Botanist / Ecologist


Niche Environment and Heritage


Wollongong or Parramatta, NSW

  • Mid-level to senior, full time role based at Parramatta or Wollongong
  • Minimum 5 years consulting experience; accredited BAM Assessor preferred
  • Attractive salary package 

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in ecology, cultural heritage management, environmental approvals and biodiversity offsetting. Established in 2009, we deliver projects to clients across eastern Australia from our nine locations. Our 40-strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists and environmental engineers.

Niche is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic mid-level to senior Botanist/Ecologist who preferably is an accredited Biodiversity Assessment Methodology Assessor or who has the capacity to quickly become accredited.

This position is being offered on a full-time and ongoing basis. We are seeking someone with more than 5 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Ideally you will have a professional focus and demonstrated experience with ecological management, including BAM assessments.

Key attributes we are seeking from candidates include: 

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably a degree in ecology, botany or science.
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience undertaking field-based surveys, data analysis and reporting, preferably in a consulting capacity.
  • Accredited BAM Assessor (desirable).
  • Experience undertaking ecological survey in the vegetation communities of NSW.
  • Working knowledge of relevant NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation and planning policies.
  • Previous experience in preparing ecological reports such as ecological impact assessments, monitoring reports and management plans.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team of professionals.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including technical report writing.
  • The ability to establish and maintain a core customer base through strong interpersonal skills and excellent customer service.
  • Competence with technology including experience with using: GPS and DGPS; tablet and laptop computers; smart-phones; digital cameras; and the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • A full current driver’s licence and able to drive a manual vehicle.

An attractive salary package will be offered commensurate with level of experience.

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