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Geophysical Project Officer

Australian Public Service (APS) - Symonston, ACT

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


The Project Officer position will work directly with the airborne electromagnetic (AEM) activity leader and assist the Geophysical Acquisition Program team with general needs.

The officer will assist in procurement planning and daily management of geophysical data acquisition programs. Whilst being responsible for stakeholder liaison, they will develop a cordial engagement between the agency and the stakeholders.

They will undertake several GIS tasks like the making and updates of maps that show surveys' progress and use their geological knowledge to assist in planning geophysical acquisition surveys. The officer should also be sufficiently involved and familiar with the different surveys to address queries around the status, the Qa/Qc processed and the preliminary interpretations done by the GAP business unit. With other areas within the agency and with a variety of stakeholders.

The key duties of the position include
In this role, you will work under limited direction and will:

  • Identify any no-fly zones due to cultural heritage sites.
  • Liaise with internal and external project stakeholders around permissions and approvals, keeping them up to date and informed of project progress.
  • Developed stakeholder engagement plans for the section, which entails compiling lists of landholders in the survey area, identifying landholders that need to be individually contacted, amongst other tasks.
  • Coordinate pre-survey logistical planning in conjunction with stakeholders.
  • Should be acquainted with land access work and gain necessary permissions and approvals for surveys to be undertaken.
  • Enable contact with individual First Nations communities and representative bodies.
  • Ongoing contact and communication with individual landholders before and throughout the length of the survey.
  • Contribute with advice and geological knowledge to the interpretation and planning of the various geophysical acquisition programs.
  • Manage certain aspects of the relationships with industry, government and community stakeholders in line agency's goals.
  • Assist in the procurement for contract services concerning data acquisition with input and direction from senior team members
  • Provide GIS and mapping capabilities to assist in the planning and progress reporting of field acquisition programs
  • Maintain professional knowledge and continue to develop knowledge and expertise in various geophysical acquisition methods
  • Contribute to developing of the team's objectives for short-term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives.