Project Coordinator, Corporate & Operational Sustainability

Brightworks Sustainability Published: January 1, 2021
Any Brightworks Sustainability Office, United States
Second Location
Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Job Type
Consulting / Project Management / CSR/ Envir Mgmt Systems /
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~ Recognized for subject matter expertise, wide-ranging technical resources, and creative problem-solving, Brightworks Sustainability is one of the most trusted sustainability consulting firms in the United States. ~

  • Founded in 2001, Brightworks helps clients in over 25 industries establish and implement sustainability programs that increase their operational performance and reduce their environmental footprints.
  • A certified B Corp, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. 

Position Overview

Brightworks Sustainability is seeking an experienced, qualified Project Coordinator, Corporate & Operational Sustainability to join our team. The Project Coordinator position performs important analysis, documentation and coordination tasks for sustainability and green building certification programs and consulting projects.

Projects include implementation and certification under the sustainable design and construction of green buildings, as well as the sustainable maintenance and operations of existing facilities. Candidates should have experience in multiple versions of LEED, particularly LEED EBOM, as well as exposure and practice with other sustainability frameworks related to the management and reporting of institutional organizations and corporate real estate portfolios (GRESB, GRI, CDP, UN SDGs, Green Globes, and BREEAM).

The employee filling this position will work closely with client project teams. This position reports to a Brightworks Sustainability Senior Project Manager and will be working closely with Brightworks Sustainability Project Managers to support project needs.


  1. Prepare, maintain and submit LEED and other sustainability certification documentation.
  2. Review documentation by others for completeness, clarity and quality.
  3. Interact with project team members during all project phases. Document and communicate discussions and resolutions with project team members to align deliverables with project scope.
  4. Track ongoing documentation by others to meet scheduled milestones and deadlines for submittal.
  5. Work on corporate accounts and maintain a positive client relationship.
  6. Keep abreast of the latest advancements and strategies in areas of specialty such as Sustainable Sites, Transportation, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Quality, Healthy Materials, Resource Conservation, Health and Wellness, Social Equity, and share knowledge with the rest of the staff.
  7. Keep abreast of the latest in environmental, social, governance, and economic sustainability trends.
  8. Follow company quality processes to deliver projects that exceed our client expectations resulting in long term relationships beneficial to the client and company.
  9. Perform analyses for evaluating project performance against third-party standard sustainability metrics.
  10. Provide input to the senior staff to help win projects and meet the company’s profitability criteria.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or operations of buildings seeking improved sustainability performance OR a minimum of 2 years of experience with supporting reporting of environmental, social and governance impacts.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Bachelor's degree or specialized training in sustainability, construction management, architecture, engineering, or other building design or construction-related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Basic knowledge level of building systems design or operation.


  • This person will have the ability to evaluate complex projects for compliance with sustainability program goals and performance thresholds and communicate results in clear and convincing presentations.
  • Must retain an Accredited Professional designation under a third-party sustainability framework/rating system such as LEED, Green Globes, GRI, BREEAM, WELL and Fitwel.
  • The best candidate will be familiar with multiple sustainability frameworks/rating systems and strategies, as well as online data management portals such as LEED Online, GRESB Portfolio, Measurabl, and Energy Star Portfolio Manager.


  • Specialized training or advanced degree in business, communications, policy, asset management, construction management, architecture, engineering, or building operations.
  • Familiarity with other graphic or analysis programs such as InDesign, Sketch-up or Photoshop.
  • Experience with public speaking and corporate communications is a plus.


  • This position may be filled in any of our Brightworks Sustainability office locations.
  • Please indicate your desired office location in your cover letter.

Note: All Brightworks employees are currently working remotely until further notice. All onboarding and training will be conducted remotely.


  • Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • We provide generous employee benefits.
    • Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term & long-term disability insurance, as well as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). We offer a 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options and a company match.
    • We subsidize sustainable commuting options and offer an Employee Wellness Benefit.
    • Other benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and flexible schedules.

Brightworks Sustainability is an equal opportunity employer.

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