Careers

Careers

Efficient Living’s sustainability consultants are creating a built environment for the future, where smart design and efficient systems reduce the impact of climate change, enhance our quality of life, offer increased resilience to our communities and create a more sustainable construction industry.

Our team hails from a range of professional backgrounds – from engineering and architecture to building design and environmental science – which means we have an enormous knowledge pool to draw upon when providing leading ESD and policy advice to renowned designers, architects and developers working on some of the most exciting residential and commercial projects around the country.

Joining Efficient Living, you’ll find a social and collaborative environment, where pets are welcome and working arrangements are flexible, but we are all driven by the same passion to create lasting change in the world around us. You’ll benefit from a strong focus on professional development and career growth, whether it be in soft skills such as leadership, influencing and networking, or hard skills such as financial and business management.

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 clients. If any of the below roles sound like the perfect fit for you, or if you would like to put yourself forward for an alternative role, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

ESD | Office/Operations Manager

  • Join a growing team of fun-loving and passionate Sustainable Building Consultants and help shape the company’s strategic direction and ongoing success.
  • Experience a level of freedom and influence that is unobtainable in large multi-national firms.
  • Gorgeous new office fit out in Collaroy (swim in the ocean to recharge!) with opportunities for flexible working hours.

This role is instrumental to the daily operations, strategic direction and success of a company determined to change our climate change destiny.

Capacity: Minimum 4 days per week

Efficient Living – Sustainable Building Consultants:

‘Your sustainability partner from concept to delivery’

Our mission is to transform Australian buildings and precincts into sustainable and resilient communities where humans and nature thrive for generations to come.

Client partnerships are how we get things done – using a collaborative and commercial approach to problem solve for achievable and significant projects.

We are a friendly and diverse team of architects, engineers, scientists, building designers and sustainability experts, bringing a combination of skills and contacts to each project.

The opportunity:

As an Office / Operations Manager, you will have an opportunity to influence and accelerate company growth. You will manage the administrative team and optimize day-to-day operations with a goal of setting the foundations for growth.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Business management – ensure the day-to-day running of the office and that business is running and working effectively.
  • Financial management and coordination – oversee all accounting functions.
  • Operational project delivery – you will constantly be working on projects to optimise what we do – from IT/system and tools to office functionality and beyond.
  • People & culture (HR) – look after our team from a well-being and administration perspective.
  • Technology & software implementation – managing and implementing new software/tools.
  • Branding & marketing – developing and executing our strategy, while coordinating with relevant social media stakeholders.
  • Desirable to have sales and marketing experience.

Essential criteria to fulfil this role:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Qualifications in administration, business or financial services (Certificate level or higher).
  • Experience using accounting software such as Xero, MYOB or Quickbooks .
  • Mid-level to advanced skills using and managing Microsoft tools (SharePoint, Outlook, Teams, Admin console, etc).
  • Marketing skills including social media posting and website editing would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Ability to multitask and handle a wide range of activities simultaneously.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Demonstrate strong commercial business acumen across day-to-day operational activities.
  • Display a natural attention to detail with the ability to source solutions to problems in fluid situations.
  • Have strong personal rapport. People must identify you as someone they want to work with and for.
  • Show integrity, reliability and trust.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Foster company culture and team morale.

As an Efficient Living employee, you will benefit from:

  • Great location on the Northern Beaches in Sydney with opportunities for flexible working hours.
  • A competitive salary package – future equity / profit share for the right candidate.
  • An opportunity to join a progressive business with an opportunity for career growth.
  • An organisation focused on staff wellbeing and work-life balance with a lively social culture.
  • Ongoing investment in staff development and training in skills.
  • An attractive purchased leave option.

How to apply:

We are looking for an Office Manager who loves what they do, inspires those around them and takes the company on a growth path.

Joining Efficient Living, you’ll find a social and collaborative environment, where pets are welcome and working arrangements are flexible, but we are all driven by the same passion to create lasting change in the world around us. You’ll benefit from a strong focus on professional development and career growth, whether it be in soft skills such as leadership, influencing and networking, or hard skills such as financial and business management.

If you can see yourself in this role and you fit the criteria, please send an application outlining your skills and experience, or start an informal conversation with our leadership team, by emailing prameena@efficientliving.com.au.

ESD | Sustainability Consultant - Residential

  • Join a growing team of fun loving and passionate residential building consultants.
  • Experience a level of freedom and influence that is unobtainable in large multi-national firms.
  • Great location on the Northern Beaches in Sydney (swim in the ocean to recharge!) with opportunities for flexible working hours, location and full or part-time capacity.

Efficient Living is a leading ESD consultancy looking for a mid-level Sustainable Building Consultant to join our growing team.

Capacity: Full time or part time

Efficient Living – Sustainable Building Consultants:

‘Your sustainability partner from concept to delivery’

Our mission is to transform Australian buildings and precincts into sustainable and resilient communities where humans and nature thrive for generations to come.

Client partnerships are how we get things done – using a collaborative and commercial approach to problem solve for achievable and significant projects.

We are a friendly and diverse team of architects, engineers, scientists, building designers and sustainability experts, bringing a combination of skills and contacts to each project.

The opportunity:

As a Sustainability Consultant, you will have an opportunity to lead commercial projects in a fast growing and customer-centric ESD consultancy firm. You will be part of Efficient Living’s ESD consulting team, focusing on exceptional project delivery and profitability, as well as guiding clients through green rating requirements and net-zero strategies.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Willingness to learn and implement new tools and systems in line with the job requirements.
  • Cross-functional opportunities to learn from subject-matter-experts in sustainable building design and deliver state-of-the-art projects across commercial, residential and mixed uses.
  • Regularly auditing project delivery process, reports, compliance and business risks and opportunities.
  • Fostering a fun and collaborative culture within your team and the organization.

Essential criteria to fulfil this role:

  • Qualification such as NatHERS Cert IV or similar
  • 1-3+ years’ experience in NatHERS.
  • Thorough understanding of sustainability compliance measures including BASIX and NatHERS.
  • Working knowledge of HERO or similar. Willing to learn HERO.
  • Experience in technical design documentation and reporting.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to express technical information in writing and through visual aids such as Excel, PowerPoint Presentation, etc.

The successful candidate will be:

  • An expert in sustainable building design, inspired by a vision of a net-zero future
  • Able to think strategically about business direction
  • A relationship-builder, able to understand a client’s project and deliver the solutions they need
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator, able to deliver engaging reports and presentations, as well as communicate the implications of various sustainability solutions on design
  • Highly organised and motivated, with a strong attention to detail
  • A positive force that contributes to the Efficient Living culture and uplifts the wider team

As an Efficient Living employee, you will benefit from:

  • A competitive salary package.
  • Great location on the Northern Beaches in Sydney with opportunities for flexible working hours, location and full or part-time capacity.
  • A level of freedom and influence that is unobtainable in large multi-national firms.
  • An organization focussed on staff wellbeing and work-life balance with a lively social culture.
  • Excellent opportunities to interact with clients directly and influence design decisions from the early design stage.
  • Ongoing investment in staff development, training and career growth.
  • An attractive purchased leave option.

How to apply:

We are looking for a Sustainability Consultant who loves what they do, inspires those around them and is driven to ensure sustainability becomes business as usual.

Joining Efficient Living, you’ll find a social and collaborative environment, where pets are welcome and working arrangements are flexible, but we are all driven by the same passion to create lasting change in the world around us. You’ll benefit from a strong focus on professional development and career growth, whether it be in soft skills such as leadership, influencing and networking, or hard skills such as financial and business management.

If you can see yourself in this role and you fulfil the criteria, please send a cover letter and CV outlining your skills and experience, by emailing prameena@efficientliving.com.au.

ESD | Sustainability Consultant - Commercial

  • Join a growing team of fun loving and passionate Section J / NABERS / Net Zero energy building consultants.
  • Experience a level of freedom and influence that is unobtainable in large multi-national firms.
  • Great location on the Northern Beaches in Sydney (swim in the ocean to recharge!) with opportunities for flexible working hours, location and full or part-time capacity.

Efficient Living is a leading ESD consultancy looking for a mid- to senior-level Sustainable Building Consultant to join our growing team

Capacity: Full time or part time

Efficient Living – Sustainable Building Consultants:

‘Your sustainability partner from concept to delivery’

Our mission is to transform Australian buildings and precincts into sustainable and resilient communities where humans and nature thrive for generations to come.

Client partnerships are how we get things done – using a collaborative and commercial approach to problem solve for achievable and significant projects.

We are a friendly and diverse team of architects, engineers, scientists, building designers and sustainability experts, bringing a combination of skills and contacts to each project.

The opportunity:

As a Sustainability Consultant, you will have an opportunity to lead commercial projects in a fast growing and customer-centric ESD consultancy firm. You will be part of Efficient Living’s ESD consulting team, focusing on exceptional project delivery and profitability, as well as guiding clients through green rating requirements and net-zero strategies.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Willingness to learn and implement new tools and systems in line with the job requirements.
  • Cross-functional opportunities to learn from subject-matter-experts in sustainable building design and deliver state-of-the-art projects across commercial, residential and mixed uses.
  • Regularly auditing project delivery process, reports, compliance and business risks and opportunities.
  • Fostering a fun and collaborative culture within your team and the organisation.

Essential criteria to fulfil this role:

  • Degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering or Architecture with a specialisation in sustainable building design and construction or related fields.
  • 3-5+ years’ experience.
  • Thorough understanding of sustainability compliance measures including NCC Section J and ability to undertake JV3 modelling.
  • Good understanding of NABERS Energy & Water. NABERS Energy modelling experience is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of building physics tools such as Rhino, Design Builder, IES VE is preferred. Ability to carry out and draw inferences from energy modelling, daylight and shading studies is ideal.
  • Exposure to green building rating tools such as Green Star and WELL will be an added advantage.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A collaborator and team player passionate about sustainable building design, inspired by a vision of a net-zero future.
  • A project leader who has client-facing abilities.
  • An out-of-the-box thinker who is looking forward to solving sustainability and climate-change problems facing us.
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator, able to deliver engaging reports and presentations, as well as communicate the implications of various sustainability solutions on design.
  • Highly organised and motivated, with a strong attention to detail.
  • A positive force that contributes to the Efficient Living culture and uplifts the wider team.

As an Efficient Living employee, you will benefit from:

  • A competitive salary package.
  • Great location on the Northern Beaches in Sydney with opportunities for flexible working hours, location and full or part-time capacity.
  • A level of freedom and influence that is unobtainable in large multi-national firms.
  • An organisation focused on staff wellbeing and work-life balance with a lively social culture.
  • Excellent opportunities to interact with clients directly and influence design decisions from the early design stage.
  • Ongoing investment in staff development, training and career growth.
  • An attractive purchased leave option.

How to apply:

We are looking for a Sustainability Consultant who loves what they do, inspires those around them and is driven to ensure sustainability becomes business as usual.

Joining Efficient Living, you’ll find a social and collaborative environment, where pets are welcome and working arrangements are flexible, but we are all driven by the same passion to create lasting change in the world around us. You’ll benefit from a strong focus on professional development and career growth, whether it be in soft skills such as leadership, influencing and networking, or hard skills such as financial and business management.

If you can see yourself in this role and you fulfil the criteria, please send an application outlining your skills and experience, or start an informal conversation with our leadership team, by emailing prameena@efficientliving.com.au.

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.