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Head of Sustainability
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Building Management
Location: VIC - Melbourne
Residency: Australian Permanent Residency
Job Reference: KF/1444669A
Starting Date: ASAP
Closing Date: 21-Feb-2020
Rate: $NEG
Duration: N/A
Contact: Abhinav Bidani
  • Knight Frank Australia. The place for the best property professionals
  • Make a difference with your knowledge in energy management principles & practices for commercial and retail buildings
  • Contribute to the growth of this small but well-respected team in our global organisation


Knight Frank is recognised as a leader in property consultancy throughout the world, operating in 60 countries and employing more than 19,030 people worldwide.  In Australia, Knight Frank employs approximately 1,000 professionals in 26 offices. Knight Frank represents its clients in both commercial and residential markets, offering professional, agency and consultancy services. 


A key leadership role has become available for a Partner, Head of Sustainability within our Asset Management Services (AMS) team.


With the opportunity to be based in either Sydney or Melbourne, you will be responsible for the development, delivery and coordination of sustainability consultancy services nationally.  You will work to develop and grow the service capability of the Sustainability team.  You will work to identify new business opportunities that enhance Knight Frank's client portfolio and contributes to improving the efficiency and sustainability of our existing clients' property portfolios.  This role is a senior leadership/strategy role but also requires you to be keen to contribute to the hands-on delivery of consultancy services.


Key tasks:

  • Prepare the service unit strategy and annual business plan
  • Identify opportunities both locally and nationally across the Knight Frank AMS Portfolio 
  • Allocate and manage resources to provide services and build team capability 
  • Develop cost-effective solutions to reduce and optimise the consumption of energy, waste and water at managed sites or per project
  • Analyse specific property and portfolio performance and instruct corrective action
  • Work with internal teams and across our client base to provide market leading sustainability advice.


Ideal candidate:

  • A tertiary qualification in environmental management, engineering or real estate
  • At least 10 years' plus work experience and demonstrated success in similar role or within a dedicated sustainability team
  • Solid experience in writing comprehensive and cohesive reports/client recommendations
  • Experience with Green Building, GRESB, WELL and NABERS certification
  • Ability to assess the capability of building services and forecast maintenance, upgrade and budget requirements 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A high level of computer literacy, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyse and resolve complex issues
  • Advanced Word & Excel skills
  • Ability to travel as required


At Knight Frank we offer a competitive remuneration package and staff benefits, prestige office locations, and the opportunity to join our team of committed professionals driven to make their mark in the property industry.


To apply for this outstanding opportunity please click the ‘Apply' button below and include a covering letter with your CV.


Only applicants with Australian working rights need apply.


No Agencies please.

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