Melbourne, Victoria



GHD’s Natural Resources team has an exciting opportunity for a full time or part time Botanist / Senior Botanist with 3-10 years’ experience to join our team of ecologists to assist in the delivery of flora-based projects.

In this role, you would be part of one of the largest ecology practices across Australia. With the opportunity to work on a broad range of vegetation types including grassland, wetland, forest and woodland communities, from the coast to alpine areas. Based in Victoria (in our Melbourne CBD or Geelong office)

This role will see you involved in

  • Field-based botanical survey work, including vegetation mapping, ecological monitoring, targeted threatened flora survey and Vegetation Quality Assessments using the Habitat Hectares approach
  • Ecological impact assessment and offsetting for a range of projects from small scale infrastructure impact assessments to assisting with major projects of state significance, e.g. Environment Effects Statements
  • Preparation of proposals and technical reports for public and private sector clients
  • Assisting with the delivery of projects on time and within budget and to required quality standards

What would you bring to the team

We are seeking an enthusiastic botanist who is keen to take on a new challenge and join our high performing team. With a background founded on tertiary qualifications in botany or ecology, you will have relevant experience in the following areas:

  • Conducting vegetation surveys in south-east Australia in a broad range of environments, particularly within Victoria
  • Good botanical identification skills, including experience using dissecting microscopes and identification keys
  • Undertaking Habitat Hectare assessments (VQA accreditation preferable)
  • Willingness to work flexibly, particularly when undertaking flora surveys and traveling to remote locations
  • Ability to independently undertake flora surveys and present findings in detailed technical reports
  • Understanding of national and state environmental legislation and policy (e.g. EPBC Act, FFG Act, Planning and Environment Act) is desirable but not essential
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills: A strong team player who builds rapport with both internal & external stakeholders
  • An unrestricted Victorian driver’s license and capacity to work outdoors
  • Consulting experience is desirable but not essential

You will be willing to share your knowledge and learn from others, and be passionate about making a practical contribution toward biodiversity conservation in Australia.

The job involves regular fieldwork throughout Victoria, sometimes in remote areas, with the potential to travel interstate.

Our commitment to you

Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity. 

In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements. 


Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities. 

So, do you have what it takes: passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own?

About GHD

As one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. 

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from people of all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

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