11 March 2014 — The University of Sydney is after a sustainability officer to assist with the implementation of sustainability initiatives, as well as lead, develop, establish and maintain an environmental management system for the university.

A University of Sydney spokeswoman said the role was a replacement after the resignation of the incumbent.

In the role, you will:

  • lead development and establishment of an environmental management system and ensure implementation of the university sustainability framework for campus building projects
  • be involved in the development, implementation and management of university environmental sustainability and related strategies, standards, policies, procedures, reports and initiatives
  • manage the university’s utilities accounts and consumption data for electricity, gas and water
  • strategically help drive energy and resource efficiency of campus building operations
  • prepare environmental compliance and performance reports for internal stakeholders, external stakeholders and government regulatory compliance (for example, NGER, EEO)
  • undertake business and technical analyses to support successful implementation of university-wide sustainability strategies

Candidates must possess:

  • relevant tertiary and/or post graduate qualifications in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related fields, and demonstrated extensive relevant professional experience in environmental engineering, environmental consulting and/or environmental sustainability roles in the government and/or the private sector
  • proven expertise in the driving, developing, establishing and implementing of environmental sustainability strategies, governance systems, procedures and processes
  • well developed skills, knowledge and abilities in technical data analysis and processing for corporate reporting and management decision-making
  • demonstrated experience or capacity in establishing and documenting systems and procedures
  • proven experience as a team player
  • detailed knowledge and experience in multi-disciplinary, technical as well as social engagement aspects of environmental sustainability
  • managed delivery and coordination of multiple sustainability initiatives/activities
  • excellent time management, business report writing and organisational skills

Remuneration package: $106K-$120K a year

Applications close 19 March.

Go to sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by reference number 276/0214 for more information.