Sustainability Manager


About this role

About this role

Reporting directly to the Director, Design and Vendor Management, the Manager, Sustainability will be responsible for ensuring we maximize energy and water intensity and efficiency by analyzing, planning, monitoring and improving consumption across all restaurant operations while ensuring we achieve our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) metrics and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) targets and achieving our return on investment targets. The Manager, Sustainability will review the current processes and equipment for all energy and water use and programs, identify and adopt energy and water efficiency solutions that reduce energy use, operation costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and develop a business case for innovations and improvement opportunities, rebate programs and potential maintenance and additional cost savings opportunities. The Manager, Sustainability will be a key member of Corporate Social Responsibility Steering Committee and will work with the Brand Operations teams and Shared Services teams to ensure tangible savings in energy and water consumption and management across all facets of the operations.

  • Review current strategies, technology, tools, and processes related to energy and water use- by Brand, Department, equipment, facility, Province, etc.
  • Prepare the Energy Management Plan that identifies top priorities, timing and strategy execution for initiatives to lower energy, water usage and carbon footprint.
  • Provide recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team on business cases with return on investment and total cost of ownership for energy saving projects and new technologies, including capital improvement projects, operational projects and maintenance projects to support energy, water and include carbon emissions
  • Benchmark progress with hard evidence to support change in behaviors and positive results
  • Identify and manage appropriate utility and government rebates, funding, and programs across all Brands and Provinces to realize savings.
  • Challenge the status quo on operations and preventative maintenance to ensure systematic training and actions resulting in savings
  • Work with the Operations teams to review, identify, create, and implement schedules and action plans to reduce energy and water costs and maintain long-term improvements.
  • Coordinate the full lifecycle of energy efficiency projects, including sourcing of products/ vendors, coordinating consultants, drawings, budget and scheduling, maintenance, and execution of targeting savings
  • Provide recommendations to the Construction and Design Team to reduce energy and water use and costs for new products and exist facility retrofits and renovations
  • Develop and execute a strategy for the measurement and verification of energy saving projects across all business facilities and Provinces
  • Imbed energy management, education, and awareness into the organizational culture at all levels to provide Teammates with the opportunity to recognize and report issues and ideas regarding energy and water conservation and efficiency
  • Engage and work collaboratively with the Corporate Social Responsibility Team regarding ongoing strategy and reporting on progress and targets with a focus on carbon and carbon neutral operations in support of CSR goals and objectives
  • Conduct regular monthly, quarterly and annual KPI reporting and communicate all energy and water consumption and progress across all levels of the organization, including the realization of business cases and manage and measure all key projects to achieve the goals that are set out



  • Professionally designated as a Certified Engineering Technician or Technologist, Certified Energy Manager or a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario.
  • University degree or College diploma in a Business related field or Sustainability field with additional consideration for the Hospitality industry
  • Excellent background in industrial energy use and/or energy management
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in progressive related roles within a fast paced operations environment
  • Excellent design and functional knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing processes
  • Experience with data gathering and effectively creating action plans
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office with an emphasis on reporting, project management and work planning, presentations, and Analytics tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively influence and lead others
  • Willingness to travel within Canada/USA, as needed, and ability to accommodate operational needs, which may include evenings and weekends from time to time
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to attend trade shows and conduct facility and restaurant visits



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We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


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