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Smart Building Officer

Date: 18-Jul-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU Newcastle, NSW, AU Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • Drive the implementation of the Smart Buildings Roadmap
  • Help CSIRO achieve Net Zero Emissions goals and broader
  • Join the Business & Infrastructure Services team today!



CSIRO’s Business and Infrastructure Services (CBIS) have an outstanding opportunity for a Smart Buildings Officer to join the team.

The role of the Smart Buildings Officer is to drive the implementation of the Smart Buildings Roadmap, whilst ensuring functionality and utilisation of CSIRO’s building data management system.


As the Smart Buildings Officer, you will be responsible for coordination of system initiatives, such as installations of meter data points and their connection to central data system or integration with other systems.


As the successful candidate you will form part of CSIRO Sustainability Team (ST) which coordinates the implementation of CSIRO’s Sustainability Strategy and associated environmental projects and manages the reporting of CSIRO environmental performance. Supported closely by the ST members you will play an active role in the delivery of CSIRO’s strategy and team outcomes, ensuring the utilisation of building data to help CSIRO achieve Net Zero Emissions goals and broader CSIRO Sustainability Strategy.  


The Smart Buildings Officer will liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, these include but are not limited too; Facility Managers, building contractors, champions of data management systems, building data providers and others to ensure CSIRO’s building performance data is robust, accurate and supports CSIRO’s business decision-making.


Your duties will include:


  • Drive the implementation of various Smart Building Roadmap initiatives, including but not limited improvement of existing system, improving data utilisation
  • Coordinate trials of innovative tools, together with CSIRO’s Energy research teams, to improve sustainability outcomes in CSIRO’s buildings and help to deliver science outcomes where possible as well, e.g. demand response modules
  • Propose improvements to system, data, or processes to increase the ease of data use, integration of various systems and resources, and similar, e.g. integrating relevant building management system data with building consumption data
  • Using building data, assist with making CSIRO buildings ‘smarter’ through innovative tools, integration and use of data to advance automation in building operations
  • Recommend digitalisation pathways, assist with overcoming the barriers and conduct innovation trials that would help embrace digitalisation in buildings
  • Manage CSIRO’s building data (500+) points in the centralised data collection system, ensure smooth collection, reliability and accuracy of data, and integration of data points with other systems
  • Proactively analyse buildings data to seek cost and resources efficiencies, identify patterns and trends, expose weaknesses with CSIRO buildings operations
  • Facilitate discussions with various stakeholders about efficiency initiatives in buildings and building systems, guide stakeholders towards better understanding and use of building data, and coordinate appropriate efficiency initiatives
  • Increase building data utilisation innovative data visualisation approaches, including ensuring successful operations of Live Energy Dashboards at 9 CSIRO sites, and use of PowerBI or similar visualisation tools to make reports and insights more accessible


Location: Clayton, VIC or Canberra, ACT

Salary: AU$87,068 - AU$98,504 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 2 years

Reference: 86061

To be considered you will need:



  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical or Architectural Engineering) or similar technical degree, or minimal 2 years’ experience in building-related disciplines, operations or building design experience.
  • Strong experience across facility management, and demonstrated knowledge and understanding across building design, construction and operation.
  • Well-developed experience in the configuration and maintenance of web-based data management systems and processes, data integration, data integrity and data quality requirements.
  • Well-developed data analysis and interpretation skills, and a good working knowledge of data visualisation techniques and approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically, to identify and evaluate data improvement opportunities that optimise environmental data outcomes for stakeholders and manage key risks.
  • Solid project and time management skills that enables timely delivery of reporting milestones and team project outcomes.
  • High Level oral and written communication skills coupled with the ability to establish effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. 


  • Experience across data management, IT software solutions and integration or business analysis. 
  • Experience in sustainability projects or initiatives. 


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa (sponsorship may be provided to eligible candidates).

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

24 August 2022, 11:00pm AEST