Title:  Senior Sustainability Advisor

Job Number:  18234

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009

About John Holland

At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We’ve always known at its heart infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work.

That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Sustainability Advisor to play a key role on our NSW Building BU. Reporting into the NSW Operations Manager you’ll be accountable for providing sustainable outcomes for the NSW Building projects by identifying and implementing sustainability initiatives and supporting the project to meet its sustainability obligations. 

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide & take leadership responsibility in site sustainability management
  • Coordinate and provide day-to-day specialist sustainability management support to internal & project stakeholders
  • Provide operational sustainability guidance, diligence, consistency, and discipline to business leaders to drive a culture of best practice
  • Work to identify & manage sustainability risks
  • Liaise with government bodies & professional organisations on sustainability matters
  • Establish, monitor and report on key sustainability performance objectives and standards for managing project risks
  • Support the development of the sustainability team personnel in leading practices and driving improvement
  • Developing and implementing site-specific sustainability documents, regulatory compliance applications, licensing and permits
  • Identify and mitigate risks prior to works commencing, communicate with and engage relevant stakeholders to control risk and contribute to building a risk management culture
  • Consult with workers to identify opportunities for efficiencies and streamlining of sustainability processes and outcomes, striving to be a leader in the industry
  • Monitor system and process audits to ensure compliance with sustainability standards requirements.

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Science, Engineering or other associated disciplines.
  • Specialist sustainability experience within the construction industry, ideally with a Tier 1 Contractor
  • Sound understanding of sustainability principles and application within the construction industry, including Sustainability Rating Schemes such as Green Star, NABERS and WELL.
  • Understanding of sustainability management techniques, National Construction Code compliance, Project Approval processes and requirements.
  • Understanding of Federal, State & Local sustainability statues & legislation

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 as 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 packing 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 which means you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.

Learning & 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 is 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 its flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we're committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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