The Executive Director - Sustainability & Energy Management is accountable for the Office of Sustainability, which will provide a coordination and collaboration role with other AHS programs and services aligned with environmental and sustainability activities - examples include waste management (including recycling), food waste and local food purchases, procurement practices, energy monitoring, energy reduction initiatives, recommissioning projects, water quality management and building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facilities. The Executive Director will develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders in order to provide strategic leadership. The position is also responsible for: contributing to the development of energy and utilities department goals and business plans to ensure they are supportive of and in compliance with the delivery of quality and sustainable health systems; developing through consultation, maintaining and monitoring an energy and utilities management program; overseeing the implementation of sustainability strategic plans and develop short and long-range operational planning that incorporates sustainability practices; providing support and leadership in order to build a sustainable organization through community engagement and collaborative action with relevant programs and services within AHS; seeking opportunities for developing or purchasing renewable energy sources; providing leadership and consultative services for designing and constructing LEED certified buildings, and ParkSmart certified parkade structures; acting as an internal sustainability consultant in AHS on emerging trends, programs and issues in sustainability; and fundraising (including grant writing) to support sustainability projects.
Professional Mechanical or Electrical Engineer. Ten years’ experience with utilities management and with energy conservation projects. Post-secondary business training. Formal project management training preferably within the health industry. Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Facility Manager (CFM). Understanding of utilities regulatory processes and detailed knowledge of energy supply markets.
Progressive leadership experience in a Health Care environment, including five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role in Capital Management operations. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, influential skills, client-focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Demonstrated ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization and ideally managing within a unionized sector. Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals. Excellent analytical and decision-making skills. Ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term plans and projects and deliver customer-focused results. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.