Project Botanist/Ecologist, Sydney – 12 month contract.

Biosis is looking to appoint an energetic Project Botanist/Ecologist to join our team in Sydney. 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 NSW, a key contributor to existing and future projects throughout NSW, 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 operators.  We have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

Our Sydney office is located close to the CBD and is easily accessible by public transport. We are a short walk from Redfern or Green Square train stations. This provides access to all the services of Sydney without the hassle of traffic and parking.

Biosis is seeking a Project Botanist/Ecologist with experience in field botany and associated biodiversity legislation, capable of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients.  Your responsibilities will include participating in, plant identification, plant ecology, surveying for threatened plants in NSW, conducting and managing projects, and the production of technical reports.  Additional duties will include; survey design and implementation, proposal writing, marketing and establishing a profile in the professional community as a Project Botanist/Ecologist.

To be considered for this role, you will possess the following selection criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in botany and/or ecology (or similar).
  • A minimum of two years ecological, preferably botanical experience, ideally in consultancy or the public sector.
  • Broad plant identification skills for the greater Sydney region and knowledge of the NSW Vegetation Information System.
  • Skills in threatened flora and threatened ecological community identification.
  • Experience in implementing the 2017 NSW Biobanking Assessment Methodology (BAM).
  • NSW Biobanking Assessor accreditation (desirable).
  • Strong report writing and proposal writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and State legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Experience in client liaison and consultation.
  • Basic experience in marketing and business development including proposal preparation and client liaison.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
  • A current manual driver’s license is a must along with a keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.
  • Experience with project management, including budgets.
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills.

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 PD 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 5pm on Monday 28 November 2019.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.