Senior Ecologist – permanent full time position (Newcastle)

Biosis is seeking a Senior Ecologist with extensive field experience in botany and highly capable of providing sound environmental advice and guidance to our clients. Your responsibilities will include being a regional lead for ecology sales in Newcastle and 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 Senior Ecologist.

Essential selection criteria
• Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology.
• A strong understanding of Commonwealth and NSW legislation relevant to ecological assessment.
• Understanding of ecological assessments, legislation and guidelines.
• Experience in project management and budget control.
• Comprehensive report writing and proposal writing skills.
• Experience working independently and as a part of a team.
• Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
• Skills in the development and maintenance of lasting client relationships.
• Strong experience with field survey design and implementation.
• Experience in marketing, business development and client relationship management.
• A current manual driver’s licence.
Desirable selection criteria
• Biodiversity Assessment Methodology assessor accreditation.
• Sales and client experience in the Newcastle/Hunter region, North Coast and north-western NSW regions.
• A minimum of five years ecological experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector.
• Interpersonal and relationship building skills.

This is a permanent position and is best suited to individuals with a passion for ecology and looking to become part of an enthusiastic and vibrant team.

For more information, contact Amy Byrne on 0438 191 025. To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to: Amy Byrne, Administrative Assistant

A position description is available on our website at:

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.