May 14, 2018

Senior Sustainability Officer

$104,890 + 9.5% Superannuation

Temporary to 30 June 2019

City of Melbourne is committed to supporting diversity, inclusion and flexibility. Applicants seeking flexible and part-time arrangements are encouraged to apply.

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How this position Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…

As the Senior Sustainability Officer the purpose of your position is to develop and deliver a comprehensive and replicable approach for the planning and delivery of sustainable precincts which are climate ready with stakeholders support.

The position will:

  • Drive sustainability outcomes in the major urban renewal areas within the City of Melbourne including Fisherman’s Bend and Arden Macaulay;
  • Engage with utilities, major institutions and state government to enable alignment and co-delivery of climate ready urban renewal and change;
  • Lead key elements of our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, with a focus on shaping our built form and urban renewal areas to withstand future climate change impacts
  • Contribute Environmentally Sustainable Design expertise to urban design, planning, and building projects on an as needed basis.

You will be required to apply your expert advice and work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to advocate for and generate positive sustainability and climate adaptation outcomes.

You can bring… (Selection criteria)

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of climate adaptation concepts and practice, and sustainable development and infrastructure approaches
  • Experience in developing and delivering sustainable urban precinct plans and a knowledge of planning process and governance
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in environment, engineering, design, sustainability, public policy, or business related field
  • High level written and oral communication, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Innovative and creative approaches to problem solving
  • High level project management capability including demonstrated experience in leading projects with the ability to deliver projects on time and on budget, and to balance and respond to competing priorities
  • High level research and data management skills, including computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, web content management, social media and internet.

To view the physical requirements of this position, please visit the Application Page.  

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on the View and Apply Online button below.

As part of the online application form you are required to:

  • attach your resume (no more than four pages)
  • attach a separate cover letter, responding to the selection criteria (no more than two pages), as listed above under ‘You can bring…’

Please address your covering letter to Gavin Ashley, Team Leader Climate Resilience

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.

The Advertised Close Date and other important information can be found on

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Closing Date 23/05/2018

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