Senior Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Asia Pacific
Location: CHN-China-Hong Kong-Asia/Pacif/Australia Region
The Senior Manager of Energy & Environmental Sustainability functions as the Strategic Business Leader of Energy Management for the continent and drives the Marriott vision to be a Global hospitality leader in sustainable environmental stewardship and practices. This position provides a high level of technical expertise in energy management, environmental issues, and is responsible for ensuring that Marriott’s Energy and Environmental Strategy is properly executed at the property level. This position tracks energy usage in all markets in the continent and drives, implements, and manages energy saving and environmental initiatives, programs, and projects. The Senior Manager of Energy & Environmental Sustainability performs property energy/environmental audits and oversees energy consultants providing services to properties in the continent. Works with properties on the development and execution of ROI energy projects while ensuring that any local utility incentives and/or rebates are utilized. Has thorough knowledge of mechanical HVAC plants, energy efficient lighting design, renewable energy, recycling, and current associated technologies and systems. This leadership role functions as the first line of support for properties, owners, and Marriott Associates on all energy and environmental related issues. Additionally, he or she provides relevant training to Engineers, General Managers, and other key stakeholders on a wide variety of energy and environmental related topics.
- BS Degree in Energy, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related field; or equivalent industry experience.
- MEP engineering, building technology, and/or facilities operation.
- Six plus years’ experience in energy industry, facility management, industrial and commercial energy engineering, or consulting engineering.
Skills and Knowledge
- Knowledge of market trends, cost, availability, and distribution of utilities.
- Knowledge of energy industry infrastructure and practices.
- Knowledge of utility deregulation strategies and rate structures.
- Knowledge of retro-commissioning project structure, oversight, implementation, and persistence.
- Knowledge of environmentally friendly products and practices including recycling, conservation, and renewable energy.
- Ability to use standard Microsoft software applications. Advanced skill level with Microsoft Excel.
- Strong modeling and data analysis skills.
- Financial Management skills e.g., ability to analyze P&L statements, develop operating budgets, forecasting, and capital expenditure planning.
- Strong Project Management skills.
- Solid administrative, presentation, training, and program reporting skills.
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work well in teams, as well as think and work independently.
- Ability to multi-task, and the desire to work in a fast-paced office environment.
- Extensive knowledge of building operations: electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and general building practices.
- Ability to read and use utility tariffs.
- Knowledge of facility regulations and safety standards (OSHA, EPA, ADA, CFC, NFPA).
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification, Facility Management Administrator (FMA), similar certifications in plant operations or energy management preferred.
- Provides strategic business and functional leadership to property General Managers and Engineers. Executes consistent business processes for properties within area of responsibility; shares best practices with the broader organization. Builds support for and champions key organizational objectives. Takes calculated risks to move properties forward by setting critical contracting opportunities. Takes action and calls attention to a crisis or heightened awareness of a need for change. Introduces needed change even in the face of opposition.
- Provides support to all managed properties on energy and environmental issues and questions.
- Assists with development of a long term plan for procuring energy for all markets.
- Conducts energy audits and makes recommendations to ensure efficient plant operation and energy conservation.
- Drives, validates, and ensures execution of property Energy Action Plans and projects associated with energy audits.
- Develops specifications and requirements for service contracts and administers such contracts to support energy needs.
- Drives utility incentive based retro-commissioning studies, funding request documentation, and persistence activities.
- Researches and identifies utility based incentives and/or rebate funding for demand reduction or efficiency retrofit projects.
- Drives demand reduction automation, processes, participation, and rebates.
- Builds positive relationships with property management teams, local utility providers, energy providers, vendors, consultants, and owners.
- Creates metrics and reports on energy usage for use by owners, properties, and Marriott management.
- Follows up on performance of retrofit projects and/or conservation practices with detailed analysis of measurable success or failure.
- Drives development, testing, and implementation of new energy savings technology.
- Assists in implementation of Marriott’s Sustainability Program and other natural resource conservation programs.
- Develops training programs on energy conservation as well as other conservation programs.
- Acts as a liaison between Marriott’s Green Council and the properties.
- Develops and implements strategies for building certifications such as LEED and EnergyStar.
- Develops and implements strategies for renewable energy installation. Use where appropriate and where it makes business sense.
- Manages Demand Response programs for the continent.
- Develops strategies to take advantage of or adhere to regulatory and legislative actions regarding energy and the environment. Influences regulatory and legislative bodies where appropriate in keeping with the Marriott Energy & Environment Strategy.
- Tracks, ranks, and develops actions plans for high energy or water consuming hotels.
- Tracks and reports carbon footprint of individual hotels.
- Ensures products or services delivered by energy providers meet or exceed guest expectations, create customer loyalty, and lead to increased market share.
- Ensures that property operations are energy efficient without adversely affect guest satisfaction.
- Ensures that Marriott’s environmental policies are being executed at the property level.
- Recommends energy saving projects that will not affect customer satisfaction.
- Conducts energy audits to ensure operating systems are optimally effective and makes appropriate recommendations.
- Provides measurable environmental and renewable energy results for use in public relation publications and efforts.
- Assists in developing properties’ heat, light, and power budgets. Oversees energy usage to minimize consumption/expenses and increase profitability.
- Reviews controllable expenses such as heat, light, power, and water consumption.
- Develops a tracking program to report out consumption, costs against budget, and year over year costs.
- Supports Area Senior Directors of Engineering and Finance in period end critiques on HLP variances.
- Develops metrics to identify hotels that will require extra focus and/or support.
- Recommends energy saving initiatives that are appropriate.
- Makes recommendations for CAPEX funding of energy projects, plant equipment.
- Develops a trusting and respectful business partnership with property ownership by meeting or exceeding expectations in contracting, energy conservation, and environmental projects and initiatives.
- As a member of the continent team, attends owners meetings and property reviews as appropriate.
- Acts as the Subject Matter Expert on building infrastructure, building systems, energy, and environmental issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
- Adaptability - Maintains performance level under pressure or when experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.
- Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.
- Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
- Building and Contributing to Teams - Participates as a member of a team to move toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
- Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
- Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.
- Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.
- Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.
- Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
- Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
- Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.
- Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.
- Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.
- Technical Acumen - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges.
- Equipment Maintenance - Knowledge of routine and preventative maintenance of mechanical systems including timely management of the preventative maintenance process to protect an owner's assets.
- Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Troubleshooting — Determining causes of mechanical or technological operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
- Purchasing and Materials Management - Knowledge of practices and procedures needed to maintain material, equipment and supplies; including vendor identification and contract negotiation, supply requisition and purchasing, and inventory control.
- Building and Safety Codes - Knowledge of local and Federal building and safety codes.
- Emergency Systems - Knowledge of fire prevention, air quality, and emergency power systems. This includes the ability to operate, maintain, and inspect the property’s fire prevention equipment (e.g., sprinkler system, fire alarm), air quality equipment (e.g., carbon monoxide detectors), and emergency power system.
- Hazardous Materials and Chemicals - The ability to handle and store hazardous materials and chemicals.
- Adobe Air
- Capital Expenditure
- Contract Negotiation
- Inventory Management
- Microsoft Excel
- Plumbing & Drainage
- Project Management