Technical Lead - Western Australia

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, strategic and dynamic technical person to join our 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 Australias unique and diverse landscapes in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.  By restoring Australias 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 Australias 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 Australias 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 conservation, biodiversity offsets and ecological restoration to complex problems and projects.  You will undertake planning and analyses, work with community, clients and partners, and find innovative solutions to guide on-ground action and increase our conservation impact. 

You will work across a range of national Greening Australia programs including Great Southern Landscapes and Thriving on Country and will have the opportunity to work across a diversity of landscapes nationally, with an emphasis on Western Australia (ie ranging from South Coast to the Pilbara). 

You are action orientated, have a strong sense of sustainability and environmental ethics and a proven track record implementing holistic solutions across the corporate sector, government, natural resource management and other sectors. 

The role 

This represents an outstanding opportunity for you to join one of the key organisations focused on one of Australias 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 ACT, NSW and Tasmania. 

Key areas of accountability and outcomes include: 

  • Leading or contributing to key projects in alignment with key themes defined for the program, including:

    • Providing expertise in biodiversity (and/or carbon) offsets, conservation and ecological restoration; 

    • Creating and designing new projects with clients and delivering existing programs and projects; 

    • Developing project design concepts and supporting technical collateral, creating and updating technical workplans and developing project monitoring plans; 

  • Actively contributing to national initiatives including supporting transfer of on-ground and technical innovations across GA borders to achieve a high quality, nationally consistent standard  

  • Liaising within and outside the organisation, providing technical advice, and representing the organisation in various forums with a focus on enhancing program impact, collaborative partnerships and improving/maintaining GAs science/technical standing amongst its network; 

  • Working with research partners to addressing critical knowledge gaps and areas of innovation, with an emphasis on biodiversity and/or carbon offsets; 

  • Contributing to the development of proposals and funding applications for high priority projects via industry government, philanthropy and fund-raising programs; 

  • Contributing to project budgeting and forecasting; 

  • Strong focus on WHS performance. 

Key Selection Criteria 


  • Passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference! 

  • Tertiary Degree in Biological/Environmental Science, Environmental Management or other relevant discipline. 

  • Minimum of seven years relevant experience; 

  • Expert knowledge and experience working with environmental offsets (carbon and/or biodiversity); 

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering complex, large-scale projects, on time and within budget; 

  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, and high-level ability to provide scientific and technical advice and ability to develop realistic responses to complex issues; 

  • 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; 

  • Proposal development and tender writing; 

  • Experience in application of GIS (ArcGIS and other relevant software), including spatial analyses, in-field data capture and data management; 

  • 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 other leave benefits 

  • Independent, self-managed role 

  • An attractive salary will be offered commensurate with your level of experience 

  • Vibrant culture 

12/11/2019 $0 Perth 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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