Follow your passion and find a rewarding career in Sustainability Consulting with Connexus Recruitment.

Connexus Recruitment can help you secure an exciting career as a Sustainability Consultant by connecting you with a range of job opportunities at leading consultancies where you can develop your career and leave a lasting impact on buildings, infrastructure and organisations, whether that be in design, ratings assessment, consulting or advisory. 

We understand your passion for sustainability and are equally committed to helping you find a job that matches your skills and career ambitions. We work with you to identify consultancies that are not only a good fit for your career goals but your values too, guiding you through the hiring process to help you build a successful career..

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Work with the some of the most forward thinking engineering and specialist consulting firms.

The Sustainabilty Consulting market is growing rapidly, and it is a great time to get involved. To help you make the right decisions for your career, we provide information and connections that will help you choose a job that aligns with your values, ignites your passion and develops your skills.

As a team of recruitment specialists, Connexus Recruitment knows exactly how to help you land your dream job in Sustainability, whether that be in ESD, sustainability consulting or advisory, ratings assessments, energy modelling or carbon reduction. We have extensive industry networks that allow us to connect you with key decision makers who are searching for candidates with your qualifications.


ESD Recruitment Experts

We know what employers are looking for in an ESD consultant and we’re here to help you land a position with a firm that suits your skills, experience and interests. We put you in the best position to explore new career opportunities with our strong network of engineering firms and never-advertised positions. We will help you from application to interview, providing you with insider tips on how to succeed in your new role.

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We understand what you want from a career but every job seeker is different, that’s why we listen to your needs and only match you to the right opportunities. We have a strong network of engineering firms who trust us with their hiring needs, which means many of the roles we work on are never advertised. If you’re interested in exploring a new career, contact our friendly recruitment team today.

ESD Consulting FAQs

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

  • Newly trained graduate Sustainability consultant can earn $60,000 - $67,000
  • Junior Sustainability consultant can earn $65,000 - $80,000
  • Intermediate Sustainability consultant with some experience can earn $80,000 - $105,000
  • 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.

Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as an ESD consultant include:

  • Broad knowledge of one or multiple sustainability principles including Green Building Design
  • Knowledge of one or multiple ratings tools such as Green Star, NABERS, NatHERS, WELL, LEED and Basix
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, but also technological solutions, and relevant environmental legislation, policy and guidance
  • Proficiency in softwares such as IES-VE
  • Understanding of the design and construction lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the Building Codes of Australia and Australian Standards
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other disciplines, and take on other people's viewpoints
  • Ability to use initiative, and think outside of the box

As an ESD/Sustainability consultant there is potential to gain experience and move into either technical, project or team leadership within a consultancy environment, step sideways into a contractor or take the leap into client-side project management, advisory or even development. Obtainment of further accreditations, such as Chartership, which you can apply for at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), NER, and GSAP would improve your job prospects and help you progress in your career

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.

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