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 | Principal Sustainability Consultant

  • Provide industry-leading ESD advice for the creation of high-performance sustainable residential and commercial buildings
  • Lead teams and introduce new services to suit your specialisations
  • Benefit from an attractive employee profit share scheme

Capacity: Full time or part time

The opportunity:

As our Principal Sustainability Consultant, you will be at the forefront of catalysing a more sustainable built environment throughout Australia. By applying your exceptional leadership skills and industry influence, and facilitating connections between construction stakeholders, new technologies and funding models, you will encourage innovation during our clients’ transition towards net-zero energy buildings.

You will oversee Efficient Living’s Residential and Commercial consulting teams, focusing on exceptional project delivery and profitability, as well as guiding clients through rating certifications such as Green Star, NABERS, WELL and Passive House; and even daylight and solar access studies and/or building services engineering depending on your expertise.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Influencing the direction of future ESD policy in Australia
  • Identifying opportunities to grow our business into new markets and services
  • Contributing to and delivering on business strategy
  • Regularly auditing project delivery process, reports, compliance and business risks and opportunities
  • Fostering a fun and collaborative culture within your teams and the organisation
  • Management of departmental budgets and workflows

This is a leadership role that will suit a candidate who has overseen sustainable building project delivery from 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.

Essential criteria to fulfil this role:

  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience in sustainable building design or construction
  • Ability to lead, manage and drive professional growth of team to KPIs
  • An exceptional track record of leveraging networks for business development
  • Expert at increasing sales and profitability, while improving processes and systems
  • Strategic mindset to expand the business to the next level
  • Experience in technical design documentation and reporting

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 generous profit/ownership share business model
  • A competitive salary package
  • 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 focussed on staff wellbeing and work-life balance with a lively social culture
  • Ongoing investment in staff development, training and career growth

How to apply:

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

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 manya@efficientliving.com.au

ESD | Senior Sustainability Consultant

  • Provide industry-leading ESD advice for the creation of high-performance sustainable residential and commercial buildings
  • Hone your specialisation and introduce new services to the business
  • Join a social, flexible organisation in a Northern Beaches or Sydney City location

Capacity: Full time or part time

The opportunity:

As a Senior Sustainability Consultant, you will be instrumental in supporting our clients as they transition towards net-zero energy buildings; helping them navigate best-practice solutions and evolving policy requirements.

Leveraging your previous success in project delivery, this role will empower you to focus on your area/s of specialisation and grow these services within our business; ideally in benchmarking services such as Green Star, NABERS, WELL, Passive House, Daylight, solar access, condensation studies and/or building services engineering.

As a project leader, the successful candidate will have mastered client management and have an extensive network of industry contacts to ensure our team of dedicated professionals always has up-to-date knowledge of best-in-class sustainability solutions.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Understanding latest policy, planning and technology to present our clients with innovative, buildable solutions that are well-costed and have high sustainability impact
  • Guiding clients through leading ratings and benchmarking certifications such as Green Star, NABERS and WELL.
  • Encouraging enthusiasm for ambitious sustainability outcomes among staff and clients
  • Overseeing quality control of project deliverables, deadlines, budgets and workflows
  • Quoting, tendering, contract management
  • Mentoring and upskilling sustainability consultants

Essential criteria to fulfil this role:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sustainable building design or construction consulting
  • A degree in the disciplines of environment, architecture, engineering or building design/science (or related qualification)
  • Australian construction experience and/or understanding of local codes
  • Ability to lead, manage and drive professional growth of team to KPIs
  • Experience with certifications such as Green Star, NABERS, WELL
  • Experience in technical design documentation and reporting

The successful candidate will be:

  • An expert in sustainable building design, inspired by a vision of a net-zero future
  • 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
  • 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 opportunity to join a progressive business with opportunity for career growth
  • An organisation focussed on staff wellbeing and work-life balance with a lively social culture
  • Ongoing investment in staff development and training in skills such as influencing, networking and leadership, as well as business and financial management

How to apply:

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

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 manya@efficientliving.com.au.

ESD | Sustainability Consultant

  • Work with renowned architects, builders and designers to create high-performance sustainable homes
  • Join the construction industry’s ‘go-to’ sustainability team for the large-scale multi-residential market
  • Be part of a social, flexible work environment in a Northern Beaches or Sydney City location

Capacity: Full time or part time

The opportunity

As a Sustainability Consultant, you will work within our Residential consulting team, liaising directly with architects, building designers, developers and builders to help create innovative homes that are energy efficient, comfortable and have a low environmental impact.

You will have a strong understanding of the residential construction market, thermal comfort modelling software and feel confident recommending a range of buildable ESD solutions to both common and obscure sustainability issues. Most importantly, you will understand the effects these solutions may have on a building’s design and how to communicate this to clients.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Conducting residential BASIX assessments in the BASIX portal and NatHERS modelling in BERS software
  • Reading architectural drawings
  • Understanding latest policy, planning and technology to present our clients with innovative, buildable ESD solutions that are well-costed and have high sustainability impact
  • Encouraging enthusiasm for ambitious sustainability outcomes among clients and staff
  • Building professional relationships and rapport with clients
  • Undertaking tasks efficiently and to time budgets

This role comes with long-term career progression. We are in an exciting phase of growth and the successful candidate will have ongoing professional development options as we expand our service offering and adapt to new changes in sustainability certifications.

Essential criteria to fulfil this role:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in residential sustainability consulting
  • A solid command of BASIX software, BASIX and NatHERS technical notes and BERS modelling protocol
  • An understanding of the costs and process of designing and constructing buildings
  • An understanding of building details and application of materials
  • Good time management and ability to juggle priorities or recruit help
  • Effective soft sales skills and professional client liaison

The successful candidate will be:

  • A residential or sustainable building design expert (or keen to become one!), inspired by a vision of a net-zero future
  • A relationship-builder, able to understand a client’s project and deliver the solutions they need
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator, able to relay the implications of various sustainability solutions on design in a way clients understand
  • 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
  • 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 opportunity to join a progressive business with opportunity for career growth
  • An organisation focussed on staff wellbeing and work-life balance with a lively social culture
  • Ongoing investment in staff development and training, particularly Cert IV

Applying for this role:

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.

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 manya@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.