The Sustainability Lead will be responsible for the identification, implementation and reporting of sustainability & conservation opportunities across the CAPREIT portfolio. They will assist in fulfilling the requirements of the Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Programs from the Ontario Power Authority, in coordination with IESO. The minimum duties are expressed below.
Energy Saving Opportunities & Action Plan - Identify, assess, prioritize and recommend to senior management energy-saving opportunity projects including both capital improvement projects and operational and maintenance changes. This will include the preparation of business cases to justify capital expenditures and the completion of applications to LDC CDM initiatives and to other agencies to maximize funding available for energy-saving projects.
Sustainability & CSR Opportunities - Identify, develop, and manage Sustainability & CSR opportunities in both Corporate and Operations settings.
Budgeting & Forecasting – Assist in preparing and maintaining the annual capital expenditure budget for all Sustainability & Conservation projects across CAPREIT’s portfolio. Participate in quarterly forecasting exercises to maintain an updated project pipeline to ensure accurate implementation of expected budget execution.
BAS Control Integration- With support from the BAS group, collaborate with the installation and integration of building automation systems with the focus of improving performance
ESG Reporting - Produce & support investor-grade data in collaborations with CAPREIT's ESG standards, policies & reporting.
Primary Assessment – Review existing conservation studies and perform a high-level assessment, including a walk through audit of each major process area of each site, to identify sustainability & conservation opportunities and to identify which systems will require more detailed evaluations.
Project Implementation – Coordinate the implementation of sustainability & conservation projects, including the planning, budgeting, and scheduling for the design, installation, commissioning, and verification of performance. It is expected that a project manager would be assigned for large capital projects.
Sustainability-Driven Behaviour and Business Process Improvements – Work to create and foster a sustainable culture at CAPREIT and provide an avenue for employees to recognize and report issues and ideas regarding energy conservation and efficiency.
Professional designation as a Certified Engineering Technician / Technologist (CET), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or a licensed professional engineer of Ontario (PEng) an asset
A strong background in multi-residential energy use and sustainability & conservation management
Strong project management skills, capable of working on multiple projects on deadline
Collaborates with internal and external partners to accomplish objectives
Highly organized and ability to work independently
Self-starter, continuous learner, passion for sustainable culture
High proficiency in office computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word, Vision, Power Point)
Excellent communication skills
Flexibility and openness to learning
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