- Flexible work location and hours
- Full time position
- Progressive and ambitious culture
Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd (TI) is the state-owned company responsible for developing and operating irrigation schemes funded through public/private partnerships.
With 18 operational irrigation schemes, 3 mini hydro plants and $185M of funding for the development of new schemes, it is exciting times ahead for TI and the Tasmanian Agribusiness sector.
Tasmanian Irrigation is seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist based at their Launceston office with the opportunity to regularly work across Tasmania in their irrigation schemes.
The primary objective of the position is to support the implementation of Tasmanian Irrigation’s Environment Policy by monitoring its environmental compliance obligations during construction and operations and supporting regulatory approval processes.
The role’s key responsibilities include:
- Implement and manage TI’s surface water and aquatic habitat monitoring program
- Overseeing regulatory approval processes for construction and maintenance of irrigation schemes
- Complete reporting to meet State and Federal compliance obligations
- Design water quality and habitat monitoring programs for schemes
- Contribute to the development and oversight of water quality monitoring programs for construction activities
- Ensure reliable, validated and high-quality data for use in TI’s reporting processes
- Provide environmental support services to internal staff as required
- Complete fauna and flora field surveys and impact assessments, including background research, data management, analysis and reporting
- Manage the aquatic health of rivers and TI’s storages; including algal blooms, aquatic weeds and pest fish
- Complete flora and fauna permit applications
- Utilise and manipulate Tasmanian Irrigation’s ESRI GIS system
This role will suit someone wanting to be part of a longer-term vision to work with the Agribusiness sector in Tasmania to better understand the environmental impacts and opportunities for greater uptake of environmental protection practices in day-to-day operations.
You will also enjoy travel and being out in the field, given this position will take you across various parts of Tasmania and requires a flexible and hands on approach to work.
Required experience includes:
- You will need to be tertiary (degree) qualified in Environmental Science, Ecology or a related discipline, and have a minimum of 5 years of working experience overseeing approval processes and/or monitoring programs
- Working knowledge of Federal and Tasmanian environmental legislation and approvals processes, including EPBC referrals
- Experience in designing and undertaking surface water and aquatic habitat field monitoring
- Demonstrated technical report writing skills
- Experience in the management, analysis and interpretation surface water data
- Demonstrated practical application of GIS software, preferably ArcGIS.
- Experience managing environmental projects
- AusRivAS accreditation (desirable)
- Sound flora and fauna identification skills
- Experience working under MERI framework
- An understanding of water quality in natural water courses and for irrigation purposes
- Experience working with stakeholders in multiple disciplines of environmental management/science
- Current vehicle drivers’ licence
Please provide a cover letter addressing your relevant experience as per the required experience and submit your CV online to be considered.