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Construction Sustainability Manager

Tampa, FL


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Salary (USD):

$76,000 - $85,000

Start Date:



Our client is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America and they are continually ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work”! They have a major focus on evolving sustainability efforts in the construction industry as a whole and are leading this charge. The team is growing and they are hiring a Sustainability Manager in Tampa, FL and Charlotte, NC. Relocation is offered.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for saving the world and doing it through implementing better practices within Building and Construction. The person coming into this role must have experience in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and in the Building and Construction industry. You must be a strategic thinker, have an understanding of reporting requirements and get excited about identifying new ways to reduce the carbon footprint and waste output.

*A Sustainability or Environmental Engineering degree is required for this position.

Role Overview:

  • Responsible for all ESG initiatives to help Divisions move forward towards goal of leading the homebuilding industry in developing more sustainably
  • Perform site visits and operational analysis to identify opportunities and evaluate and/or execute initiatives in support of corporate ESG goals to including business processes, construction methods and building materials
  • Research and identify current and developing technologies that can increase the sustainability of homes by enhancing waste reduction efforts, increasing recyclable opportunities, evaluating lower carbon alternatives and more
  • Conduct site visits to verify quantities of construction supplies vs. budgets and all appropriate plans to make necessary changes to help reduce waste and increase recycling efforts
  • Evaluate and communicate field take-off changes with Trade Partners, Purchasing, Construction and Architecture to adjust as necessary
  • Assist Purchasing department with community take-off set up, item number creation and JDE input with national assistance – helping other Divisions as needed
  • Collaborate with Division and ESG teams on value engineering opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness construction, and communicate initiatives with all departments involved
  • Conduct field audits to ensure Scopes of Work are being enforced along with quality control measures
  • Assist in storm water and erosion control with Land Development and Operations teams
  • Maintain and control trash containers throughout the communities with Construction and Purchasing
  • Manage energy efficiency metrics such as HERS scores, utility rebates, and plan analysis along with managing energy efficiency certifications
  • Analyze rebate and energy efficiency impacts of potential equipment and technologies to be used
  • Coordinate Divisional Green Team and help educate employees on new sustainability practices – field & office

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Science or Sustainability (bonus: degrees in Engineering, Planning, Construction Management)
  • 3+ years of experience in residential single family or multi-family construction with a knowledge and understanding of residential home building disciplines and estimating
  • Should have experience in sustainable building practices
  • Ability to read construction plans
  • Knowledge of home energy conservation and sustainability practices
  • 10 Hour OSHA and SWPPP certified (if not certified, must be willing to get certified)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with external parties, trade partners, suppliers and industry peers
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong focus on execution of plans and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to establish credibility, trust and build relationships with people of all levels, including but not limited to Purchasing, Design Studio, Construction, Permitting and Architecture
  • Forward thinker, self-motivated, who is not afraid to present ideas in sustainability