Status: 12-month contract Casual (up to 38 hours/week)

Location: Sydney or Melbourne

Start date: January 2022

Reports to: Team Lead – Circular Economy and Lifecycle Thinking and/or Team Lead – Sustainability Delivery

Number of positions available: 3 positions

Why you’ll love Edge Environment

Edge Environment (Edge), is a leading international sustainability consultancy, with offices in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide), Chile (Santiago), and the US (Boston).

As Australia’s largest independent sustainability consultancy and a certified B-Corp, we exist to help our clients tackle some of world’s toughest challenges. We do this by combining science, strategy and storytelling in a way that gives our clients the confidence to take real action and do well by doing good.

We specialise in helping companies measure, understand, and manage the environmental and social impacts of their products, services and operations. We pride ourselves on offering evidence-based solutions, tailored to the specific needs of our clients and partners. Our own commitment to our mission is demonstrated by our status as a B Corp, and by being part of a handful of Australian companies to have put in place a verified Science Based Target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Our team members are passionate change agents for a more sustainable future, and we provide them with the opportunity to work on impactful and innovative projects with some of Australia’s most high profile and environmentally ambitious organisations.

This role:

Edge Environment is seeking motivated, personable and confident individuals to join us as part of our Circular Economy and Lifecycle Thinking (CELT) team or Sustainability Delivery (SD) team, with the opportunity to contribute to projects across the entire Edge service offering.

Applicants should demonstrate a passion for sustainability, and a background in science, engineering or economics and sustainability, with a particular focus on experience in:

  • Property & infrastructure
  • Circular economy
  • Environmental and resource management

Essential skills:

  • Demonstrated ability work independently with strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in client settings, and communicate with client representatives, staff, and client customers in a professional manner.
  • A passion for communication, engagement and education, demonstrating an ability to work and collaborate with businesses and the community.
  • Interest in developing industry networks and skills in business development.
  • Skills in desktop research, literature reviews and data analysis.
  • Excellent analytical skills (including Microsoft Excel expertise), report writing and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including client-facing communication presentation development and delivery.
  • Capacity to work outside of regular business hours to meet auditing schedules (when required) and travel across the greater Sydney/Melbourne region.
  • Undergraduate degree or post-graduate degree
  • Competency in MS Office programs and have attention to detail

Desired skills, experience and attributes:

  • Knowledge of or interest in the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating Scheme, Green Building Council of Australia Green Star Rating, and NABERS Waste tools as a means of demonstrating and benchmarking industry performance.
  • Experience in the circular economy and/or the waste and recycling sector.
  • Experience in the construction/infrastructure industry, especially in a sustainability or environmental capacity.
  • Experience in undertaking audits in waste, property or environmental fields, or similar industries.
  • Experience delivering workshops, stakeholder engagement and coordinating meetings.
  • Experience in planning, writing and implementing operational and construction waste/sustainability management strategies.
  • Holds a valid Construction White card & demonstrated experience on construction sites.
  • NABERS Waste Accredited Assessor, Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professionals (ISAP), and/or Green Star Accredited Professionals (GSAP).

Other attributes that will help you thrive at Edge:

  • A strong commitment to Edge’s corporate mission and values.
  • A collaborative spirit that is happy to work with humility as part of a talented team of people from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds.
  • Attentive focus on client needs and on identifying solutions.
  • Ability and comfort with taking initiative and responsibility/ownership for your work, while knowing when to ask for help and collaborate with others. 
  • Firm commitment to providing Edge clients with the best service and advice to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, on time and budget.
  • Desire and ability to foster “client friend” relationships with key companies and organizations within all relevant areas of Edge’s work.

As part of our team you will benefit from:

  • Ongoing investment in training and development.
  • A strong culture of work-life balance including established flexibility arrangements.
  • Working for a certified B Corp that lives our values.
  • Opportunities for career development, including opportunity to contribute to projects across our broad sustainability service offering.
  • Working in a dynamic and agile team environment with a high level of independence.
  • Building networks within sustainability sector.
  • Working collaboratively within a team with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds

Application details:

Applications should be concise and relate directly to the required and desirable skills / experience outlined above.  Responses should include:

  • A cover letter (maximum 1 page) responding to the required and desirable skills/experience.
  • A CV summarising your relevant employment history, experience, education and including contact details for two referees.

Applications should be sent to no later than 5.00pm, 09 December 2021 (please quote reference number 9794 in your application). Applicants shortlisted for further assessment will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled between Monday 06 December 2021 and Tuesday 14 December 2021.

Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Our commitment to equal opportunity

At Edge, we believe wholeheartedly that the best solutions come from bringing together the best minds and a broad range of perspectives, and that just like in nature, diversity leads to better outcomes.  We are also convinced that these diverse minds and perspectives are vitally needed to help truly solve the environmental, social, and economic challenges society faces.  That’s why we hire and operate without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability. 

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