Project and Sustainability Manager
Reporting to the Director of Facilities, Planning & Sustainability, the Project and Sustainability Manager works collaboratively with staff and guests to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives to reduce the Zoo’s impact on the environment. This position also provides technical and administrative support to manage projects as assigned by the Director of Facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned
- Collaborates with all departments of the Zoo to promote an understanding and awareness of sustainability issues within the zoo. This is done by coordinating informational training and presentations on topics such as promoting energy and water conservation, waste minimization, recycling, sustainable building and landscape design, alternative transportation, procurement of green products, etc.
- Maintain existing sustainability programs, motivating team members to participate in new programs, regularly collecting and reviewing triple bottom line performance data, and producing an annual report.
- Achieve and work towards a non-carbon foot print.
- Improve the effectiveness of the Zoo’s sustainability practices by monitoring best practices related to sustainability and makes recommendations for new sustainability programming and modifications to existing programs.
- Supports Facilities Management and other departments as appropriate in relation to implementing energy conservation and sustainability programs.
- Serve as Chair of the Zoo’s Sustainability team to set goals and adopt new programs, track the impacts of changes in operations, lead internal audits (waste and recycling separation, energy and water use etc.), and celebrate successes.
- Ability to perform project management on both internal and external projects. Produce necessary documents for bidding through close out documents.
- Track and analyze project performance, cost performance, schedule and report to the management on the changes project scope, project schedule, and project costs, being able to suggest the improvements to all the above.
- Evaluate and decide upon issues relating to project scope, schedule and cost. If such issues are inconsistent with established parameters, make recommendations and secure administrative decisions so as to minimize the negative impact to the Zoo as well as its guests, staff and animal collection.
- Oversee all in-house work related to assigned projects and deferred maintenance. Address and resolve problems during construction phase.
- Coordinate work with all levels of Zoo staff; conducting project meetings, scheduling work with adjacent occupied areas, coordinating utilities interruptions, and assisting with project close-outs.
- Manage the development and implementation of assigned projects with primary emphasis on developing project estimates and schedules.
- Effectively establish priorities for the completion of projects on time and within budget as well as scheduling all necessary resources accordingly.
- All other duties assigned.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.
- The ability to work independently is required.
- The ability to work collaboratively with other individuals and volunteer groups is required.
- The ability to use Microsoft Office Suite to prepare Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and reports is required. May have to work weekends, holidays, and off hours.
Required SPECIALIZED Knowledge and/or Skills
- Broad knowledge and experience in project management, general trades, preventative maintenance programs and asset management. Must be team oriented and have strong interpersonal skills. Requires basic computer skills—Microsoft windows (word, excel, outlook, etc.) And internet.
- Familiarity with both schematic and detailed cost estimation practices as well as project scheduling techniques.
- Good verbal and written communication skills to interface with user departments, zoo teams, consultants and contractors.
- Familiarity with general accounting and project cost control techniques.
- Familiarity with general design development concepts and construction document preparation in order to occasionally develop and design bidding documents.
- Strong knowledge of safety regulations and sustainable design/construction as well as understand LEED principles; also familiarity with regulatory agencies’ policies and procedures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in sustainability, design, architecture, construction management, construction technology, landscape engineering, park management, or other relevant field
- Knowledge of sustainability 3rd party certification programs.
- 5+ years’ experience developing, maintaining, and/or managing sustainability-based initiatives, processes, or programs involving the collection, analysis, and reporting of program data is required. Experience working with sustainability or environmental programs in higher education is preferred.
- While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The incumbent is often required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Must have sufficient visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to visually detect damage, deterioration or defects in structural features, fixtures, furnishings, and operating and security systems.
- Must have sufficient mobility with or without assistive devices to access all areas of the Zoo in order to conduct inspections, verify the completion of work to correct unsafe conditions, and monitor operations, inspect grounds, plantings, structures, fixtures, features, furnishings, equipment and components thereof.
- Must be able to descend to and ascend from a kneeling or crouching position in order to physically inspect horticultural installations, floors, and other ground and/or floor-level components of animal enclosures, recreational equipment, and operating and security systems.
- Must be able to work in close proximity to exotic and domestic animals and tolerate exposure to animal dander, animal wastes and other zoonotic contaminants, as well as anti-bacterial, disinfectants and other cleaning compounds used in the cleaning and maintenance of exhibits and holding areas.
- Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, dirt, pollen and other airborne contaminants and occasional exposure to inclement weather, high humidity, and to extreme hot and cold temperatures.
- Must be able to access, enter and maneuver in confined spaces in order to access mechanical rooms and operating systems.
- Must be able to wear all required protective clothing and equipment.
- Incumbent will work in various environments both inside and outside and may occasionally be exposed to inclement weather; pollen, mold, dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants; and temperature variations.
- While performing the essential functions of this position the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical hazards; noxious fumes; dust, dirt, animal dander, zoonotic pathogens and other airborne particulates; blood borne pathogens; cleaning compounds; solvents; detergents; noise; and other hazards.
Note 1: Employees in this classification must be tested annually for tuberculosis.
Qualified Candidates apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/ZAwh