Senior / Principal Botanist

Stantec Australia

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Senior / Principal Botanist - ( 230000GD )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why, at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

Due to exciting growth in our Australian Environmental Services Business, we are looking for a Senior Botanist to work in our passionate Flora & Vegetation Team. We are interested in experienced botanists that have the ability to manage projects, lead field surveys, write reports, and mentor junior staff.

The role:

Based in our Perth office, the Flora & Vegetation Team are experts in the field of flora and vegetation, with demonstrate experience in undertaking comprehensive detailed flora and vegetation assessments, targeted significant species surveys, technical reporting, and impact assessments. We have a comprehensive pipeline of exciting current and upcoming projects spanning across the Pilbara, Great Victoria Desert, Great Sandy Desert, and Gascoyne bioregions of Western Australia.

As part of the Flora & Vegetation Team, you will:

  • Lead flora and vegetation field surveys, including targeted surveys, in a range of remote and diverse environments across Western Australia (and potentially interstate);

  • Analyse ecological data and prepare clear, concise technical reports;

  • Liaise with technical and subject matter experts;

  • Prepare proposals, budgets and tender documents;

  • Mentor graduate and intermediate botanists; and

  • Provide technical support and advice to the broader Environmental Services Business, or receive appropriate mentoring to develop your technical skills.

Stantec also provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge across various ecological disciplines (aquatic ecology, terrestrial fauna, marine ecology, environmental impact assessment, mine closure and rehabilitation), and undertake training and development to advance your career progression and technical knowledge.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in biological or environmental science, or a related discipline.

  • A minimum of five years professional experience in undertaking terrestrial flora and vegetation field surveys, ideally with an environmental consultancy.

  • Terrestrial flora and vegetation report writing experience, in alignment with relevant EPA guidance.

  • Ability to undertake field surveys, generally up to two weeks at a time, in remote locations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including highly developed technical reporting skills.

  • GIS and spatial ecology experience will be seen as beneficial, but not essential.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • An interest in embracing innovation to continually improve the work we do.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements - Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Tertiary qualification in biological or environmental science, or a related discipline

Primary Location : Australia-Western Australia-Perth

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 30, 2023, 4:00:16 PM

Req ID: 230000GD

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