Sr. Manager, Sustainable Operations/


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What this job involves:

In this role, the Senior Sustainable Operations Manager will serve a large financial services client based in Toronto. The position will oversee the development and execution of energy management programs in order to delivery of client KPI’s including energy savings, carbon footprint reduction, water and waste management. The Senior Sustainable Operations Manager will manage a small team of people and will be responsible for the management of a carbon reporting process.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute energy management strategy.
  • Implement comprehensive programs to reach objectives.
  • Act as the subject matter expert to educate and guide key stakeholders on energy and sustainability topics and requests.
  • Support corporate reporting objectives and provide management information relating to the use of utilities and the impact on the internal and external environment.
  • Manage the energy, waste and water data collection process within JLL’s technology platform and produce monthly and quarterly reports that are tailored to meet our clients’ specific requirements.
  • Drive operational improvements through the identification and implementation of opportunities to improve energy and sustainability performance across extensive real estate portfolios.
  • Collaborate with other JLL energy managers to share best practices, develop case studies and develop new business opportunities.
  • Engage with JLL facility managers to become the key point of contact for the provision of wide-ranging advice in relation to all aspects of environmental sustainability.
  • Develop and enhance systems and processes for delivering best practice sustainability performance and use of utility/sustainability management systems for monitoring and/or reporting purposes.
  • Provide technical training and/or mentor more junior colleagues.


  • University Degree (Science, engineering, math, or related fields)
  • Specialized technical understanding of the most common HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and building automation systems and their impact on sustainability goals
  • Advanced understanding of energy and water conservation measures
  • Strong ability to analyze corporate portfolio by benchmarking and reviewing utility data to drive sustainability measures
  • Advanced understanding of Greenhouse Gas Emission scopes and reporting
  • Familiarity with energy procurement process and renewable energy options
  • Ability to communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view
  • Lead the technical support team to solve complex problems, plan and prioritize deadlines and think strategically to identify innovative solutions

Nice to have

  • Experienced conducting site walkthroughs in order to find conservation measures (e.g. ASHRAE Level 1 and 2)
  • Strong project management skills and an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a high pressure, deadline driven environment
  • Experience in the preparation of tenders and work orders and the ability to select appropriate equipment and service vendors
  • Specialized knowledge of environmental reporting, utility management and energy budgets, an environmental improvement program, and ISO 14001 compliance.
  • Experience working with multifunctional team in order to drive results
  • Manage small teams of energy & sustainability professionals

Behavioral Competencies

  • Think Big – Thinks strategically, simplifies the complex, solves complex problems, sees the big picture
  • Drive Change – Thrives on change, learning agility, intellectually curious, appetite for risks, digital drive
  • Helps others – Builds relationships, actively collaborates, helps others succeed.
  • Get it done – Acts decisively, drives results, passion to win, takes ownership, accountable, resilient
  • Business first – Focuses on customers and clients, business/financial acumen, JLL first
  • Inspire – Inspire others, creates vision and strategy, energizes others


Hybrid –Toronto, ON

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