First listed on: 26 November 2022

Associate Director - Environmental, Social & Governance


Who we are:

Urbis is people focussed, and we want the best for our team, our clients, and our communities. Our mission is about helping people create meaningful, sustainable cities & communities. We are a community of passionate problem solvers, sought out by clients for our fresh thinking and approach to their city-shaping projects. Here you will make a tangible difference and positive impact, while gaining incredible industry experience and broad ranging exposure to the most exciting work.

We pride ourselves in empowering our employees and supporting them to be the best they can be. You will have the benefits of salary continuance insurance, generous parental leave policy for both primary & secondary carers, work life balance, health & wellbeing programs and much more.

Urbis shaping Futures your way!

The Opportunity: 

As a leader and a role model within a high-performance team, your key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

You Will

  • Deliver technical and project management leadership on multiple concurrent ESG and Sustainability projects, to ensure the delivery of high-quality, ‘client-ready' project outputs that advance our clients' goals.
  • Able to achieve revenue targets that comprise both Personal Fees and Work Under Management, through strong service delivery and project management.
  • Generate sustained and profitable business performance, through the maintenance of, and building upon, existing and potential client relationships and professional networks, across a range of industry sectors.
  • Promote the relevance and purpose of ESG and Sustainability principles to Urbis' overall business development strategies and brand and reputation.
  • Support a high-performance culture and growing our next generation of consultants, nurturing, and developing individual staff members through effective coaching and mentoring.
  • Keeping abreast of market and policy developments and industry trends affecting the business, and devising strategies to respond; and
  • Build relationships and identifying opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues from other disciplines and business units across the broader firm on cross-disciplinary projects.

About You:  

This position would suit someone who has a minimum of 10 years' experience in a similar role, with property and consulting background and a combination of the following competencies: 

  • Bachelor or master's degree of Environmental Science, Economics, Urban Economics, Environmental Engineering and/or Social Science
  • Development and sustainability economics
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Has successfully demonstrated successful ability to develop actionable strategic advice to clients in areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Good understanding and ability to apply ESG and Sustainability principles and techniques to research projects (feasibility, due diligence, economics).
  • Experience to contribute to business development through proactive interaction with existing and potential clients, and industry networks.
  • Exposure to advanced project management skills by managing own projects and that of other team members within agreed timeframe and budget.
  • Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication skills including producing well written and insightful reports as well as confidence in presenting to internal and external clients.
  • Exposure in applying advanced understanding of market research principles to all projects.

Why Urbis?

Urbis is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, supports flexibility, and welcomes diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply?

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, click on "Apply for this job"

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