The Opportunity

  • Sydney work location
  • Get exposure to various project deliverables
  • Key role delivering high profile projects
  • The successful candidate will be entitled to NDY Employee Benefits

The Company

  • Global Consulting Firm
  • Team Environment

Norman Disney & Young (a Tetra Tech Company) is a leading firm of consulting engineers with a global presence.  Norman Disney & Young (NDY) works collaboratively with clients and design professionals on iconic projects in diverse and challenging fields. A career at NDY offers many opportunities. Our people are the key to our success and that’s why we present you with challenging career opportunities on a range of exciting projects. We recognise, value and support talent, so you’ll be inspired to create ideas, share solutions and deliver meaningful outcomes that will make a real difference to our clients and our communities.

NDY is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture representative of the communities we serve.  NDY is a recognised employer of choice for gender equality and advocates for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and reconciliation.  We therefore strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates, and people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

NDY embraces flexible working and welcome a discussion about your individual needs.

The Position

We are currently seeking an innovative and dynamic sustainability or senior sustainability consultant to join our highly successful Sydney Sustainability Team – part of a Global Sustainability Group. Reporting to the Sustainability Lead – NSW, you will take a leading role on projects, assist with business development, and help more junior members of the global group to grow.

This role requires someone with a passion for sustainability and technical depth, who thrives on developing sustainability solutions and engaging with clients.


  • Act as an advocate for environmental and social sustainability on projects
  • Act as Sustainability Consultant or Lead Sustainability Consultant on assigned projects. This may require the nomination of project sustainability engineers/consultants and reviewers for projects where appropriate. Ensure all NDY activities and documents are fully coordinated, and that NDY Quality Systems are implemented
  • Document sustainability initiatives and performance against rating schemes (e.g. Green Star, BREEAM, LEED, NABERS, WELL) through feasibility, design, tender, construction and defects liability phases
  • Provide (as appropriate to your own specialist skills) technical leadership, QA and verification for projects across the Global Sustainability Group
  • Manage NDY’s involvement in projects so that work is completed efficiently whilst meeting client needs
  • Identify and engage clients and key stakeholders, ensuring that expectations are known, disseminated, managed and fulfilled, within program and project constraints
  • Regularly participate and represent NDY in internal and external meetings to discuss client issues, proposals, new opportunities and marketing strategies
  • Participate in delivering research and development initiatives in your technical area(s) of expertise
  • Provide on-the-job training and share knowledge with graduates and new staff, identifying areas where training may assist individuals or the group
  • Secure new work for NDY by actively marketing NDY’s services including but not limited to relationship building, networking, active project leadership and industry speaking opportunities. Create submissions and presentations that effectively market NDY and the NDY GSG.


Ideally you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification combined with equivalent training, accreditation and experience. Minimum bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Building Science, Sustainable Development, Property or relevant equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional engineering/consulting experience or equivalent role delivering sustainability services across the full project lifecycle
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information of a complex nature both verbally and in writing with all stakeholders across multiple disciplines including colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrated success in delivering sustainability policy, advice, and/or strategies
  • Demonstrated diversity of thinking in applying expertise to sustainability or climate change issues
  • At least 2 recognised accreditations (e.g. Green Star, WELL, NABERS)
  • Well-developed understanding of the following:
    • Global, National and State environmental and sustainability policy, legislation and industry influencing market trends
    • GSG service streams and offerings
    • Australian Standards and National Construction Code (NCC)
    • Well-developed understanding of project stages and delivery methods.

Training and Development

NDY has a strong focus on the development of our staff and training will be a key element of this development whether on internal or external training courses. We will develop a career plan for each staff member that will focus on core elements of your role to provide you with a clear progression in your career path under our Sustainability Career Framework.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of projects from commercial office developments to healthcare facilities and retail developments, both as new build and refurbishments.

Additional Information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date
  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia.  Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application
  • Find out more about working for NDY at


To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status.

For a confidential discussion about this position, you may apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to ​​​​​​​

Please put “Sustainability Consultant ​​​​​​​- Sydney” as the email subject title.