Job title: Senior Botanist
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs, Perth
Industry: Permanent Recruitment, Civil Infrastructure, Engineering
Salary $90000 - $130000 per annum
Reference: BH-13720
Contact name: Lianne Adlington
Contact email: lianne.adlington@fetchrecruit.com.au
Job description
About the Role:  
 
As a Botanist with our client, a leading environmental consultancy in Australia, you'll focus on office-based tasks including analysis, reporting, and stakeholder engagement. Responsibilities include leading state-wide botanical surveys, conducting flora assessments, and preparing technical reports for environmental assessments. Your role will utilise expertise in ecology and botanical guidance to inform decisions and solutions. 
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Undertaking and leading botanical surveys throughout the State including detailed, basic, and targeted flora and community surveys and subsequent flora identification. 
  • Preparing technical reports including vegetation and flora assessments to support referrals and environmental assessments.  
  • Travel throughout the state to undertake surveys, often in remote locations for extended survey periods, but always considering your work/life balance. 
  • Conducting specific ecology surveys and assessments. 
  • Maintain knowledge of ecology and botanical guidance and approvals. 
  • Making technical decisions and providing solutions based on expertise. 
The Benefits: 
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance. 
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. 
  • Permanent, full-time employment. 
 
About the client: 
 
Our client is a leading environmental consultancy in Australia, known for comprehensive services in environmental assessment and remediation. They operate nationwide with specialised teams, addressing challenges in contaminated land, groundwater management, and compliance auditing. With a focus on innovation and quality, they continue to expand their influence. 
 
Key Criteria: 
  • Degree qualification in environmental science or ecology discipline, zoology  
  • Significant experience consulting experience as a botanist, environmental scientist preferably within Western Australia. 
  • Current drivers’ licence (c class), manual preferred. 
  • Proven experience in and a sound understanding of current environmental issues and legislation. 
  • Proven experience in proposal development and project management and working as part of a team. 
  • Proven experience in supervision of junior team members, with the ability to mentor, and taking a leading role in field surveys. 
  • Ability to deliver critical project outcomes under pressure with enthusiasm and drive.