Senior Program Officer

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Basis: Part-time


This is a part-time role (4 days a week) on a 3 year fixed-term contract with possibility for extension.

Who We Are

Greening Australia is Australia’s largest environmental enterprise and is leading the transformation of the sector. With a mission to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science based and innovative conservation programs Greening Australia works with a broad range of partners including some of Australia’s largest corporations to plan, develop and deliver solutions to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges.

With teams located around the country made up of more than 150 knowledgeable, expert and passionate employees, we are having a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment through our programs, services and partnerships.

We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate this shared value into practice.

Watch our latest Impact video to learn more about some of our recent work.


The Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for a passionate Environmental professional to lead a variety of on ground restoration projects for our Nature in Cities (NIC) Program in QLD. The NIC programs focuses on working with communities, businesses and government to create restored, reconnected and resilient urban habitats across Australia.

The successful candidate responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and deliver components of local on ground restoration projects including delivery, budgets, staff and asset management
  • Maintain landholder relationships and undertake site monitoring programs
  • Ensure project requirements are being accurately reported within the Project Management tool (Clarizen)
  • Schedule and manage project subcontractors and suppliers
  • Contribute to grant applications and tender submissions where required.
  • Contribute to organisational media and communications tasks, including workshops and presentations.
  • Ensure Company Work, Health and Safety requirements are followed in delivery of these projects


Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, or extensive practical experience in environmental works.
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience with environmental project delivery and landholder engagement.
  • Experience with managing project budgets and project risk and contributing to financial forecasting processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise work teams, including the ability to lead staff members on difficult and challenging projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, show initiative and to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in liaison with clients and the public.
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.
  • Physically fit, able and willing to work in remote areas for both short and extended periods away from home


Desirable Criteria 

  • Degree in Environmental Management and/or Science or equivalent.
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • knowledge and experience with monitoring methodologies.
  • Experience with data collection for monitoring and reporting & R&D projects.
  • Professional networks with NRMs, R&D organisations, Department of Environment and E-NGOS.


What we offer:

  • Career-life balance; where a hybrid, flexible approach to work is offered
  • Salary packaging
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commitment to investing in your growth and development
  • Wellbeing days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11.75% super


How To Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining why you’re the perfect fit for this role to Bernadette Kime, Office Administrator at [email protected]

Applications close: 5:00PM AEST Friday, 5 August 2022.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Paul Della Libera – Director Nature in Cities and Director – Great Southern Landscapes at [email protected]


Greening Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment and welcome and encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates of any nationality, age, background, disability and gender identity to apply.