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Ecological Restoration Team Leaders


Total Earth Care


Sth West & Central Coast, Sydney, NSW

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Permanent, Full-time.

Total Earth Care is your “one-stop environmental shop” that provides environmental & civil planning, management, and on-ground solutions. Since our incorporation in 1991, we have pioneered ecological restoration and environmental rehabilitation techniques in the Sydney region and have grown to become a multi-disciplinary company providing a range of specialist services across Australia.

Total Earth Care is currently recruiting for an Ecological Restoration Team Leader whose role will include all aspects of on-ground ecological restoration.

The Central Coast candidate will be expected to travel within the entire Central Coast Region and North Sydney Area and the South West Sydney candidate will be expected to travel within the entire South West Sydney Region.

The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day management, direction, and supervision of their crew and the ongoing management of their regeneration sites under their control.

The successful candidate will be required to understand and apply best practice bush regeneration techniques, display good interpersonal and communication skills, and have a clear understanding of contractual obligations and project scope.

They will also be required to keep all site records, write periodic reports, and monitor contract obligations and deliverables. The candidate will also be required to liaise with clients and manage sub-contractors and suppliers.

Importantly the candidate will be required to: use equipment for large-scale planting projects, install irrigation systems, use a chainsaw, spray apparatus, drive a 4wd, and work in remote areas.


  • Permanent Full-Time position – competitive wages including Time in Lieu
  • Company vehicle + fuel card, company tablet, and mobile phone
  • On-going career progression
  • Professional development and training

Skills and Experience

  • Trained – a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Team Leader in the Ecological Restoration, Bush Regeneration or related industries
  • Excellent Bush Regeneration skills
  • High focus on accuracy and quality
  • Problem resolution skills and adaptability
  • Deadline and detail orientated
  • Effective leadership and people management skills
  • Industry knowledge (incl. WHS, First Aid, EEO)
  • Must be physically fit.



  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or equivalent
  • Chemical handlers certificate (AQF3)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • WH&S white card
  • Excellent plant knowledge
  • Current drivers licence
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Word


  • Degree/Diploma in the environmental-related discipline
  • Chainsaw training and experience

Ecological Restoration is a 100% physical and demanding job. This role requires: Drive up to 1.5hrs/day; Walk for more than 1km, up to 5kms; Lift and carry at least 5kg; Use a pruning saw to cut; Kneel and get up unassisted; Be able to wear PPE (Gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, safety glasses, and hat).

The success of Total Earth Care is a credit to our talented and hard-working team who are living their passion and purpose. We provide a collaborative team environment and access to inspiring mentors with years of experience in the industry. Total Earth Care promotes professional development, career progression and supports innovation.

Working conditions for this position are compliant with the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2020.

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