Working in… Earth Sciences – Sustainable Buildings Developer

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Stephen is a Research Fellow working in sustainable buildings and talks about not only his own role but how that fits into benefiting the entire planet as a whole.

He learnt that his job is as much about collaborating with other people and developing communication skills as it has been ‘being a scientist’. He didn’t realise that a scientist’s work could be involved in working out how to make the houses we live in greener, more energy-efficient and cheaper and was driven to this career by a desire to make a difference to people’s lives.

This resource is best suited to Year 4, 7, 8, and 10 Earth and Space and Physics students who are learning about renewable energy, sustainable resources and careers in renewables.

Working In… Earth Science – Sustainable Buildings Researcher

Video length: 4:17 mins

This video is part of our Working In… series. See more in the series here.

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Years: 4, 7, 8, 10


Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/non-renewable Resources, The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Physical Sciences – Energy


4, 7-8 & 10