Project Management Administrator, Sydney – 12 month contract.

Biosis is seeking a Project Management Administrator to join our market-leading consultancy, which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia. 

Working closely with the Operations Manager (New South Wales) and our experienced and multi-disciplined team of archaeologists, botanists, ecologists, zoologists, GIS specialists and environmental planners, you will provide administrative and project management support to management and the consulting team across our metro and regional offices, ensuring the successful delivery of a wide range of projects.

The Project Management Administrator role is an excellent opportunity for ecology or heritage graduates looking to enter the field of environmental consulting and project management. The role provides opportunities for further development, both as a Biosis employee and an environmental consultant, for the right candidate. The position could also suit an experienced administrator looking to return to work; flexible work arrangements could be considered for the right candidate. This position is initially offered as a 12-month contract, with opportunities for extension. 

Key areas of responsibility include: 

  • Assist senior management and other senior staff with project and non-project related administration duties
  • Project management administration for NSW consulting team
  • Undertake logistical support, planning and administration for ecology, heritage and environmental approval projects
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of budget trackers and project invoicing
  • Assist in the preparation for ecology and heritage field surveys
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals and tenders
  • Undertake maintenance and organisation of the project management database (APS)
  • Develop and maintain internal project management systems
  • Provide administrative support to the Operations Manager – New South Wales.

To be considered for this role, candidates must satisfy the following key selection criteria:

  • Experience in logistics, administration and project management preferably in consultancy
  • Strong written communication skills including report and proposal writing
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • Experience in database management
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills and ability to coordinate team work
  • Clear, concise and effective communication skills and the ability to think on your feet and problem solve
  • Competency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages
  • Australian citizenship, or the right to work in Australia with no restrictions to working hours.

Desirable selection criteria

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. environmental science, ecology, zoology, archaeology, planning)
  • Some experience working in ecology, heritage and environmental approvals or within a consulting environment
  • A current manual driver’s licence.

Operating for over 35 years, Biosis offers the security of an established firm and a supportive work culture, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Albury, Ballarat, Newcastle, Wangaratta, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

This position is based in our Sydney office, located close to the CBD and easily accessible by public transport. We are a short walk from Redfern or Green Square train stations, which provides access to all the services of Sydney without the hassle of traffic and parking.

We will provide the successful applicant with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance, plus a wide range of employment benefits, including:

  • Employee reward and recognition program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Mentoring and training program
  • Study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 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

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 9am on Monday 3 June 2019.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.