ESD Engineer

Posted 16 January 2024
Salary$150000 - $180000 per annum
Job type Full time
DisciplineBuilding ServicesDrafting/CAD

Job description

ESD Engineer
  • Permanent Role – Free On-Site Parking
  • $150k – 180k + superannuation
  • Canberra location
About our client 
Our client has a significant commercial footprint in the Canberra region and surrounding areas. With interests in infrastructure, transport, property, tourism, and agriculture. They invest in the local communities and its people and have a well-developed set of values that sit behind and guide their organisation. It’s not all commercial, with strong links to community based and philanthropic initiatives including their own not for profit foundation.
About the role
The Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Engineer is responsible for supporting our team's commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible practices, with a primary focus on ensuring our buildings meet and exceed regulatory standards. This position involves managing key aspects of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, as well as facilitating Green Star certifications and government compliance. The ESD Engineer will guide the team through the transition to in-house Green Star certification and actively contributing to the attainment of Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) accreditation.
ESD Planning and Certification:
  • Develop and coordinate reports on Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) initiatives, ensuring alignment with legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with relevant government bodies and certification agencies for approvals, with a focus on Green Star certifications.
  • Manage the transition to in-house Green Star certification and oversee the accreditation process with the GBCA.
  • Review designs and provide advice to Project Managers on how to improve designs.
  • Attend design meetings as a Greenstar Accredited professional.
  • Drive the incorporation of ESD principles into the design and development of projects, ensuring alignment with organizational sustainability goals.
  • Review NABERS accreditation of projects and submit certifications as required.
  • Coordinate with services engineers, designer, builders though the project manager to ensure Canberra Airports’ Environmental goals are being attained.
  • Review existing buildings and assist in building upgrades and decarbonisation generally through all aspects of all properties as required.
Green Star Accreditation Professional:
  • Obtain and maintain Green Star Accredited Professional status for the team.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments and advancements in sustainable building practices. Check coding of AP invoices in redmap and authorization of payment batches.
ESG Policy and Reporting:
  • Assist the management team as required to ensure accurate and comprehensive reporting on ESG aspects of internal projects.
  • Ensure compliance with all ESG policies and standards set by regulatory bodies.
Along with a focus on
  • Solar strategy implementation
  • Carbon Reduction Strategy
  • Government & Compliance
  • Stakeholder Engagement
About you
You will have experience in a similar role with relevant qualifications. You’ll be an excellent communicator, thrive in highly collaborative environments and at ease with fostering internal and external relationships from a customer centric viewpoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • ACTmapi and any other software programs needed for planning and environmental purposes.
  • Current software as required by Projects
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
  • Hold a current National Police Check (less than 6 months old)
  • Willing and able to undergo pre-employment screening including medicals and other security clearance processes as determined by the employer
How to apply 
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Eden Morris via

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