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CAREERS (CARERS) AT ENVIROTECTURE

Welcome to Envirotecture, where we have a strong desire for all people to live, work and play in buildings that are healthier for people and planet.
We truly care about our natural-environment, and we care about ensuring the built-environment we create with our clients aligns with our shared vision and values.
We don’t see our role as Architects/Designers just as a ‘job’ – it’s much more than that.
When you join our team it is not just as a career, it as a carer – caring for the day-to-day tasks you do, but extending to caring for why we do the work we do. 

“When you’re passionate about your purpose, it feels good to do good things with good people for the greater good!”

WHO are Envirotecture?

Envirotecture have been recognised for over 25 years for our leadership in sustainable & regenerative design. 

  • We share a passion for creating healthy, beautiful, functional, comfortable and sustainable architecture. Our intention is for our work to have a positive impact on people and planet.
  • Our projects are predominantly residential (new homes, extensions & renovations/retrofits)
  • We also do larger multi-res, community and commercial projects.
  • We also provide Consultancy Services
  • Our design approach starts with the fundamentals of building-science, and then looks more holistically at the intentions of each project. 
  • We don’t accept ‘Business as Usual’ as a viable option… we design to the  international Passive House (Passivhaus) standard, integrated with biophilic design and the Living Building Challenge (LBC) concepts for a Living Future. 
  • We currently work on projects across Australia. 
  • We value collaborative interpersonal relationships with our team, clients, consultants and contractors.

WHERE are Envirotecture?

We currently have studios in two locations:

  • Our NSW Studio is in Sydney’s Northern Beaches
  • Our VIC Studio is in Ballarat in Central Victoria

(This followed our merger with the team at Talina Edwards Architecture in 2022)

*NOTE: If we are advertising a role below, ensure you CHECK LOCATION before applying.

WHAT are Envirotecture’s values?

  • CARE FOR NATURE (sustainability & regenerative ethos)
  • COMPASSION & COMMUNICATION (relationships with people & place)
  • COLLABORATIVE (valued team-player)
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION(desire to grow/learn)
  • CONFIDENCE (“can-do” attitude and not accept “Business As Usual” as the default)
  • CREDIBLE (integrity/authenticity/honesty)
  • COMMITTED (dedicated & passionate)

WHY join the Envirotecture team?

Benefits of working with us
This is an awesome opportunity to join our growing practice as part of our evolution of Envirotecture.
Be a part of our collaborative working environment, amongst others who share a passion for our purpose.

Work with a team that cares
While we encourage and respect a diverse range of people with different personalities, experience, strengths, and backgrounds in our team… one thing that we must have in common is our values. This is not only important to our studio-culture, and for successful projects with our clients, we see it as the guiding motivation behind our life’s paths.

Work-Life Balance
Most of our team do a 4-day work week, (hello 3-day weekend!)
We never expect staff to do overtime, or work on weekends.
We support staff with flexible hours due to each of their personal circumstances.

Flexible work arrangements
We really value the in-person studio culture of learning and teaching between our staff when in the office together.
When requested, we support staff with flexibility to occasionally Work From Home if there’s a need to do so.

Professional Development
We want to see you learn and grow in your career with us.
We support and encourage professional-development opportunities.

Carbon Neutral Practice
We believe in walking the talk. We’ve been a Carbon-Neutral Practice since 2012.
In addition to our Carbon Offsets, we are also ‘Friends of Fifteen Trees’, supporting tree-planting community projects.

We’re Advocates for building a better future
We’re not just environmental-architects; we’re passionate advocates for a more sustainable and regenerative future for all.
We are not only ambitious in our pursuits – we put these ideals into action.

HOW to keep in touch for future roles at Envirotecture?

If there are no current roles listed below (or the current role advertised does not suit your experience), the best way to be kept up to date for new opportunities is to:

Get a sense that you’re a kindred spirit?
We often trust in serendipity and that the right people seem to appear at the right time, so if you feel that you might be the right fit for us (but your “right” role isn’t advertised above), don’t be discouraged – we’d still love to hear from you!  

Contact us with any questions, or send your CV… you never know when the stars might align for us to work together…

CURRENT OPENINGS: ENVIROTECTURE IS NOW HIRING A DOCUMENTER!

(Updated 13 February 2024)

ROLE: Experienced Architectural Documenter / Draftsperson

WHEN: Now

WHERE: NSW-Sydney office (northern beaches) or VIC-Ballarat office
*This is not a remote role*

 

What’s the gig?

This role offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with our team, focusing on design development, planning/development applications and construction documentation drawings – predominantly of residential scale projects and larger community work too.
The coordination of the construction documentation with all parties involved is crucial to successful communication and execution of turning our team’s designs into real buildings!
These documents provide a thorough and precise representation of each project, covering every aspect from structural design, to building science and thermal-performance detailing to material specifications and more.
This role requires an experienced draftsperson, building-designer or architect who loves this technical side of producing documents as part of the team.

What is the role and responsibilities?

  • You have had at least 4 years full time postgraduate experience working on residential projects in Australia.
  • You will be working across multiple projects
  • You are a proactive and self-motivated professional, you will confidently work both independently and collaboratively with the project team, whilst communicating effectively with your colleagues, clients, consultants and contractors.
  • You will be involved with DA/Planning applications, Tender documentation and working drawings for Construction Certificates/Building Permits – of new homes, alterations/additions and retrofit projects (and community work too).
  • You will document of buildings predominantly to Certified Passive House standard (or high-performance 8+ NatHERS stars) with the guidance of our experienced building-science specialists 
  • You bring extensive technical ability to the role, including experience with permit/certification processes, comprehensive knowledge of the National Construction Code and relevant Australian Standards.

 

Do you have these professional skills and experience?

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Diploma of Building Design or equivalent recognised tertiary qualification
  • Extensive experience in architectural documentation
  • Demonstrated experience in design development and construction documentation in the Australian residential sector 
  • Experience with Vectorworks 3D
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning schemes and building regulations
  • A basic understanding of Building Science and the Passivhaus standard is welcomed (but not required as we can train you in this respect).
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and interest in knowledge sharing and mentoring
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work across multiple projects
  • Critical-thinker with analytic and problem solving skills (being a proactive solution-seeker)
  • Attention to detail
  • Confidence and ability to work without close supervision (but also a team-player)
  • Shared Values
  • Must be eligible to live and work in Australia and must currently reside in Australia


Software Proficiency/Experience 

  • Proficiency with Vectorworks
  • Confidence with Apple Mac

 

Salary and Conditions

Pay by negotiation according to your experience and demonstrated abilities, but always above award rates, with flexible working hours.
Ideally a full-time position, but we’re open to more flexible hours to achieve work-life balance. The NSW office does a 4 (extended) day work week.
This is a role working with us in our Sydney studio (Northern Beaches, NSW) or Ballarat studio (central VIC).
We’re open to WFH if/when required, but this is not a fully remote position.
In your cover email, please tell us what type of music stirs your soul and why? This will help us get to know you better and show us you’ve read the job description in full.

 

How to apply for this position:

Applications NOW OPEN.
We welcome applications via email – please send your CV and Portfolio (max 10mb) with a cover-email to info@envirotecture.com.au with the subject line: Envirotecture Documenter

CURRENT OPENINGS: ENVIROTECTURE IS NOW HIRING AN OFFICE MANAGER!

(Posted 13 February 2024)

ROLE: Executive Administrative Assistant / Office Manager (Part-Time)

WHEN: Now

WHERE: NSW-Sydney office (northern beaches) or VIC-Ballarat office (with WFH flexibility)

 

What’s the gig?

Envirotecture is looking for a very organised, flexible and motivated person to be administrative support in the daily operations of this dynamic, growing design practice.
You’ll be working with the directors and our teams (across our NSW and VIC offices) helping our architects/designers/documenters to deliver projects and being an administrative super-star!

What is the role and responsibilities?

You’re the type of person who loves multi-tasking and lists, and you excel in understanding how these smaller tasks are crucial to successful project management. You can prioritise your own workload independently, whilst meeting expectations of the team, and you love using our systems to ensure communications are always clear.

Your involvement will include attending to customer-service with client care and communications, office and management administrative tasks, assisting with HR and hiring, marketing and communications (including updating website/social media), liaising with consultants/authorities (non-technical admin-related), organising events (i.e. our regular open-house tours), organising photographers and helping prepare award-entries/publicity, assisting with preparing presentations, managing insurance policies and premiums, managing office supplies and hardware servicing and procurement and being across the practice’s policies, procedures and office systems to ensure our Envirotecture-ecosystem stays healthy!

Please note this position is not suited to a designer/architectural graduate who wants exposure to the industry. Please see our careers page for other openings. 

Please note we are not a large corporate organisation so the role is likely to be different from other admin roles.

 

Do you have these professional skills and experience?

  • You have proven experience in similar administration/office-management roles
  • You love collaborating and helping others get things done
  • You have excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • You have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and you love dealing with people
  • You’re not overwhelmed by many tasks and can effectively prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • You are a creative thinker and have problem solving skills (being a proactive solution-seeker)
  • You are an awesome team player who can help manage our passionate team of designers to deliver better buildings
  • You’re just as happy making a cup of tea for a colleague as you are paying a bill or printing drawings or filing documents or answering the phone or making calendar appointments or responding to emails as you know all of these little things are vital to allow the team to focus on their roles and what they do best.
  • You have a robust sense of humour and don’t get stressed about the small stuff
  • You share our values
  • Must be eligible to live and work in Australia and must currently reside in Australia


Programs/Software Experience

  • Apple Mac proficiency
  • Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc
  • Google Suite of Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, G-Calendar, G-mail, etc.
  • Asana for project management
  • Harvest for timesheets
  • Canva & Buffer for Social Media
  • Mailchimp for Newsletters
  • XERO for accounts


Salary and conditions

Pay by negotiation according to your experience and demonstrated abilities, with flexible working hours.

Part-time role.

Ideally you are based near one of our studios (NSW-northern beaches or VIC-Ballarat) so you can be involved with the team in-person (with the flexibility for some of the time to be working from home).

Hours are flexible, but could start at 15 hours per week, with room to grow. (To be discussed with the successful applicant).

You will be provided with a laptop computer.

In your cover email, please tell us what type of music stirs your soul and why? This will help us get to know you better and show us you’ve read the job description in full.

 

How to apply for this position:

Applications NOW OPEN.

We welcome applications via email – please send your CV with a cover email to info@envirotecture.com.au with the subject line: Office Admin Extraordinaire

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