Consultant/Senior Botanist, Western Sydney.

Biosis is seeking an experienced botanist to join our expanding New South Wales ecology team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic leading consultancy which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.

From our newly established Western Sydney office, you will contribute to a number of exciting ecology projects across NSW, playing a key role in managing large and complex projects while developing, leading and maintaining major client relationships. You will also contribute to project work through participation in project teams, project management, fieldwork, and client liaison. 

Working closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, you will become an integral member of the NSW ecology team, a key contributor to existing and future projects and a driver for the development of our capabilities in the region.

Biosis employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team of aquatic ecologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, environmental planners and GIS operators.  We also have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

Our new open plan Western Sydney office is conveniently located in Emu Plains, minutes from a train station and bus stop. 

This position will suit a senior botanist with experience in field botany and associated biodiversity legislation, capable of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients. Your responsibilities will include plant identification, vegetation ecology, surveying for threatened plants in NSW, conducting and managing projects and the production of quality technical reports. Additional duties will include survey design and implementation, proposal writing, mentoring junior staff, marketing and establishing a profile in the professional community as a botanist.

To be considered for this role, you must possess the following selection criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in botany and/or ecology (or similar)
  • A minimum of five years’ ecological (preferably botanical) experience, ideally in consultancy or the public sector
  • Strong plant identification skills for the greater Sydney region and knowledge of the NSW Vegetation Information System
  • Skills in threatened flora and threatened ecological community identification
  • Experience in implementing the 2017 NSW Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM)
  • NSW BAM Assessor accreditation (preferred)
  • Strong report writing and proposal writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of Commonwealth and state legislation with regard to ecology
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation
  • Experience in client liaison and consultation
  • Experience in marketing and business development including proposal preparation and client liaison
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages
  • A current manual driver’s licence
  • A keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants
  • Experience with project management, including budgets
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, and a supportive and vibrant work culture. We provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base salary plus super. Our ecology team works collaboratively across the company and you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a range of industry experts within Biosis.

As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Professional development program, including a PD allowance
  • Employee reward and recognition program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Mentorship and development program
  • Study assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social activities
  • Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

For more information, contact Amy Byrne on 0438 191 025. 

To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to:  Amy Byrne at

Position Description

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Applications will close at 9am on Wednesday 1 May 2019.  

 Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.