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At Vanderweil, sustainable design and MEP/FP&T engineering are one in the same.  Over 170 of our projects have been LEED® certified and many of our other projects actively pursuing other certifications (WELL, LBC, SITES, Green Globes, etc.).  Vanderweil is a committed firm of the 2030 Challenge and AIA 2030 Commitment and one of the very few firms that have consistently provided project data to support the commitment.

We understand that the sustainability landscape is evolving. Emerging technologies and societal demand promise to reshape environmental, health and wellness and social equity design. On Vanderweil’s Sustainability Team, we collaborate with the design and construction industry to help clients design, build, manage, and protect their business’ value through high performance sustainable design. We help our clients anticipate and realize the full sustainability potential of each project through design, energy modeling and certification consulting.

Overview

The Sustainability Project Manager will be an integral member of Vanderweil’s Sustainability team, responsible for leading projects of varying size and complexity; overseeing Assistant Project Managers; driving in-house knowledge management and trainings under the direction of the Sustainability Leader. 

Responsibilities:

  • Applies best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects and ensures consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle.
  • Leads activities such as scheduling project status update meetings with project teams and be responsible to gather information and prepare meeting minutes and schedule updates.
  • Responsible to take input from a cross functional project teams to develop and maintain a detailed project schedule and execute a high quality, integrated cross-functional plan for projects.
  • Use defined project management practices and procedures to solve problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Assists sustainability team and projects in strategic meetings and follow up.
  • Manage the planning and execution of in-house product development projects while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements.
  • Facilitate innovative solutions and creative problem solving between groups and individuals.
  • Interact effectively and appropriately with a cross functional teams in Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Marketing and Operations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in business, engineering and/ or architecture
  • 5-7 yrs. of project experience
  • Strong experience with MS Project, Excel, Word, and LEED Online is required.
  • Experience in creating meeting agendas, meeting minutes, project correspondence, documentation, and presentations.
  • Must be able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Must be able to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently and be flexible during times of change
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to function effectively and tactfully with multiple departments and personnel, able to gain consensus and commitment. 
  • LEED AP, WELL AP is a bonus but not necessary, however it will be mandatory to earn accreditation
  • Green Building, Engineering and/or Architect background strongly recommended
  • Adaptable, quick learner, very detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and organization skills are required
  • Strong interest in Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability Disclosures

Contact

  • Please send your Resume/CV to careers@vanderweil.com with the subject line: Sustainability Project Manager. No cover letters, please.
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