The Net Zero Program Manager is responsible for developing and implementing science-based target programs to help our client achieve their ambitious Net Zero goals and targets. To seamlessly deliver the clientâ™s Net Zero Program and achieve targets, you will work closely with sustainability and operational teams including facility managers, engineering managers, building operating engineers, vendors, and strategic partners. You will also be responsible for tracking, monitoring, and reporting energy and carbon performance. Finally, you will also monitor and report key sustainability trends globally to support continuous improvement of the clientâ™s sustainability program.
Evaluate potential Net Zero goals for the client including science-based and net zero targets.
Develop and execute Net Zero roadmap across clientâ™s global portfolio, working collaboratively with stakeholders to successfully implement program and initiatives to reach clientâ™s objectives.
Prioritize the suite of mechanisms to drive carbon reduction â“ including asset optimization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon removal strategies â“ working with management, engineers, vendors, and strategic partners.Â Develop and recommend procurement strategies to help them achieve clientâ™s objectives cost-effectively.
Be the single point of contact for all aspects of the strategy and tactical delivery of the program of interventions identified in the Net Zero roadmap.
Be accountable and responsible for the complete end-to-end lifecycle of the program delivery and implementation.
Act as the key interface for real estate leadership, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Sustainability, Design and Construction, Facilities Management, and Sustainability teams to drive delivery of the program at pace, communicating successes and challenges along the way to key stakeholders
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand opportunities and challenges to the program, build consensus, and translate those into a robust program approach and framework.
Act as an advocate for the vision of the program and speak on the benefits. Balance business needs with corporate goals, adjusting strategies where possible and tempering expectations when necessary.
Manage the process of change, ensuring there are tools, processes, and mechanisms to maintain, update, and communicate changes.
Develop and implement an appropriate governance structure for the Net Zero program â“ including communications on strategies, plans, and progress toward goals using the appropriate metrics or KPIs to all levels of staff.
Track, analyze, and report on global sustainability metrics, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scopes 1, 2, and 3), energy, water, waste, and ESG metrics. Report internally and externally (GRI, CDP, TCFD, etc.) on sustainability initiatives and metrics, including ESG compliance reporting at the local, state, and federal levels.Â Support third-party assurance for annual GHG emissions and oversee contract with partners.
Maintain a regular publishing schedule of key information supported by review sessions with stakeholders.
Understand downstream impacts of changes to the standards on partner organizations and mitigate accordingly (i.e. technology, security, amenities, etc.)
Maintain awareness of global sustainability trends, tools, and metrics, and support the integration of sustainability best practices into clientâ™s sustainability program.
Access current policies and processes, identify gaps in sustainability best practices, and drive improvement including drafting of new policies.
Develop community engagement and outreach programs aligned with the clientâ™s Net Zero goals â“ including climate-related employee volunteering events.
Act as the subject matter expert to educate and guide key stakeholders on Net Zero requests.
Skills and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree in subjects such environmental science, engineering, climate change, sustainability, or related field. Masterâ™s degree preferred.
Has 10+ years of diverse professional experience in managing large-scale programs for Fortune 100 corporations.
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, online software platforms, with the ability to use spreadsheets and data analysis applications.
Expert understanding of relevant standards from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Expert understanding of The GHG Protocol, CDP, and TCFD.
Has advanced expertise in Net Zero program management in real estate including strategic planning, transaction management, project/construction management, and facilities management.
A proven record in sustainability program execution/delivery under tight timelines.
An experienced leader with the ability to command a strong presence and build relationships across all engaged stakeholders.
A skilled communicator with experience influencing and shaping program strategy and delivery.
Strong balance of strategic and technical skills.
Critical thinker with an understanding of processes, interconnections, and relationships.
A knack for innovation and problem-solving with a collaborative, solutions-oriented working style.
Versatility and ability to multi-task, work independently, and collaboratively in a cross-functional work environment with diverse skills and cultures.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including experience making presentations to clients and their stakeholders â“ conveying complex technical information to a non-technical audience.
Passion for serving clients and delivering a positive client experience.
Ability to interact with client and client employees, senior management, staff, and suppliers as a professional at all times.
Able to build strong relationships with internal and external partners to deliver effective services.
Possess a positive attitude with a flexible and responsive approach to problem solving.
Cushman & Wakefield also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life, and disability insurance programs, and paid and unpaid time away from work. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Cushman and Wakefield provide eligible employees with competitive pay, which may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, total hours worked, job type, business line, and applicability of collective bargaining agreements. The compensation that will be offered to the successful candidate will depend on factors such as whether the position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the geographic area in which the work will be performed, market pay rates in that area, and the candidateâ™s experience and qualifications. The company will not pay less than minimum wage for this role. The compensation for the position is: $114,750.00 - $135,000.00 Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmativeâ‹ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment withoutÂ 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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