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The green tech space is booming, with the smart cookies among us jumping in to help solve some of the trickiest decarbonisation challenges.

One new kid on the block is Greener Technologies headed up by Ashley Brinson, former executive director at the University of Sydney’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

The company offers technology that makes large scale solar construction faster, safer and more precise to ensure the arrays make the most of available sunlight. The startup’s tech brings solar farms online faster “dramatically increasing return on investment compared to conventional construction methods”.

The company’s founder and chief executive is also co-director of the NSW government’s Circular NSW, the new government-funded body designed to build a job-generative, zero carbon, resilient NSW circular economy.

Mr Brinson previously worked at manufacturing company Dow Corning, which included a stint in a senior solar-related role.

In an interview with InnovationAus, Mr Brinson said the NSW government’s $32 billion energy investment plan that will create renewable energy zones in the state as one of the chief reasons the sector is now booming.

“So, we are seeing this sporadic and episodic leap forward in ambition in Australia, and there is a lot of enabling automation technology to deliver that solar energy revolution that’s coming.”

Other job movements

Architectus has selected Alexandra Lawlor to take on a newly created position at the

practice, national leader urban futures & resilience.

Ms Lawlor will be responsible for resilient design strategies for large-scale urban renewal and precinct projects at the architecture and design studio.

Her design background includes large scale projects such as Federation Square and estate development and campus design for the University of Melbourne.

Simon Topliss has joined Warren and Mahoney in Melbourne as principal.

He was formerly associate director of Jackson Clements Burrows Architects for 10 years, and before that worked as a senior architect at Peter Elliott Architects.

Construction and property development company ALAND has made a couple of new hires. Paul Ottaway has been appointed as the company’s new funding director from investment firm Wingate, where he was the company’s executive director of property finance, for New South Wales.

Former Lendlease regional development manager Ryan Lane has also joined the company as the new head of development.

Our pick of the jobs

Here’s your chance to move to the sunny Whitsundays and work as a climate change resilience officer for the Whitsunday Regional Council.

The Clean Energy Council is on the hunt for a policy officer. The job is Melbourne basd.

AECOM is hiring a principal environmental scientist – impact assessment. The job is based in Perth.

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