Department of Planning, Industry and Environment: Executive Director, Precinct Development

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 […]

Engineers Australia’s chief engineer on elevating engineers to “wicked problem” solvers

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 […]

Jobs news: Jane Fitzgerald GSC’s interim CEO + our pick

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 […]

Jobs news: Victorian job market feeling the lockdown + our pick of the jobs

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. […]

Job movements and our pick of the jobs

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 […]

Six ways to pivot your career in a time of uncertainty

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 […]

Our pick of the jobs

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 […]

Post-Covid job creation and our pick of the jobs

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 […]

Jobs news and our pick of the jobs: “JobMaker”, MOV3MENT, WSP and more

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 […]

Green Gigs and Gov tenders: WaterNSW specialist team, NSW forests, irrigation and school infrastructure 

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 […]

Jobs new: Fremantle, the Greens, Beyond Zero Emission; Energy Efficiency Council; AJ+C  

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 […]