Background: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey manages and maintains airports, bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, PATH, and seaports that are critical to the metropolitan New York-New Jersey region's trade and transportation capabilities. Through their facilities and services, people are able to make vital connections and businesses are able to grow. Providing safe and efficient travel is their highest priority, and enhancing the well-being of everyone who lives, works, and travels to the region is their strongest commitment.
Environmental sustainability is one of six key priorities for the Port Authority that focus how the Agency achieves its mission to "keep the region moving." In October 2018, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey became the first public transportation agency in the United States to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, setting aggressive interim greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets that set a 35% reduction by 2025 and reaffirmed the agency's commitment to an 80% reduction by 2050. The Office of Environmental and Energy Programs (OEEP) develops the agency's sustainability policy, greenhouse gas reduction targets, and strategies to ensure policy goals are met.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is seeking a dynamic and experienced executive with proven leadership and experience in environmental/sustainability and energy management to serve as its Deputy Director in the Office of Environmental and Energy Programs (OEEP). Reporting to the Director, Office of Environmental and Energy Programs (OEEP), the Deputy Director is responsible for providing leadership, strategic guidance, technical expertise and accountability on sustainability and environmental/energy matters in support of the Port Authority's sustainability commitments mission, capital plan and operations. The candidate will guide and direct OEEP staff in developing and implementing programs to achieve the Agency's sustainability objectives, as well as enhance measurement and reporting on progress against these objectives. In support of an ambitious climate action agenda, the Deputy Director must remain current on the state of the science, fostering a culture of engagement, driving innovation, and translating complex ideas into accessible information for diverse audiences.
The Deputy Director needs to be an experienced and assured leader who will be capable of representing the OEEP in internally at senior-level meetings, manage staff, collaborate on policy development and priorities, deliver projects on time and on budget. She or he will set efficiency and conservation benchmarks, establish accountability within line departments and facilities on sustainability issues, manage metrics to evaluate program successes, and implement the Port Authority's Sustainability Policy. The Deputy Director will promote and enhance sustainable design and climate resiliency, collaborating with Engineering and other departments, provide support and guidance to staff on sustainability initiatives and the Port Authority's annual agency-wide GHGs and Criteria Air Pollutant Inventory, and identify and support new initiatives that advance the Port Authority Sustainability Policy.
The Deputy Director will represent and promote the Port Authority's sustainability, energy, and environmental interests in external workgroups, task forces, multi-agency efforts and various other initiatives. This includes liaising with external regulatory and resource agencies, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and actively participate with a broad range of leading environmental coalitions. Additional responsibilities include Advancing GHG reduction programs, focusing on: transitioning to electric buses and electrification of the PA Fleet, identifying opportunities and implementing on-site clean energy projects and energy conservation projects, guiding incorporation of "best in class" sustainability measures and practices in major facility redevelopment projects, and advancing electrification of aviation ground support equipment and port cargo handling equipment.
Candidates must have the following qualifications to be eligible for this position:
While not required qualifications beneficial for candidates to be considered for this position include:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Port Authority, please visit www.pannynj.com
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