Senior Botanist


GHD Pty Ltd


Melbourne, Victoria

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GHD’s Natural Resources group has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Botanist to join our Flora team to assist with the delivery of a range of exciting and high-profile projects in south-eastern Australia. Our group has an established cohort of senior terrestrial and aquatic ecologists whom you’ll work with collaboratively to both deliver projects and to help guide and mentor more junior team members. You will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of vegetation types including grassland, wetland, forest and woodland communities, from the mallee to alpine areas. This is a full-time position, will flexible work arrangements available, but ideally you would be based in either our Melbourne, Geelong or Mildura offices.

Working with the Team Leader – Flora, you will have 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, involving the design and implementation of monitoring programs, surveys for threatened species, managing long-term monitoring projects, assessing the benefits of environmental watering projects etc
  • Preparation of proposals and technical reports for public and private sector clients
  • Managing both ecology focused and multi-disciplinary projects, working with and supporting teams with the delivery of projects
  • Working with the Natural Resources Group Leader and other senior staff to assist with business planning and make strategic decisions for the group’s development
  • 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?

  • Over 7 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 and independently, particularly when undertaking flora surveys and traveling to remote locations (A current full Victorian driver’s license and capacity to work outdoors)
  • Willingness to work with a cohort of senior ecologists to guide and support more junior team members
  • Understanding of national and state environmental legislation and policy (e.g. EPBC Act, FFG Act, Planning and Environment Act)
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills: A great teammate, who builds rapport with both internal & external partners.

Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who we are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

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