Environmental Sustainability Manager (West Coast)

Location US-WA-Vancouver | US-CA-Lake Forest | US-CA-Brea | US-CA-Fremont
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Sales.Leadership.HR.ULU.EnvironmentSustainability.Marketing – Plants – Sustainable

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for an Environmental Sustainability Manager to join our Asset and Sustainability Performance team based in Lake Forest, CA!


The Environmental Sustainability Manager is responsible for managing the initiation and continuous delivery of a broad-based, company-wide environmental sustainability program throughout the global Company.  Drive progress throughout the program lifecycle, from planning and budgeting, through deployment, to ongoing performance management and improvement. Ensure UL’s environmental sustainability efforts enhance business performance, corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, brand value and supports the long-term interests of the Company.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

  • Champion the importance of environmental sustainability for UL across all stakeholder groups, internal and external to UL, including employees, customers, consumers, suppliers and constituents.
  • Develop and direct a geographically dispersed, matrix internal team of individuals to drive environmental sustainability at the local level.  Oversee and define the scope of the team, short-and long-term.  Define the team’s duties, and assign accountabilities with their managers’ support and commitment.
  • Provides practical advice, coordination, support and management tools to business units, functions and site leaders engaged in implementing environmental sustainability initiatives.
  • Measure, monitor, and report progress against environmental sustainability strategies, objectives and performance targets, offering guidance, direction, and expertise.
  • Identify and prioritize areas for institutional environmental sustainability efforts, and recommend strategies for proactively addressing relevant environmental sustainability issues, such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.  
  • Serve as an internal environmental sustainability subject matter expert.  Maintain up-to-date knowledge of laws and regulations that impact the organization. Updates the organization on new regulations and environmental sustainability initiatives. 
  • Develop and implement standardized global processes to monitor, track, communicate and report on the financial and environmental impact of UL’s environmental sustainability efforts.
  • Foster a culture of environmental sustainability through ongoing internal and external communications and education.
  • May manage the performance of direct reports by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing career counseling, feedback and guidance.
  • Be an active member in your local BOMA and USGBC chapter (holding a leadership position in a committee is preferred)
  • Attend and present at all local major industry events and conferences -Attend sustainability trainings and meetings
  • Manage expenses responsibly
  • Ensure our CRM (SalesForce.com) is kept up to date, including (but not limited to):
    • Client information
    • Customer relations/activity
    • Report time and expenses in a timely manner

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • LEED AP: 2+ year working as LEED Project Manager or Administrator.
  • Familiarity with Energy Star Pereferred.
  • Experience working on WELL, Fitwel, BREEAM, and/or all LEED rating systems preferred.
  • Proven track record of implementing sustainability programs such as LEED, WELL, FITWEL, BREEAM.
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple, complex projects, simultaneously; and adaptable to shifting priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as this role will frequently interact with all levels of the organization as well as external stakeholders.
  • Ability to facilitate team and client support and manage project tasks with minimal oversight
  • Ability to network and persuade employees and management to buy into sustainability initiatives.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, communication and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to travel to client sites (up to 10%)

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing. 

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com 


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