Senior Ecologist, Newcastle – permanent full time position.

Biosis is looking to appoint an ambitious Senior Ecologist to join our team in Newcastle. 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 various projects throughout NSW and a driver for the development of our ecological capabilities in the region.

You will provide ecological advice and guidance to our clients, undertake flora and fauna assessments, manage and participate in projects, produce high level technical reports and proposals and maintain a profile in the professional community as an ecologist. The successful applicant will assist with developing the ecology arm of the Newcastle office, reporting to and working closely with the Ecology Team Leader and the Operations Manager – NSW.

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 allowance.
• Employee reward and recognition program.
• Flexible work arrangements.
• Mentoring and training program.
• Study assistance.
• Employee assistance program.
• Social activities.
• Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

Biosis has undertaken many ecological, heritage and environmental approval projects throughout south-eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary 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.

Senior Ecologist, Newcastle

Biosis is seeking a Senior Ecologist with extensive field experience in botany and highly capable of providing sound environmental advice and guidance to our clients. Your responsibilities will include being a regional lead for ecology sales in Newcastle and 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 Ecologist.

Essential selection criteria:
• Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology.
• A strong understanding of Commonwealth and NSW legislation relevant to ecological assessment.
• Understanding of ecological assessments, legislation and guidelines.
• Experience in project management and budget control.
• Comprehensive report writing and proposal writing skills.
• Experience working independently and as a part of a team.
• Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
• Skills in the development and maintenance of lasting client relationships.
• Strong experience with field survey design and implementation.
• Experience in marketing, business development and client relationship management.
• A current manual driver’s licence.

Desirable selection criteria:
• Biodiversity Assessment Methodology assessor accreditation.
• Sales and client experience in the Newcastle/Hunter region, North Coast and north-western NSW regions.
• A minimum of five years’ ecological experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector.
• Interpersonal and relationship building skills.

This is a permanent position and 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 on 0438 191 025. To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a
covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Amy Byrne, Administrative Assistant:
abyrne@biosis.com.au

Position Description

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.