Cundall: Senior Sustainability (ESD) Consultant

Cundall ESD

The Role

Business as usual is no longer enough – it’s time to break the mould.

At Cundall, we do things differently – we are committed to providing people with the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference: in our homes, our offices, our projects, our industry and our community.

We are the world’s first consultancy to be formally endorsed as a One Planet Company by sustainability charity BioRegional, and our Australian team is a JUST organisation.

Over the years, we have delivered many exemplar green buildings and have built up an international sustainable design expertise that is second to none.

If you are passionate about becoming an agent of change for a sustainable world, and want to be a part of our mission to create fantastic built environments that positively impact our communities, we want to hear from you.

Your Responsibilities

As an integral part of our quickly growing Melbourne team, you will play a key role in driving our projects and our teams to industry leading sustainable development outcomes.

Reporting to the Melbourne ESD Team Lead, you will also play an important role in developing our existing team – sharing knowledge, assisting in training outcomes, and setting a high standard for others to aspire to.

You will have the opportunity to lead projects relevant to your existing level of experience, be strongly supported to expand our portfolio and be a leading project manager both in our Melbourne office and our Australia-wide Sustainability team.

The potential exists, either immediately or in the near future, to become involved in financial, resourcing and training coordination, with appropriate support.

So if projects like the Burwood Brickworks, Younghusband wool stores or the many others in our portfolio appeal to you, join us!

About you

You will have a passion and commitment for leading projects and developments in the sustainable building industry in Australia and globally.

You’re able to motivate and inspire others whilst responding positively to new challenges, and thrive in a position ideally suited to someone seeking a diverse and evolving pipeline of work.

And of course, you will be focused on growing your own career and reputation at an exciting time for our industry.

Your skills will include:

  • Education to degree level in Engineering, the Built Environment or a related area, and significant and broad-ranging experience in a sustainability consulting role.
  • The ability to lead projects and junior staff and represent the business positively to design teams and client organizations.
  • Clear, positive and engaging communication skills.
  • Practical experience in the application of rating tools such as Green Star, NABERS, WELL, Living Building Challenge etc.
  • Knowledge of common modelling software and protocols (valuable but not essential), particularly IES VE, Grasshopper, AutoCAD etc.
  • Broad based experience in sustainability consulting, preferably including skillsets such as planning advice, climate adaptation planning, life cycle analysis, energy auditing etc.

About Us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.

With nearly 30 staff in our growing Melbourne team and 5 offices nationally, Sustainability isn’t just another service we offer – it was our first service on opening nearly 20 years ago in Australia and still represents almost half of our consulting services.

So, if you want to further build your career and reputation in Sustainability at a business that shares your values, we welcome your application.



Cundall values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

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