We’re Hiring.


Full-time — Sydney / Hybrid

As one of Melbourne’s earliest established sustainability practices, Sustainable Development Consultants (SDC) is committed to assisting architects, designers and developers in producing exceptional built environments. We strive to pioneer, improve and develop solutions that inspire change that safeguards the future.


SDC’s expertise is broad and our impact is far-reaching. Our capability, honed over 20 years of innovation and project delivery, covers the simple to the rigorous and complex. This role will see you working as an important part of our passionate and motivated team, providing excellent service and tangible results.

Supported by our Directors and our experienced sustainability specialists,
you’ll assist leading design and construction teams in achieving and exceeding sustainability ratings, performance, efficiency and comfort across a wide range of projects.

Your success path will look like this:

3 months:

– Settle well into the role
– Progress your skills and understand how SDC delivers their ESD services
– Actively contribute as part of the SDC team to projects

6 months:

– Continue to actively contribute with the team to service clients and projects
– Expand your knowledge of all things ESD, and/or hone your expertise in a specialist area

12 months:

– Hone effective time management skills (projects, development/research, assisting others)
– Develop a deep understanding and confidence in your work, advancing towards the next path in your career with us.


  • Have a minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in ESD
  • Have experience in and knowledge of at least one or more of the following:

    – Energy ratings (FirstRate / HERO)
    – Energy modelling assessments using DesignBuilder software (Energy & Daylight), or a similar modelling tool
    – Green Star tools and projects

  • Have a qualification in architectural design or environmental/building engineering (or a related field)
  • Are an excellent verbal and written communicator (we’re a client-facing consulting service after all)

And are driven by:

– the value sustainable outcomes deliver,
– contributing to more sustainable built environments; and
– a commitment to improving the overall performance of buildings.


SDC’s effective 75-hour working fortnight means you have flexibility around working 9 or 10 days per fortnight. This flexibility extends to the hours you work each day, as well as your start and finish times.

Our light-filled Sydney office, located in the heart of Ultimo, is close to both Central Station and Redfern Station and close to an array of amenities. The office offers sit-to-stand desks, dedicated kitchen, lunchroom and breakout spaces, along with end-of-trip facilities.

Hybrid working is also on offer, allowing for a combination of in-office and remote working.



Successful applicants can expect an attractive salary package commensurate with experience and credentials. You’ll be advancing your career, in a supportive environment, alongside a team with shared vision and values.

Are you driven to achieve real change and ensure our built environments contribute positively to the future? Join us.

At SDC, we are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, as well as ensuring equitable opportunities for all. If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily tick all of the boxes, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and find out if we could share a future together.

Apply today by uploading your CV, and an additional supporting document should you wish, via the below form.

Please note that we are not looking for external help for this role. Thank you.


  • Apply Now

  • Your privacy is paramount and applications are only used for recruitment purposes at SDC.
    Multiple documents can be uploaded individually to a maximum of 20MB.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 30 MB, Max. files: 3.