Botanist (Principal / Senior Level)


Spectrum Ecology & Spatial



About the business and the role

Spectrum Ecology & Spatial is a Perth-based environmental consultancy built on innovation, scientific rigour, and quality service. We offer a comprehensive suite of capabilities in the fields of ecology, botany, zoology, and GIS/remote sensing. Due to strong growth and increasing business opportunities, we are looking for an experienced Principal or Senior Botanist to join the highly talented and growing team in our Leederville office. Interstate applicants are encouraged to apply with relocation assistance packages available.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The successful applicant will manage the completion of a variety of projects, including safely and effectively leading botanical field trips, analysing data, and producing high quality, informative reports and project solutions for our clients. The role will also include team management tasks, mentoring junior staff and assisting with the development of new business opportunities.

Skills and experience

  • Bachelor level degree in botany, environmental science, or equivalent. Post-graduate qualifications are not essential but will be viewed favourably.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a Botanist, preferably in Western Australia, including participating in field surveys and plant identification. Applicants wishing to be considered will have at least 4-5 years experience as a botanist, including leading field surveys.
  • Strong communication skills, and a demonstrated high standard of report writing abilities.
  • Strong analytical skills, including statistical analysis. High level competencies in Microsoft Excel and "R" (statistical software) highly desirable.
  • Highly competent with GIS software (e.g., QGIS, ArcGIS).
  • Strong project management skills suitable for leading medium to large sized projects in a day-to-day consultancy environment.
  • Current ‘manual’ driving licence.

What we offer

Spectrum Ecology offers you the opportunity to join an experienced, growing team with a positive, friendly, and fun atmosphere, located in the heart of Leederville. You will be exposed to some of the latest technologies employed in ecological surveys and monitoring, and work on exciting, multidisciplinary projects for amazing clients, across a wide range of ecosystems. We encourage all our staff to contribute to the ongoing improvement of how we work, giving opportunities for innovation, and idea sharing. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with your experience and expertise, and opportunities for flexible working arrangements, including part-time or office-based roles.

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