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Division: CITY LIFE



Salary:  AUD $141,996 – $162,233 per annum plus Superannuation

Employment status: 1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed Term (5 year contract)

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD

Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement

The City of Sydney has a strong and proud history of leading environmental performance. Under our Sustainable Sydney 2030 Community Plan and environment strategies, we have set out the ways we work with the community, government and industry partners to collectively accelerate action towards net zero and beyond. Our Sustainability Programs Unit is tasked to implement these strategies through the delivery of world-class award winning engagement programs, campaigns, capacity building initiatives and strategic advocacy.

The City is currently seeking two experienced managers to lead dynamic teams delivering our engagement in the business community.

We are seeking a Sustainability Engagement Manager to deliver the Sydney’s Sustainable Office Buildings Plan within the commercial office sector of building owners, managers and tenants who have collectively the largest carbon impact (and net zero potential) in the City of Sydney. The City is currently delivering engagement and change through our Better Buildings Partnership, CitySwitch Green Office and a range of other campaigns and initiatives such as our Better Buildings Cup. This is a permanent position.

We are seeking a Sustainability Engagement Manager to deliver the Making Sydney a Sustainable Destination Plan within the accommodation and entertainment sector which includes our hotels, cultural and entertainment institutions. The City is currently delivering engagement and change through our Sustainable Destination Partnership, Building tune-up program and a range of other campaigns and initiatives. This is a five year fixed term contract.

Our managers will also be responsible for the delivery of broader City-wide programs such as our renewable energy advisory services and a water efficiency program.

As a Sustainability Engagement Manager, you will be responsible for budget, procurement and staff management within your team, as well as championing to the overall direction of the Business Unit as part of the leadership team.

We are looking for:

  • Exceptional influencing and stakeholder engagement; project management; program design, development and evaluation skills.
  • Experienced and talented managers of people and culture, who have significant knowledge of the sustainability issues within the built environment.

These positions represent a unique opportunity to work for one of the most progressive capital city governments in the Country with a track record of ambitious climate change action. You will deliver world class award winning programs and have the opportunity to shape how the City evolves our focus and service offerings in response to the needs within our sectors and our emerging Sustainable Sydney 2050 plan.

At the City of Sydney you will join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our city’s dynamic future

To apply:  Please visit to view or download the position description.

Please upload your current resume and respond to the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Please note the Essential Criteria Response” field in the online application does not require you to respond or upload a document.

This role will require a Pre-Employment Health Declaration form.

Applications must be made online via the City’s website by 11:59pm, Monday 3 February 2020.

For further information contact: Melinda Dewsnap, A/Mgr Sustainability Programs on 02 9246 7761.

At the City we provide equal employment opportunity. We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

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