Project Botanist, Sydney/Wollongong/Newcastle (12 month contract).

Biosis is looking to appoint an experienced Botanist to join our team in Sydney, Wollongong or Newcastle 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 that 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.


Biosis is seeking an ecologist with experience in botany, and the capability of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients. The successful candidate will play an integral role in carrying out biodiversity projects in the region. Your responsibilities will include designing, coordinating and undertaking field surveys and projects, preparation of project proposals and technical reports, and undertaking a degree of project management and client liaison responsibilities.

The role would be negotiable between the Sydney, Wollongong or Newcastle office. 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.


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

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology and or botany.
  • One to three years’ botanical experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector.
  • Broad plant identification skills, preferably with experience in NSW.
  • Strong report writing and proposal writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and state legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Basic experience in sales, client relationship management, 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
  • Experience with project management, including budgets (preferable).
  • Australian citizenship/residency, or a valid work permit (required).


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:

  • The 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, to:

Position Description

A position description is available here. 

Applications will close at 5 pm on Monday 24th May 2021

Please note: Australian residents/work permits only.