Melbourne, Victoria

GHD’s Natural Resources group has an exciting opportunity for a Botanist to join our Flora team to assist with the delivery of a range of exciting and high-profile projects in south-eastern Australia. You will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of vegetation types including grassland, wetland, forest and woodland communities, from the coast to alpine areas. This is a full time 12 month contract position, with the opportunity to extend for the right candidate.

Working with the Team Leader – Flora, this Botanist position has access to a broad cross-section of disciplines within the Natural Resources and broader GHD team, and 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 method
  • Ecological impact assessments 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
  • Ecological monitoring fieldwork, involving surveys for threatened species, involvement in long-term monitoring projects, assessing the benefits of environmental watering projects etc.
  • Preparation of proposals and technical reports for public and private sector clients
  • Assisting with the delivery of projects with the mentoring support of highly experienced and supportive professionals
  • Collaborating with GHD staff from a range of disciplines including Environmental Planners, Cultural Heritage Advisors, Engineers, Project Managers etc.

What would you bring to the team?

  • Two-five years’ experience 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
  • Experience undertaking Habitat Hectare assessments (Habitat Hectare (VQA) accreditation preferable)
  • Willingness to work flexibly, particularly when undertaking flora surveys and traveling to remote locations (A current full Victorian driver’s license and capacity to work outdoors)
  • 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 great teammate, who builds rapport with both internal & external partners

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 flexible work arrangements.

Why GHD?

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.

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11 April 2020

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