Project Botanist, Melbourne (12 month contract).

Biosis is looking to appoint a motivated Project Botanist to join our team in Melbourne. 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 VIC, a key contributor to existing and future projects throughout VIC, 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 Melbourne office is located in Port Melbourne, close to the CBD and easily accessible by public transport.  We are a very short walk from the North Port tram stop. This central location provides access to all the services of Melbourne without the hassle of traffic and parking.

Selection criteria

Biosis is seeking a Project Botanist with experience in field botany, and the capability of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients.  Your responsibilities will include participating in, conducting and managing projects, and the production of technical reports.  Additional duties will include; survey design and implementation, proposal writing, sales and establishing a profile in the professional community as a botanist.

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

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology and or botany
  • A minimum of three years’ botanical experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector
  • Broad plant identification skills, preferably with experience in Victoria
  • 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 licence
  • Experience with project management, including budgets
  • Australian citizenship/residency, or a valid work permit.

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:

Position Description

A position description is available here.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 5 October 2020

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.