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Technical Lead - Spatial Analyst

Location: Negotiable (Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth preferred)

Salary (Level 5-6): $75,000 – $105,000

Contract: Permanent Full-time

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, strategic and dynamic technical person to join the Greening Australia team and work with us as we lead a new era of conservation action through integrated, science-based planning for ecological restoration, regenerative agriculture, and climate change adaptation.

About us

At Greening Australia, we believe that people thrive when nature thrives. We are an environmental enterprise that thinks big to tackle the challenges facing Australia’s unique and diverse landscapes in ways that work for communities, economies and nature. By restoring Australia’s fragile and diverse ecosystems and habitat, we restore local economies with them, helping to create healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature can thrive.

We work to solve bold and complex environmental problems through conservation on a massive scale, with programs and projects covering millions of hectares of land and protecting hundreds of native species. With teams in 30 locations around the country and more than 150 knowledgeable and expert staff, we are having a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment through our programs, services and partnerships.

To maximise our impact between now and 2030 we are focusing our efforts on delivering five key programs in partnership with thousands of landholders, partners and businesses across Australia – enabling us to achieve far more than we could alone.

This role will be embedded within our Great Southern Landscapes program where we are working with thousands of landholders and partners to create Australia’s biggest carbon sink and establish one million hectares of habitat across southern Australia.

About you

You will join our team as we scale up our efforts to restore and manage habitat, implement regenerative agriculture solutions and mitigate and adapt to a rapidly changing climate.

Your role as a motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Technical Lead will be to apply your expertise in geospatial science and technology to complex problems and projects, undertaking modelling, planning, analyses and mapping to guide on-ground action and increase our conservation impact. You will also provide overarching GIS frameworks, methods, support and solutions to enable us to increase our efficiency and evaluate our effectiveness within the organisation.

The role

This represents an outstanding opportunity for you to join one of the key organisations focused on one of Australia’s greatest environmental challenges. You will work across our national Great Southern Landscapes program, spanning from south-west Western Australia across SA and Victoria to include the ACT, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Key areas of accountability and outcomes include:

  • Lead or contribute to key projects in alignment with key themes defined for the program, including:
    • providing expertise in spatial modelling, remote sensing, in-field GIS and monitoring and evaluation
    • providing high level mapping support to key projects and initiatives, where required
    • developing project design concepts and supporting technical collateral, creating and updating technical workplans and developing project monitoring plans
  • Lead the development of a nationally consistent GIS framework including data collection and storage, standard operating procedures, mapping templates, and metadata management
  • Contribute to the development of a nationally consistent monitoring database, monitoring and evaluation framework / methodology for project sites (incl. remote sensing, ground-based monitoring, modelling, etc.) for all GA projects
  • Liaise within and outside the organisation, provide technical advice, and represent the organisation in various forums with a focus on enhancing program impact, collaborative partnerships and improving/maintaining GA’s science/technical standing amongst its network
  • Work with research partners to addressing critical knowledge gaps and areas of innovation, with an emphasis on geospatial solutions
  • Provide GIS and spatial technical support across the Great Southern Landscapes program
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and funding applications for high priority projects via industry government, philanthropy and fundraising programs
  • Contribute to project budgeting and forecasting
  • Strongly focus on WHS performance.

Key Selection Criteria


  • Passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference!
  • Qualifications in Biological/Environmental/Spatial Science, Geography or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience
  • Expert-level experience in application of GIS (ArcGIS and other relevant software), including spatial modelling, analyses, remote sensing, in-field data capture and data manipulation and management
  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, and high-level ability to provide scientific and technical advice and to develop realistic responses to complex issues
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering complex, large-scale projects, on time and within budget
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, conceptual, communication skills, including technical report writing
  • Demonstrated communication and negotiation skills and experience operating effectively within a collaborative and proactive team culture
  • Experience in project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Ability to undertake irregular inter / intra state travel for extended periods


  • Post-graduate Degree or similar (Honours, Masters, PhD)
  • Experience or qualifications in the conservation or environmental sector
  • Working knowledge of environmental offsets (carbon and/or biodiversity)
  • Proposal development and tender writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and liaison with clients and partners, including industry, local and state government and relevant consultants/researchers
  • Project budgeting and resource planning.


  • A role that delivers impact and helps develop a sustainable Australian future
  • Flexible working arrangements and additional leave benefits
  • Independent, self-managed role
  • A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with your level of experience
  • Vibrant culture

How to apply:

Email your application, including your resume and a cover letter addressing the position requirements to [email protected]

Applications close COB Friday 17 January 2020

Please contact Hannah Wills, Office Manager on (08) 9287 8300, if you have any questions.