Senior Project Officer

Location: Hobart or Launceston, Tasmania \ lutruwita

Status: Full-time (part-time applicants also considered)

Join us as we drive a new era of conservation and help create healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature can thrive.
About us

Greening Australia is a proudly independent environmental enterprise committed to restoring Australia’s diverse landscapes and protecting biodiversity in ways that benefit communities, economies and nature. With projects spanning the breadth of the country, we apply a science-led, collaborative approach to deliver nature-based solutions addressing the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Our organisation is made up of more than 150 knowledgeable and passionate employees across Australia, creating a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment. 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.

About the role

This role represents an outstanding opportunity to join Greening Australia in a full-time or part-time capacity focusing on one of Australia’s greatest environmental challenges. You will play a key part in landscape restoration and conservation by providing high-level technical support and overseeing on-ground delivery of Greening Australia’s projects.

Key activities:

  • Maintain landholder relationships and undertake site monitoring programs
  • Provide practical advice to clients in relation to revegetation, weed control, seed management and site management issues
  • Liaise with project partners on project operations
  • Develop and implement planting plans
  • Represent Greening Australia in interactions with key stakeholders and funding bodies
  • Work with community groups to deliver on ground projects
  • Supervise small teams, subcontractors, partners and volunteers

About you

The essentials:

  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, or extensive practical experience in environmental works
  • Solid track record in environmental project delivery and landholder engagement and experience in conducting large scale and complex practical environmental works
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise work teams, including the ability to support staff members on challenging projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, while also taking initiative when required to work unsupervised
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in liaison with clients and partners
  • Willing to work in remote areas of Tasmania \ lutruwita for both short and extended periods away from home.

The nice-to-haves:

  • Degree in Environmental Management and/or Science or equivalent
  • Botanical / vegetation identification skills related to local area
  • Technical report writing skills

What we offer

  • Flexible approach to work with options for adjusting start and finish times
  • Opportunities for learning and development and internal career progression
  • Stop. Breathe. Think. – No Meetings Fridays
  • Wellbeing Days & Greening Australia’s Big Day Off
  • 11.75% Super
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other information and how to apply

The nature of this role requires flexible working arrangements and some evening and weekend work. The role also requires travelling to and from sites on a daily basis in work vehicles. Additionally, it may require work for short and extended periods away and occasional overnight camping in remote locations.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter, outlining why you’re the perfect fit for this role, via Seek.

Applications close: 5:00PM AEDT Sunday 11 June 2023.
If you’d like to know more or to request a copy of the PD please contact our People and Culture team.
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.