Energy & Sustainability Program Manager - Hartford, CT
Cushman & Wakefield - Hartford, CT

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Energy & Sustainability Program Manager - HARTFORD, CT

Job Summary

The Energy & Sustainability Program Manager is responsible for the successful implementation of energy and sustainability programs for a portfolio of owned and leased properties inclusive of commercial office buildings and retail locations. He or she will work to ensure that existing and new initiatives are delivered in a timely and professional manner that is consistent with the client?s overall strategic plan. This is a leadership role that provides direction for a national / regional program. In this capacity, the E&S Program Manager will work closely with C&W?s engineering, facility and project management teams to ensure a seamless delivery of these services. The goal is to enhance energy conservation, reduce utility costs and support clients overall sustainability targets.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Provide the vision, organizational strategy, and focus for advancing sustainability efforts throughout the portfolio including energy conservation programs and implementation of green practice protocols.
  • Provide the leadership for the portfolio wide sustainability plan and integrate the processes into facilities and project management operations.
  • Develop implementation plans for the portfolio wide sustainability initiatives, policies and procedures focused on: Green Cleaning, Solid Waste Management, Water Efficiency, Sustainable Site Management, Integrated Pest Management, and Sustainable Purchasing.
  • Serve as the internal leader and ?go to? expert for energy and sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, communicating and educating others on relevant topics.
  • Research and evaluate options, present recommendations, and implement programs for reducing energy and water usage and the associated costs.
  • Develop a database of the various available energy and sustainability incentive programs; analyze projects in relation to total life cost and prepare proposals for presentation to our client . Prepare and submit applications as appropriate.
  • Facilitate a portfolio wide energy benchmarking program using EPA Energy Star. Work with the facilities managers and chief building engineers to ensure that the highest possible scores are achieved. Where appropriate maintain the property?s Energy Star label.
  • Track all utility usage for portfolio and identify energy ?Outliers?. Develop conservation plans to address high energy users.
  • Facilitate a portfolio wide LEED ? EB Gap Analysis using C&W?s Sustainability tools.
  • Assesses energy efficiency, pollution/emission controls and remediation efforts, ?green? technologies and their application, waste disposal and management, and related environmental aspects of the client?s facilities and makes recommendations.
  • Keep current with applicable codes, laws and requirements to ensure regulatory compliance and effective management of risk and liability for both client and C&W.
  • Participate on the Cushman & Wakefield Energy and Sustainability Committee, interacting with Cushman & Wakefield managers and senior management to share ideas and further develop these programs.
  • Develop management routines with engineering, facility and project management teams including participation in standing meetings and reporting requirements.
  • Develop long term strategies that include:
  • Energy Efficiency Program Design & Implementation
  • Energy Assessments & Analysis Programs
  • HVAC System Assessment
  • Building Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning Services
  • High Performance and Green Buildings/LEED Certification Program Management
  • Implementation of Green Practices in building operations
  • Demand Management and Demand Response
  • State-of-the-Art Lighting Design
Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Energy Management or related subject. Equivalent experience with additional certification(s) from Association of Energy Engineers.
  • LEED AP required
  • 7+ years managing energy and sustainability programs
  • Experience with energy conservation incentive programs provided by various utilities and government agencies
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and managing ?Green Practice? programs
  • Expertise working with EPA Energy Star for buildings and LEED Green Building certification programs
  • Familiar with most recent local, state and federal energy and sustainability codes, laws and requirements
  • Proven experience in program implementation including documentation development (i.e. instructions, templates and reports)
  • Possess analytical and planning skills necessary to drive program success
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work with and motivate team participation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with ability to present to client senior management
  • Microsoft Office proficiency and ability to generate and present reports in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Drivers license and the ability to physically inspect properties required

If you have the skills necessary to thrive in a fast paced environment, we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and a genuine career opportunity.

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Hartford, CT

Date posted:
12 May 2013
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