Senior Botanist / Ecologist


Ecoscape Australia Pty Ltd


Fremantle, WA

Our Company

Now located in a newly refurbished, modern office space in the heart of Fremantle (Walyalup), Ecoscape has been a long-standing member of the Walyalup community since 1988. An industry leader in the integration of science and design, we continue to provide award winning consultancy services in Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning.

Our client base is broad and varied, including local and state government, infrastructure, tourism, property development and mining and resource development; enabling our employees to have the opportunity to collaborate with many different communities and work on a diverse range of projects.

We have a dynamic, friendly and professional team dedicated to client and staff satisfaction, excellence and innovation. Ecoscape is a majority employee-owned company and our core values are central to the way we work.

  • We maintain personal and professional wellbeing through flexible and supportive work arrangements.
  • We nurture strong connections and a positive work environment through empathy, fairness, collaboration and respect.
  • As a team we make an impact without impacting our environment.
  • We are proud of our work, uphold our ethical principles and are accountable for our actions.
  • We are a strong and enduring team who think and act as company owners.

The Role

Ecoscape is seeking a self motivated and enthusiastic Senior Botanist / Ecologist with a minimum of five to eight years of botanical or ecological experience in consulting or relevant work environments to join our growing Environment team. The successful candidate will be positive, adaptable and team focussed; looking to progress their career and contribute to the development of the business.

The right candidate will have considerable technical botanical expertise and proven experience in independently managing projects. You will be responsible for the management of biological surveys, the preparation of technical reports and will contribute to the development and mentoring of junior staff. Experience in client management and the preparation of quotes is also desirable. You will also have a sound understanding of relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and guidelines, and the ability to communicate this information to our clients both verbally and in technical reports.

Ecoscape offers a friendly personal atmosphere with the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects in all fields of ecology. We offer a flexible work environment with time in lieu leave arrangements. The role will be based in our Fremantle office.

To be successful in the role the applicant will be able to meet the essential criteria listed below.

Essential Criteria

  • A tertiary degree in botany, ecology, or environmental science or related discipline.
  • Five to eight years practical experience undertaking botanical surveys or environmental monitoring in Western Australia.
  • Led detailed and reconnaissance flora surveys including targeted surveys for conservation significant flora.
  • Prepared detailed biological reports for environmental impact assessment and compliance.
  • Experience in leading biological surveys and managing teams.
  • Good data management and statistical analysis skills.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS and / or QGIS).
  • Proven technical report writing ability.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and undertake field surveys in remote areas for extended periods.
  • Current manual Western Australian Driver's License.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience working in mining, heavy industry or infrastructure related projects.
  • Pilbara flora experience.
  • Vegetation health monitoring experience.
  • Flora identification experience.
  • Qualifications in Senior First Aid, remote area four wheel driving.

This position is open to those who have Australian citizenship or permanent work visa.


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