Low Impact Development (LID) Consulting are leaders in environmentally sustainable development (ESD) and waste consulting.  We thrive on helping to deliver better precincts, subdivisions, buildings, and organisations. We work to raise the bar with smart sustainable design and waste solutions, to create developments and organisations that work with our planet.

While we are currently not seeking to fill any roles, we are always interested in receiving resume’s from people that are suited to the following roles.

Note company equity may be available to experienced team member(s) who demonstrate their fit with LID values.

ESD / Waste Consultant Intern

The internship would suit built environment / office of environmental program PhD candidates, current masters students or similar ideally, and will involve:

  • Training interns in how to read new building and subdivision development plans, prepare sustainability (Environmentally Sustainable Design – ESD) recommendations and use industry tools as part of the process for improving ESD outcomes in new built form developments.
  • Training interns to undertake waste minimisation and waste management plans for new building and subdivision developments.
  • Contact with council officers and clients.

The role allows us to evaluate students and will be a good introduction to the industry.

Note we have successfully hosted interns previously and provide a good training programs in both fields.

The role is unpaid.

The 100 hours of the internship can be spread over 1-5 days per week – flexible.

Please confirm with your application:

  1. Internship – part of subject or not?
  2. Resident or Visa status – Please supply a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) certificate
  3. If relevant, plans after VISA expires?
  4. Availability – hours or days per week up to 100 hours max
  5. Other live applications in progress?
  6. Masters – academic record – completed and proposed subjects
  7. Course completion date?

ESD/Sustainability Consultant

We are interested in sustainability consultants with tertiary education in environmentally sustainable design (ESD), sustainable building design, energy efficiency, engineering (environmental, mechanical or civil) and/or other building related courses with a sustainability focus (e.g. architecture, construction, urban planning etc.)

Click here to download the ESD Consultant position description

Senior/Experienced ESD/Sustainability Consultant

We are interested in experienced ESD/sustainability consultants with a proven track record, a thirst for knowledge and rigour in consulting, report writing and presentations.

Click here to download the Senior ESD Consultant position description

We Value

As background for less experienced ESD Consultant applicants, please ensure that you have provided your CV, cover letter and academic transcript (for current students or new graduates), all in PDF format. We are seeking demonstrated experience of the following core competency skills from our applicants and will consider graduates or interns who have undertaken self-learning to become familiar with some or most of these skills:

Residential Energy Ratings (NatHERS) – refer to www.fr5.com.au to download the free software, view instructional videos and download the handbook. Note completion of the Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability training is the ultimate qualification that can be obtained.

National Construction Code (NCC) Section J 2019 Volume 1 (Non-residential buildings). Note the NCC can be downloaded for free from this website https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/ncc-online/NCC. Select NCC 2019 Volume One Amendment 1 to download.

The SDAPP framework and use of the BESS tool. The BESS tool can be accessed for free at www.BESS.net.au.

Thermal and or Daylight modelling on Design Builder or IES software (or similar eg Rhino).
Note these software packages are not open source or free. Interns should have used one of these at university.

Shading modelling advice. Software to assist with this includes: SketchUp, Climate Consultant, Design Builder, IES, Sefaira etc.

The Sustainability Victoria Waste Management and Recycling in Mixed Used Developments – Better Practice Guide

Waste Consultant

We are interested in hearing from waste consultants available for work as a part time/casual resource in our consultancy. Key requirements include waste consulting or building design experience, that you can demonstrate how this part time/casual role would be suitable for you in the longer term, and you have a guaranteed visa for Australian work. Visa holders should specify the length of the guaranteed visa.

LID Consulting works Australia Wide