There’s a steady call for sustainability jobs, including at Sustainability Victoria, which now has a long list of sustainability and renewable energy programs to manage for the Victorian government and is gearing up for a very busy year indeed in 2019, according to chief executive Stan Krpan.

Key sought after talent to manage the job load includes renewable energy and energy efficiency experts, built environment professionals such as architects, and project and contract managers to deal with a huge energy efficiency retrofit program for low income homes. So if you’re looking for a job change, get in touch with the SV team. 

Thankfully SV isn’t doing all this work and recruitment drive on the miserly budget it had last year. Krpan says this year’s budget is now $130 million, up from $45 million the year before. We suspect the lowly figure was a legacy of the previous Liberal government, which scaled back SV’s sustainability and climate change activities to little more than a waste outfit. Of course that was well before China held out the hand to stop being the world’s biggest importer of waste, and before War On Waste from our ABC made it the sexy thing. Check out federal minister for the environment Melissa Price’s quote on sexy waste.

And of course it was before an election, slated for Victoria on 24 November.

Thing is that the Andrews government, unlike its counterparts in Canberra, sees sustainability and renewable energy as a vote winnernot loser, as the Feds clearly and mistakenly do.  

But who cares about what the Feds are doing? Industry keeps moving along and there’s no stronger proof of the pudding than jobs on offer. So here’s our pick for this week:

The Footprint Company is looking for a new senior sustainability engineer to lead project delivery as well as attract new and repeating clients to the business. The company’s mission is to deliver low carbon life cycle leadership through its online software and data resources, as well as through consulting and training.

AMP Capital is looking for a Sustainability Coordinator (Shopping Centre) to drive the implementation of sustainability initiatives at the asset level to achieve the Fund ESG Strategy outcomes, targets and initiatives.

State owned company responsible for electricity transmission and distribution in Tasmania, TasNetworks, is seeking an Environment and Sustainability Specialist to assist the development of a progressive environment and sustainability culture through building capacity, coaching, and support to leaders and team members, among other responsibilities.  

The Green Building Council Australia needs a Technical Coordinator (Sustainability) to facilitate external project teams through the Green Star certification process. 

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