Title:  Sustainability Advisor

Job Number:  17735

Mascot, NSW, AU, 2020

About John Holland

John Holland are all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges. We do that by providing leading design, engineering, construction, and asset operations, across infrastructure, transport, building and property in Australia and New Zealand. 

From the epic to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently. 

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in. 

Are you up for the challenge?


The Project:

Next Rail is an Incentivised Delivery Entity made up of John Holland and Jacobs, partnering with TfNSW to deliver the More Trains More Services package of work. This program will deliver vital rail upgrades across Sydney which means customers can expect more frequent train services, with less wait times, less crowding on a simpler and more reliable network.


The Opportunity:

We are currently looking for an experienced Sustainability Advisor to join our project team based in Mascot, NSW. Reporting to the Environment & Sustainability Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the project sustainability strategy to deliver positive outcomes in line with our project requirements. 


Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Support the implementation and management of project sustainability strategies, policies and initiatives that are aligned with best practice.
  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of an Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating through the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC).
  • Liaise and support the wider project team and specialist consultants to implement sustainability requirements across the Project.
  • Continuous development, implementation, and monitoring of sustainability strategies and action plans.
  • Manage, track and report on sustainability programs, activities and processes.


To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in engineering, environmental science, construction management or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role in construction (rail industry desirable).
  • Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (highly desirable)
  • Experience with ISC certifications and compliance
  • A passion for developing and implementing sustainable solutions.

What's in it for you when you join John Holland?
We're about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.
We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.


We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available
  • Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing
  • Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities
  • Learning and development opportunities where you'll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities



Inclusion and diversity are part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks
Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it's flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we're committed to helping our people work flexibly.
Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success. 
We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

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