Project Zoologist (Newcastle).

Biosis is looking to appoint a skilful and passionate Project Zoologist to join our team in Newcastle. 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 a multi-disciplined team of highly regarded professionals, you will be expected to become an integral member of the ecology team and be a key contributor to various existing and future projects throughout NSW.

This is a 12 month contract position with the potential to become permanent.

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

As part of the Newcastle team you’ll be located in one of NSW’s premier regional centres with the accessibility to services of a big city, as well as affordable housing, short commuting times and a relaxed coastal lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of natural environments with a diverse client list.

We are seeking a Project Zoologist with technical field skills and experience in field zoology, project management skills and capability of providing 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, project management, marketing and establishing a profile in the professional community as a zoologist.

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

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications with a focus in zoology
  • A minimum of two years of ecological experience in either a consultancy or the public sector
  • An understanding of Commonwealth and NSW legislation with regard to ecology
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Experience in managing projects, particularly consulting projects, including project scoping, proposal writing, financial management and project resourcing
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation
  • Competency with computer programs and electronic field data collection technology
  • Microsoft Office experience such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A current manual driver’s licence.

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

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

  • A competitive salary package
  • A dedicated professional development program, including a PD allowance
  • Our employee reward and recognition program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Our mentorship and development program
  • Study assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social and networking opportunities
  • Internal transfer opportunities throughout Australia.

For more information, contact Louise Reardon on 03 8686 4884. 

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

Position Description

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Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 12 March 2020

 Please note: Australian residents or work permits only.