Travers bushfire and ecology are expanding. We are an in-demand bushfire and ecology consulting service operating across bushfire, ecological, arboriculture, archaeology, marine and restoration ecology. We strive for excellence in strategic environmental planning, land use management and expert advice to government and private clients.

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, working out of our Kariong office, NSW.

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:

Essential criteria

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.


Salary range

$75,000 – $130,000 per annum, plus superannuation (dependent upon experience)

How to apply

Please submit your application by filling out the form below.

If you have any questions please contact Lynette Robertson on 02 4340 5331.

**This role is only available to people with work rights in Australia**
**No Agencies Please**

Employment Form – Senior Botanist

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The Role
Travers bushfire & ecology is seeking an experienced†Botanist†to join our team at Kariong, NSW.

As a self-motivated individual, you will have a strong focus on project delivery and client satisfaction. You will apply sound, practical technical solutions to problems, demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and have experience working on multiple projects concurrently.

Degree qualified, you will have a minimum of two (2) years of experience specialising in†botany. You will display a high level of self-motivation, energy and confidence, and particularly†the ability to†manage your tasks as part of project team in a commercial environment. You will have the demonstrated ability to:



We offer flexible working conditions and a nurturing working environment which empowers staff. You will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from inspiring colleagues as well as having opportunities to work alongside industry experts.

Our office is located at Kariong NSW between Sydney and Newcastle. Most field work is within 4 hours travel time of the office and work in remote locations is required on an occasional basis.

As a field and office based botanist working hours are generally between 9am – 5.30pm with a minimum of a 38 hour week. Occasional out of hours work may 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.



$55,000 – $85,000 per annum, plus superannuation (dependent upon experience).


Please submit your application to admin@traversecology.com.au addressing the essential and desirable criteria and providing details of at least two work related referees.

Closing date 25th September, 2017

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