Farm Manager - Aquaculture

Growing through Innovation

Our client likes to do things differently. They use ground-breaking science to recreate the complex ocean environment for lobster aquaculture.

Currently undertaking commercial Tropical Rock Lobster hatchery production, they require an experienced aquaculture manager to drive their commercial nursery and farm operations.

About the Team

Our client's people drive change and focus on the future.

They are dedicated to building a sustainable future for seafood while creating real social and economic opportunities in global communities and taking care of the environment.

Collectively their skilled team offers a wealth of enthusiasm and experience in science and innovation, deep knowledge and understanding of the ocean environment and aquaculture systems, as well as financial, strategic, and creative thinking to drive the company forward.

It's about more than just numbers for our client. They are committed to building an international reputation as a centre of excellence for hatchery-based spiny lobster production.

Working with world-leading scientists, they are pushing the industry foward with innovative ways to improve aquaculture practices.

About the Position

The position reports to the company’s CEO and is employed as part of the Senior Management Team.

This role requires the management of the companies RAS based nursery, grow-out feed manufacture/supply, grow-out pond production, and will assist the Marketing partners in the distribution of product to market.

The position is supported by a strong multi-disciplined board, executive director, senior management team, and commercial/research partners.

  • Permanent, full-time
  • Townsville-based role
  • Competitive Salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Computer
  • Phone
  • Relocation assistance if required

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will have substantial experience in Aquaculture and come from an operations and management background; with a focus on stakeholder relationship management.

You will also need:

  • Extensive knowledge of aquaculture principles and in commercial aquaculture management, system design, RAS operation, pond-based farm, and water quality monitoring.
  • Highly developed personal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience managing a large team.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think outside of the box.
  • Self-starter with hands-on practical skills.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture or similar including significant experience.
  • HR, financial, conflict resolution experience.

Applications can be submitted via Seek.

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Peta Carmody on 4772 3800. 

Applications close 16th June 2021.


Living in Townsville

Townsville, situated on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, is Australia's largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a population of 198,826 (2021).

Located about 350 kilometres south of Cairns and 1,350 kilometres north of Brisbane. Townsville Airport has links to major eastern seaboard cities, as well as Darwin, Bali, and some amazing Queensland regional inland towns.

Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland by locals, Townsville hosts a significant number of governmental, community, and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state.

Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and the Queensland outback. It’s a vibrant and bustling city sitting under the watchful gaze of Castle Hill. Enjoy al fresco dining, Federation-style architecture, and boutique shopping, as well as the cooling ocean breeze and coastal vibe.

Townsville is also Australia’s largest garrison town with Australian Defence Force bases and fascinating military landmarks.