Deadline:

Manager, Climate Strategy/

Choice Properties
Canada

Location:

22 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2S5

Manager, Climate Strategy

Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is an owner, manager and developer of well-located retail and commercial real estate across Canada. Choice Properties’ portfolio spans approximately 65 million square feet of gross leasable area and consists of over 700 properties primarily focused on supermarket-anchored shopping centres and stand-alone supermarkets.

Choice Properties’ strategy is to create value by enhancing and optimizing its portfolio through accretive acquisitions, strategic development, and active property management. Choice Properties’ principal tenant is Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest retailer. Choice Properties’ strong alliance with Loblaw positions it well for future growth.

A commitment to continuous learning and development is a strong part of our culture.

Join the Sustainability Team and be part of our journey to achieve net-zero operations by 2050. Choice Properties’ net-zero targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative in 2022. We published our Pathway to Net-Zero Report, outlining our strategy (available at https://www.choicereit.ca/sustainability/). We’re now beginning to execute our plan with innovative approaches to building design, construction, and operations. We are looking for great people to help us accomplish our ambitious targets!

The Manager, Climate Strategy, will report to the Director, Climate Strategy, will be responsible for leading initiatives that reduce Choice’s energy and greenhouse gas emissions across our portfolio of retail, industrial, office and residential properties. This integral role on the Sustainability team will provide you with the opportunity to have a significant environmental impact at one of Canada’s largest real estate portfolios by working with internal stakeholders and industry experts across a variety of property types.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a plan to reduce energy use and emissions to support the company’s climate strategy for our existing operations and new developments
  • Analyze and prioritize projects that cut energy and emissions, like upgrades and changes to how we operate
  • Prepare well-structured reports and present to senior executives to guide decisions
  • Deliver education and training of team members in other business units to enable the implementation of decarbonization projects
  • Manage external consultants to provide and report ongoing performance data for review on future projects
  • Coordinate approved energy and emissions reduction capital projects and manage incentive applications for capital projects
  • Provide technical guidance for the implementation of energy and carbon reduction retrofits, metering, data collection and solar projects
  • Establish and improve methods for the measurement and verification of reductions
  • Provide technical guidance and work collaboratively with the development team on  design strategies that meet decarbonization goals

Job Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience in energy management for various types of real estate (retail, industrial, or multi-unit residential), with a successful history of reducing energy usage and emissions
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, such as mechanical, systems, electrical, or related fields
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP), CCP (Certified Commissioning Professional) accreditation an asset
  • Expertise with building energy and carbon reduction strategies, data analytics and sustainability practices in addition to metering
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively manage and lead projects and programs involving internal stakeholders
  • Collaborative, adaptable and strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with colleagues across different functions and levels of the organization.

 

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