Environment Advisor Ecology and Biosecurity


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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality
  • Location: Queensland

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 70
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Friday, 4 February 2022

About this role: Environment Advisor Ecology and Biosecurity

About this role: Environment Advisor Ecology and Biosecurity

Seeking an Environment Advisor for Ecology and Biosecurity to work in Queensland!
Brunel Australasia are currently partnering with one of Australia’s leading natural gas producers. They have a great reputation for creating a safety-focused culture, whilst they expand their operations in Queensland’s onshore gas reserves.

The Environment Advisor Ecology and Biosecurity, will provide specialist advice, specialist assurance of vegetation management contracts and manage multiple internal and external stakeholder interfaces. The role is the technical focal point for biosecurity and land management with the organisation. The role will is expected to partner with the business, identify issues and deliver high quality, fit-for-purpose environmental strategies and implementation plans in line with ISO14001 EMS to manage environmental risks and opportunities related to biosecurity and land management. The Environment Advisor Ecology and Biosecurity will primarily focus on mitigating risks associated with company assets by:

  • Implementing and coordinating environment management system in relation to biosecurity aspects to minimize impacts and costs over asset lifecycle associated with monitoring and management of biosecurity and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. General Biosecurity Obligation).
  • Supporting delivery and monitoring framework for adaptive land management measures to balance operational requirements (e.g. AS2885, asset integrity & safe access) and compliance with protected plant, reinstatement and rehabilitation regulatory and permit obligations. This will involve a key business partnering and collaboration role with Asset Managers and Central Business Services contract holders.
  • Being focal point for biosecurity and land management components to enable continued land access and production including technical advice for landholder grievances, regulators (e.g. DAF Biosecurity Queensland, Office of the Coordinator General), industry working groups (e.g. biosecurity inspection service providers, washdown location providers, Queensland Gas Fields Commission Biosecurity working group and other CSG proponents) to share best practices and address common issues. What we need from you? When it comes to nurturing collaborative stakeholder relations, your interpersonal and influencing people skills will make a difference. You will inspire people to make changes that will have a direct impact on our success.



  • Deep commitment to Goal Zero and personal accountability
  • A degree(s) or equivalent in an environmental or other relevant science or technical discipline, or environmental management.
  • Relevant experience in a role dealing with biosecurity, field ecology or land/natural resource management and implementing environmental management plans, permits and approvals conditions.
  • Ecologists meeting the definition of Suitably Qualified Persons and with relevant experience within the Brigalow Belt region (preferable).
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal environmental legislation and policies (in particular vegetation and biosecurity).
  • A Commercial Operator Agricultural Chemical Distribution Control License (National Competencies: AHCPMG301 Control Weeds; AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals; and AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals).
  • Experience and skills in the cleaning and inspection of light and heavy vehicles used for resource activities during survey, construction and operation (National Competency AHCBIO201).
  • Experience and skills in inspecting source and stored materials for the purposes of completing Biosecurity Declaration – Supply of things (National Competency AHCPMG301).
  • Strong interpersonal, written and presentation skills and a willingness to proactively connect stakeholders across the business and deliver solutions for landholder and external stakeholder concerns.
  • The courage to share views, insights, uncomfortable truths whilst accepting and supporting decisions made.
  • Relentless drive for simplification and improvement, in a systematic and collaborative manner.
  • This role is based in Chinchilla on a 10-4 roster, with specific flexible working arrangement options available as part of the role.



  • $750/day Incl Super
  • Chinchilla Based position
  • 10/4 Roster
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Professional Team

About Brunel

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About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Ashleigh Pollock via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Ashleigh Pollock
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane
(07) 3007 7650

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