Technical Assistant – Melbourne – 12 month contract.

Biosis is looking to appoint an energetic Technical Assistant to join our team in Melbourne. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading consultancy that provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.   

Working closely with our experienced and multi-disciplined team of archaeologists, botanists, ecologists, zoologists, GIS specialists and environmental planners, you will provide support to the consulting team across our metro and regional offices, ensuring the successful delivery of a wide range of projects.

Reporting to the Services Manager, the Technical Assistant duties include assisting staff with vehicle, travel and equipment bookings, purchasing, organising field work, preparation of ecology and cultural heritage field surveys, maintaining training records and assisting all offices with general administration tasks.

Essential selection criteria

  • Experience in logistics, administration and project management (preferably within a consultancy).
  • An understanding, experience or qualifications in the areas of ecology or cultural heritage.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • The ability to think on your feet and problem solve.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills.
  • Competency with computers as well as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
  • A current driver’s license.
  • Australian citizenship/residency, or a valid work permit.

Operating for over 35 years, Biosis offers the security of an established firm and a supportive work culture, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Albury, Ballarat, Newcastle, Wangaratta and Wollongong.

We provide the successful applicant with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super and a wide range of employment benefits, including: 

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

Our Melbourne office is located in Port Melbourne, close to the CBD and easily accessible by public transport. 

For more information, contact Louise Reardon on (03) 8686 4884. 

To apply, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Louise Reardon at

Position Description

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 9am on Monday 29 July 2019.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.