Senior Project Officers, Minerals & Energy Branch


Northern Land Council


Darwin (& other remote locations), NT

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Base salary range: $90,619 - $118,142 p.a. (SOGC/SOGB - depending on experience). Contract term: 3 years


Position numbers: N02 & N31

Northern Land Council (NLC) is a culturally diverse organisation and provides a family-friendly and flexible team environment with attractive remuneration packages, five weeks annual leave, district allowance, super, salary sacrifice, airfares and entitlements.

The NLC is an independent statutory authority of the Commonwealth responsible for assisting Aboriginal peoples in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands and seas.

The Minerals & Energy Branch is a dynamic work team with a focus on providing a high-level of service to the NLC and its constituents. The Minerals & Energy Branch is responsible for a substantial portfolio of projects, including management of the NLC’s functions and duties in relation to the minerals and energy sectors.

The principal objective of these Senior Project Officer roles is to provide science-based factual and objective information to assist traditional Aboriginal owners, native title holders and the NLC in relation to minerals and energy projects. Key tasks include undertaking consultations and technical assessments related to environmental, social and cultural impacts.

Relevant tertiary qualifications or at least five years’ experience in a similar role, with knowledge and understanding of environmental management systems and principles is essential. Previous experience working for Indigenous organisations, government or within the resources or environmental sectors is desirable.

Applicants must possess strong computer, administrative, planning and budgeting skills, and an understanding of the minerals and energy sectors and relevant legislation. You will use your knowledge of technical matters, Aboriginal culture and your high-level communication skills to effectively consult with Aboriginal people, and display a high level of professionalism.

Travel to remote areas using 4WD vehicles is involved so possession of a driver’s licence and the ability to safely drive 4WD drive vehicles is essential.

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