Edge is Hiring: Senior Sustainability Consultant

Status: Full time, permanent position

Location: Auckland (NZ), Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney 

Start date: ASAP

Reports to: Business Unit Lead – Carbon and Climate Resilience

About Edge:

Established in 2008, Edge is a specialist sustainability advisory company focused on the Asia-Pacific and Americas. Our teams are based in Australia, New Zealand and Chile.

We exist to help our clients create value from tackling one of world’s most fundamental challenges: creating truly sustainable economies and societies. We do this by combining science, strategy and storytelling in a way that gives our clients the confidence to take ambitious action, and do well by doing good. We support our clients by working across six areas:

  • Sustainability leadership and communications
  • Sustainability strategy
  • Carbon and climate resilience
  • Circular economy and lifecycle thinking
  • Sustainable and ethical procurement
  • Sustainability delivery

Edge 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:

The core responsibility of the role is to deliver high quality carbon-related project work for clients across growing areas within our business including: carbon footprinting, target-setting, mitigation analysis and strategy development. Your responsibilities will include analytical work, preparation of project deliverables and proposals, managing projects and key accounts. As a Senior Consultant, you’ll be expected to contribute to the continuous improvement of the team and the overall business, including teaching and coaching junior staff. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in distinctive projects, designing bespoke solutions and further, complimenting our clients’ sustainability journeys. Current and past clients include Telstra, THE ICONIC, Charter Hall, David Jones & Country Road Group, Singtel Optus, BINGO Industries, KeepCup, Timberlink, NRMA, Taylors Wines, Stockland, Frasers Property, University of NSW, Nando’s, Transport for NSW and more.

The role will be nationally focused, with flexibility to work from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide.

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in a similar role with demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of corporate greenhouse gas emissions reporting and target-setting frameworks, such as the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, Climate Active and the Science-Based Targets Initiative.
  • Ability to provide technical direction, project management and project delivery across a range of projects.
  • Ability to engage at a high-level within client organisations.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical skills (including Microsoft Excel expertise) and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to Edge Environment corporate mission, vision and values.


  • Technical experience in greenhouse gas accounting.
  • Strong networks in the sustainability and / or carbon space.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development.
  • Knowledge of carbon reduction initiatives.
  • Understanding of the broader climate change-related issues and frameworks impacting organisations.
  • Experience in life cycle assessment will be highly regarded.

Key holder attributes:

  • Foster a positive environment for collaboration and strong team dynamic.
  • Attention to detail regarding client needs, possible solutions and relationships.
  • Willing to be cooperative and participate with your colleagues to enhance the Edge culture.
  • Willing to travel as required.

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 and to influence the direction of the business.
  • Building networks and creating new business opportunities.
  • Working collaboratively within a team with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.

Application Details:

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

  • A cover letter (maximum 1 page), addressing, at a minimum, how you meet the essential requirements.
  • A CV summarising your relevant employment history, experience and education. Please include contact details for two referees.

Applications should be sent to tara@edgeenvironment.com no later than 18.00pm Monday, 24 May 2020. Applicants shortlisted for further assessment will be contacted for an interview.

Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. 

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