Senior Technical Officer

Location: Perth, Western Australia / Melbourne, Victoria / Sydney, New South Wales

Basis: Full-time


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

We are looking for a passionate Senior Technical Officer to lead the technical delivery of Seed Science projects. This role will focus on integrating seed science and best practice into the practical aspects of seed collection, climate adjusted seed and seed production area establishment to help deliver key Greening Australia’s biodiversity and restoration projects.

Key Position Accountabilities

Key areas of accountability and outcomes include:

  1. Lead the delivery and implementation of technical studies that deliver against seed impact metrics
  2. Work with the Operations and seed teams to support best practice implementation of seed into revegetation projects;
  3. Contribute to documentation of Research and Development priorities for delivery in partnership with research providers.
  4. Working with the Science and Seed teams, contribute to strategic initiatives with a focus on impact, technical approach and innovation.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary degree in ecology, environmental science, conservation genetics or seed science more broadly.
  • Research, industry and/or consulting experience in environmental management or seed science.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, show initiative and to work unsupervised.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with experience in liaison with clients, partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to undertake site travel as required.
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.


Desirable Criteria 

  • Excellent written skills including writing proposals and reporting.
  • Demonstrated competence in oral communication skills, including the ability to use PowerPoint and presentations.
  • Demonstrated high levels of organisation and ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Experience undertaking quantitative data analysis
  • Understanding of occupational, health and safety, equity and diversity principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated competence in GIS (Arc GIS and other relevant software)


What we offer:

  1. Career-life balance; where a hybrid, flexible approach to work is offered
  2. Salary packaging
  3. Paid parental leave
  4. Commitment to investing in your growth and development
  5. Wellbeing days
  6. Employee Assistance Program
  7. 11.75% superannuation


How To Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via SEEK.

Applications close: 5:00PM WST, Wednesday 17 August 2022.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Dr Melinda Pickup, Manager – Seed Science 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.


Greening Australia reserve the right to withdraw or extend this advertisement prior to the closing date.