Edge is Hiring: Sustainability Leadership Role

Status: Full time position

Location: Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney based

Start date: Immediate start

Reports to: Director of Operations

About Edge:

Edge Environment (Edge), is one of Australia’s best known and respected sustainability consultancies. We bring together science, strategy and storytelling to create high value sustainability outcomes for our clients. Our team works with many of Australia’s leading organisations, developing and delivering high-impact, innovative projects.

Our commitment to our mission is demonstrated by our status as a B Corp, and by being one of a few leading Australian companies committing to a verified Science Based Target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Our entire team are passionate for a more sustainable future, and we deliver this through collaborating with some of Australia’s most high profile and environmentally ambitious organisations.

Specifically, our leadership in the Built Environment sector is widely recognised, having previously won ISCA’s award for Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability in 2016 and being shortlisted in the National Construction Awards in 2019.

This Role:

Edge has restructured the business due to our continued growth, success and to better position ourselves as a National leader in sustainability advisory services. The new structure has resulted in a new Leadership role to manage an established team of successful Consultants delivering projects across the following areas:

  • Sustainability, ratings & tools
  • Organisational and project sustainability implementation
  • Sustainability systems tracking & monitoring
  • Risk management, Due Diligence & Auditing
  • Environmental Management & Governance.

The role represents an opportunity to build on an existing business but also steer expansion into new markets, services and geographies. While the initial focus will be in the Infrastructure and Property sectors, there are significant growth opportunities in food, fast moving consumer goods, manufacturing, events and othe relevant sectors. The successful candidate will be joining a growing organisation and contribute toward the strategic direction of the company.

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

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum twelve years’ experience, including at least five years leading a team.
  • Be responsible for proactively leading, managing and providing feedback to the team.
  • A track record of setting and delivering against sales, revenue and quality targets.
  • Provide technical leadership, project management and project delivery in one or more of the following areas:
    • Sustainability, ratings & tools.
    • Organisational and project sustainability implementation.
    • Sustainability systems tracking & monitoring.
    • Risk management, Due Diligence & Auditing.
    • Environmental Management & Governance.
  • Ability to develop and maintain high-quality client relationships and partnerships.
  • Develop a high performing, collaborative team to deliver impact and purpose.
  • ISAP and/or GSAP accreditation is preferable.

Key Position Holder Attributes:

  • Committed to Edge’s corporate mission and values.
  • Collaborative, and happy to work with humility as part of a talented team of people from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds.
  • Attentive to client needs and focused on identifying solutions.
  • Self-driven and ambitious.
  • Willing to travel as required.

Customer Service Provision:

  • To provide Edge customers with the best service and advice to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, to time and budget.
  • To develop and maintain a network of key contacts in the industry to include clients and prospective client’s collaborators and competitors.
  • To deliver high quality work and establish a high profile and reputation for Edge.
  • To foster “client friend” relationships with key companies / organisations within all areas of Edge’s expertise.

Financial / Project Management:

  • To effectively deliver and support the workflow pipeline so that resource requirements and customer expectations are effectively managed: managing projects against budget for net profitability, managing project progress and the production of deliverables against established targets/milestones and deadlines.
  • To contribute to business development by working with business stream owners to identify potential clients and projects, meet with clients, prepare proposals for new work or variations to current work.

Health and Safety:

To be aware of, and assist in implementing, Edge’s health and safety policies and procedures. You also agree to comply with any other statutory obligations in relation to anti-discrimination and sexual harassment.

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.
  • Working in a small and agile team with a high level of independence.
  • 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).
  • A CV summarising your relevant employment history, experience and education.
  • Contact details for two referees.

Applications should be sent to tara@edgeenvironment.com no later than 11.59pm Sunday, 14 June 2020.

Applicants shortlisted for further assessment will be contacted for an interview. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.


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