Bushland Management Crew Leader


Naturelinks Landscape Management


Whittlesea / Northern suburbs, Melbourne

Salary etc:

Salary on application - commensurate with experience

  • Join an established bushland management business with a commitment to sustainability.
  • Genuine opportunities to make a difference to the environment and continue to develop your career.
  • Welcoming team environment with family friendly conditions.

Formed in 1999, Naturelinks has a commitment to the principles of conservation, biodiversity and community involvement, as reflected in our vision: 'Sustainability in everything we do.'.

On the whole, we manage landscapes specialising in local native flora from our four depots at North Melbourne, Werribee and Whittlesea.

We have extensive bushland management knowledge, a sound and growing customer base (government, semi-government and private organisations) together with a growing team of over 80 people and a record of delivering quality service.

We understand that to be successful as a business, we need skilled people who are motivated to deliver results in best practice land management in accordance with our values.

This role is for someone ready to take the next step in their Conservation Land Management Career! If this is you, we will support you to become a leader in the industry through significant training and development opportunities.

The vacancy is for multiple full time Crew Leaders with industry experience. The successful applicants will be expected to work with the Naturelinks Project Managers to plan and implement multiple land rehabilitation projects across the greater Melbourne Region.

Duties will include and are not limited to:

  • Leading crews on site.
  • Managing a small team of direct reports.
  • Client liaison and stakeholder engagement.
  • Assistance to Project Manager to schedule resources and staff.
  • Monitoring of budgets, and.
  • Reporting to clients and management.

You will be expected to instill a sense of excellence in your crew and achieve an exceptional work standard both in the field whilst ensuring a safe work environment.

You will need the following qualifications, experience and skills as a minimum:

  • Excellent weed and indigenous plant ID skills in Victorian floral communities.
  • Commitment to excellence and best practice land management with:
    1. Proven knowledge of weed control techniques and herbicides, and.
    2. Proven knowledge of various revegetation techniques.
  • Proven ability to prioritise multiple projects and tasks with the demands of competing deadlines.
  • Minimum 1 year in CLM industry, preferably in a senior role.
  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • Proven autonomy and team management skills.
  • Awareness of OHS principles and practices.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.
  • Moderate to high level of physical fitness.

Training and Licences:

  • Min Cert III CLM qualification (or equivalent in industry experience).
  • Essential - Current Manual Victorian Car Licence.
  • Essential - ChemCert or equivalent.
  • Essential - Senior First Aid (Level 2).
  • Essential - Chainsaw - Operate and Maintain Chainsaws.
  • Essential - Construction Induction Card.
  • Desirable - Medium Rigid truck licence.

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.


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