Sustainability Program Manager - Real Estate

  • Microsoft
  • Redmond, WA, United States
  • Nov 22, 2016
Full time Climate Change/GHG Energy Efficiency Green Building/Sustainable Development Natural Resources Sustainability

Job Description

Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.   That’s what inspires us, drives our work and pushes us to challenge the status quo every day.   At Microsoft, we also work to empower our employees so they can achieve more.   We believe we should each find meaning in our work and we ensure employees have the freedom and the reach to help make a difference in the world.  

In Microsoft’s Real Estate & Facilities (RE&F), our mission is to empower every person and every organization at Microsoft to achieve more through delivery of environments that foster collaboration, inspiration, productivity and a growth mindset.   RE&F Manages a portfolio of owned and leased real estate of more than 45 Million Square Feet around across the globe. In partnership with the Microsoft Environmental Sustainability team and other stakeholders across the company, RE&F strives to have a genuine and material impact as responsible stewards of resources.   The Microsoft workplace is an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to Sustainability and showcase leading practices & technologies that deliver positive impacts.    

The Real Estate & Facilities (RE&F) Sustainability Program Manager will be expected to be a visionary leader and organizational strategist to develop, oversee and drive execution of sustainability goals across Microsoft’s global real estate portfolio (and the company) and will have the following responsibilities:            

•      Convert high level sustainability strategy and vision into action to achieve meaningful results to elevate RE&F’s contribution to Corporate sustainability goals. Create and implement communication strategies to promote broad awareness of initiatives to support sustainability inquiry, change, and assessment.            

•      Build effective partnerships on sustainability efforts with Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, HR, Sourcing and Cloud Infrastructure and Operations.            

•      Lead development of quantitative models, metrics, and analysis of operational and environmental/ecosystem energy, water and waste impacts that address the use and reuse of resources.            

•      Analyze industry trends, policy, and regulations to proactively identify opportunities to achieve efficiency mandates aligned with the corporate objectives of carbon neutrality and increasing renewable energy supply.            

•      Lead efforts to amplify Microsoft? RE&F best practices within Microsoft and with key NGOs and influencers.            

•      Seek opportunities to leverage Microsoft technology to deliver on sustainability initiatives.            

•      Increase the visibility to the sustainability program to employees, internal stakeholders and shareholders to effectively tell the Microsoft RE&F sustainability story.            

•      Provide day-to-day project coordination and effectively communicate strategy and priorities to senior leadership.            

•      Champion vision and strategy within global RE&F community, build buy-in and ensure deep engagement across all functional areas.            

•      Stay current and well briefed on latest and emerging Sustainable Building Design Standards and work with other stakeholders to ensure this insight is effectively incorporated into Microsoft standards.         

•      Analyze industry trends, policy, and regulations to proactively identify opportunities to achieve efficiency mandates aligned with the corporate objectives of carbon neutrality and increasing renewable energy supply.            

•      Coordinate with industry groups (WRI, RMI, AEE) and leverage Microsoft’s position in the market to influence policy and regulations that enable Microsoft to achieve its sustainability targets.            

•      Build and manage end-to-end programs that support ecosystem resilience and responsible management of natural resources.            

•      Identify and engage key external partners on energy and water related programs.            

•      Develop and execute appropriate business rhythms and forums to ensure success within & across RE&F, and across the company.  

Minimum Qualifications:            

BA/BS degree              

•      6+ months experience in the area of sustainability and program management OR pursuant of an advanced degree in the area of sustainability.

Preferred Qualifications:            

•      Specific experience in the areas of sustainability policies, sustainable food systems, healthy living programs, conservation, energy sourcing and management, carbon inventories and reporting, waste and/or water management is preferred.            

•      Experience in Real Estate operations preferred            

•      Proven ability to develop and execute new programs and understanding how to institutionalize new sustainability efforts.  
Relevant experience in corporate program management will be given strong consideration.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.
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