Sustainability Advisor

  • NZ’s sole provider of Air Traffic Services with locations across NZ
  • Support the development and implementation of Airways first multi-year sustainability plan in the exciting but challenging field of aviation sustainability
  • 5 weeks annual leave, free parking, flexible working, and vast learning opportunities

About us:
Our people manage New Zealand's 30 million square kms of airspace, providing air traffic control, surveillance, communication, flight inspection, mapping, and airspace design services. We work with government, regulatory authorities, airlines, airports, and the general aviation community to ensure pilots, passengers and goods reach their destination - safely. At Airways, our values underpin all that we do. We value Safety, Each Other, Excellence and Success in all that we do.

Our organisation is made up of operational business groups that are supported by governance and corporate services functions. To learn more about our people and organisational structure, check out

About the team:
The People & Partnerships Group manages our people, strategy, sustainability, customer and stakeholder relationships and communications. They oversee the development of the Airways Corporate Strategy, including sustainability along with strategic customer and stakeholder relationships, communications. The group plays a critical role in supporting the business to achieve its objectives by providing high-quality services and advice that is proactive, innovative, and impactful.

About the role:
This newly created role can be based in either Auckland (airport) or Christchurch (Burnside), with a preference towards Auckland. As a Sustainability Advisor, you will report into and support the Sustainability Manager in developing and implementing our first new multi-year plan that will advance our sustainability aspirations and embed sustainability practices into the business.

A key part of the role is supporting Airways to adopt and work toward finding new, innovative, and beneficial ways to enhance sustainable performance (environmental, social, and economic). The role will support and champion strategic initiatives that inspire our people, customers, and partners to make sustainable choices.

You’ll be tasked with:

  • Assisting with the establishment and then running of a GHG Inventory for Airways. To ensure GHG emission data is collected and stored accurately to successfully pass an external audit.
  • Preparing internal reports from the GHG inventory.
  • Obtaining updates and creating sustainability roadmap reports.
  • Supporting sustainability initiatives throughout Airways including the sustainability roadmap and the future Emission Reduction Plan.
  • Assisting with identifying and monitoring of Airways climate related disclosures.
  • Supporting the wider Airways team as a sustainability expert, providing internal advice to the business on sustainability impacts and mitigations.
  • Supporting the development of an external IR / GRI sustainability report.
  • Responsible for organising and at times leading sustainability events, creation of run-sheets, ensuring events run smoothly and achieve their objectives.

About you:
You’ll have a keen eye for detail, be proactive and inquisitive with a broad understanding of all aspects of sustainability.

As an outstanding and natural communicator, you will be an avid listener and your stakeholder relationship skills will be second to none. Additionally, you’ll hold:

  • Relevant tertiary degree focused on sustainability, environmental science, climate change, or alternatively relevant equivalent experience.
  • 2 to 3 years sustainability experience with an understanding in core sustainability metrics, understanding GHG Inventory measurement and reporting frameworks.
  • Exceptional organisational, analytical, research and planning skills.
  • Well-developed skills at using Microsoft suite of products, with a focus on MS Word and Excel.

Highly beneficial:

  • Experience with ESP BraveGen software.
  • IEMA graduate, practitioner membership or equivalent.

About our values: 
Airways is committed to reflecting the diversity of Aotearoa and creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel they belong and can be their authentic self at work. To achieve this, we have recently gained our Rainbow Tick Accreditation to ensure Airways is a safe and welcoming workplace for all employees.

We make our recruitment decisions based on the candidate who is best able to perform the tasks required and encourage applications from diverse candidates.

To apply:
If you’re truly passionate about sustainability, driven and a true team player - please apply via our careers site by providing an updated CV and cover letter.

We will only be considering candidates with New Zealand working rights. This role will require the successful candidate to undergo pre-employment background checks including references, drug & alcohol, and criminal conviction.

Applications close Tuesday, 25 June 2024, however all applications will be reviewed as they are received and progressed accordingly – don’t delay!


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: People - SA - AKCHC

Location: Auckland, Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2024