Botanist, NSW.

Biosis is looking to appoint an ambitious Botanist to join our team in NSW for a full-time, 12-month contract position, with the opportunity to extend for the right candidate. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading consultancy, which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.

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.

About the role

The Botanist will have experience in field botany and the capability of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients.  Your responsibilities will include designing, coordinating and undertaking field surveys and projects, preparation of proposals and technical reports, and undertaking project management and client liaison responsibilities. Additionally, you will establish an industry presence in the professional community as a Botanist.

You will have the ability to choose your office of preference within one of our NSW offices, in addition to flexible work from home arrangements. 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 existing and future projects throughout NSW, and a driver for the development of our ecological capabilities in the region.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role, please demonstrate these required skills and attributes within your cover letter:

  • Tertiary qualifications in ecology or botany.
  • A minimum of two years of botany experience (preferably in consultancy or the public sector).
  • Broad plant identification skills, preferably with experience in NSW.
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and state legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Strong proposal and report writing skills.
  • Basic experience in sales, client relationship management and business development including client liaison and consultation.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook or similar software packages.
  • A driver’s licence (manual preferable).
  • Australian citizenship/residency, or a valid work permit (required).
  • Experience with project management, including managing budgets (desirable).

Our offer

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, and 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 Jennifer Varela on 03 8686 4863.

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

Position Description

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 5 pm on Monday 29th  November 2021.

Please note: Australian residents/work permits only.

Biosis encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.