The University's Office of Sustainability is responsible for integrating sustainability into every facet of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including the built and natural environments that support our education and research mission. Working in collaboration with the Capital Planning and Design team, the Real Estate Development and Administration team, and the Capital Projects Delivery team this position serves to fulfill the university's sustainability goals within the areas of Capital Projects and Real Estate.
The Sustainability Project Manager's position requires significant attention to detail and a high level of competency with language and numbers. This position plays an important role in capital projects at UW-Madison through the entire process from project planning and development through delivery, placing high consideration for operation and end of life. The time frame from project ideation through delivery covers the span of many years and requires extreme diligence to ensure that sustainability priorities persist through the life cycle of the project as well as take into full consideration the operational and demolition impacts. The person in this position must be an excellent communicator, record keeper, and project manager. The position requires a deep understanding of the impact that a decision made today has on the institution's mission and environmental footprint in the future. The position also requires extensive collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver on projects and requests.
Manages multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish or one large project impacting the institution at-large under general supervision.
20% Creates a project plan, monitors progress and performance against the project plan, and identifies, resolves, or escalates risks and issues
5% Manages the activities of outside contractors to ensure they are integrated into the project and that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service
25% Facilitates the estimation of project costs, resources, and time required to complete the assigned phase of a project and monitors activities, negotiates for resources, and assigns tasks to ensure these targets are met. Follows established change control processes if targets can no longer be met
15% Prepares regular reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team
25% Sets priorities, allocates tasks, and collaborates with project staff to meet project targets and milestones
5% Supports outreach efforts to internal and external stakeholders regarding sustainability related attributes in project opportunities across Schools, Colleges and Divisions
5% Represents UW Madison at local and regional events and serve on relevant committees within the university and community. Support other sustainability-related programming as needed
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Preferred Bachelor's Degree Preferred focus in engineering, project or construction management, business, sustainability, or related discipline
Required: - Minimum 3 years of progressive experience working in project management, if candidate has a Bachelor's degree - Minimum 5 years of progressive experience working in project management, if candidate does not have a Bachelor's degree
Preferred: - Experience with sustainability certifications for the build environment (e.g. Living Building, WELL, LEED) - Experience managing multiple projects at various stages (development, design, construction) concurrently - Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PGMP), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) or similar - Developed and maintained reporting mechanisms for environmental sustainability factors - Developed and maintained reporting for social sustainability factors - Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary proposals and projects
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Typical work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Occasional nights and weekends may be required
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl.pdf.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To begin the application process, click the "apply now" button. You'll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter. In your application materials, detail your experience and background as it pertains to this position. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
We also require contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.