This Sustainability Associate position is supported through an innovative partnership between Puget Sound Energy and Strategic Energy Innovations. Aimed at addressing the myriad of energy and environmental sustainability initiatives, this Fellowship model presents a distinct opportunity to shape energy efficiencies and sustainability practices across sectors and institutional roles.
At the core of this program is developing the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability in higher education settings. Roles in sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including project management, data analytics and community development. In addition to the Climate Corps training and professional certificate, this position offers professional development opportunities designed to help provide the range of skills necessary to execute sustainable programs or practices.
The candidate will work on pressing climate and sustainability problems and be relied upon to work toward replicable solutions. A customized mix of on the job training, field work and class time will help the Fellow hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a marked difference in their community.
Projects may include, but not limited to:
• Create a utility/energy usage dashboard reporting tool utilizing previously collected Kitsap Bank facility data.
• Evaluate all current Kitsap Bank facility locations for energy efficiency and create a priority list for retrofit and solarization projects based on payback metrics and ROI.
Research and Data Analysis:
• Create a process to be used for routine updating and dashboard reporting of Kitsap Bank’s carbon footprint.
• Work with Commercial Relationship Managers to perform an efficiency improvement/retrofit analysis for lending customers.