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9 Jan 2024

Full-Time Environmental / Sustainable Development Program Manager

Port of Seattle – Posted by [email protected] Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job Description

Posting Expires: Feb 8, 2024, 11:59:00 PM
Minimum Salary: 104,603.00  MidPoint Salary: $130,749  Maximum Salary: 156,894.00

At the Port of Seattle, we anticipate making salary offers between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range. Offers will be based on experience similar to the Port job being applied for as well as a review of pay rates for Port employees performing similar work. Salary ranges are under review and subject to change.

Some of what you’ll be doing:

As an Environmental/Sustainable Program Manager in the Aviation Environment and Sustainability Department, you will develop, implement, and manage the Port of Seattle’s new Sustainable Project Framework at Sea-Tac Airport.  You will help the Port achieve its greenhouse gas reduction and energy-related goals, objectives, and strategies by evaluating and implementing new energy technologies and other approaches. You will lead sustainable energy and building design efforts, integrate the Port’s carbon and energy goals and initiatives into all aspects of capital project development, delivery, maintenance, and operation, and support port staff and tenants.

This position will be part of the Port’s Aviation Environment and Sustainability Department, a passionate team of environmental scientists and specialists that manage the environmental programs for the Airport. This position will lead a new innovative program to analyze and reduce energy and carbon impacts from the Airport’s capital development projects through renewable and advanced energy technologies, energy efficiency, and low-carbon building materials.  The Airport’s five-year capital development program includes a proposed new North Terminal, main terminal improvements, cargo facilities, and related infrastructure support.

  • You will work with key stakeholders including project team members, engineers, sustainability professionals, architects, and other experts to identify, research, and evaluate energy and related sustainability initiatives that could be applied to capital development projects and Port processes.
  • You will analyze and evaluate renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency technologies & strategies, and sustainable construction materials to ensure the Port meets its energy carbon reduction, and other sustainability goals.
  • You will work with subject matter experts to incorporate green transportation strategies, waste reduction, water conservation, and/or other innovative or resource conservation-oriented initiatives into the Airport’s capital development program.
  • You will research energy technologies, analyze feasibility, and quantify costs (e.g., total cost of ownership) and benefits of potential building energy and infrastructure strategies related to project construction and operational costs, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions.
  • You will evaluate emerging and existing energy technologies for proposed projects, develop key assumptions and inputs into building energy models and systems, and estimate costs and benefits.
  • You will track project outcomes, monitor impacts, and help ensure the Port meets its sustainability goals. Convert highly technical information into understandable recommendations, briefings, and presentations.
  • You will work with technical experts throughout the Airport to analyze building and campus energy systems and incorporate new and/or existing energy technologies into the Airport’s capital development projects.
  • You will work with inter-disciplinary teams to evaluate sustainable building and design strategies throughout Port project development and delivery, including understanding and calculating energy use/impacts, and carbon emissions (both operational and embodied).
  • You will engage with and assist a variety of stakeholders throughout project delivery process to ensure successful integration with existing programs and sustainable design outcomes.
  • You will work with subject matter experts to support recommendations for and achieving environmental certifications (e.g., LEED, Envision, Salmon Safe and other rating systems as applicable), where appropriate.
  • You will work with project sponsors, teams, and subject matter experts to analyze options and set environmental sustainability targets or goals for projects.
  • You will support project teams’ development of briefing materials for Port management and Commission.
  • You will train key staff on energy technologies and related design principles.

Who you are:

  • Experienced – You have five (5) years of experience managing environmental, engineering, or related sustainability programs.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science,  Sustainability, or a related field.
  • Desired – We hope you have Master’s Degree in Environmental, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Physical Sciences, Architecture, Sustainability or related field and eight (8) years of experience managing or supporting environmental programs related to energy efficiency or sustainable design; and/or Certified Energy Manager, ASHRAE Certified in building design or modeling and/or other related equivalent credentials.
  • Strong Communicator – You are capable of effectively delivering information both formally and informally at all levels of the organization both verbal and written formats.
  • Relationship Builder – You are someone who can work with diverse staff at various levels of the organization to resolve problems while providing excellent guidance and customer service.
  • Leadership – You’re able to provide sound judgment and help create and lead successful solutions, while managing through conflict, change, and a variety of leadership styles and priorities.
  • Scientifically-Minded – You are knowledgeable about environmental policy and green building, and you are highly skilled in gathering, analyzing, and leveraging information and data to inform decision-making. You also have knowledge of sustainable design and can conduct primary research on emerging topics.

What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
  • Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.
  • Grade Review – The pay range and grade for non-represented positions are under review and subject to change as part of the Port’s work to implement a new pay program. This review is intended to ensure that positions are aligned with the new program that will be implemented in early 2024.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance. You may also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: aviation environmental, environmental program manager, Program Manager, and sustainability. Salaries: See posting for details.

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