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Manager, Sustainability

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Title Manager, Sustainability
Competition Number 19-A-29
Campus/Site Progress Campus (With Travel to Other Campuses as needed)
Position Summary
Reporting to the Director, Facilities Planning, Sustainability and Project Management, the Manager Sustainability is responsible for stewarding the College’s commitments to sustainability and energy management, primarily from the operations perspective, but also integrating educational activities or programs where relevant, to advance the College’s environmental and sustainability agenda to ensure that environmental sustainability is achieved in accordance with the objectives and targets the College’s Strategic Plan.
 
The first aspect of this responsibility is assisting with the development and implementation of dedicated plans and initiatives such as Net Zero Strategy and Sustainability strategies. The second aspect is to embed sustainability principles and practices into other plans and strategies of the College, to recommend coherent policies and an integrated management approach. Energy management will be a key component of the Manager Sustainability’s activities. The Manger Sustainability will monitor provincial and federal policy and funding programs and will help to prepare funding proposals which advance the sustainability and energy vision and objectives for the College.
 
The Manager Sustainability will facilitate collaboration and engagement across the College to advance specific themes such as energy management, green buildings and infrastructure, renewable energy and curriculum. Communication efforts will be a key focus, and the Manager will serve as a bridge within the organization, between departments, students, staff, the broader community. The Manager will also engage with peers from other colleges and universities to learn about and advance best practices from other jurisdictions.
Responsibilities
  • Assists Director in the development and implementation of an approved Sustainability Strategy/Master Plan
  • Recommends annual goals, key performance indicators, objectives, and plans to support, track and evaluate the Sustainability Strategy/Master Plan
  • Assists Director with the development of College standards for future project planning, design, construction and maintenance to ensure that these standards reflect energy conservation and GHG reduction
  • Integrates energy management (including possible Net Zero Plans) and sustainability principles into short and long-range planning of Facilities & Services business planning, capital planning and operations planning, including annual budget preparation, for building design, transportation, energy generation and storage, and waste management (as a potential energy source);
  • Identifies and recommends methods and policies to increase the number of College owned buildings able to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification
  • Advises on sustainability issues for campus development;
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements new initiatives, methods and procedures for energy conservation and demand reduction, developing and maintaining life cycle and energy conservation plans and practices to save energy, improve operations and facilities infrastructure, minimize operating costs and provide a safe learning and working environment;
  • Manages projects including conducting technical, financial and risk analyses, evaluating contractor performance against approved plans, specifications and legislated requirements, and recommending adjustments as required;
  • Researches and recommends current sustainable business choices; analyzes and assesses current operating procedures, materials, and methods; anticipates and implements changes or modifications based on sustainability goals;
  • Monitors initiatives and programs from municipal, provincial and federal governments, utilities and Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to source and develop opportunities for grant funding to support projects that positively impact the environment, promote sustainability and reduce domestic carbon emissions; shepherding funding applications as required;
  • Participates in professional development and seminar/conference opportunities to stay abreast of trends, best practices and innovative approaches
  • Represents Centennial College as a leader on sustainability both internally and externally;
  • Provides expertise to the Director, AVP and relevant staff on legal requirements for compliance 
  • Reports annually to management, the Board of Governors, the Ministry of Energy, and others as required, on energy and GHG emissions and the impact of projects and activities.
  • Networks in the College, with businesses and non-profit organizations, with other colleges and municipalities to create partnerships that advance sustainability and energy conservation objectives
  • Participates as a member of College and external committees (Chairs the Sustainability Committee)
  • Assists with the development of a communications plan, workshops and website content, branding and social media
  • Develops and conducts workshops on environmental responsibility and sustainability issues;
  • Identifies opportunities to support/integrate educational programs in the College with energy management/sustainability activities and vice versa;
  • Provides advice, guidance and resources for students, faculty and staff to assist with the creation of course content, planning of academic projects or development of research projects.
  • Provides leadership and direction to Sustainability staff, determining priorities, work assignments and approval of scheduling including overtime
Qualifications
  • Three (3) Year diploma or degree in a relevant field: e.g. Environmental Science, Environmental Resources, Sustainability, Sustainable Business, Engineering
  • Designation as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and LEED Certification is an asset
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in research planning, development and implementation of sustainability projects and/or energy initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability concepts, issues and best practices (preferably within the context of a post-secondary educational institution
  • Project management principles and methodologies and experience with capital, energy and sustainability projects;
  • Knowledge and experience in business case development, financial control and analysis
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to evaluate outcomes and recommend action plans
  • Organizational skills: time management, self‐motivation, project management, priority setting
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, data base
  • Superior oral, written, presentation, report writing and interpersonal communication skills to ensure information is communicated accurately and clearly
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, guide and gain consensus with diverse stakeholders and/or teams
  • Efficient, goal & results oriented, independent thinker and ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to foster a collegial work environment
  • Valid Driver’s License with access to a vehicle
Classification Permanent - Administration
Hours of Work 35 Hours
Additional Information as Applicable Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Posting Date 10/3/2019
Closing Date 10/18/2019
Application Info
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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.
 
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by October 18th, 2019 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #19-A-29. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Salary Range $74,503 to $93,128 (Pay band 10)
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