Principal Climate Change Advisor


City of Adelaide



Salary etc:

$116,551 p.a. + 10% super (Level 8). Full-time, Permanent.



  • A team that aims high
  • A workplace of positive people and ideas

About the Opportunity

In this influential role you will lead the delivery of the CoA greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy, policy and projects and deliver the CoA community and operational greenhouse gas inventories and reporting to meet international, state and local reporting obligations. You will also deliver carbon neutral certification for CoA operations in accordance with Climate Active requirements.

You will provide expert strategic advice to our Leaders on emissions reduction strategy and policy, including emissions reduction targets and methodologies and measures to improve the CoA community and operational greenhouse gas inventory reporting processes. You will play a key role in the development of partnerships within Council, with government agencies and with the private sector to progress implementation of procedures, processes and policy to deliver our greenhouse gas inventories, emissions reduction strategy and environmental reporting obligations.

This a great opportunity for you to have a genuine, positive impact on our City and our environment.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Extensive experience with leading, developing and reporting greenhouse gas inventories.
  • Substantial experience with the development and implementation of environmental policy and/or project delivery in sustainability and climate change policy (adaptation and mitigation).
  • Substantial experience in working collaboratively in large organisations to deliver project outcomes in the field of environmental management and sustainability within an urban environment.
  • Thorough understanding of environmental sustainability and climate change issues relevant to Capital Cities and the relevant policy directions of the South Australian and Australian governments.
  • Working knowledge of Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard and the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories.

About Us

From the start, the vision for Adelaide was a city of the future – one that celebrated its unique natural surrounds and structured its footprint in a way that would allow it to adapt to the changing needs of the community and a dynamic global landscape. As the 3rd most liveable city in the world, our focus is on our community’s wellbeing and quality of life - investing in city improvements and on future planning, so we continue to design a liveable city where future generations can continue to live authentic and meaningful lives. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and be a bigger part of our amazing city!

The Park Lands, Policy & Sustainability Program establishes clear and integrated policies and plans to shape a well designed, planned and developed City, to protect and enhance our unique Park Lands, and support a welcoming and resilient community that demonstrates environmental leadership.

At the City of Adelaide, we thrive in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and safe, and celebrates difference.  We value and embrace our diverse perspectives and recognise the value diversity has in fuelling innovation and enabling brilliant experiences for our diverse community.

Please be advised this is a full-time, permanent opportunity with a starting salary at the Level 8 Classification commencing at $116,551 + 10% superannuation.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and people living with disability to apply.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

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