UPDATED 8.55 PM 15 September 2010. The prime minister’s Scott Morrison’s “gas-led recovery” is charging full steam ahead, with the government throwing $52.9 million at a bunch of gas projects despite advice from energy experts, such as AEMO, to prioritise renewables to bring costs and emissions down. Unless AGL replaced its Liddell coal-fired power station, this […]
Clare Parry moves to HIP V. HYPE with eyes on growth. Passive House super star Clare Parry has joined HIP V. HYPE to bolster the integrated sustainability company’s technical capability. The job, as better buildings lead, is an opportunity to “dial up the pressure on sustainable buildings”, Ms Parry told The Fifth Estate on Tuesday. […]
Remote and flexible working available – home base in Parramatta Salary starting from $280k including superannuation – commensurate with experience About the role The Executive Director will collaborate, facilitate and build cross-government relationships and teams across State significant precincts and projects as a leader in the HAP group. Your impact will be seen through: delivering […]
Last week’s news that Australia is officially in a recession has already spelled bad news for the community sector, with jobs at risk. New research from the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has revealed that 12,000 community services jobs are at risk if the federal government does not maintain its pay equity supplements. It’s not […]
The Avdiev Report is always a good indicator to the state of the property industry and the issue released on Tuesday was no different. There was some moderately good news on salaries with rises in September 2019 to January this year averaging 2.9 per cent, slightly higher than the 2.5 per cent rise reported for […]
There’s still a sense of wait-and-see hanging over the built environment industry due to Covid but that hasn’t stopped two major architecture firms going ahead with a merger. After a M&A discussions that started well over a year ago, Conrad Gargett and McConnel Smith & Johnson have decided to join forces. The merger will bring […]
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What’s happening in job news this week.
Engineers are devilishly good problem-solvers, according to Engineers Australia’s first chief engineer, Jane MacMaster. They are traditionally directed at technical problems, but Macmaster says an engineer’s knack for “asking the right questions” can help navigate Australia’s complex “wicked problems”, such as the Covid recovery and climate change. MacMaster is passionate about elevating the profile and […]
Covid might be stalking the land but in many areas there’s no let up in activity. Especially in sustainability. The pandemic looks to have stirred up new opportunities for companies in the position to expand and pivot into new markets. In June, SEEK’s marketplace for selling businesses observed the highest month ever of traffic and […]
The chance to work on Atlassian’s new hybrid timber Sydney headquarters was enough to lure Lendlease sustainability manager Matt Williams to join LCI Consultants as principal of the sustainability team, after nearly 20 years with his former employer. The building services consultancy has managed to snag a spot alongside Stantec to do the building services […]
Victoria’s job market is really starting to feel the pinch of its second lockdown, with the state seeing SEEK job ads in July decline by 12.8 per cent on a month-on-month basis. The decline was not as sharp as the first lockdown, however, with SEEK ANZ managing director Kendra Banks suggesting that small and medium […]
A green recovery is on the agenda for Western Australia, with the state government pouring $60 million into environmental projects to create more than 1000 conservation jobs. The plan is part of the government’s recovery plan and will target revegetation, habitat restoration and protection of existing vegetation. The package includes new funding commitments, environmental offset funds […]
The jobs market continues to rebound, with many employers likely to be feeling relieved by the news that JobKeeper will be extended (albeit at a more targeted, lower rate) for six months. But Victoria is already feeling the effects of the second lockdown, with job add volumes slowing compared to the other states and territories. […]
“Shovel ready” infrastructure projects are playing a starring role in Australian post-pandemic recovery as a way to create jobs and stimulate the economy.
It’s a tumultuous time for the jobs market, with almost a million Australians out of a job at the last count.
Job advertisements on SEEK are on the rise according to the company’s latest “employment snapshot” (a Covid-recovery fixture) but still at 68.3 per cent of pre-COVID levels. According to the report, job ad volumes have increased by 21.9 per cent in last two weeks compared to the previous two weeks. Interestingly, the two largest states […]
A few months ago, I made a temporary career pivot. Others may call it a major career change, but I respectfully disagree. My reasoning lies in the definition between the two. To pivot means to turn or rotate. A change, on the other hand, means to be different, to transform. In other words, to go […]
Job movements and our pick of the jobs.
The job market is heating back up, with new job ads posted on SEEK up 60.6 per cent in the last fortnight. Searches for businesses for sale are also at their highest ever “Trades & services” is among the categories showing the most growth, which is likely to continue with stimulus money flowing into the […]
Here’s a fabulous job for someone who’s clever at finance and ambitious to help save the planet. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is growing, hiring a lead research analyst to focus on the Australian electricity generation sector. The not-for-profit organisation is looking for the skills mentioned for a role reporting to […]
It’s all about jobs, with the Council of Australian Governments abolished to make way for a governing body composed of federal, state and territory leaders focused on post-Covid job creation. Whether or not these will be meaningful jobs that also lead to environmental and social outcomes is unknown, but there certainly are jobs fitting this […]
Overhauling training and education will be central to the Morrison government’s pandemic recovery plans, the Feds announced on Tuesday. The “JobMaker” policy plan is not about extra funding but about better distribution and accountability of funding to better link industry demands and skills the government said. The apprenticeship system for one, needs an injection of […]
There are a few jobs in top end sustainability roles being placed at present, but not a lot.
Director at Ndevr Environmental, Lee Stewart, has left after 18 months leading the Sydney team of the specialist carbon and energy consultancy. He’s made the leap across the ditch to New Zealand (a proposition that gets more enticing every day as the NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern leaves other global leaders in her wake) taking […]
Your guide to what’s on offer by way of government tenders this week. School infrastructure advising If you want to teach sustainable development, designers should go right to the source: schools. Queensland’s Department of Education is looking for its next Principal Consultants Panel to deliver new building solutions and refurbishment projects across state schools. The […]
If you’re wondering what the board members and chairs of Australia’s biggest companies are paid, now we know, thanks to a new report that examined 563 people who sit on the board of Australia’s 100 largest companies. It’s a detailed report and contains information such as what chairs and individual directorships are paid. In the […]
There’s still signs of movement in the jobs market despite coronavirus conditions slowing recruitment in most industries.
Beyond Zero Emission waved goodbye to its chief executive officer, Vanessa Petrie, last month. Ms Petrie, a sustainability practitioner with a background in environmental engineering, led the think tank for three years. She has more than 20 years’ experience working across local and state government on infrastructure projects, legislative policy development, major policy reform and […]
Lucy Turnbull AO has stepped down from her role as chief commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. Ms Turnbull, who was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-4 and in 2011, has left the strategic planning organisation to spend more time with her family and commence “other opportunities” that the […]