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Sustainability Manager - Heat Export

 

Sustainability Manager - Heat Export

  • JR-132865
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam
  • London

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  • Operations
  • Full time
Sustainability Manager - Heat Export

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents. 

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best-in-class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary:

GDC’s dedicated sustainability team is accountable for the development and roll out of a suite of sustainability initiatives within our design and construction projects, focusing on delivering best in class facilities where sustainability is critically considered from project inception through to operation. All of our facilities, once operational, provide the opportunity to export substantial amounts of sustainably-generated low-grade heat to third party consumers.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for accelerating and scaling heat export from our facilities across our global portfolio of data centers.

  • Establish and manage relationships with internal stakeholders including supporting the Sustainability Program Office, Utilities & Energy team, Global Operations, Accounting, Sales & customers, Investor & Analyst Relations and Marketing, Public Policy and Global Procurement team.

  • Establish and manage external relationships with third party potential partners including local authorities, government bodies, legislative working groups and utility infrastructure providers, suppliers and contractors.

  • With Communications and Public Policy teams, represent Equinix to end users of heat and publicly make the case for the colocation of data centre heat export with residential/commercial/industrial heat users.

  • Pro-actively initiate opportunities for heat export across our global markets, managing the technical and commercial appraisal and business case approval of proposed solutions.

  • Support regional project teams in the execution of heat export projects as part of both new build and existing facilities.

  • Maintain and execute against the company’s global strategic sustainability goals.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for GDC heat export queries internally and externally.

  • Manage the sourcing and purchasing process for our consultant base, including; receipt and evaluation of proposals; contract negotiation, award and administration of purchase orders, and preparation and management of consultant scope.

  • Work with internal teams and external sustainability consultant(s) to ensure full participation in key program elements, ensuring resulting data and information is sufficiently detailed, complete, accurate, and auditable for use for external reporting to agencies such as Global Reporting Initiative, Carbon Disclosure Project, RE100, LEED and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.

  • Ability to travel frequently travel internationally and domestically.

Program and Portfolio Management

  • Execute and oversee multiple simultaneous projects undertaken to meet the sustainability and energy efficiency goals of the company.

  • Create, control and enhance reporting activities, assisting in the creation and retention of accurate GDC sustainability data, tracking issues and risks.

  • Aligns GDC construction projects with the charter and sustainability project goals.

  • Facilitates program and project meetings.

  • Identifies and resolves program level issues with cross functional teams.

  • Track project financials (cost and benefits, evaluating TCO).

Stakeholder Management and Communication

  • Builds relationships with company key stakeholders and business liaisons.

  • Regularly present to E-staff and other internal/external groups as necessary.

  • Communicates minor project/program scope, schedule, resource, and budget changes.

  • Create reporting mechanism and maintain a reporting cadence.

Project Methodologies and Tools

  • Communicates GDC Sustainability Charter framework and progress to all stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain communication plans.

  • Develop and maintain execution templates: Experience with PM Tools such as MS Office Suite, MS Forms, Smartsheet, BI and SharePoint, Anaplan, Asite, Bim 360, Wordpress.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive years of experience preferred working in design and construction with 5+ years’ experience working in renewable energy/cleantech, district heating/cooling utility.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Knowledgeable with financial modeling and analysis of utility contracts including understanding the risks of renewable energy/cleantech projects and options to mitigate risk.

  • Supplier / Utility / Energy Consultancy experience.

  • Possess excellent negotiation skills, evidenced by significant deliverables (e.g. cost savings, risk mitigation) resulting from completed negotiations.

  • Written and spoken fluency in English, additional languages preferred

  • MS Office confident

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, successfully interfacing with all internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to translate complex sustainability topics to a broad range of audiences within a matrixed organization

  • Provide excellent analytical skills identifying all options available and defining best possible solutions.

  • Experience with stakeholder management

  • Able to design dashboards, roadmaps & presentations

  • Willingness to travel internationally to represent Equinix externally and to support project teams.

  • Experience of having worked independently across a diverse set of stakeholders in multiple time zones.

  • Awareness of existing or pending sustainability legislation relevant to data centers, real estate and technology companies (e.g. specifics around the EU Climate Neutral Data Centre Operator Pact, EU Green Deal, Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, Singapore Green Plan)

  • Awareness of voluntary sustainability programs specific to energy, environment and emissions (e.g. CDP, GRI, The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, SASB, SBTs, TCFD etc.)

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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