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Director, Energy & Sustainability

Company: Cumming Group
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Cumming Group is a project and cost consultancy firm that delivers creative, customized solutions to a vast portfolio of clients worldwide. Since opening for business nearly two decades ago, Cumming has grown consistently and substantially proven by our ENR Top 40 ranking. We provide a solutions-oriented suite of services that specifically address our clients' unique challenges, thus enabling them to achieve extraordinary results. Every member of our organization is part of a team; A team that shares a goal to achieve beyond the norm. We strive to work hard for our clients, but also enjoy an excellent work/life balance with numerous opportunities to spend time with co-workers in a relaxed and fun environment.
If you share our drive for success and our commitment and passion for satisfying our clients, you will find an array of career possibilities here at Cumming. Our firm is currently looking for a project Director to provide project leadership and technical expertise for the Energy & Sustainability division. This individual will operate out of our Los Angeles office. This is an outstanding opportunity to bring your broad sustainability and energy policy, planning, and implementation expertise to our team and make an immediate impact on the continued success of our firm.
The Director, Energy & Sustainability position is a Senior level seller-doer position including oversight of team members and direct performance of technical services for the delivery of a range of sustainability and energy services, including but not limited to: sustainability policy development and strategic planning; climate action planning and resiliency; environmental program support; energy efficiency, energy generation, and energy management services; and commissioning support services.
The following list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by management:

  • Influencial thought leader; well-networked in sustainability industry.
  • Overall policy, planning and technical expertise delivering sustainability and energy services.
  • Deep understanding of sustainability and climate change regulations, industry best practices, and emerging technologies.
  • Contribute to business growth strategies and proposal development.
  • Knowledge of building systems performance and solutions for reducing operational emissions.
  • Provide supervisory oversight and perform technical tasks for delivery of energy and sustainability technical services for decarbonization (including energy analysis, energy models), climate emission analysis, and technical reports.
  • Provide quality assurance review of data collection and and data analytics.
  • Experience developing/reporting on building or campus level carbon emission reduction strategies/performance.
  • General knowledge of climate change reporting frameworks and international standards.
  • Initiates and leads all phases of project cycle, including business development meetings, scope of work development, project staffing, contract delivery, and close out.
  • Understanding of CA regulatory requirements for project development and operations.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered within the agreed upon cost, quality, schedule and profit.
  • Identify grant and incentive opportunities, and manage grant application and funding requests.
  • Interface with clients on schedules, meetings and issues (manage client expectations).
  • Advise senior management of the project status on a regular basis.
  • Anticipate potential schedule or priority delays and initiate plans for alternative actions.


    • Bachelor's degree in environmental, sustainability, engineering, project management, or a related field.
    • 10+ years' of industry experience desired
    • A strong understanding of organizational operations and how resource consumption impacts emissions.
    • Strong understanding of climate change and energy policy, regulations, best practices, and emerging trends, specifically within California.
    • This position will require some travel as needed.
    • Vehicle transportation, valid driver's license and insurance.

      Required Licenses:

      • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. -

        Preferred Certifications:

        • LEED Accreditations
        • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
        • Related energy and sustainability accreditations

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          Cumming provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
          This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Cumming Group, Los Angeles , Director, Energy & Sustainability, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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