Field Botanist, Wollongong OR Sydney (12 month contract).

Biosis is looking to appoint an ambitious field botanist to join our team in either our Wollongong or Sydney offices. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading consultancy which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.

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

Biosis has undertaken many ecological, heritage and environmental approval projects throughout south-eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced team that includes aquatic ecologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, environmental planners and GIS operators.  We have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta and Wollongong.

Biosis is seeking a field botanist with experience in field botany and the capacity to provide environmental advice and guidance to our clients.  Your responsibilities will include participating in, conducting and managing projects and the production of technical reports.  Additional duties will include survey design and implementation, proposal writing, sales and establishing a profile in the professional community as a Field Botanist.

Essential selection criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology and/or botany.
  • A minimum of one year of botanical experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector.
  • Broad plant identification skills, preferably with experience in NSW.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and State legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Basic experience in sales, client relationship management 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 license is a must along with 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 will 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

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 29 October 2018.

 Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.