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Sustainability and Energy Project Manager

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Sustainability and Energy Manager is responsible for supporting Carle Health's environmental stewardship including the development of programs, plans and policies that meet the health system's sustainability commitments and directs their implementation. This multifaceted role helps position Carle Health as a leader in environmental sustainability with the goal of upholding national environmental standards and best practices. The Sustainability and Energy Manager, while reporting to the VP of Facilities & Construction will lead initiatives throughout the entire health system.


Bachelor's Degree

US Green Building Council LEED Green Associate Certification upon hire and Certified Energy Manager within 1 year.

Minimum 3 years of sustainability experience

* Has extensive knowledge of local, regional, and national emerging sustainable business strategies, life cycle assessments (LCA), ROI analysis, and other key sustainability tools and techniques* Has organizational skills, time management skills, self-motivation, project management experience, and priority setting skills* Has experience in change management and continuous quality improvement* Has strong project management skills* Manage energy benchmarking and assessment and analyze energy consumption metrics in comparison to Practice Greenhealth top performers * Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills* Excellent presentation, verbal, and written skills * Has working knowledge of building automation and control systems

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with appropriate departments to develop and carry out a strategy to merge aspects of environmental sustainability and community benefit and/or resilience
  • Continually assess and analyzes the organization's current practices and identify opportunities for improvement in environmental sustainability and energy management
  • Establish, set targets for, and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify progress on important sustainability metrics including the eleven key focus areas from Practice Greenhealth. Reports progress quarterly to the system board.
  • Develop policies and procedures for areas including but not limited to the following; materials and waste, safer chemicals, environmentally preferable purchasing, transportation, energy, water, climate, and healthy foods
  • Chairs the Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Council
  • Report sustainability progress to the executive team and the board of directors
  • Collaborate with the company's internal groups (e.g., plant operations, facilities, environmental health and safety, marketing, and health professional representation) for the development and implementation of initiatives in support of the sustainability strategy
  • Lead and promote sustainability engagement activities through tools, education, and training to increase awareness among staff members, patients, and the community
  • Collaborate with the marketing and/or communications department on a comprehensive communications strategy
    • Manage the identification and prioritization of energy capital projects, operational changes, and physical plant upgrades that result in reduced energy consumption
    • Develop various reports for site management and regulatory groups
    • Identify local, regional and/or national grants/rebates to support energy and water projects including available incentives and rebates which could significantly influence projects and funding decisions
    • Develop an energy and water management plan with reduction targets and tracking

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Sustainability and Energy Project Manager, Executive , Urbana, Illinois

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