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Efficient Living is a leading Australian ESD consultancy based in Sydney, with opportunities to work remotely around the country. We’re a rapidly evolving company with a growing leadership and consultant team, and we are constantly recruiting to help us expand the services we can offer to our valued building industry clients.

Just this year, we have appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, Tirone Kahn; Office Manager Manya Christensen; Project Coordinator Kyle Decker; and multiple new sustainability consultants.

Our sustainability consultants are passionate about improving the built environment and work on exciting residential and commercial projects with renowned designers, architects and developers around the country.

We have a social, relaxed and friendly office environment where pets are welcome and daily lunch walks are encouraged. If this sounds like a working environment you would love, please get in touch.

Principal ESD Consulting Manager

  • Make your mark and grow your career
  • Leadership role with opportunity to introduce new services to suit your passion
  • Attractive profit share and employee share scheme

Capacity: Full time or part time

The Opportunity:

This role is an opportunity to lead Australia’s construction industry towards a more sustainable future by using Efficient Living’s existing clients and applying your exceptional leadership skills and industry influence. Facilitating collaboration between developers, new technologies and funding models, this role will support our clients during the transition towards net-zero energy buildings.

Reporting to the COO with a dotted line to the MD, the Principal ESD Consulting Manager is responsible for supporting the roll-out of new services in areas of your passion (these may include GreenStar, NABERS WELL, Passive House, Daylight and Solar access studies and Building Services Engineering), while maintaining Efficient Living’s existing Residential and Commercial consulting services. This role will be responsible for managing both existing consulting teams, focusing on exceptional service delivery and project profitability for our broad range of building industry clients.

As a leadership position, this role will suit someone who has overseen building project delivery in a design phase (from a client or consulting side), is highly experienced at client management and can lead a team of dedicated professionals to deliver best in class sustainability solutions.

To be successful in this role, you will have a passion for sustainability and the built environment, as well as an influential personality to drive continual change and innovation within the building industry.

About this role:

  • Sustainability mindset
  • Business development focus
  • High-level project strategy review
  • ESD service delivery a bonus but not critical
  • Natural networker
  • Big picture thinking
  • Solutions focused
  • In-depth construction/consulting industry knowledge

Responsibilities in this role:

  • Manage the Residential and Commercial consulting teams with a focus on exceptional service delivery and project profitability
  • Support the roll-out of new services (e.g. Green Star, NABERS, WELL, Passive House, Daylight and Solar access studies or Building Services Engineering)
  • Influence the future direction of ESD policy
  • Managing and presenting to clients as well as stakeholders at all levels
  • Developing opportunities for new business
  • Assessing and reporting on business risks and opportunities
  • Ensuring clients are being delivered meaningful reports
  • Managing project and portfolio budgets and workflows
  • A positive energy that uplifts those around them
  • Leading and mentoring the consultancy teams
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining process and procedure to ensure an exceptional client experience
  • Fostering a fun and collaborative culture within your teams and the organisation.
  • Perform project QA and 6-monthly service compliance reviews
  • Perform quarterly audits and report as required
  • System and process improvement experience and mentality (will be highly regarded but not essential)

Required criteria:

  • Strategic thinker
  • 10+ years’ experience in building design or construction
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and tendering
  • Growth mindset to grow and scale the business to the next level
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and departmental budgets
  • Proven track record of driving sales, profitability and service improvement
  • Experience in managing design or consulting teams in the construction industry
  • Experience in technical design documentation and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and encouraging continual professional growth
  • Experience quoting projects and coordinating workflow
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written skills and ability to deliver engaging presentations
  • Highly organised and motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to establish the framework, objectives and targets in order to manage a team to KPIs
  • Play a key role in driving the world to a more sustainable future and joining the dots between engineers and builders.

As an Efficient Living employee, you will benefit from:

  • A generous profit/ownership share scheme
  • A competitive salary package
  • Flexible working hours and location, full or part-time options
  • An opportunity to join a professional and progressive business at the start of an exciting growth phase
  • An employee-focused organisation with a strong focus on staff wellbeing and work-life balance
  • A lively social work culture with regular events and team activities

Applying for this role:

We are looking for someone that loves what they do, is driven by success and inspires and brings out the best in those around them.

If this role sounds inspiring to you, please send an application outlining your skills and experience or send a private LinkedIn message to Tirone Kahn.

More about Efficient Living

Company Overview:

Established in 2000, Efficient Living is a leading Australian ESD consultancy based in Sydney.
We specialise in optimising sustainability across the built environment, such as in architectural, commercial and residential projects, and are renowned as the industry’s ‘go-to’ sustainability experts in the large scale multi-residential market.

We understand the intricacies of market trends and innovative technologies, and that sharing this with our clients is key to creating high-performance buildings. Our services and advice are relied upon by policymakers, software developers, architects, property developers and multi-disciplinary engineering firms. We attribute our success to a high level of customer service, in-depth knowledge and practical solutions.

Most excitingly, we are growing. We are looking for experienced sustainable building consultants to lead our team and help us lift the bar of best practice sustainability in the building industry.

Senior ESD Sustainability Associate

Senior ESD Sustainability Associate

Capacity: Full time or part time

Start: ASAP

  • Make your mark and grow your career
  • Instrumental in introducing new services to grow the business
  • Social, supportive, flexible work environment in a Northern Beaches or Sydney City location

 

The Opportunity:

Efficient Living is looking to empower the next generation of passionate sustainability consultants to manage its day-to-day business operations. In this role, you can pave the way to your career success (with a strong focus on your professional development) and leave a legacy you can be proud of.

Maintaining the status quo is no longer acceptable as we stand at a crucial turning point for climate action. To rise to the challenge, Efficient Living has committed to rethink everything we do, including:

  • Implementing an employee ownership and profit-share scheme;
  • Utilising cutting-edge technology and processes to optimise business operations;
  • Driving long-term change in building design and specification by facilitating lasting relationships between our network of technology suppliers and builders/architects;
  • Encouraging our team to think bigger and providing the tools and contacts they need to drive real change.

 

Identifying that soft skills are now just as important for consultants to thrive in today’s market we are undergoing  a Co-Elevate training program to empower staff at all levels with skills such as; influencing, networking and leadership You will also be provided with training in business operations and financial acronym. We are encouraging our team to think bigger and be solutions focused and we are providing the tools and contacts they need to drive real change.

Why Efficient Living:

Key leadership staff will be provided with a level of freedom and influence that is unobtainable in large multi-national firms, as well as financial incentives beyond that of a regular job. You will be put through a 12-month tailored Leadership and Mentoring course with one-on-one and group learning sessions.

Identifying that soft skills are now just as important for consultants to thrive in today’s market, we are also undergoing a Co-Elevate training program to empower staff at all levels with skills such as; influencing, networking and leadership. You will also be provided with training in business operations and financial management.

Working location options include; work from home, Sydney offices or our Northern Beaches hub. Your working hours are completely flexible to suit your lifestyle needs. We set realistic expectations to balance leadership and administrative tasks with client services to enable responsibilities to be completed within the hours of a normal working week.

The Efficient Living vibe encourages relaxed clothing, fun banter, friendships, collaboration and teamwork. Social outings (when permitted) are plentiful. A new initiative inspired by our new chief operating officer, Tirone, is regular team volunteer days and bucket-list days, which we look forward to once restrictions ease. Our values are driven by a belief that people perform at their best when they are happy, connected to their community and feel proud of their contribution to society.

About this role:

Leveraging your previous success in project delivery, you will now be empowered with the roll-out and refinement of new services. This might include GreenStar, NABERS, WELL, Passive House, Daylight, solar access, condensation studies and/or building services engineering. This role will focus on exceptional service delivery and project profitability for our broad range of building industry clients. As a senior position, you will have mastered client management and can lead a team of dedicated professionals to deliver best-in-class sustainability solutions.

Responsibilities in this role:

  • Supporting our clients with a smooth transition towards net-zero energy buildings
  • Developing new Efficient Living services aligned to your areas of expertise and passion
  • Mentoring and upskilling existing staff and managing quality control and project profitability
  • Nurturing current client relationships and support the roll-out and uptake of new services
  • Delivering clients buildable, sustainable and well-costed solutions, ensuring we deliver a ‘best in market’ service
  • Managing and presenting to clients as well as stakeholders at all levels
  • Keeping abreast of policy, planning and technology to present innovative recommendations to our clients
  • Maintain close relationships with product suppliers to ensure we are bringing the latest and most innovative solutions
  • Assessing and reporting on project risks
  • Managing project, portfolio budgets and workflows
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining process and procedure to ensure an exceptional client experience
  • Quoting, contracts negotiation, contract management
  • Being part of our fun and collaborative culture
  • Perform project QA and Signing off on reports
  • System and process improvement experience and mentality (will be highly regarded but not essential)
  • Foster company mission and values throughout the team and ensure continuance of a strong team culture

Required criteria:

  • 5 years+ experience in sustainability consulting in the construction industry
  • Australian experience and/or understanding of local codes
  • A degree in environmental or building services engineering (or related qualification)
  • Ability to lead teams and encourage continual professional growth
  • Ability to establish the framework, objectives and targets in order to manage a team to KPIs
  • Experience using sustainability modelling/wellness rating tools
  • Experience in technical design documentation and reporting
  • An extensive professional network
  • Experience quoting projects, coordinating workflow and ensuring service profitability
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written and ability to deliver engaging presentations
  • Highly organised and motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Integrity, reliability and trust

Applying for this role:

We are looking for someone that loves what they do, is driven by success and inspires and brings out the best in those around them.

If this role sounds inspiring to you, please send an application outlining your skills and experience to accounts@efficientliving.com.au or send a private LinkedIn message to Tirone Kahn.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further information.

More about Efficient Living

Company Overview:

Established in 2000, Efficient Living is a leading Australian-owned ESD consultancy.

We specialise in optimising sustainability across the built environment, including all commercial and residential projects, and are renowned as the industry’s ‘go-to’ sustainability experts in the large scale mixed-use multi-residential market.

Blessed with a substantial and loyal client following, we understand the intricacies of market trends and innovative technologies and that sharing this with our clients is key to creating high-performance buildings. Our services and advice are relied upon by policymakers, software developers, architects, property developers and multi-disciplinary engineering firms. We attribute our success to a high level of customer service, in-depth knowledge and practical solutions.

Sustainability Building Consultant

Sustainability Building Consultant

  • Long term career progression
  • NSW’s largest residential sustainable building consulting team
  • A social and supportive work environment in a beachside of city location

Capacity: Full time or part time

Start: ASAP

About Efficient Living:

Established in 2000, Efficient Living is a leading Australian ESD consultancy based in Sydney.

We specialise in optimising sustainability across the built environment, such as in architectural, commercial and residential projects, and are renowned as the industry’s ‘go-to’ sustainability experts in the large scale multi-residential market.

We understand the intricacies of market trends and innovative technologies, and that sharing this with our clients is key to creating high-performance buildings. Our services and advice are relied upon by policymakers, software developers, architects, property developers and multi-disciplinary engineering firms. We attribute our success to a high level of customer service, in-depth knowledge and practical solutions.

Most excitingly, we are growing. We are looking for bright, creative consultants to join our team and help us lift the bar of best practice sustainability in the building industry.

About this role:

  • Sustainability mindset
  • Residential construction focus
  • Renovations and newbuilds
  • NatHERS and BASIX
  • Solutions oriented
  • Client focus

 

This Sustainability Consultant role will sit within our Residential team. Our Residential consultants are responsible for delivering NatHERS and BASIX assessments across a diverse range of projects for our loyal clients.

The consultant in this role will have a strong understanding of the residential construction market, thermal comfort modelling software and buildable solutions for our clients’ sustainability issues. They will have excellent client communication skills.

This role comes with long-term career progression. The successful applicant will be part of our long-term strategy to grow the team as we expand our service offering and adapt to new changes in sustainability certifications in the coming years.

Responsibilities in this role:

  • Conducting efficient BASIX and NatHERS assessments for residential projects
  • Managing BASIX and BERS software
  • Delivering clients the best buildable, sustainable, well costed solutions
  • Building professional relationships and rapport with clients

Required criteria:

  • 2 years’ experience in residential sustainability consulting
  • Good understanding of building details and correct application of materials
  • Able to move between tasks effectively and prioritise or recruit help
  • Understanding of designing and constructing buildings and the costs of doing so
  • A clear understanding of NatHERS and BASIX technical notes and BERS modelling protocol
  • Strong BERS and BASIX knowledge; can preferably troubleshoot issues
  • Good time management and ability to juggle priorities
  • Dedicated to the success of the team
  • Soft sales skills and good relationship building skills
  • Confident client liaison
  • Comfortable to attend and host client meetings

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be a confident person with a passion for sustainability
  • Have an enthusiastic work ethic
  • Have industry experience and a passion for the built environment
  • Thrive on being an industry expert and master of the residential sustainability industry
  • Focus the client at the heart of everything you do
  • Value teamwork
  • Be committed to personal learning and development

As an Efficient Living employee, you will benefit from:

  • A competitive salary package
  • Ongoing training and development (generally a Certificate IV)
  • Flexible working hours and location, full or part-time options
  • An opportunity to join a professional and progressive business at the start of an exciting growth phase
  • An employee-focused organisation with a strong focus on staff wellbeing and work-life balance
  • A lively social work culture with regular events and team activities

Applying for this role:

We are looking for someone that loves what they do, is driven by success and inspires and brings out the best in those around them.

If this role sounds inspiring to you, please send an application outlining your skills and experience or send a private LinkedIn message to Tirone Kahn.

Are you looking for a role not currently listed here? We’re always available to discuss opportunities with people that are as passionate about the built environment as we are, so get in touch if you’d like to work with us in future.