Project Botanist, Wollongong.

Biosis is looking to appoint a Project Botanist to join our NSW ecology team in Wollongong. Working closely with a multi-disciplined team of professionals, you’ll be expected to become an integral member of the NSW ecology team and a key contributor to existing and future projects across NSW.

Biosis has undertaken many ecological and cultural heritage projects throughout eastern Australia. We employ a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team that includes botanists, zoologists, aquatic ecologists, archaeologists and GIS specialists. We have offices in Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne and Wangaratta.

Biosis is seeking a project botanist with experience in field botany and associated biodiversity legislation, capable of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients. Your responsibilities will include participating in plant identification, plant ecology, surveying for threatened plants in NSW, conducting and managing projects and the production of technical reports. Additional duties will include survey design and implementation, proposal writing, 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 two years ecological (preferably botanical) experience, ideally in consultancy or the public sector.
  • Broad 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 Biobanking Assessment Methodology (BAM).
  • NSW Biobanking Assessor accreditation (desirable).
  • Strong report writing and proposal writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and state legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Experience in client liaison and consultation.
  • Basic 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 license.
  • 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 an experienced team in ecological assessment with a strong supportive work culture. We will provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance, plus a wide range of employment benefits. As a Biosis employee, you will be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • employee reward and recognition program
  • flexible work arrangements
  • mentoring and training program
  • study assistance
  • employee assistance program
  • social activities
  • internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

This opportunity is best suited to individuals with a passion for ecology and looking to become part of an enthusiastic and vibrant team.

For more information, contact Amy Byrne at our head office on 0438 191 025. To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Amy Byrne –

Position Description

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 7 January 2019. 

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.