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Senior Program Manager - Sustainability


Montreal, Quebec, CA Victoria, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Req ID:  28953
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Finance
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to lead and integrate sustainability and environmental initiatives in our operations, strategic planning and decision making at TELUS?

Join our growing team

The TELUS Sustainability and Environment Team collaborates with many internal and external stakeholders, including customers, investors, suppliers, NGOs and team members to ensure environmental, and ESG considerations more broadly, are embedded into our strategic planning, policy development, and operational practices and procedures. Additionally, our team leads our National Sustainability Council as well as several stakeholder engagement activities to help inform our strategic focus and prioritization, including identifying emerging global and local ESG risks and opportunities. We are seeking an individual with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset and approach, a track record of successfully leading and implementing company-wide programs and projects. Experience in multi-stakeholder and cross functional leadership as well as environmental subject matter expertise combined with a passion for caring for our planet is essential.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we will accomplish together:

As a Senior Program Manager - Sustainability, you will be part of a high profile portfolio reporting to the Director, Sustainability & Environment.

Through your collaborative and programmatic approach you will: lead TELUS’ innovative National Sustainability Council, helping to integrate sustainability considerations into our strategic planning, decision making and operations while leading a team of approximately 20 team members spending 5-10% of their working time on Council responsibilities; consistently identify sustainability risks and opportunities, introduce new and innovative ideas, solve problems, and leverage your networking and influence skills to execute on projects and programs.

You will bring expertise to help develop and lead formal stakeholder engagement activities and provide analysis to inform recommendations for sustainability and ESG strategies to senior leadership. French language skills are very valuable for this role. 

If you thrive in a fast-paced, high-performance environment and are looking to contribute to a highly engaged team culture where there are ongoing opportunities to learn, then we’d love to hear from you!


Here's How:



You are the missing piece of the puzzle if:


  • You are known for having strong business and financial acumen and a proven ability to synthesize business results into actionable insights
  • You excel in developing KPIs and action plans to integrate environmental aspects into existing or new processes 
  • You are known for taking a collaborative, integrated work style with a reputation that makes cross-functional teams want to work with you
  • You have excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to handle multiple initiatives and prioritize effectively
  • You thrive in ambiguous situations, demonstrating structured thinking/processes to simplify complex problems, and recommend a clear path forward
  • You are able to influence inside and outside your immediate team, as well as with external commercial, NGO and academic partners
  • You have expertise in managing environmental and social impacts through policies, sustainable procurement, compensation and conservation efforts
  • You are inquisitive, curious and not afraid to try different approaches to solve a problem and leverage best practices from other business units


Great to haves:


  • Bilingual French and English a strong asset
  • Bachelor's degree; relevant Master’s degree or equivalent in education and experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years of strategy, planning, and execution experience with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced program and project management skills (PMP desired) with a proven track record
  • Advanced communication skills and strong financial acumen
  • An understanding of environmental and biodiversity issues
  • Experience in strategic development and implementation 



A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

2021 engagement score

Team members worldwide

# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.