Senior Specialist, Sustainability Services | Awards & Certifications Division

May 16, 2024

The Senior Specialist, Sustainability Services will be part of our Awards & Certifications division and will be responsible for facilitating green building certification and award projects to assist our clients meet their environmental directives.

You’ll be working alongside a collaborative and empowering team surrounded by industry experts in delivering environmental solutions to a wide array of clients. We are seeking a person that is also excited by our purpose and growing their career. The successful candidate will be a driven, self-motivated individual with green building certification knowledge. This position reports to the division Manager and is based out of our head office in Toronto, Ontario. This role also offers flexible working hours and work remote.

Who we are:

CD SONTER is a team passionate about real environmental progress. We believe in a culture of excellence, the value of lasting relationships, and giving back to the community. Our specialty is bringing to life positive change in the property management world and, for over 30 years, we have helped clients implement sustainable solutions across North America.

What you will do:

  • Facilitate sustainability and environmental awards and certifications projects (e.g. BOMA BEST, Fitwel)
  • Provide regular updates/communication to the division Manager confirming project status, successes, and challenges
  • Write proficient award submissions, which highlight the client’s initiatives for optimum certification results
  • Prepare clients for onsite verification meetings and lead client presentations
  • Ensure all projects are completed accurately and on-schedule
  • Address any project-related issues and provide solutions
  • Conduct energy, water, and indoor air quality audits
  • Conduct stakeholder engagement events when required
  • Identify any opportunities to further enhance processes and best practices

What you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Environment, or related field
  • 2-3+ years sustainability consulting experience
  • 1-2+ years experience facilitating Green Building Certifications (e.g., BOMA BEST, Fitwel)
  • Knowledge of ASHRAE Level I Energy & Water Audits and Indoor Air Quality Assessments is an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; able to interact well with diverse groups of people
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills; thrives in environments managing multiple projects
  • Takes a well-ordered and logical approach when analyzing problems, organizing work, and planning action
  • Available to travel locally and nationally when required
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset

What we have to offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time position 
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan 
  • Flexible schedule and work remote days 
  • Professional development and career advancement 
  • Paid wellness days 
  • Paid sick days/personal days 
  • Home office reimbursement program 
  • Volunteering program 
  • Company events and social activities 
  • Sustainability culture throughout the company 
  • BOMA BEST Sustainable Workplaces Certified office 

If you feel that this position could be a good fit for you then we would love to hear from you! Please email your cover letter and resume to 

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are proud members of the following organizations

As a leader in our industry, CD Sonter’s specialty is bringing to life positive change in the property management world. We partner with properties to deliver results, move their business forward and help our clients shine as champions of sustainability.

-Louis Dodaro, Managing Director, CD Sonter Ltd.

Building certifications and awards improve and enhance marketability, occupant recruitment, retention rates, and relations with the community. Our Awards & Certifications Team is a group of overachievers, and we pride ourselves on always delivering exceptional results. Our above and beyond services make the process as easy as possible for our clients so they can accomplish their goals in the areas that matter most – sustainability, occupant health and wellness, and overall excellence in building performance.

-Nichole Bonner, Director, Sustainability Services

“You can't manage what you don’t measure” – that’s what a waste audit provides to a business. Our systematic, objective and industry leading methodology has helped our clients set true performance targets, improve waste management practices and uncover cost saving opportunities.

-Michael Su, Director, Sustainability Services

Occupant buy-in and participation are some of the most critical factors in the success of your site’s sustainability programming. It’s important to engage employees and tenants in a meaningful way - building a culture of trust and allowing them to feel a sense of ownership in your property’s performance.

-Gillian Hrycko, Manager, Occupant Engagement Services

As independent consultants we are in a unique position to be able to provide impartial assessments of the waste and recycling systems, assisting our clients to develop efficient and successful waste management strategies.

-Joseph Smillie, Technical Director, Sustainability Services