Environmental Works Team Member


Platypus Environmental Services


Eastern Melbourne

Our Team

The team at Platypus Environmental Services (Platypus) are passionate and committed to enhancing the natural environment through the delivery of innovative and sustainable services.

We specialise in delivering a diverse range of high-quality environmental services, including Restoration Programs and Activities, Civil Construction Services and Maintenance Services, and get the opportunity to work in some amazing remnant and natural areas.

We value quality, integrity, care and respect. 

About the Role

As an Environmental Works Team Member, you will be responsible to provide assistance in the delivery of various high-quality environmental services including weed control works, revegetation, wetland establishment, erosion control, tree works, and assisting in environmental civil works on occasion.  

You will be required to complete physically demanding manual work in the outdoors, and operate in a safe and effective team environment.

We have positions located across Eastern Melbourne Regions. Minimum 3 days per week.

Skills and Experience

  • Track record of hard work, reliability and customer service
  • Experience and capabilities working in Conservation and Land Management and/or relevant experience in related sectors.
  • Qualifications/ Licences: Current Victorian Manual Driver’s Licence, First Aid Level 2, White Card, ACUP, Chainsaw Ticket
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of environmental tasks and natural resource management techniques including herbicide application using knapsacks and high-volume rig equipment, hand weeding, woody weed removal, revegetation works, brushcutting and GPS mapping.
  • Ability to take responsibility for ensuring own and team members physical and psychological wellbeing and safety.
  • Ability to identify indigenous and exotic flora species.
  • Sound knowledge of a variety of safety and environmental hazards, risks and associated controls within a natural resource or waterway context.
  • ability to work in a team environment and communicate clearly with a range of people.
  • Competent use and/or ability to learn about safe operation of range of tools, equipment and small plant, ranging from hand tools to machinery.

We value having a range of people with different backgrounds and experiences in our team. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strive to create an inclusive and respectful workplace that welcomes people from all cultures, religions and all genders.


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