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Environmental Consultant – Reef Aid Program

Environmental Consultant – Reef Aid Program

Greening Australia

Townsville, Queensland

Full-time – Fixed Term Contract

$87,000 – $105,000 p.a + Super


Greening Australia is Australia’s largest environmental enterprise.  We tackle Australia’s biggest environmental challenges with the best science and the best people, who work with communities to return life to landscapes. From restoring Tasmania as an island ark, extensive regeneration activities across the southern Australia agricultural belt, to improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef, we are working to create healthy, productive landscapes across the country. With 120 staff in 25 different locations, we conduct a variety of work ranging from large scale restoration projects to endangered species monitoring.

Scope of Position:

We believe that achieving a significant improvement in the water quality flowing onto the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) from rivers and wetlands is one of Australia’s greatest environmental challenges. In response to this, we have launched our Reef Aid fund-raising campaign (https://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/donate/reef-aid).

To continue our work to protect and restore rivers and wetlands in the GBR Catchment, we are looking for an experienced practitioner with a high level of technical knowledge relating to wetland, streambank and gully rehabilitation monitoring and evaluation techniques. This role will analyse and advise on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of the environmental Reef Aid operations. We currently have multiple large-scale project sites that have secured long-term funding and are ready for implementation.

Key areas of accountability

Development, implementation and advice on policies relating to new projects and the delivery and management of existing programs and projects to ensure the protection and restoration of the Great Barrier Reef environment.

Assessment of environmental impact of projects and development of solutions to address adverse impact

Development and implementation of robust monitoring and evaluations plans for all projects to formulate goals and objectives and to determine performance of on ground metrics

Study of the effects of factors such as environmental change and the impacts of humans, on animals and plant life

Study and analysis of pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral soil and water samples


Position Requirements:


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in research/ consulting in marine biology or a related field;
  • Tertiary degree qualified in biology, ecology, environmental science/management or similar;
  • Experience with establishing robust monitoring and evaluations project plans to measure and analyse impact.
  • Experience in Merit and other government reporting;
  • Excellent communication skills inclusive of report and submission writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in liaison with clients and partners, including the mining and infrastructure sectors, local and state government and relevant consultants/researchers.
  • Physically fit, able and willing to travel for both short and extended periods away from home.


Highly Desirable

  • Post-graduate qualifications in environmental management (or equivalent) and experience, particularly related to wetland management, riverine rehabilitation and /or soil science.
  • Botanical / vegetation identification skills related to central Queensland
  • Knowledge and experience with Queensland vegetation monitoring methodologies
  • Experience in environmental project delivery in North Queensland.
  • Commercial contract review experience / negotiation of terms.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including financial tracking and reporting, scope managemen

To find out more contact Dr Lynise Wearne (Program Director) on 0466 283 439

Email your application including a cover letter (that addresses the essential and desirable position requirements) and resume to [email protected]

Applications close COB Friday April 3rd, 2020.