Current Opportunities

Manager, Sustainability and Energy Management

GWL Realty Advisors is a leading Canadian real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development, portfolio management and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional and retail clients. As a trusted real estate investment advisor, we are known for strong corporate governance, stewardship of clients’ assets and a commitment to outstanding customer service. We have earned and maintained the trust of our clients by helping them reach their investment goals. GWL Realty Advisors seeks to deliver strong returns for its investors in order to remain the trusted partner for real estate advice and services.

GWL Realty Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

At GWL Realty Advisors, trust, accountability and recognition are the cornerstones that have created our unique and rewarding high-performance culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the GWL Realty Advisors team. Successful candidates whose skills and interests fit the opportunity will be contacted.

Reporting to the National Director, Sustainability and Energy Management, the successful candidate will fill the newly created role of Manager, Sustainability and Energy Management.  The primary function of this position will be the collection, maintenance, review, analysis and reporting on sustainability efforts across the entire portfolio.  This position will interact with various internal teams, government agencies and utility companies to help reduce the capital costs of projects and drive sustainability related projects.

You’ll help us move to the next level by:

• Developing and maintaining a database across a national portfolio; including collection, review, analysis and reporting in order to report on sustainability efforts and track energy activities and savings
• Analyzing information from various sources (i.e. market/trend research, GHG, energy and water inventories) and, working closely with property operations, identify areas of improvement within each property
• Working across departments to ensure to ensure targets for energy, water and waste reduction are met
• Assisting in developing clear, measurable sustainability performance indicators
• Working closely with business units to implement green standards and best practices across the organization
• Working closely with 3rd party consultants to provide reports such as GHG emissions, energy management and/online industry performance databases; recommend new targets if needed
• Monitoring and tracking progress on performance indicators; provide assistance and guidance when needed
• Conducting research and remaining current on new technologies and green operational practices; prepare presentations, market and research papers for internal and external distribution
• Preparing sustainability statistics on a quarterly basis and assist in the preparation of the annual CSR Scorecard

You’ll make an impact through your:

• High level of competency in respect to sustainability practices, energy management, environmental management, GHG management and green buildings certifications
• Experience in measuring and analyzing trends and develop new ideas to increase efficiencies
• Ease and comfort level in dealing with a wide variety of groups
• Organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects effectively
• Exceptional reporting and analytical skills and attention to detail
• Ability work under tight timelines; are a self-starter and team player
• Ability to oversee and manage consultants

When we meet you in person, we’ll want to hear more about your:

• Approximately five years of relevant experience in corporate sustainability and energy management
• Post secondary education in a related field (environmental science/engineering)
• Continued learning through a related designation (CEM or LEED AP)
• Superior writing skills
• Experience delivering presentations; including training  (considered an asset)
• General knowledge of building systems


Location:Toronto, ON
Date Posted: 4/29/2013
Job Type: Permanent