Environment Manager (Biodiversity Management)
|Job title:||Environment Manager (Biodiversity Management)|
|Salary||$100000 - $115000 per annum|
|Contact name:||Sam Howse|
AWX Pty Ltd is part of the larger group, People Infrastructure Ltd. In 2019, People Infrastructure Ltd (PPE) became the largest ASX listed workforce management and staffing company in ANZ. The business is Australian owned and passionate about helping individuals achieve their career goals as well as helping clients manage their workforce.
Our client is a leading Queensland environmental services company that has been commissioned to undertake one of the largest biodiversity and offset area management projects in Queensland. Due to our client's success and expansion of its organization it is looking to employ an Environment Manager (Biodiversity Management). The client is committed to delivering a high-quality service and is looking for someone that shares that commitment. Our client works in an exciting cross-cultural context, enabling First Nations people to be engaged in the environmental management of their traditional lands, and is committed to:
• Supporting First Nations people to look after culture and country
• Creating viable projects that result in employment opportunities for First Nations people; and
• Through education and training, establishing pathways for young First Nations people to be employed and have careers as environmental professionals.
This position is based at Moray Downs West near Clermont; Queensland and the successful applicant will need to live locally or relocate. Travel will be required throughout central Queensland.
About the Role
This is a full-time position, (7-on x 7-off Roster), based at Moray Downs West near Clermont and requires the successful candidate to live locally or relocate to a town serviced by fly-in fly-out arrangements such as Rockhampton or Townsville. The Environment Manager (Biodiversity Management), will initially develop and implement work plans, systems and protocols, and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders. Subsequent work will involve the implementation of biodiversity management and monitoring activities associated with biodiversity conservation and land management plans.
Key Duties and Accountabilities
The position requires the successful applicant to be accountable for the following:
• Planning, establishing and maintaining biodiversity conservation and monitoring activities to achieve biodiversity conservation and land management outcomes;
• Ensuring that biodiversity and offset area management plans are implemented in accordance with statutory requirements and to agreed performance standards;
• Leading, training and supervising a small team of operational staff who undertake practical land management activities that deliver biodiversity and land management outcomes; and
• Maintaining strong collaborative partnerships, relationships and networks with relevant stakeholder groups, including experts responsible for designing and validating biodiversity conservation and monitoring activities, resource extraction teams, adjoining and other land holders, and First Nations communities.
• The performance of this role involves a seven (7) days on and seven (7) days off roster.
• Some out of hours and night work may be required involving environmental monitoring, attendance at public meetings, incident response and fire management.
• Intrastate travel involving road / airline travel and overnight absences from home may be required in this role.
• Participation in wild-fire management and the handling of wildlife are required in this role.
• Relevant tertiary qualifications in ecology (flora and fauna) and project management are essential - status as a Certified Environmental Practitioner would be beneficial.
• Must be the holder of an unrestricted Class C' driver's licence or capable and willing to obtain such a licence - certification for driving and recovering 4WD Vehicles would be beneficial.
• Must be the holder of a Standard 11 Mine Safety Induction (Surface) Certificate and Mining Supervisor S123 Certificate or capable and willing to obtain such certificates - additional certification in First Aid would be beneficial.
Skills and Experience
• Five (5) or more years demonstrated experience in field ecology with an emphasis on monitoring and biodiversity condition assessment; demonstrated ability in plant and animal identification; and the application of ecological science to conservation and land management practices.
• Demonstrated ability and physical fitness to undertake practical physical work involving walking and manual labour in the outdoors.
• Demonstrated experience in the planning and management of complex projects, and the delivery of work programs that achieve desired outcomes.
• Well-developed analytical, written and verbal communication skills and experience in preparing high quality reports and assessments.
• Proven ability in issue identification, problem solving, and development of practical solutions.
• Proven ability to monitor progress across multiple tasks and reporting schedules, revise priorities, and deliver outcomes on time and within budgets.
• Demonstrated experience in the management of people, monitoring of performance standards, reporting progress, and achieving desired outcomes.
• Demonstrated practical experience in the management of complex stakeholder relationships.
• Practical experience in building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with First Nations communities
• Communicates effectively with internal and external clients to provide responsive, accurate and relevant information and services (Customer Focus)
• Works effectively in a team environment and exercises tact, diplomacy and discretion when required (Interpersonal Savvy)
• Uses initiative to respond to challenges in a pressured and changing environment (Action Oriented)
• Has the ability and commitment to learning and self-development (Self Development)
Culture and Benefits
People love working with our client because it provides a safe and flexible working environment. Working for our client will provide you room to grow and develop new skills as an environmental professional.
Our client values working with and encouraging the development of First Nations people in caring for country and achieving environmental outcomes.
How to Apply
Click APPLY to send your resume and cover letter. Please note, this is NOT an entry level position. Only experienced applicants need apply