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Jonathan Evers

PROFESSIONAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT

Work History

Jan 2000Present

Environmental Consultant

PROFESSIONAL

Environmental Management, Project Management,  Sustainability Management, ISO 14001 Auditor, Member Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand(EIANZ), PROFESSIONAL and TEACHING ROLES.

Jan 2013Present

Freelancer

Kapma Pty Ltd

Freelance consulting work, owner/operator Kapma Pty Ltd:  sustainability and environmental consultancy. Contracting and consultancy services.

Specialising in Sustainability Audits - looking at all aspects of business or industry to be able to identify issues, provide solutions, deliver on complex projects and rework existing ones in areas that would benefit not only production outgoings, but the environment and ultimately the triple bottom line.

Other services provided: energy efficiency, resource efficiency, climate change adaptation; greenhouse gas assessment; carbon accounting; applied industrial microbiology; waste water treatment retro fit services; peer review; community and stakeholder consultation.

Outcome: designed an online course for the APO in relation to climate change adaptation.  

20112013

Principal Consultant

METServe

Principal Consultant - Environment, METServe (Mining & Energy Technical Services Pty Ltd).   Served as project manager and undertook environmental impact assessment for resources clients.

Efficiently managed environmental approvals process for Greenfield, Brownfield as well as expansions of resource mining projects while focusing on 3 significant business areas, namely environmental, social services and project approvals.

Written, collated and edited environmental technical studies, environmental impact assessments and other requisite technical and advisory reports for clients.

Undertook environmental studies and related tasks, proactively handled arising project changes while concurrently managing several complex projects within budget.

Efficiently coordinating with regulators and statutory authorities, both State and Federal, as well as land and business owners and public stakeholders for all organisational operations.

Outcome: Effectively executed projects as per established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), namely quality of outcome, time frame of milestones and final deliverables and managing budgets.

20092011

Sustainability Director

VOW Resources

Sustainability Director; VOW Resources - provider of organic waste management, resource recovery, renewable energy technology and sustainability solutions to the global manufacturing, agriculture and waste treatment industries, with main focus on delivering innovative and unique products and services that optimise both environmental and economic returns to their clients.

Responsible for sustainability strategy development plans and implementation for various clients in Australia, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Korea.

Managed diverse work aspects including carbon accounting, eco-efficiency, environmental law, re-design and retrofit of existing treatment plant and research and development.

Analysis of existing energy technologies of international clients to provide competent mitigation solutions for reductions in energy without compromising outputs.

Successfully developed sustainable development management plans to help businesses understand the impact of diverse work operations; including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigation, energy use and reduction, water consumption and use of materials. 

Instrumental in increasing knowledge base for VOW in relation to sustainability directives and corporate social responsibility for clients.

Outcome: Effectively reduced carbon footprint of current clients by 23%. Attained significant savings of over AUD 1.7M in energy use.

20072009

Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change

WorleyParsons

Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change(Northern Operations); WorleyParsons is an international leader of professional services to the resources and energy sectors and complex process industries. Its services cover the full asset spectrum both in size and lifecycle from the creation of new assets to services that sustain and enhance operating assets.

Effectively administered all aspects related to sustainability and climate change for Queensland and Northern Territory-helping develop a program to embed sustainability practices into projects as early as possible.

Reviewed greenhouse gas emission aspects of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), project plans and various projects.

Outcome: Embed sustainability principles in to major projects from inception to completion thus reducing environmental impacts for the project lifecycle.  Reduced energy consumption, resource use and water use for clients resulting in financial and environmental savings.

Jan 2005Jan 2007

Managing Director

Self Employed

everSustainable; Managing Director - undertook water audits, energy audits, greenhouse gas audits, eco-efficiency audits, carbon accounting, carbon audits and educating in sustainable development. Responsible for client relations, business development and business management.

Clients -  Port of Brisbane Authority (Scoping Study for GHG reduction and eco-efficiency opportunities); Department of Energy, Fiji (eco-efficiency assessment);  Australian Insurance Holdings (eco-efficiency assessment); Greening Australia, Queensland (energy efficiency assessment).

Played a focal role in establishing a joint venture with Greening Australia QLD to develop a service in conjunction with“ Breathe Easy” programme. The concept to help business and industry balance their emission in a 3 step programme, namely measure, reduce and offset. Measure energy use throughout business, identify effective ways and means to reduce emissions and eventually offset those emissions that are uneconomical to reduce. The organisation would measure and reduce emissions for business and Greening Australia would offset through landscape transformation and biodiversity nurturing (not just planting trees).

Served as Part-time Lecturer and Tutor, Sustainability, Bio-energy, Climate Change at University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane.

Acted as Part-time Lecturer and Tutor, Sustainability, Bio-energy, Climate Change at Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane.

Served as guest speaker at international conferences and working groups for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO).

Outcome: Effectively and Efficiency reduce environmental impacts of clients and subsequently saving GHG emissions by a total of 600,000 tonnes per annum and approximately $3.5 million in savings.

20032005

Senior Project Manager-Finance Manager

Australian Greenhouse Office

Senior Project Manager-Finance Manager, Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of Environment and Heritage, Federal Government. Instrumental in developing Federal Government policy in relation to minimum energy performance standards, electrical appliance manufacturing standards, gas appliance manufacturing standards and sustainable industry reporting on greenhouse gas emissions.

20012003

Compliance Research Assistant

Bradken Foundry; Cleaner Production (University of Queensland)

Compliance Research Assistant, Carry out research into environmental legal obligations of each of the foundries; 10 plants across Australia. Format environmental monitoring program to meet legal obligations.

20012003

Research Assistant, United Nations Working Group

Cleaner Production (University of Queensland)

Research Assistant, United Nations Environmental Programme(UNEP) Working Group for Cleaner Production - Carry out environmental audits for various clients.

19882000

Operator

PROFESSIONAL

J.R. Evers Plant Design: build, operate and monitor retro-fits of existing waste water treatment systems for various clients.

Education

20042005

MASTER environmental law

Australian National University

Majoring in Sustainable Development Policy.

20002003

BACHELOR Environmental Management

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Majoring in Sustainable Development.

Focus on Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Compliance Auditing.

certifications

Jan 2005Present

EcoBiz Facilitator

Queensland Government
Jan 2005Present

WEMP Auditor

Queensland government
2002Present

ISO14001 Auditor

University of Queensland

Skills

10
EFFICIENCY AUDITING
10
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
10
SUSTAINABILITY
10
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
8
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
6
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
6
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
8
WASTE WATER TREATMENT
8
ENERGY MANAGEMENT
6
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT