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||Senior Manager, Sustainability & District Energy
|Hours of Work
||Monday to Friday, 8:15am – 5:00pm (compressed work week)
||Regular Full Time
The Senior Manager, Sustainability and District Energy, will provide leadership and direction for the City of Richmond’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative, Environmental Sustainability Programs, Corporate and Community Energy Initiatives, and District Energy. The purpose is to promote, coordinate and assist City departments in integrating sustainability into their program areas and decision making, coordinating and developing environmental policies and practices, advancing the City’s comprehensive corporate and community energy programs, and managing the district energy initiatives. This position will lead the expansion, development, and operations of the Lulu Island Energy Corporation (Alexandra District Energy Utility) and is responsible for managing staff and developing corporate programs and policies. Key responsibilities include:
- Providing leadership and direction for the corporate sustainability initiative.
- Developing and implementing a sustainability framework and meeting Council endorsed targets/objectives.
- Providing leadership and direction on Environmental Sustainability initiatives including policy development, and daily operations related to meeting the City’s policies and objectives.
- Providing leadership and direction in advancing the City’s Energy objectives, including operations of the Lulu Island Energy Corporation and advancing corporate District Energy initiatives, energy policies and programs.
- Leading efforts in securing external funding/granting/research opportunities to leverage City resources.
- Developing community partnership opportunities through appropriate networking and outreach
- Providing leadership in further developing the Alexandria District Energy Utility and future district energy projects.
- Providing leadership and direction in Corporate and Community energy initiatives including advancing programs such as the BC Hydro PowerSmart certification initiative.
- Developing corporate sustainability strategies and policies for major City projects and initiatives.
- Working with all City departments to develop, enhance and report on the City’s sustainability related activities, including but not limited to strategic energy and greenhouse gas reduction objectives.
- Providing expert advice to staff and Council on sustainability issues and facilitating staff engagement, training and communication of sustainability through the development of presentations and other ongoing resources.
- Providing input and expertise in the coordination, development, implementation and reporting of various areas including: green purchasing policies, high performance City buildings, green vehicle fleet, energy conservation and waste reduction programs, corporate and community energy initiatives and long term financial management and planning for complete communities.
- Creating collaborative and integrated corporate projects and processes that strengthen energy management and sustainability, thereby, elevating corporate performance to advanced levels.
- Advancing the City’s environmental principles, practices and standards to increase staff capacity, deliver cost benefits, improve environmental compliance, and provide timely customer service.
- Keeping City Council and staff current on emerging and critical sustainability issues, in coordination with other departments, as applicable.
|Education & Experience
- Minimum of a Bachelors degree in one of Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years work experience managing energy and sustainability issues in the areas of energy conservation, environmental science, policy development, program delivery and community planning, preferably within a local government.
- 10 years of municipal government experience in project management, bylaw and policy development, and leading a delivery of strategic initiatives and major projects.
- This position requires highly effective strategic planning and organizational skills, plus the ability to link long range goals to immediate work plans. The successful incumbent will have experience building and maintaining partnerships internally and externally and familiarity with local and international agencies that provide expertise, grants and other resources related to sustainability.
|Knowledge & Skills & Abilities
- Leadership in District Energy and leading edge energy conservation practices and direction.
- Demonstrated experience developing sustainability standards, processes and practices in an organizational environment.
- Excellent verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a broad range of staff.
- Ability to lead and motivate in a team-oriented environment.
- Proven experience leading major project and working with multi-departmental teams.
- Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy when dealing with City Council and the community to promote and develop sustainable practices and thinking.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong partnerships with internal and external agencies.
- Excellent presentation and writing communication skills, including demonstrated confidence and professionalism in facilitating and engaging in public consultation.
- Strong understanding of corporate goals and priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to leverage City investments to secure external funding and grants.
- Proven experience conducting budget reviews, including preparation and administration.
|Working Conditions and Effort
||Duties are performed in an office environment with a variety of internal and external contacts.
||Engineering & Public Works
|External Closing Date
|PS Pay Band
||$109,262 - $136,578 (Annually) (Under Review)
The City of Richmond wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this career opportunity; however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted.
No telephone inquiries please.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work applicable to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
The City of Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage all qualified individuals to apply, however, our positions are restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.