Global Water Program Manager (Virtual)



About JLL

We’re JLL—a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We have operations in over 80 countries and a workforce of over 91,000 individuals around the world who help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. As a global Fortune 500 company, we also have an inherent responsibility to drive sustainability and corporate social responsibility. That’s why we’re committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world. We’re using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities.

Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are also fundamental to everything we do and we’re honored to be recognized with awards for our success by organizations both globally and locally.

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are today and where we’re headed in the future. And we know that unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements below. We’re interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

Role Purpose

This role is responsible for establishing and managing a successful global water conservation program which will be delivered through a team of JLL Energy & Sustainability Managers and the JLL Integrated Facilities Management.

What this job involves

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance and technical support to global energy and sustainability managers, energy engineers and energy/sustainability analysts specific to water program goals.
  • Collaborate with facilities, engineering, projects, sourcing, finance, and planning teams to collectively meet program goals
  • Acts as subject matter expert in water stewardship, water equity, and resiliency. Able to quantify impact of policy and project impact relative to these issues.
  • Responsible for aggregation of global water projects, results, and initiatives.
  • Coordinate alignment in the use of technology, vendors, and programs to streamline program deployment.
  • Vet the deployment of sustainability initiatives impacting water.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to determine upstream opportunities for water reduction.
  • Understand specific areas of interest with respect to watershed concerns.
  • Develop policies and procedures for water reduction and reuse from GREF real estate projects and operations. 
  • Create processes and procedures for water data collection and monitoring to be used by regional managers and data analysts.  Ensure adherence and on-going tracking of results.
  • Monitors financial performance of all water initiatives with regional accounts. Work with regional teams track and improve performance with proactive use of data.
  • Responsible for vetting and developing innovative strategies including zero wastewater, xeriscaping, grey water reuse, etc. 
  • Research and stay current on industry trends and related regulatory issues to enhance the program, educate and train teams of associates and subcontractors.
  • Optimize global relationships with utility, municipal, and technology partners to improve performance and reduce program costs.
  • Accountable for achieving client water reduction goals.
  • Interface with external industry associations, regulatory agencies, and other partners
  • Ensure programs developed follow all contracts, laws, rules, and regulations governing program activities at local, state, and national level.

Every day is different, and in all these activities, we’d encourage you to show your ingenuity.

Sound like you? To apply you need to be / have:

Requirements – Essential

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  • University Degree (Science, engineering, math, or related fields)
  • Robust experience reviewing and refining technical and commercial aspects of sustainability upgrades such as working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical, building automation systems
  • Understanding of Global energy and sustainability initiatives including but not limited to UN Sustainable Development Goals, Science Based Targets, CDP, TCFD
  • A strategic thinker with capability and experience to work with a wide range of stakeholders in multiple geographies and cultures.
  • Experience in developing and enhancing systems and processes for delivering best practice sustainability performance and use of utility/sustainability management systems for monitoring and/or reporting purposes
  • Strong ability to analyse corporate portfolio by benchmarking and reviewing utility data to drive sustainability measures  
  • Familiarity with energy procurement process and renewable energy options 
  • Ability to plan and prioritize deadlines and think strategically to identify innovative solutions
  • Strong problem-solving skills and experience developing sustainability solutions
  • Ability to communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view
  • Ability to lead teams of energy & sustainability professionals 

Requirements – Desirable

  • Knowledge and appreciation of energy markets and energy procurement globally
  • Ability to travel globally
  • Strong project management skills and an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a high pressure, deadline driven environment
  • Experience in the preparation of tenders and work orders and the ability to select appropriate equipment and service vendors
  • Knowledge of environmental reporting, utility management and energy budgets, an environmental improvement program, and ISO 14001 compliance.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Think Big – Thinks strategically, simplifies the complex, solves complex problems, sees the big picture
  • Drive Change – Thrives on change, learning agility, intellectually curious, appetite for risks, digital drive
  • Helps others – Builds relationships, actively collaborates, helps others succeed.
  • Get it done – Acts decisively, drives results, passion to win, takes ownership, accountable, resilient
  • Business first – Focuses on customers and clients, business/financial acumen, JLL first
  • Inspire – Inspire others, creates vision and strategy, energizes others

What you can expect from us

We succeed together and believe the best inspire the best, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our success.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your career ambitions, recognizing your contributions, investing in your well-being and providing competitive benefits and pay.

We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL. Apply today!

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