About Hutchies

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and play since 1912. From our early beginnings, we have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio. 

We're not like other builders. Relationships are everything to us – whether it's with our people, our clients, or the local communities in which we live and work.

About the role

Our team is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Document Controller / Quality Assurance Officer to join our hard-working team based in our Toowong office on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate will become part of a friendly team who are driven, outcome focused and strive for both individual and team success.

About the team

Hutchies' dedicated in-house ESD Team have built over 60 green buildings, valued at more than $3B, encompassing 80+ certified ratings across 850,000 sqm of green space. We’ve delivered a range of practical and effective sustainable solutions for both government and the private sector.

The team is involved in projects throughout the entire process and work closely with all stakeholders to ensure a building is given the opportunity to incorporate positive ESD principles. We strive to achieve realistic outcomes not only for the building owner in a performance sense but also taking into account whole-of-life cycle considerations that create healthy places for occupants.

This type of service offering requires extensive experience, skills and qualifications across several key areas beyond traditional building services design these days. Hutchies’ experts come equipped with this knowledge backed up by training and accreditation across Green Star, NABERS, WELL, LEED, EarthCheck, EnviroDevelopment and Fitwel.

We facilitate robust analysis of ESD options and assist project teams to maximise the positive environmental potential of their designs through to delivery and operation.

About Hutchies' culture

Hutchies’ company members also gain exclusive access to a range of extra benefits as part of their employment. You’ll enjoy discounted personal travel and flights, health insurance, superannuation, and large purchases from Australia’s biggest retailers. Various social events, meetings and conferences are held throughout the year. We also offer a world-class employee assistance program (EAP) for our people and their immediate family in times of need. 

General responsibilities

  • Maintaining skills in the application of ESD principles to all work, this includes: report writing, calculations, research, knowledge, presentations, and decision making
  • Review of tender documentation and project ESD requirements
  • Prepare project ESD budgets
  • Manage ESD Project requirements with autonomy.
  • Green Star Certification Management
  • Familiarity in establishing costs / fees to undertake the project ESD requirements
  • Ability to review façade and building envelope designs in relation to Section J, Green Star & NABERS project requirements
  • Review and if required the preparation of design, BCA section J (JV3), Green Star and preferably NABERS reports
  • Maintain and enhance our capacity and expertise in the application of Building Performance Computational Modelling

Green Star, WELL & NABERS team support

  • Develop and implement Green Star & WELL strategies for projects from Tender through to final certification
  • Management of Green Star & WELL projects and provision of GSAP and WELL AP services.
  • Work as part of the project construction team to ensure implementation of ESD Certification Requirements
  • Provide Green Star & NABERS advice to clients
  • Manage and assist with Green Star & WELL submissions
  • Undertake NABERS modelling and reporting to manage NABERS certification risks
  • Undertake NABERS monitoring post Practical Completion

Preferred skills and experience

  • Previous experience as an ESD engineer / consultant, architect, or building scientist with at least 3 years practice in design, documentation and preferably site experience
  • Green Star Accredited Professional
  • Experience in the application of Green Star and WELL from early project design through design documentation, construction and delivery/certification
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of the sustainability industry, including trends, opportunities and relevant legislative frameworks
  • An understanding of the workings of buildings from architectural, services and structural perspectives
  • Experience in the commercial property sector
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities, deliver high quality outcomes on time whilst ensuring that client expectations are met
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of clients, professional disciplines and stakeholders
  • Self-motivated, proactive and flexible with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of collaborative team
  • Strategic and lateral thinker with the ability to apply their knowledge to a wide range of building types and settings
  • Strong analytical, organisational and project management skills
  • Be able to provide direction within the collaborative team approach with respect to their field
  • An interest in research and development, and education in the field of sustainability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software eg Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc

Accreditation and / or experience in the following fields are an advantage

  • Green Star accredited professional
  • WELL accredited professional
  • NABERS accredited assessor (preferable)
  • NCC Section J assessments
  • Experience with the use of TAS, IES or similar dynamic thermal and energy modelling softwar