Job Vacancy: Senior Consultant

Job Vacancy: Senior Consultant

We are recruiting! We are seeking a passionate Senior Consultant to join our dynamic team, based in South Melbourne.

Details and job description are below and can downloaded as a pdf. Email applications to by 30 March. Applications need to include your CV and a covering letter which addresses the Qualifications and Skills/Experience sections of the PD below.


The key purpose of the Senior Consultant role is to:

  • Design, implement and manage waste and environmental sustainability programs for new and existing clients both locally and nationally
  • Review and manage complex contractor data and reports to ensure compliance and performance levels are being achieved
  • Review and analyse audit data and produce comprehensive reports
  • Manage and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders through regular engagement
  • Develop proposals for new work including project scope, methodology, timeline, staffing and costing
  • Recruit and train new consultants
  • Promote GFA services and programs to existing clients
  • Develop, maintain and update organisational reports and procedure documents

Key Accountabilities

Project design, implementation and management

  • Develop project plans for new projects including time lines, staffing, and budgets
  • Conduct initial client meetings and site visits for new projects
  • Plan the project’s 12 months projections and targets
  • Coordinate and manage the project from beginning to completion

Auditing & Assessment

  • Organise and coordinate waste and recycling audits, including equipment, access, staffing and budgets
  • Perform physical audits of clients’ waste streams
  • Provide data on and assessments of client and cleaning staff procedures with regard to management of waste and recycling

General Service / Project delivery

  • Write a report detailing current and planned procedures, equipment, and costs and benefits of recommended improvements
  • Work with building management, tenants, cleaning companies, and waste and recycling contractors to achieve effective implementation of recommended improvements
  • Improve the processes and policies in support of the organisation’s mission – specifically, support better reporting, and organisational planning
  • Set service standards to ensure that quality outcomes are delivered
  • Use extensive experience and sound judgment to manage multiple tasks
  • Articulate and focus on balancing key priorities including quality outcomes, staff workloads and financial parameters
  • Create and update organisation’s knowledge database (i.e. market prices, industry developments and technology)

Analysis & Reporting

  • Deliver reporting that summarises asset and contractor performance
  • Conduct regular reviews for major clients of their waste contractor’s monthly reports for accuracy, variances and ensuring validation of data e.g. bin weigh-offs, density

Leadership / Relationship Building

  • Regular stakeholder meetings
  • Supervise and coach other consultants and auditors
  • Manage recruitment processes, interview and employment
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all clients

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor of Environmental Science or equivalent

Skills / Experience

  • Passion for the environment and for making a difference
  • Communication skills. Experience in leading teams, speaking and presenting to groups and inspiring others through direct, engaging communication. Proven track record in proposal and report writing.
  • Problem solving skills and a practical ‘can do’ approach
  • Attention to detail. This position requires the ability to work through complex data and also to see the bigger picture
  • Management of many competing projects, tasks and deadlines. This position requires a level head and excellent project management skills


  • No. of Direct Reports: 1 Analyst
  • No. of Indirect Reports: 6 Auditors

Key Stakeholders

  • External Stakeholders: Asset Management Teams, Cleaning Contractors, Waste Contractors, Sustainability Managers.


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