Director of Facilities and Sustainability

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Published: June 28, 2022
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Skill Level
Senior Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Design & Construction / Project Management

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Description

Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.

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Position Overview

Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of Facilities and Sustainability to plan, organize and manage the overall maintenance, repair and physical operation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, placing an emphasis on developing sustainability initiatives.

The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world.

Responsibilities

This position will oversee day-to-day facilities operations and show installations, manage our ongoing construction and capital projects, and implement LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES, WELL, and other initiatives related to sustainability. In addition, the Director of Facilities and Sustainability will prepare and deliver presentations, representing Phipps at project meetings and within communities throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have exceptional project management experience in a construction environment, a passion for and experience with sustainable building management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Experience with sustainability principles, including LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES and WELL is required, LEED Accreditation is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sustainable Building Design or a related field and 5 years of experience in a senior management level position is required; Master’s degree preferred; a valid driver’s license is required.  

Compensation
 
  • Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should apply using our online application; or click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and résumé via email; or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.

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