Specialists in Environmental & Sustainable Design and Consulting

Like many within the sustainability sector, we are driven by a passionate for what we do, driven by a shared purpose. As specialist recruiters within the sustainability world, we take pride in connecting some of the industry’s brightest talent with consultancies and client-side entities that are equally as passionate in making a lasting impact on the built environment and the world we live in.

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Finding the right talent in sustainability can be a challenge.

For sustainability firms working with engineers, building owners, architects and builders to help them design and build more sustainability, hit their green initatives, or improve their carbon output, we can help you build a team of talented environmental and sustainability experts who can help your clients realise their sustainability goals.

Whilst environmental and sustainability design, consulting and advisory aren’t new concepts, the renewed focus has seen an increase in demand for specialists who can arrive at innovative solutions to environmental problems and make the built environment more sustainable and future considered.

We have spent many years building our network in this area, and are well placed to introduce to some of the best talent in the industry, 

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Connect with the best opportunities within sustainability

Finding the right job within the sustainability space can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when your skills are in high demand.

We’ve spent over a decade working doing the research for you, building a network of companies, ranging from boutique building services engineering consultancies and sustainability specialists to major global multi-disciplinary engineering firms, design and construct contractors, builders, developers, and client-side entities, to ensure that we can introduce you to the right opportunities. Positions that we work on include ESD design, sustainability consulting, advisory and ESG.

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Our Specialist ESD & Sustainability Recruiters

With over a decade of combined experience recruiting exclusively within this space, our consultants are amongst some of the best in the industry and are proud to have connected talented individuals from across the globe with some of Australia's most recognised design consultancies, contractors and client side entities.

Sustainability Design FAQs

The expected salary for a sustainability consultant varies as you become more experienced.

  • Newly trained graduate Sustainability consultants can earn $65,000 - 75,000
  • Junior Sustainability consultant can earn $65,000 - $80,000
  • Intermediate Sustainability consultant with some experience can earn $80,000 - $110,000
  • Senior Sustainability consultants can earn $110,000 - $140,000.*
  • Associate Sustainability consultants can earn $145,000 - $165,000.*
  • Principal Sustainability consultant can earn $160,000 - $190,000.*
  • Associate Directors can earn $180,000 - $220,000.*
  • Directors can earn $240,000 - $300,000.*

Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.

You can check out our most recent Building Services Engineering salary guide in our resources hub. Click the link to download a copy.  

As you gain experience on a wide range of projects, you may choose to specialise in a particular field of environmental engineering such as sustainability design or environmental advisory.

Or, you could choose to go down a management route and supervise other engineers or technicians or manage entire projects. If leadership appeals to you, you could aim for an executive position within an organisation.

With considerable experience you may be able to work in a freelance capacity, offering your technical skills and knowledge to a range of clients, or start up your own environmental engineering consultancy.

Once you are fully qualified, you could apply for chartered status at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) or another construction engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council. This would improve your job prospects and help you progress in your career.

We have over 15 years of combined experience in recruiting within Australia’s ESD/Sustainability Consulting sector, building our network, and conducting the research for you. Our network ranges from boutique engineering design consultancies to national tier 2’s and global tier 1 multi disciplinaries. It also extends to subcontractors, builders, developers, and client-side consultancies. We’ve spent our time getting to know these companies, inside out and out; their strengths, weaknesses, project portfolios, working cultures, development opportunities, working from home policies, when they recruit and what type of engineers they typically recruit for.

When you come to us, we take similar care in getting to know you as an engineer. Your career plans and what you want to achieve, your goals and ambitions, and what drives you. We listen to the type of employer you want to work for, the leader you want to mentor you, the types of projects you want to work.

From here, we use our ‘research’, and industry knowledge to advise companies that we recommend you meet with. Utilising our network, we’ll reach out to these companies in a confidential manner, with a view of setting up an initial introductory chat. And then the fun begins. We’ll guide you through the interview process, giving you tips and recommendations along the way, and when it comes to it, negotiate the best possible package for you.  Should you find a position that suits you, we’ll guide you through the resignation and subsequent onboarding process.

We’ll then be on throughout your career, acting as your eyes and ears on the market, and been on hand to offer advice around how to continue to build on your career.

Over 90% of the sustainability jobs that we place candidates in aren’t active jobs and are ‘off-market’. Our client is always looking for good engineers and using our market knowledge, we’ll make introductions to potential employers that align with your goals and ambitions, not just live jobs.

No, we also recruit for engineering subcontractors, builders, developers, and client-side consultancies. 

We recruit for engineers and consultants from junior level right through to associate, principal, director, and state director levels.

It’s rare that our clients ask us to recruit for graduate engineers and sustainability specialists, as they typically recruit these directly through graduate schemes and relationships directly with universities. That been said, we are always happy to provide advice, and you can find guides and tip sheets on our resource’s hub.

Yes, in fact, we have helped many engineers and consultants, at all levels, make the move from overseas, providing they have a valid visa (permanent residency or working holiday visa is most common). In some cases, we can assist those that need visa sponsorship before they relocate to Australia.  

As a mininum, we recommend that sustainability consultants obtain accreditations in GSAP (Green star accredited professional), WELL and NABERS.

- Take the lead on projects and show autonomy in day-to-day
- Play an active role in mentoring and training others on the team
- Build your network and your own client base
- If you're not a BD person, show your value in other ways such as driving technical excellence or QA
- Obtain further accreditations such as Design Practitioner, NER or CPEng

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