Energy and Sustainability Officer

Energy and Sustainability Officers communicate and coordinate with stakeholders to address energy and sustainability needs in a business. They help ensure innovative ways of developing, implementing, and monitoring organizational sustainability strategies.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

An Energy and Sustainability Officer works for a manufacturing company that owns several factories around Massachusetts. The Officer has created a goal of reducing overall company waste and pollution by 20% in the upcoming year. After meeting with management and other stakeholders, the Officer has created a sustainability plan and monitoring system to implement into the factories. The goal will not only reduce emissions and waste but will also increase profit by reusing materials when possible.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Develop or execute strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, marketing or outreach media for sustainability projects or events.
  • Research environmental sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests.
  • Evaluate and approve proposals for sustainability projects, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and integration with other initiatives.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, sustainability evaluation or monitoring systems.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Corporate Sustainability Process Manager, Director of Sustainability, Director of Sustainability Programs, Director of Sustainability Design, Sustainability and Energy Supply Chain Manager, Sustainability Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$181,210

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills, Analytical Skills, Decision Making Skills, Management Skills, Safety Protocols, Creativity

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