University of Texas at Austin


Project Manager - Sustainability Planner

Project Management

Full Time

Austin, US

Posted this week

About the Job

Salary - $80000 - $80000/Year

Job Posting Title:
Project Manager - Sustainability Planner


Hiring Department:
PL - Planning


Position Open To:
All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:
Expected to Continue




Job Details:
General Notes

Your skills will make a difference.

You’ll be working for a university that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will make a difference in the lives of FAS staff, thereby enhancing the student experience. If you’re the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you’ll like working in our department and for UT Austin. UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 7.75% employer matching funds
Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
Tuition assistance
Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card
For more details, please see: and .


Responsible for creating and advancing a sustainability program under the Campus Planning department through master, program and project planning efforts, and sustainability strategies, designs, and standards that impact all aspects of the campus community.

Develop and coordinate the strategic direction and implementation of a sustainability program that aims to transform the university into a thriving and sustainable community that contributes positively to the global challenge of climate change and sustainable development.
Responsible for directing and managing sustainable project planning and feasibility studies to develop capital projects by establishing project scope, schedule, budget for concurrent multiple projects. Support plans with input on the technical, financial, operational, and aesthetic impact of sustainable design practices. Implement and manage tools for analyzing applications for sustainable design such as life-cycle cost analyses, embodied carbon assessments, etc.
Develop, maintain, and enforce compliance with sustainable design standards and guidelines. Coordinate with Technical Review Team to establish and maintain review process for standards. Coordinate with Campus Construction teams on construction protocols and close-out procedures, including commissioning and related efforts. Work with Facilities Operation and Maintenance for data on success of sustainable standards via building monitoring and other related data.
Support the FPM Sustainability department in strategic efforts and in long-term planning and strategic initiatives. Act as primary liaison to UT units and departments in relation to sustainable planning, including Colleges and academic departments, UEM, PTS, and EHS. Act as primary lead in comprehensive master plan on sustainability related matters.
Support capital renewal efforts through assessment of existing building and infrastructure conditions and impact on sustainability goals. Provide guidelines and participate in Replacement and Renewal program to integrate sustainability goals into ongoing updates on campus infrastructure. Manage integration of campus sustainability goals into Comprehensive Master Plan development.
Secure/maintain required discipline license including any continued education criterion. Maintain applicable sustainable design credentials as required to fulfill the requirements of the position. Engage in relevant professional organizations, conferences and other activities to remaining aware of current best practices and opportunities for sustainable design.
Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, or another related field. Three to five years experience in sustainable planning or related activities. LEED certification and/or similar sustainable design credentials. Ability to manage multiple complex projects at once. Experience with design and construction process, from planning through contracts administration. Ability to analyze large data sets. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with key University administrators, licensed design and construction professionals, and members of the University community. Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access). Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree or advanced degree in Engineering, Architecture or related field. More than five years in sustainable planning or related activities. Professional engineer or Architectural license or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Demonstrated ability to develop mid to long-range plans. Demonstrated ability to provide effective project leadership in terms of setting project objectives/expectations and working with multiple stakeholders to execute. Well developed computer literacy specifically including: MS Office suite, Bluebeam, Primavera Suite (both 3.1 and Enterprise(P6), MS Project (Gantt charts).

Driving Required

This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$80,000 + depending on qualifications

Required Materials
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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