Senior Botanist (Melbourne).

Biosis is looking to appoint an experienced and demonstrated Senior Botanist to our team in Melbourne. 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 VIC, a key contributor to existing and future projects throughout VIC, and a driver for the development of our ecological capabilities in the region.

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

Our Port Melbourne office is close to the CBD and easily accessible by public transport.  We are a very short walk from the North Port tram stop. This central location provides access to all the services of Melbourne without the hassle of traffic and parking.

Biosis is seeking a Senior Botanist with extensive experience in field botany, and who is highly capable of providing sound 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 senior botanist.

Essential selection criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology or botany
  • A minimum of five years botanical experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector
  • Strong plant identification skills, with experience in Victoria
  • Habitat Hectare accreditation
  • Strong report writing and proposal writing skills
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and state legislation with regard to ecology
  • Broad experience with field survey design and implementation
  • Experience with project management, including budgets
  • Experience in sales and business development including proposal preparation, client liaison and consultation
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages
  • 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. 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 professional development 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 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 5 pm on Monday 23rd March 2020.

Please note: applicants must hold the right to work permanently in Australia.