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Botanist (Graduate to Senior)


Travers bushfire & ecology


Central Coast, NSW

Travers bushfire & ecology need leaders in integrated ecological and bushfire management to join our in-demand ecological consulting services, working out of our Kariong office, NSW.

An exciting opportunity for a full time botanist who is passionate about plant ecology and who has experience in the field of ecological consulting has opened up.

We are seeking a botanist with minimum Science degree majoring in botanical study and preferably a Masters or PhD in plant taxonomy or similar discipline. 

Key Competencies

As a botanist with Travers bushfire & ecology you will have the necessary skills and experience to undertake the following:

  • Field botanical survey using accepted industry methodologies to identify species, populations and / or vegetation communities
  • Assist in the preparation of biodiversity offset assessments
  • Accurately identify threatened flora and undertake competent EEC classification under the BC Act and EPBC Act
  • Prepare ecological assessments in accordance with the EP&A Act, the BC Act and the EPBC Act.
  • Competently prepare vegetation / bushland management plans and assist with preparation of a variety of consultancy documents.

What can we offer the ideal candidate?

Travers bushfire & ecology operates across bushfire, ecological, arboriculture, archaeology and restoration ecology. We operate as a centralised team in Kariong NSW and have work from home and flexible work arrangements for proven reliable and independent employees.

We focus on developing professional careers through the provision of ongoing career development, and generous opportunities for training, industry group involvement. We provide staff with a career pathway from Graduate through to Principal Environmental Consultant, with numerous entry points.

As your role progresses you will be exposed to greater levels of project management and responsibility, client and stakeholder engagement, project scoping and budgeting, and business development and management opportunities, all of which are key elements of a successful career.

Travers bushfire & ecology is a growing business with a culture oriented around client service and a passion for what we do. We are committed to our organisational values and the career development of our staff.

We are an equal opportunity employer looking for the professional and misfits from any walk of life. We value variety, we are family and we care.

Flexible working hours

As a field and office-based bushfire consultant, working hours are generally between 9am-5.30pm with a minimum of a 38-hour week. Out-of-hours work will be required subject to the project requirements, including occasional weekend work on an overtime basis. Overnight stays are occasionally required for remote locations or sites where return travel on a daily basis is not practical.


  • VPN network to work from home as required.
  • Work phone with internet data package.
  • Access to company vehicles for field work.
  • All field expenses covered when undertaking field work.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • An inclusive and safe work environment.
  • An opportunity to join a close-knit team who are passionate about ecology, science and innovation.

Salary range

$75,000 - $120,000 per annum, plus superannuation (dependent upon experience).

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