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Do you want to build a better world?

Urban Equation is a Toronto and Ottawa-based consultancy providing advisory services for development, sustainability strategy, program and policy development, and renewal and resilience. We bridge the gap between aspiration and the complex realities of real estate development in an ever-changing economy and climate.

As part of the Windmill Group of Companies, we are dedicated to One Planet Living—co-creating regenerative communities where people can prosper and live sustainably within the resources of our one planet.

We are for all those—developers, residents, tenants, clients and employees—who share our belief that development should have a positive impact on people and the planet. We see our projects as a powerful platform to unite diverse people in a common purpose to make our communities places where everyone can prosper, now and in the future.

We are currently hiring for a Project Manager: Sustainability.

Are you passionate about contributing to regenerative communities—communities where people can live and prosper within the resources of our one planet? Are you a great collaborator, communicator and facilitator?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Reporting to the Managing Director, in Toronto, this role is responsible for managing sustainability deliverables for real estate development and public policy projects of various sizes, types and complexity. As the main client contact, you will work with multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative research, planning, design and development advisory services to enable projects to achieve their sustainability goals.

Specifically, you will:

  • Collaborate with and lead design teams to integrate and achieve high-performance and sustainable buildings and community objectives
  • Provide regenerative design advisory for new communities and high-performance buildings
  • Facilitate, promote and participate in integrated design processes
  • Facilitate green building certifications, such as OPL, LEED, Green Globes, BOMA BEST, WELL, Envision
  • Manage the delivery of a broad range of sustainability and analysis services required for different projects, including energy modeling, life cycle assessment and resilience
  • Provide technical support and guidance on sustainability related concepts, strategies and design, such as site-related issues, stormwater management, rainwater/greywater harvesting, water use reduction, envelope thermal performance, high efficiency building system, renewable systems, waste management, material selection, thermal comfort, ventilation and indoor air quality, daylighting, health and wellness
  • Collaborate with client staff, client principals, architects, engineers, contractors, industry representatives and construction trades
  • Develop clear and concise written, visually compelling, reports that demonstrate understanding of the client’s needs and objectives and clearly convey technical information and recommendations to meet those objectives
  • Contribute to proposals and client management activities
  • Provide technical leadership to both internal and external teams
  • Contribute to the knowledge and professional development of employees in the group, providing mentorship as required


  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in at least one of Architecture, Planning, Mechanical, Electrical or Building Systems Engineering, or Building Sustainability.
  • LEED AP with specialty in good standing (BD+C preferred, in addition, O+M or ID+C an asset)
  • WELL AP, Passive House, Envision an asset
  • Experience with corporate sustainability reporting and life-cycle assessment an asset
  • Proven experience (4+ years) providing technical leadership and service delivery in sustainability consulting
  • Familiarity and knowledge of energy efficient and low-carbon technologies and strategies
  • Previous design, construction or project management experience on new construction projects with important sustainability targets an asset
  • Proven experience working with and managing the interaction between design teams and sustainability
  • Thorough understanding of construction drawings and specifications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Skills and Other Desired Traits

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/work successfully with small teams and to collaborate with and support others for team success
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects to deliver exceptional client service on time and on budget
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with high- profile customers, owners, property managers, design and construction teams
  • Exceptional problem solving, critical thinking and independent decision-making skills
  • Self-directed and self-motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Curious, energetic and innovative with a desire to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally within a supportive environment

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your cover letter, resume and compensation expectations to Please include “Project Manager: Sustainability” in the email subject line.