Zoologist, Western Sydney.

Biosis is looking to appoint a skilled and energetic Zoologist to join our team in Western Sydney. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading consultancy which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.

This is a full time 12 month contract position, with the opportunity to extend for the right candidate.

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 new Western Sydney office is conveniently located at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Emu Plains, minutes from a train station and bus stop.

Biosis is seeking a Zoologist with experience in field zoology, 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 project proposals and technical reports, and undertaking some project management and client liaison responsibilities. Additionally you will establish an industry presence in the professional community as a Zoologist.

To apply, please address the below selection criteria within your cover letter:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology or zoology.
  • A minimum of one year of zoological experience (preferably in consultancy or the public sector).
  • Broad local region fauna identification skills.
  • 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.
  • Experience with project management, including managing budgets.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook or similar software packages.
  • A manual driver’s licence.
  • Australian citizenship/residency or the right to work permanently in Australia.

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 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 Louise Reardon on 03 8686 4884.

To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: the Hiring Manager at applications@biosis.com.au

Position Description

A position description is available here.

Applications will close on Sunday 20 December 2020.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.