Technical Advisor - Sustainability

About us

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 and is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of Australia’s built environment into one that is healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable. We work with industry and government to encourage policies and programs that support our mission. We also educate thousands of people each year on how to design and deliver sustainable outcomes for Australia’s buildings and communities. 
We employ over 50 staff and our national office is based in the 6 Star Green Star rated Barangaroo precinct in Sydney; but our flexible team works across Australia. In 2019 we were certified as a Great Place to Work and in 2020 and 2021 we were not only certified but listed as one of the top 50 Best Places to Work. For further insight from past and current employees on GBCA’s working environment, head to Glassdoor and SEEK company reviews. 
For more information on how the GBCA is transforming the built environment, please refer to our website.  

Your new opportunity

Green Star is a framework for healthy, resilient and positive places for people and nature, driving the built environment towards decarbonisation by 2040. 

As part of the Green Star Strategy and Development team, you will support the development of world-leading rating tools and thought leadership papers contributing to transforming the built environment to a more sustainable future in line with GBCA strategic goals. 

In this role you will coordinate with industry experts on setting the future direction of sustainability in the built environment, as well as writing guidance on providing simple, clear and readily demonstrated outcomes. 

This is a full-time role based in Sydney.

Your new responsibilities

  • Providing support to industry and the Green Star Strategy & Development team across Green Star rating tools, with particular interest in buildings in operation (Green Star Performance)
  • Assisting internal teams to develop greater understanding of the rating tools
  • Supporting the Green Star Operations Transformation team to answer queries from stakeholders and project teams
  • Facilitating or participating in workshops and meetings with external stakeholders focused on rating tool development
  • Contributing to the review and development of new rating tools and associated documents, guides and digital system
  • Working with our market engagement team to provide support for project registrations

Your skills and experience 

  • At least 2 years sustainability experience and/or built environment experience ideally in the operation of sustainable buildings, communities or precincts.  A background in design, construction or infrastructure will also be considered.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Health and wellbeing program including boot camp, pilates, yoga and mindfulness
  • Up to an additional 5 days paid leave (Contribution leave) each year
  • Employee Discount Program (Rewards Gateway)

How to apply

Please apply through SEEK including a covering letter and resume addressed to Caroline Daley, HR Manager.

Closing date for applications: COB 5.00pm on 11 November 2022.

For more information and a copy of the position description please contact Alicia Keenan on Ph: 02 8239 6200.

We aim to create a diverse work environment where employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and religion are valued.