Biodiversity Offset Principal


Hays Recruitment Experts


Groote Eylandt, NT

  • Leadership Opportunity
  • Specialist Technical Role

Your new company

Hays Specialist Recruitment have partnered with South 32 / GEMCO on Groote Eylandt. This operation located on an Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria off the Australian coast, produces high grade manganese.

GEMCO is developing and implementing a biodiversity offsets management plan for its activities on Groote Eylandt. Biodiversity offsets will comprise conservation and research programs related to the management of fire, feral cats and weeds.

Your new role

Joining their successful team, you will be responsible for developing these conservation plans in consultation with the ALC and NTG.

Key accountabilities are:

  • Develop and implement GEMCO’s Biodiversity Offset Management Plan, outlining biodiversity conservation and monitoring programs that achieve targeted management outcomes consistent with the Groote Eylandt Archipelago Threatened Species Management Plan (TSMP) and GEMCO’s regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that the conservation programs are adequately scoped, with capable resources identified, forecast budgets and timelines clearly defined. Ensure that conservation programs are scientifically robust and reasonable.
  • Develop a structured reporting and evaluation framework that enables conservation programs to be reviewed and assessed.
  • Provide regular / routine progress updates to the TSMP Steering Committee.
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships, networks and relationships with key relevant stakeholders including members of the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) / Anindilyakwa Land & Sea Rangers, Traditional Owners, the NT Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) and experts responsible for designing and validating biodiversity conservation and monitoring activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare business plans and ecological reports. Liaise with consultants and contractors to ensure timely submission of reports and the completion of field studies.

What you'll need to succeed

As the successful candidate you will have a demonstrated understanding under the EPBC act and have experience in the development of and approval process for Biodiversity Offset Management Plans.

You will have extensive ability to design, coordinate and implement complex environmental management and field based ecological research projects.  You will also have extensive stakeholder engagement skills and be able to develop and maintain key relationships with all stakeholders including internal, government and indigenous rangers.

You will also need:

  • Bachelor / Honours degree or equivalent in Natural Resources, Science or Ecology.
  • Post grad qualifications in wildlife ecology or conservation biology (desirable)
  • Extensive experience in managing filed based conservation programs and working with Indigenous rangers.

What you'll get in return

This is an excellent opportunity to work with South 32 to assist them in developing their Biodiversity plans on a long-term assignment (18 - 24 Months), with a possible permanent role offered at the end. This role has been identified as 4/3 or 5/2 FIFO from the NT only.

Possible consideration will be made for candidates that demonstrate the experience in the NT but wish to FIFO from Cairns.

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