve been recognized 4-years running by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s equal participation throughout our workplace.
  • Flexible work arrangement that includes flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time and job share options
  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Purchased additional annual leave options
  • Corporate employee discounts from up to 400 retailers
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. vaccinations, health insurance discounts
  • Employee stock purchase plans
  • Professional memberships
  • Study assistance
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.
Minimum Requirements
  • A minimum of 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.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249036BR

Additional Locations NZ - Auckland

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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