Senior Scientist

Posted 1 month ago

About Us

Healthy Land & Water works with community, industry, and government to deliver innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting our landscapes, waterways, and biodiversity. We help people understand the values and condition of South East Queensland’s environment so we can ensure the sustainable use of our natural environment long into the future.

We believe that maintaining healthy landscapes and waterways is not just important for wildlife and ecosystems. A healthy environment also supports a vibrant economy, strong livelihoods, great lifestyles and the happiness and wellbeing of the community. Through our work, we encourage people to examine and change their behaviours for the benefit of the natural world and for the people and places we love.

The Opportunity

As a Senior Scientist you will have an important role participate in driving current and future stages of development of the portfolio of works across the Biodiversity Conservation team, assisting in expanding and maintaining existing clients, sponsors, and stakeholders and identifying new business opportunities This is a full-time role offered as a 24-month contract initially and can be based from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane.

In particular, you will lead the delivery of the Environment Program under HLW’s federally funded component of the National Landcare Program (NLP).

Your responsibilities will include…

• Delivering scientific solutions through application of knowledge and expertise across all programs and projects

• Delivering specific and complex work packages as per client requirements

• Contributing to high-quality interpretative and technical report production and review

• Collaborating with other science and professional teams across the organisation

• Networking and influencing internally and externally, including providing representation on committees and working groups

• Managing delivery of the Environment Program (focussed on the Moreton Bay RAMSAR Wetland) within the NLP Program

• Contributing to the federally funded flood assessment of applicants, interviews etc.

About You

Ideally, you will share our vision to support resilient regions and have a desire to connect through science and actions that will preserve and enhance our natural assets. You will be highly motivated and can work autonomously in agreed timeframes. To be successful in this role, you will have:

• An Environmental Management or Science Degree in a relevant discipline and applied practical experience and technical expertise

• Technical knowledge of some of the following: sustainable urban water management, stormwater design, water sensitive urban design, water cycle and water systems.

• High level stakeholder engagement skills and knowledge of enabling mechanisms for uptake of best practice sustainable urban water management across government, research, the water industry, First Nations and the community

• The ability to inspire and motivate team members and communities of practices across Queensland

What We Offer

We’re a diverse team of experts, who enjoy sharing knowledge and learning. We recognize and celebrate our employees and teams for affecting real and innovative change in our communities. We value integrity, collaboration, care, innovation, and courage. Some of our benefits include:

• Flexible working arrangements

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support your mental health

• Novated leasing

• Annual professional development allowance

• Annual private health insurance reimbursement

• Annual wellbeing reimbursement

• Salary continuance insurance

Healthy Land & Water is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be highly regarded per affirmative measures under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Applications close 29 July 2022.

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