8 July 2014 — Victoria has the lion’s share of interesting sustainability jobs on offer this week.

First up, the City of Melbourne is looking for a chief resilience officer. Melbourne is the only city in Australia selected as an initial member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program – so this is an entirely new position offering close to $250,000 a year salary package, for a two-year contract.

The position is being funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, with the successful applicant tasked with establishing a vision and driving the resilience conversation in Melbourne, and to implement the resilience strategy across the metropolitan area, working with relevant Victorian agencies.

A copy of the position description is available from Annette Gravenall from recruitment consultant Horton International on 03 9650 2555.

Colonial First State Retail Property Trust Group (CFX) is hiring a sustainability advisor. Based in Melbourne and reporting to the senior manager, sustainability, the role of sustainability advisor is to:

  • coordinate the implementation of the sustainability operational performance strategy
  • manage and maintain our sustainability data information systems
  • prepare related performance and compliance reporting
  • support the dissemination of sustainability communications throughout the organisation
  • contribute to the formulation and implementation of the group sustainability strategy
  • support the senior manager, sustainability in other sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives and ad-hoc projects

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is after a director – sustainable infrastructure.

The successful applicant will report directly to the chief executive; provide leadership to the Sustainable Infrastructure Group responsible for infrastructure strategy, projects, maintenance and renewable resources; and deliver the council’s capital and priority works programs worth $34 million annually.

The position requires drawing on extensive community engagement to proactively anticipate the needs of the community, now and into the future, ensuring the sustainability values and wellbeing of the community are maintained.

RMIT University Property Services is on the lookout for a senior project officer to assist with the Sustainable Urban Precincts Project program aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2020 through major capital infrastructure works.

The senior project officer is responsible for providing program management system administration across the 59 separable portions delivered through two energy performance contracts.