Senior Botanist




Melbourne, Geelong, Mildura, Victoria



  • Join us as we strive for a sustainable future for our communities and the world we live in. 
  • Become part of our global network of skilled environmental specialists, scientists, engineers, auditors and planners, all working together to leave this world better than we found it.

Who are we looking for?

GHD’s Ecological Sciences Group has an opportunity for a Senior Botanist to join our Flora team in Victoria. 

You’ll deliver a broad range of conservation, impact assessment and monitoring projects, working with vegetation types that include grassland, mallee, wetland, forest and woodland communities, and in partnership with GHD’s clients, land managers and state government bodies. 

You’ll be encouraged to focus on areas and projects that you are truly passionate about, develop your specific interests over time, and collaborate with our ecology teams in other states and territories to explore new landscapes.

You’ll also make a meaningful impact while mentoring and developing others and maintain true work-life balance in a fun, flexible, supportive team of passionate ecologists! 

This position offers a variety of work 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., technical documentation for Environment Effects Statements
  • Ecological monitoring, involving the design and implementation of monitoring programs, surveys for threatened species, running long-term monitoring projects, assessing the benefits of environmental watering projects
  • Preparation of proposals and technical reports for public and private sector clients
  • Managing both ecology focused and multi-disciplinary projects

What would you bring to the team?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science with a Botany, Ecology or Environmental Science major
  • 8+ years of experience conducting vegetation surveys in south-east Australia
  • Strong ability to develop and build upon client relationships from experience in a similar consulting role
  • Strong botanical identification skills, including experience using dissecting microscopes and identification keys
  • Experience undertaking Habitat Hectare assessments and VQA accreditation
  • Willingness to work flexibly and independently, particularly when undertaking flora surveys and traveling to remote locations
  • Understanding of national and state environmental legislation and policy (e.g. EPBC Act, FFG Act, Planning and Environment Act)
  • A current full driver’s license

GHD is an equal opportunity employer, and we want everyone to be able to fully participate in our recruitment process. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of all identities.

GHD embraces hybrid work arrangements to create a work environment focused on well-being, flexibility and productivity where our people can thrive. This supports the diverse needs of our workforce while balancing the benefits of remote working with the value of face-to-face collaboration in the office.


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