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Job Information

AECOM Principal Sustainability Consultant - Buildings & Precincts in Melbourne, Australia

Australia - Victoria, Melbourne

Job Summary

Melbourne’s sustainability team is working on some of the largest and most important projects across Australia; and as a result, we’re growing.

Our Australian-New Zealand sustainability practice encompasses a team of people working collaboratively across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington. We are currently seeking a proven consultant in sustainability to join our Melbourne office and take a step towards team leadership and junior mentoring, while leading diverse projects.

Our Melbourne team comprises a group of young and enthusiastic engaged professionals and is looking forward to welcoming a like-minded collaborative individual to the team. You will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of building and master planned developments; as well as broader policy related projects and potentially take a step towards a people management role.

This role will enable you to lead project teams in developing innovative sustainability solutions which reflect optimal environmental outcomes whilst balancing client objectives. You will be responsible for managing project workflows and deliver on commitments to the highest standard.

As part of this role you will:

  • Lead the delivery of projects to achieve excellent sustainability outcomes for environmental conservation and improved user productivity and wellness;

  • Support and lead junior team members across the national team;

  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills to deliver both internal and external service offerings;

  • Plan projects to ensure key deliverable and financial performance metrics are met.

Minimum Requirements

As a Principal Sustainability Consultant you will be an enthusiastic individual with a commitment to both individual and team continued professional development. Ideally, you are a forward-thinking and commercial minded individual with technical foundations and an interest in sustainability outside of the workforce.

You will ideally:

  • Have a relevant engineering or sustainability degree;

  • Be proven in leading Sustainability projects in a consulting environment, with demonstrated experience in the local market; including an understanding of current industry trends and legislation;

  • Possess leadership qualities and an interest in developing towards people management;

  • Be passionate about sustainable development within the built environment and have a strong interest in fostering change for the better;

  • Be an excellent communicator (both written and verbal); and have proven client relationships;

  • Have experience in computational analysis, including dynamic thermal and energy modelling, daylight modelling, thermal comfort modelling and natural ventilation in order to confidently provide advice to clients and project teams on sustainability.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the use of parametric simulation tools such as grasshopper, desirable;

  • WELL or Passive House experience or accreditation, advantageous.

What we Offer

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options;

  • Work-from-home equipment packages and assistance;

  • Diverse, challenging and exciting multidisciplinary engineering projects;

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices;

  • Paid parental and partner leave;

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging;

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers;

  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts;

  • Employee stock purchase plans;

  • Study assistance;

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM and in the absence of a signed Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any recruitment fee.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Engineering Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248428BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.