Sustainability Project Manager

Kansas City, MO

As part of the Garver Buildings business line, the Sustainability Project Manager will support projects and initiatives of the Sustainability team. The Sustainability Project Manager will lead and manage building certification and compliance projects, including LEED certification, HPSB Guiding Principles validation, Fitwel, and other building frameworks.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement strategies for sustainable design, operations, and best management practices
  • Manage various sustainable and healthy building projects for Federal and private sector clients
  • Collaborate and coordinate with cross-disciplinary teams, including architects, engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders to maximize opportunities for implementing sustainable design and construction best practices for each project
  • Schedule and coordinate action items in alignment with sustainability project deliverables, while maintaining project budget and schedule
  • Lead sustainability charrettes and project meetings; participate in design review conferences
  • Develop and organize high-quality documentation and sustainability action plans in alignment with standard or rating system requirements
  • Review project documents, such as drawings, specifications, basis of design, construction submittals, etc., for compliance with project goals
  • Conduct research and technical analysis to support project teams and evolving sustainability metrics
  • Collaborate with different Garver business lines and regional offices on sustainable solutions and potential for growth
  • Develop and maintain client relationships within current markets and expand to new markets
  • Contribute project- and industry-related information for use in communications posts, marketing, and internal education materials
  • Embrace and promote sustainability company-wide as an integral part of Garver
  • Contribute feedback and create tools for increased efficiencies and project process improvement
  • Additional responsibilities to be defined based on individual's interests, skills, and sustainability expertise


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Architectural/ Engineering/ Construction, Building Sciences, Environmental Sciences or combination of school and work experience in related fields
  • 2-5 Years of professional experience
  • Familiarity with sustainable and healthy building frameworks (LEED, Federal HPSB Guiding Principles, Green Globes, WELL, Fitwel, etc.)
  • Understanding of high-performance buildings and sustainable building strategies
  • Knowledge of the AEC industry and standards associated with sustainability and energy performance
  • Project management experience
  • LEED AP accreditation (LEED BD+C, ID+C, or O+M)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, proactive, and independently driven
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Preferred Skills

  • Fitwel Ambassador accreditation and project experience encouraged but not required
  • WELL AP and project experience encouraged but not required
  • Familiarity with Revit and AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with Energy Modeling software

Grow With Us

Garver offers its employees programs such as company-paid professional memberships, company support for industry licenses and continuing education opportunities that foster a progressive atmosphere. Garver provides the tools, resources, and environment to develop leaders, stimulate ideas, and accomplish projects. By offering highly competitive salary packages, attractive benefits, and a comprehensive wellness program; Garver walks the talk when it comes to work-life balance.


Founded in 1919, Garver is an employee-owned multidisciplined engineering, planning, and environmental services firm with more than 1,000 employees across the United States. Offering a wide range of services focused on aviation, buildings, construction, enterprise solutions, federal, survey, transportation, water, and wastewater, Garver sits in the top 100 of the Engineering News-Record's prestigious Top 500 Design Firms list and is consistently recognized as a best firm to work for. Learn more at


Garver is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Our employment practices are based upon an individual's capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

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