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Do you want to be immersed in sustainability practices on a global scale? Apply your knowledge and passion to a growing global initiative.

3R Sustainability often seeks professionals for positions at its LEED Gold certified Pittsburgh office in the Strip District to be on the front line of the global charge toward sustainability. See the currently available positions below.

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Senior Sustainability Consultant

3R Sustainability, a CSR (corporate social responsibility) and high-performance building consulting company located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, is looking for a Senior Sustainability Consultant to join our growing team. 

3R believes that sustainability and corporate responsibility are good for business, good for the environment, good for society, and good for the economy.  This client-facing role will focus on corporate, building, and product sustainability, including environmental impacts, employee health and productivity, community engagement, and sound business practices. Tasks will include analyzing sustainability data, developing business strategies, and creating sustainability reports and programs. Projects and clients will span across a diverse set of industries and locations, which require engagement with clients, and their stakeholders, around the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct gap assessments and define sustainability programs by applying international sustainability rating systems and frameworks such as GRI, SASB, CDP, EcoVadis, ISO, GRESB, SDGs, C2C, LEED, WELL, BREEAM, etc.
  • Evaluate sustainability data and information against broad CSR/ESG benchmarks, scorecards, and best practices, and identify opportunities for improvement 
  • Assist in corporate sustainability reporting and writing
  • Quantify environmental footprints (e.g., energy/GHG emissions/water/waste), set targets for reduction, and define action plan to achieve goals
  • Integrate best practices into projects to drive healthy, productive, diverse teams in healthy, high-performing buildings to support strong, responsible business performance
  • Support collaboration with clients through development of tools and deliverables
  • Independently undertake project-related research, collect and analyze data, and engage with a range of stakeholders
  • Create dynamic and innovative analytics-driven deliverables, including dashboards, spreadsheets, presentations and reports
  • Generate case studies, articles, presentations, and videos related to 3R’s work as needed for business development
  • Actively develop business, including proposal writing, client relationship management, development of work plans, schedules and budgets for the delivery of client projects
  • Deliver tasks on time and within budget and assist project managers to ensure that projects perform against targets and deadlines
  • Work on several differing projects simultaneously

Requirements

The ideal applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent qualitative and quantitative skills, combined with an entrepreneurial attitude and a strategic thinking and doing mindset, in addition to the following minimum qualifications:

  • MBA/MS in sustainability, engineering or a related science, with a well-rounded understanding of business
  • Five to seven years’ related work experience (a master’s degree may substitute for two years)
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • In the course of one year, earn the Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) and LEED AP (with specialty) credentials. Substitution of the WELL AP for the LEED AP may also be an acceptable pathway.
  • Background working with large data sets and proven ability to analyze, interpret and communicate findings
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and analyze operational and environmental data for compliance, indicators, and trends 
  • Understand the connection between high-performance buildings and CSR
  • Professional writing skills and the ability to translate scientific data and metrics into compelling “sustainability stories”

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who:

  • Currently hold or currently pursuing LEED AP, WELL AP, SEA credentials
  • Have experience with data science and data visualization
  • Have experience with LCAs and/or corporate GHG inventories (scope 1, 2, 3)
  • Have project management experience

Personal attributes and qualities

  • Passion for sustainability 
  • Curious, globally-minded and enthusiastic
  • Detail oriented to contribute to and support the 3R team, project management, and administration 
  • Excellent problem-solving, time management, organization, and communication skills 
  • Positive, helpful, and team-focused with a strong initiative and willingness to learn and work
  • Quick and adaptive learner, eager to tackle new situations 
  • Proactive, self-driven, and willing to jump in on any task that helps the team meet its objectives 
  • Well presented with a professional manner to act as a brand ambassador
  • Able to work on virtual teams

The ideal candidate will be available to work remotely or at 3R’s LEED Gold certified office in the Strip District in Pittsburgh. A comprehensive benefit package is offered, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts for medical/dependent care, retirement plan with company match, generous paid time off, and a business casual environment. Salary is competitive, depending on education, breadth of experience and communication skills.

Please submit resumes to careers@3Rsustainability.com for consideration. All inquiries will be held in confidence.  Background checks are required. EOE.

Sustainability Consultant

3R Sustainability Consultant

3R Sustainability, a CSR (corporate social responsibility) and high-performance building consulting company located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, is looking for a Sustainability Consultant to join our growing team.

3R believes that sustainability and corporate responsibility are good for business, good for the environment, good for society, and good for the economy. This client-facing role will focus on corporate, building, and product sustainability, including environmental impacts, employee health and productivity, community engagement, and sound business practices. Tasks will include analyzing sustainability data, developing business strategies, and creating sustainability reports and programs. Projects and clients will span across a diverse set of industries and locations, which require engagement with clients, and their stakeholders, around the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct gap assessments and define sustainability programs by applying international sustainability rating systems and frameworks such as GRI, SASB, CDP, EcoVadis, ISO, GRESB, SDGs, C2C, LEED, WELL, BREEAM, etc.
  • Evaluate sustainability data and information against broad CSR/ESG benchmarks, scorecards, and best practices, and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Assist in corporate sustainability reporting and writing
  • Quantify environmental footprints (e.g., energy/GHG emissions/water/waste), set targets for reduction, and define action plan to achieve goals
  • Integrate best practices into projects to drive healthy, productive, diverse teams in healthy, high-performing buildings to support strong, responsible business performance
  • Support collaboration with clients through development of tools and deliverables
  • Independently undertake project-related research, collect and analyze data, and engage with a range of stakeholders
  • Create dynamic and innovative analytics-driven deliverables, including dashboards, spreadsheets, presentations and reports
  • Generate case studies, articles, presentations, and videos related to 3R’s work as needed for business development
  • Support senior colleagues in business development, including proposal writing, and in the development of work plans, schedules and budgets for the delivery of client projects
  • Deliver tasks on time and within budget and assist project managers to ensure that projects perform against targets and deadlines
  • Work on several differing projects simultaneously

Requirements

The ideal applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent qualitative and quantitative skills, combined with an entrepreneurial attitude and a strategic thinking and doing mindset, in addition to the following minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BSc in sustainability, engineering or a related science, with a well-rounded understanding of business
  • At least two years’ related work experience (a master’s degree may substitute)
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • In the course of one year, earn the Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) and LEED AP (with specialty) credentials. Substitution of the WELL AP for the LEED AP may also be an acceptable pathway.
  • Background working with large data sets and proven ability to analyze, interpret and communicate findings
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and analyze operational and environmental data for compliance, indicators, and trends
  • Understand the connection between high-performance buildings and CSR
  • Professional writing skills and the ability to translate scientific data and metrics into compelling “sustainability stories”

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who:

  • Currently hold or currently pursuing LEED AP, WELL AP, SEA credentials
  • Have experience with data science and data visualization
  • Hold a master’s degree in sustainability and/or business, or equivalent certifications
  • Have experience with LCAs and/or corporate GHG inventories (scope 1, 2, 3)
  • Have project management experience

Personal attributes and qualities

  • Passion for sustainability
  • Curious, globally-minded and enthusiastic
  • Detail oriented to contribute to and support the 3R team, project management, and administration
  • Excellent problem-solving, time management, organization, and communication skills
  • Positive, helpful, and team-focused with a strong initiative and willingness to learn and work
  • Quick and adaptive learner, eager to tackle new situations
  • Proactive, self-driven, and willing to jump in on any task that helps the team meet its objectives
  • Well presented with a professional manner to act as a brand ambassador
  • Able to work on virtual teams

The ideal candidate will be available to work remotely or at 3R’s LEED Gold certified office in the Strip District in Pittsburgh. A comprehensive benefit package is offered, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts for medical/dependent care, retirement plan with company match, generous paid time off, and a business casual environment. Salary is competitive, depending on education, breadth of experience and communication skills.

Please submit resumes to careers@3Rsustainability.com for consideration. All inquiries will be held in confidence. Background checks are required. EOE.

Summer 2021 3R Sustainability Internship Opportunity

3R Sustainability, a CSR (corporate social responsibility) and high-performance building consulting company located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, in partnership with SRI Green Building Certification, is looking for interns to work on a sustainability project from May 17, 2021 to July 30 – August 6, 2021 (TBD).

3R believes that sustainability and corporate responsibility are good for business, good for the environment, good for society, and good for the economy. The built environment can serve as a prime demonstration of the benefits of sustainability – by designing and operating high-performance workplaces, companies can improve the health and productivity of their employees, while also reducing energy and water use, and reducing waste.

This internship program provides the framework for a student to apply what has been learned from prior experience and the classroom to make a value-added impact working directly with 3R clients. This hands-on, client-oriented opportunity offers real-world work experience and demonstrable accomplishments, while also providing interns with the chance to assist in the advancement of 3R’s greater goal of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

The ideal candidate will be available to work at 3R or remotely for 40 hours per week for the duration of the internship. 3R will provide all required training and resources.

Interns can expect to:

    • Perform in-depth technical reviews of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance documents for analysis and benchmarking
    • Verify policies, reports, and data for multiple ESG categories compared to international sustainability standards
    • Conduct calls with clients to help improve their ESG data and reporting
    • Gain familiarity with several international sustainability rating systems/assessments (LEED, WELL, BREEAM, GRI, ISO, GRESB, EcoVadis, etc.)
    • Work with confidential client information

The ideal candidate is:

    • A graduate student interested in a career in sustainability or an environmental/engineering student with a good understanding of business, preferably with post-undergraduate work experience.
    • Able to contribute and support the project, 3R team, project management, and administration
    • Able to complete tasks on time while working remotely
    • An effective communicator- able to work with the 3R team and project team leaders to evaluate project data against broad CSR/ESG benchmarks, scorecards, and best practices
    • Competent in analyzing operational and environmental data for compliance, indicators, and trends
    • Proficient with Google and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong at problem-solving, time management, organization, and communication skills
    • Team-focused, demonstrates initiative and has a positive, helpful, attitude
    • A quick learner, adaptive, and eager to tackle new situations
    • Has a passion for sustainability and the underlying engineering, business, and policy impacts, roles, criteria, and technology
    • Willing to jump in on any task that helps the team meet its objectives

The internship is paid at a rate of $20 per hour plus a bonus for completion of the full 11 weeks. More details will be provided to interns that apply and meet with requirements above.

Interns will have the option to work at 3R’s LEED Gold certified offices in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, but depending on potential limitations, the work may need to be done remotely. For those that choose to work at the 3R office, 3R follows all safety protocols and guidance as outlined by the CDC.

Estimated Project Timeline:

    • Offers will be made through March 15 or until all positions are filled
    • Technical Training (40 hours) will be held during the week of May 17 to 21; remotely. Interns are paid for training time, and all interns are required to attend
    • Project work (40 hours per week, Monday to Friday) begins May 24, remotely
    • All interns that complete the full 11 weeks from May 17 to July 30 will receive a 10% bonus for completing the full program. Some interns may be offered the option to continue up to August 6th, depending on project progress

If you are interested, can commit to the full 11 weeks of the project, and have a deep passion for and understanding of sustainability, you are urged to apply. Please submit resumes to careers@3Rsustainability.com for consideration. EOE.

We look forward to hearing from those interested in this exciting opportunity!

Sincerely,
The 3R Project Team