GHG Reduction Project Manager - ATEMI, Sustainability Office

Date Posted: 07/18/2024
Req ID: 37411
Faculty/Division: Asst VP - Operations & Services
Department: Asst V-P Facilities & Services
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00049546




About us:

The University of Toronto is a world leader not only in academia and research but also in ensuring operational excellence. U of T’s Facilities and Services group works diligently to make sure all stakeholders have a safe, clean,comfortable, attractive and sustainable environment in which to learn, teach and play.

The Facilities & Services portfolio includes the operation and stewardship of over $3.5 billion in physical assets at the St. George campus situated in the heart of Canada’s largest city. We manage and provide service to over 120 buildings totaling 12 million square feet and an extensive district energy system. We have been named as one of Canada's Greenest Employers and in 2024 were ranked as the most sustainable university in the world by QS – yet we are just getting started!

Your opportunity:

Facilities & Services (F&S) is a portfolio comprised of teams with diverse day-to-day operations and skill sets. The individual leaders and employees within the portfolio are dedicated to collaborating to provide excellent service to all clients.

The Sustainability and Energy Management arm of F&S is dedicated to driving sustainability through consistently improving our sustainability performance across many its many components. We are guided by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are blazing a trail towards regenerative (also known as restorative) sustainability.

The GHG Reduction Project Manager is an exciting opportunity within the Sustainability office to lead in the sustainability space and work with us to progress our sustainability portfolio. Reporting to the Senior Manager - Sustainability Office, the Project Manager will lead our ongoing Air Travel Emissions Mitigation Initiative (ATEMI) which tracks and mitigates emissions from the university’s air travel by investing in university-based GHG reduction projects that help reduce the institution’s carbon footprint.

The Project Manager will manage the ATEMI program with a particular focus on identifying, developing, and delivering GHG reduction projects with key criteria including GHG reduction impact, cost, ease of implementation,and co-benefits. The role will also involve leveraging colleagues across the university community to collectively achieve program goals.

This unique role requires working with the full spectrum of SDGs, and the ability to map them to the program’s charter and deliverables to identify feasible and impactful projects. Developing the project in a complex and technically diverse institutional environment will call on the project’s manager’s skills to progress the project from concept to execution. This is an exciting initiative which is part of the Sustainability Office's mission to embed sustainability in all we do across our campuses and beyond.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Developing overall project design
  • Planning and implementing project phases
  • Developing charter, scope, resources and schedule for project(s)
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Conducting detailed analysis of specifications in preparation for project planning
  • Writing routine documents and correspondence
  • Developing and/or measuring environmental/sustainability metrics and targets
  • Monitoring project accounts and reporting on estimated end-of-project costs


Essential Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's Degree in Environment, Sustainability or similar field, or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Six to seven years of experience related to project development and management.
  • Extensive project management experience (carbon/GHG reduction preferred)
  • Self-starter, motivated and driven to deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Sustainability data/metrics: analysis, measurement, tracking and reporting experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and databases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to pay attention to detail
  • Initiative and ability to exercise diplomacy, good judgment, tact, and discretion
  • Strong interest in the environment and/or sustainability

To be successful in this role you will be:


  • Motivated self-learner
  • Upbeat and positive demeanor
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Self-directed
  • Tactful
  • Team player


This position is for a one year (12 month) contract.



Closing Date: 08/05/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Term 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 15 -- $93,752 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $119,892. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services
Recruiter: Lena Olsson

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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