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Senior Sustainability Consultant


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We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specialising in real estate. If you’re looking to step up your career in Sustainability, JLL is the perfect professional home. As a Fortune 200 company, working across 80 countries, in 380 different offices, with a team of over 90,000 individuals, and a commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2040 across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (see our Global Sustainability report).

To achieve this ambitious goal, we will need to engage with our clients - almost 97% of our emissions are generated by the 500 million square metres that we manage for our clients, globally. With this commitment we must deploy best in class sustainability practices, from strategy to transforming assets, project management down to day-to-day management of assets.

We recognise the importance of sustainability because it enables us to contribute to a better world and shape the future of real estate. We want to make JLL a world-leading, sustainable professional services firm by creating spaces, buildings and cities where people can thrive. To do so, we aim to drive disruptive and impactful change by embedding sustainability into everything we do.

We are looking for a Senior Strategy Consultant to join our Sustainability Services Business line.

As part of a newly formed Sustainability Strategy consulting team in JLL Australia’s wider Sustainability Services team, you will be heavily involved in all aspects of project delivery, business development and service innovation, all with the support of more than 50 sustainability professionals across Australia and strong plans for growth of the sustainability business in JLL over the next 5 years.

Our services begin with helping clients to define compelling visions, create leading strategies and develop challenging targets. Working with us will provide you with exposure to high-profile clients, supporting them with the development and practical implementation of sustainable property and ESG strategies.

What This Job Involves

Contribute to the overall development and growth of our Sustainability Strategy Consultancy services through:

  • Project management of the delivery of a number of client programmes or projects, including oversight of other team members, ensuring a positive professional relationship and the effective delivery of sustainability services to time and budget.

  • Understanding a client’s sustainability needs and ambitions, undertaking legislation and peer reviews, and leading stakeholder engagement in order to develop and support the creation of compelling visions and strategies.

  • Development of carbon emission reduction targets, such as Net Zero Carbon targets and Science Based Targets, and associated roadmaps and action plans for achieving these, for investor and corporate occupier clients in Australia and across the wider APAC region.

  • Working in a rigorous manner to deliver accurate, high quality, engaging and client-ready outputs, including reports, presentations, workshops and analytical models.

  • On-going development and improvement of the methodologies, models and frameworks which we use to support delivery of services to clients

  • Calculation of GHG emissions (based on NGER and GHG Protocol)

  • Line management and mentoring of junior colleagues to contribute to their professional growth and development.

  • Continually developing technical expertise in yourself and others in relation to the sustainability agenda in real estate.

  • Creating thought leadership to enhance client offerings, and ensure the team remain at the forefront of emerging thinking.

  • Actively participating in and leading on business development opportunities and development of sales collateral

Who you are

Our expectation is that you are as passionate about sustainability as we are; that you are committed to always exceeding your clients’ expectations and that you are able to demonstrate your excellent strategic thinking, team-working, communication, analytical and project management skills. You are:

  • Passionate and Purpose Driven: Enthusiastic and proactive in finding opportunities to support our clients in tackling the climate crisis, and driven to positively impact on our clients, their stakeholders and the environment.

  • Emotionally Intelligent and a Relationship Builder: Becomes a trusted advisor to our clients by sensitively/appropriately challenging our clients, and by delivering accurate and timely advice and deliverables.

  • Problem Solver and Critical Thinker: Has strong data analysis abilities, identifying trends and patterns in data to deliver insight to the client. Can independently structure, analyse and present findings in a clear way.

  • A Mentor and Team Player: Supportive of colleagues’ professional development, providing guidance and constructive feedback with empathy while creating an open culture which seeks to achieve shared success.

  • Curious, Inquiring and Proactive: An agile mind which seeks out answers and has a love of learning, stays at the cutting edge of sustainability and uses knowledge to drive continuous improvement in our services.

You should have:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a relevant role e.g. sustainability or professional services, delivering strategy and advisory work.

  • Experience working in or with the commercial real estate sector and corporate clients and an excellent understanding of the Sustainability landscape as it relates to the commercial real estate sector.

  • Excellent skills with Excel and PowerPoint – analysing, interpreting and visualising data.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – able to synthesise information and to draft reports, prepare and deliver presentations to very high standards.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy across all work, whether written, verbal or numerical.

  • Experience managing teams to deliver project work.

  • Strong experience in GHG accounting and reporting (NGERs, GHG Protocol), across scope 1, 2 and 3.

  • Good awareness of a broad range of corporate social and environmental sustainability programmes, including areas such as Science Based Targets, Net Zero Strategies, Climate Risk reporting.


  • Prior experience delivering Science-Based Targets and/or Net Zero Roadmaps and implementation plans at portfolio or business level.

  • Prior line management experience.

  • Experience with data visualisation tools such as Tableau.

  • Understanding of the renewable energy procurement market in Australia.

  • Experience with programming languages and platforms such as Python, or Alteryx.

  • Language ability (relevant to the APAC region) would be beneficial but not essential.

What can you expect from us?

You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where the best inspire the best. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things. Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of varied experiences. Keep those ambitions in sight and imagine where JLL can take you...

As an organisation, we don’t just accept that we are a place of many different people, but we embrace it, we celebrate it, and we proactively support the needs that difference brings. JLL is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability, and that is why, for more than a decade, we continue to rank among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. We are dedicated to offering veterans from all ranks and services a successful civilian career as they transition out of the military. We recognise and appreciate the skills acquired in their service careers as vital and transferable to our workforce.

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Job details
Date posted
4 Jul 2022
Executive Management & Consulting
Environment & Sustainability
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Career level
Experienced non-manager
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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