Senior Climbing Arborist - Nelson






Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

29 August 2018

Full time, Permanent

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Climbing Arborist to join our team. This is a permanent full-time role situated in the beautiful Nelson region.

Nelmac has a long and strong association with arboriculture in New Zealand and operates a well-equipped and supportive team, with regular opportunities for some excellent climbing challenges. The role offers a great deal of diversity, from maintaining Nelson’s street trees to climbing and dismantling large residential trees. Nelmac also maintains Nelson City Council’s beautiful heritage trees. This is your opportunity to climb and take care of some of New Zealand’s great trees.

Your skills and experience will see you being able to lead by example with your expert arboriculture capabilities. 

To be successful in the role you will have:
•    experience in running day to day operations of an Arboriculture team
•    experience in all aspects of professional arboriculture contracting including lines work (close approach preferred)
•    crane work and advanced rigging (preferred)
•    competence in rope and harness climbing, EWP and SRT operation experience preferred
•    a commitment to safe, efficient, quality work
•    an accurate tree identification skillset
•    a general mechanical aptitude
•    lines clearance work would be an advantage but is not essential.

We will provide you with up to date advanced climbing gear and a great working environment. 

You must also have a clean full class 1& 2 driver’s licence, NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical checks and drug screening.

This is an opportunity to work with a great team and develop your arboriculture career. If you have the right skills, experience and energy to join us, we’d like to hear from you.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact:
Luke Ashby, Team Leader – Arboriculture Nelson

To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter to 

Taking care of your environment from advice to delivery.

Nelmac is proud to safely deliver comprehensive solutions that enhance environments and communities, both now and for the future. As a wholly New Zealand-owned company with a professional, one-team approach, we utilise our resources and expertise of our 250 professionals to care for our natural and built environment by providing high quality consultancy, design, construction, asset management, maintenance and conservation services.

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