About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect. AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world.

Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians. and supports the sustainable use our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) is a consortium of seven core partners and over 20 research institutions with the core objective of developing new interventions to protect, adapt and restore coral reefs. While climate mitigation is the highest priority current forecasts are that both mitigation and adaptation will be required. Further details can be found at www.GBRrestoration.org.

AIMS is the Managing Entity for this consortium and has established a small team to oversight the program. The Role of RRAP Risk Management Coordinator is to oversight processes to identify and manage risk. As part of these measures RRAP is establishing an independent Intervention Risk Review Group (IRRG), their focus being to independently review risks (and the R&D occurring to quantify these risks) associated with deploying the interventions current under development. A key part of this role is to establish and run the IRRG, and mange how it integrates with the RRAP R&D sub-programs and projects.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement 2020 – 2023. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF level 6 or 7 ($124,553 to $159,456 per annum), dependent on demonstrated skills, experience and qualifications
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 3-year opportunity
  • Located in Townsville or Brisbane, Queensland

About You

Based on your higher degree in science, engineering or business administration, and your experience training and/or experience in risk management, project management, and governance you’ll need to demonstrate experience in assessing risk and earning social licence to operate in an area with complex/ broad stakeholders.

Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the Department of Home Affairs current policies.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download from the link below. If, after reviewing the position description included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Also below, you will find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description which is detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Recruitment Contact: Position enquiries are to be directed to David Mead at d.mead@aims.gov.au

Closing Date: Monday, 29th November-2021 (midnight, AEST)

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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