Project Officer - Carbon & Restoration/Bush Regeneration


Covalent Land Australia Pty Ltd


Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour (anywhere accessible to Scone) - NSW

Salary etc:

$75-95k, great travel and work from home flexibility. Permanent, Full-time.

Who are we?

Covalent Land Australia Pty Ltd (Covalent) are passionate about tackling the pressing issue of climate change, providing evidence-led solutions to reduce emissions using nature-based solutions. We do this through working sympathetically with agricultural systems (traditional food and fibre industries) and investing in natural ecosystems. We maximise the economic value of agricultural properties through the development of intelligent, quality carbon project designs.

Our vision is to create a future where productive agriculture and environmental stewardship are bonded as one. By promoting resilient practices, we can help ensure thriving regional communities for generations to come. Through demonstrating the benefits of sustainable agriculture and carbon sequestration at a large scale we will inspire others to follow suit and create a movement for positive change. As one.

Join us today to be part of a dynamic and growing team creating a future where productive agriculture and environmental stewardship are bonded as one.

What do we value?

We value passion, respect, integrity, innovation, and practicality.

Role Purpose

The Project Officer works as part of a team to thoughtfully design and execute practical, high-integrity and approvals compliant natural resource management and Nature-based Solutions carbon projects via native reforestation. By combining on-ground vegetation management/monitoring activities and data / GIS analysis, you will plan and coordinate project activities, including scheduling project materials, organising and supervising contractors and liaising with relevant local stakeholders.

Success in this role will see you…

  • Coordinating native restoration project activities including organising and tracking deliverables, monitor project costs, documenting project information, communicating status updates to stakeholders, plan and scheduling meetings on and off site.
  • Conducting field monitoring to quantify and characterise vegetation, and implement monitoring programs, and contribute to the broader team for vegetation (and ecosystem) identification, ensuring consistency and continuity of landscape assessment.
  • Engaging and liaising with landholders (commonly pastoral landowners and/or lessees).
  • Supporting other project activities as required, including reporting and project co-design.

Experience/Knowledge required

  • Hold a qualification in Certificate II or III Conservation and Land Management or higher/equivalent and have more than 2 years bush regeneration experience.
  • Experience in project coordination, natural resource management and/or in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ideally in rural or remote locations)
  • A proven track record in problem solving as well as developing and delivering practical solutions.
  • Possess or have the ability to gain working familiarity with associated regulations, Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) Act, and carbon farming / abatement methods see: Emissions Reduction Fund ACCU Scheme (cleanenergyregulator.gov.au)

Behavioural Competencies

  • Collaboration: Understands others; puts the team first; fosters team cohesion; recognises others; listens attentively; consults others; accepts others; shows courtesy; demonstrates empathy; encourages diversity.
  • Building Relationships: Builds rapport; creates a positive impression; adapts interpersonal style; maintains good working relationships; offers help; builds and maintains networks; develops cross-functional awareness; manages conflict.
  • Planning & Organising: Sets objectives; plans ahead; uses time efficiently; manages resources; maintains documentation.
  • Delivering Results: Puts customers first; works to high quality standards; works systematically; attends to multiple tasks; stays focussed; performs repetitive tasks; shows commitment to the organisation.

Other Role Requirements

  • You will need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • A current driver’s licence, experience/training with 4WDs/UTVs, experience with remote area work and First Aid in Remote Situations certification is required.
  • Experience and certification in the storage, transport and application of chemical herbicides is required.
  • Ability to travel as required – regular away from home travel is likely to be required, including to remote locations.
  • A commitment to demonstrating and adhering to safety principles and practices at all times.

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