Technical Officer (Botany)


Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd


Geelong, Victoria

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd is an ethical Company built on integrity and professionalism. Our experienced team has a wealth of expertise in the fields of terrestrial and aquatic ecology, Aboriginal, historical and built heritage, bushfire risk assessment and management, and geospatial solutions. We are renowned for providing innovative solutions to complex projects for a variety of Government and private clients throughout Australia. We have established offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Geelong, and work across various industries.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wishes to further develop their experience and skills as a botanist, and the position provides excellent prospects in a growing business for the right person.

We also welcome senior candidates with between 5-10+ years' experience to apply, as we will consider you for a more senior role with the Company.

This position requires you to have practical experience, particularly in regards to undertaking botanical field investigations, having excellent identification skills, familiarity with Victoria's flora species and the ability to communicate this information, both verbally and in highly technical reports, to our clients.

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferable a degree or post graduate degree in environmental science (botany, ecology), natural resource management, or related discipline.
  • A minimum one year practical experience undertaking field based botanical surveys.
  • Knowledge of, and preferably how to apply, environmental legislation and government policy such as the EPBC Act and Victoria’s Guidelines for the Removal, Destruction or Lopping of Native Vegetation.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare ecological reports such as impact assessments, targeted significant species surveys, policy development, and the preparation of Conservation Management Plans.
  • Ability to manage projects and willingness to learn quickly, and to demonstrate high level of professionalism.
  • Other non-technical skills required include excellent communication skills, high level of computer literacy, and ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • You should be prepared to work flexible hours, including when conducting ecological field surveys, and be willing to travel to field locations (often in remote areas) throughout Australia. The company is currently working on several large infrastructure projects (road, rail, pipelines etc.) across Australia and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist on these projects
  • Current Victorian Drivers License and capacity to work outdoors essential.

You will also have good time management capability, excellent communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines. You will be willing to share your knowledge and learn from others, enjoy being part of our team, and be passionate about making a positive contribution toward biodiversity conservation in Australia.

The position provides a flexible work environment with considerable opportunities to grow in the position and move within the Company.

A competitive remuneration package (including being part of the company’s profit share scheme and other employee professional development programs) will be offered to the successful applicant, based on qualifications, skills and experience.

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