Sustainable Buildings Project Manager

Brightworks Sustainability LLC Published: May 3, 2022
Portland, OR
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Project Management
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One of the first sustainability consulting firms in the United States, Brightworks Sustainability has enjoyed a position of leadership and innovation in sustainability since its founding in 2001. We help our clients establish and implement operational sustainability programs that reduce their environmental footprints, advance their sustainability journeys, and increase their operational performance.  

Brightworks’ creative and multi-disciplinary staff offer expertise in the following areas:    

  • Sustainable and Healthy Buildings  
  • Sustainable and Healthy Materials  
  • Energy Analysis and Optimization  
  • Building Performance, Operations, and Maintenance  
  • Corporate Sustainability and ESG Programs 

Leaders in their industries, our major clients include Apple, Bank of America, Brookfield, Facebook, The Green Cities Company (Formerly Gerding Edlen), GUCCI, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Uber, and UCLA, among others.   

Your Experience As A Member of Brightworks’ Team   

Our team members routinely cite the following aspects of their experience at Brightworks as most valuable to them:    

  • Making a difference  
  • High degree of flexibility 
  • Learning and growth  
  • Amazing colleagues  
  • Great clients and projects  
  • Recognition for performance  
  • Competitive compensation  

You will be treated as an important strategic contributor, and you will be expected to make important contributions to the business while growing professionally, intellectually, personally, socially, and financially.  

A certified B Corp since 2010, Brightworks Sustainability is committed to benefiting society while serving its customers. From 2012-2017, Brightworks received B Corp’s “Best for the Environment” honor. From 2018 to the present, Brightworks has received B Corp’s “Best for Workers” honor.   

Compensation / Total Rewards    

Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, we provide generous employee benefits that include:  

  • Flexible schedules  
  • Medical  
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • Life and short-term & long-term disability insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  
  • Paid time off  
  • Paid holidays 
  • A funded professional development budget  
  • 401(k) plan with many sustainable & socially equitable fund options  
  • Company 401(k) match  
  • Sustainable commuting subsidy  
  • Employee Fitness Benefit  

About This Position    

A Project Manager at Brightworks Sustainability has experience managing and consulting in the sustainable design and construction of green buildings, as well as the sustainable maintenance and operations of existing facilities, with deep expertise with the full documentation, submission, and certification process for all versions of LEED and exposure and practice with other sustainability frameworks and green building rating systems (WELL, Fitwel, Passive Haus, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes, BREEAM, etc.).  

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capabilities to meet client expectations, manage sustainability projects, coordinate with internal resources and external partners, and participate in the ongoing refinement and expansion of a sustainability and green building consulting practice.  

Key job requirements include managing LEED, green building, and sustainability services, maintaining and expanding existing client relationships and contributing to sustainability thought leadership in the region.  

Successful performance in this role also requires collaborating with Principals, Senior Project Managers, and Project Coordinators, as well as coordination with our energy and materials team members and some oversight and mentoring of junior staff. It is also expected that the successful candidate would contribute to Brightworks ongoing innovation and business leadership.   


This position requires previous experience with the full documentation, submittal, and certification of multiple LEED projects. 

Note: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multiple LEED rating systems.  

  • 4 - 6 years of relevant experience in LEED rating systems  
  • LEED Accredited Professional designation 


  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental, engineering, architecture, or sustainability-related field.  
  • Proven project management experience in sustainability consulting, architecture, engineering, construction, or real estate with demonstrated abilities to manage multiple complex projects with various stakeholders and technical detail.  
  • Experience directing and overseeing the work of junior staff, taking responsibility for all aspects of a project to deliver high quality results on schedule and within the budgeted project cost.  
  • Experience working with corporate accounts and client relationship management. 
  • Business development experience including identifying leads and assistance in scoping and writing proposals.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong presentation skills.  
  • Adept at working with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, and Word.  


  • Experience with Living Building Challenge projects and tools a plus  
  • Demonstrated experience and success with business development is a plus  

Job Details  

Location: The preferred location for this position is our headquarters office in Portland, OR. Other Brightworks office locations may be considered.   

Starting annual salary for this position in Portland, Oregon is $68,774 - $86,500 commensurate with relevant education, training, and experience.   

Equal Employment 

We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. This is demonstrated by the representation of women in leadership roles, as well as a workforce that is strengthened by the significant contributions of our many employees from a variety of backgrounds, including our Latinx, LGBTQI+ and AAPI communities. We remain dedicated to enhancing our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging (IDEB) strategy that fosters connections and creates a welcoming environment for all. 

We invite and encourage ALL diverse candidates to apply to join our team. 

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