Manager, Energy & Sustainability at Cushman & Wakefield

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: New York, New York

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Job Title

Manager, Energy & Sustainability

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Sustainability andEnergy Manager


TheSustainabilityand EnergyManager is responsible for recommending best practices and implementing client's sustainability and energy objectives. This person will work to ensure that client has the best information and recommendations with which to make sustainability and energy management decisions. This person will work closely withclient'ssustainability and operational employees and the Cushman & Wakefieldaccount team, including facilities managers, chief building engineers, building operating engineers, and suppliers to ensure a seamless delivery of sustainability services focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency and waste reduction to achievethe client'ssustainabilityobjectives.


What You Will Be Doing

  • Track, analyze and report on globalsustainability andenergy metrics, including electricity, gas, water, and solid wastereduction anddiversion. Report internally and externally on greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability initiatives and metrics, including monthly and quarterly reports, CDP(formerly CarbonDisclosureProject), Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and other reporting as needed (i.e., ENERGY STARPortfolio Manager). Familiarity with CDP reporting and the GHG Protocol a must.

  • Recommend and facilitate development of strategies to reduce Client's carbon emissions, working with management, engineers, and key vendors and organizations.

  • Actively seek out opportunities to conserve energy and resources, with ability to communicate and develop project plan, ROI, and environmental benefits; facilitate and oversee energy and sustainability projects.

  • Keep building managers and engineers informed of variances in building energy and water use and trends in energy and resource projects; identify possible rebates or partnership opportunities.

  • Manage Client's LEED for Existing Buildings program and annual recertification of facilities; work to achieve new certifications at facilities where possible.

  • Develop, maintain and implement a rolling multi-year plan with annual reports for tracking progress towards the organization's sustainability goals and recommendtargets.

  • Maintain and update sustainability and energy projects tracker, showing project description, rebates or incentives, if any, annual savings, simple payback, return on investment (ROI), and cumulative savings.

  • Manage energy benchmarking and assessment usingENERGY STARPortfolio Manager as well as internal software platforms; analyze energy consumption metrics to identify opportunities and create control plans to sustain energy savings.

  • Collaborate with others to identifyenergy-relatedcapital projectsand build compelling business cases for review and approval. Business cases will require analysis of energy savings, payback periods and return on investment.

  • Identifyoperationalprocesschangesthatwouldresult in reduced energy consumption.

  • Provide clear and concise reporting of all energy and sustainability activities, metrics (cost savings, CO2, water,waste,etcetc.), and achievements on prescribed intervals or as requested by client. Communicate plans and progress to all levels of staff through presentations and meetings.

  • Manageand coordinatethe work of consultants to assist withsustainability andenergy management activities and work projects.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor'sdegree (BA/BS) in sustainable building and operations, real estate, engineering, or related field.Master'sdegree preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 years of related sustainability andLEED for Existing Buildings project management experience.

  • LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M) accreditation is preferred or ability to achieve this designation including completing all the required continuing education requirements.

  • Proficient user of LEED Online, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook,MS Teamsand PowerPoint.Power BIskills are a plus.


  • Strong personal commitment and interest in green building and operations.

  • Ability to interact with client and client employees, senior management, staff, andsuppliersas a professionalalways.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills including the ability to convey complex technical information in a manner that non-technical individuals can comprehend.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Able to build strong relationships with internal and external partners to deliver effectiveservices.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize for self and others.

  • Detail orientedand ableto handle and prioritize multiple projectssimultaneously.

  • Possess a positive attitude with a flexible and responsive approach to problemsolving.

  • A knack for innovation and problem solving, and a collaborative, solutions-oriented workingstyle.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
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