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Sustainability and Energy Manager

Job Number:  65693
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bowling Green, KENTUCKY, US, 42103

Work Style: 



Job Number: 65693 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Bowling Green Metalforming 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

About the Role

Oversee, execute and manage our Energy and Sustainability Programs through direct, diverse, energy-focused continuous improvement and capital endeavors while tracking and communicating savings at Bowling Green Metalforming.  Responsible for supervising project expenses and ensuring timely delivery of project objectives.  This role demands a proactive mindset and a proven dedication to ongoing enhancements.  The Sustainability and Energy Manager:

  • Will report to the highest level (GM or AGM or similar position) at division.
  • Will lead a cross-functional team to handle all energy related activities in a divison. 
  • Will adhere to the Magna Net-Zero Carbon Playbook.
  • Is the contact person for energy-relevant topics across the division.
  • Creates transparency with regard to energy and sustainability goals.
  • Reviews energy related performance indicators (KPI) within the division. 
  • Champion of Mafact 6.10 Energy reduction aspects within the organization.

Your Responsibilities

Energy Management/Sustainability

  • Determination of savings opportunities 
  • Carrying out profitability calculations for energy-saving projects 
  • Continuous improvement of energy efficiency and reduction of energy demand through technical or organizational measures (process, plant, system optimization) 
  • Use of renewable energy sources if possible 
  • Determination and utilization of all possible fundings and reduction potentials 
  • Initiate awareness-raising activities (training, demonstrations) for the staff 
  • Take responsibility for Energy Compliance at the division (current legislation in energy law) 
  • Take responsibility of education regarding energy management
  • Create and oversee the implementation of short and long-term projects and strategies that increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and minimize unnecessary consumption.
  • Manage various energy related continuous improvement and capital projects.
  • Submit formal documentation and status updates for all current projects, regular utility consumption data reports and documentation of results for completed projects.
  • Present energy-related recommendations to management teams. 
  • Maintain all required documentation relating to projects. 

Energy Monitoring and Cost Planning

  • Determination and recording of operational energy consumption and energy costs (natural gas, electricity, heat, compressed air, water, welding gas, e.g.) 
  • Preparation of consumption data for controlling for budget compilation (cost planning) 
  • Ongoing plausibility check of consumption data via monitoring system (including non-production time) 
  • Detection of optimization potentials through the energy monitoring system 
  • Perform energy and media cost planning
  • Implement energy-related cost-saving measures with support of developers.
  • Work with BGM Maintenance, Facility and Environmental teams to develop and implement these measures.
  • Prepare RFQ for all new projects. 
  • Support budget creation, manage energy budget spending, project energy savings, and identify the goals for each project.

Mafact Energy Reduction

  • Conduct Monthly Energy Team Meeting 
  • Monthly HSELinx Metrix entries of energy data and Sustainability projects (former energy projects) 
  • Monthly update of HSELinx Global Energy Project Tracker 
  • Monthly update Mafact Energy Board 
  • Organization of Energy Walks / Treasure Hunts 
  • Take responsibility to reach Mafact 6.10 target score
  • Prepare analytical reports and read outs summarizing energy usage and savings through Magna’s Energy Portals
  • Support Lean Manufacturing requirements and audits as defined by Management team.  


  • Benchmark of new / existing energy efficiency measures at other Magna plants or suppliers respectively
  • Examination of innovative technologies / processes, the use of which sustainably promote the areas of the division in terms of energy demand 
  • Stay in contact with other Energy Champions of Magna as well as with your Regional Global Energy Lead
  • Follow and comply with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e., IATF16949, ISO14001, ISO45001)
  • Understand, promote, and live by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
  • Adhere to BGM’s core values, integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness, and loyalty.
  • Sourcing out financial incentives and preparing and submitting applications.
  • Perform other energy related duties as required.

Who we are looking for


  • Degree in Energy/Sustainability Management and or a minimum of 3 years of related experience required in energy project management, or industrial facilities management required.
  • Experience analyzing energy operational data such as electricity, gas, water and able to draw conclusions leading to improvement opportunities is required. 
  • Proven ability to complete a wide array of energy projects.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing and plant automation is preferred.
  • Experience in an automotive manufacturing facility is preferred. 
  • Experience with process improvement and process equipment such as Compressors, Chillers, MUAs, Flow meters and Commercial & Industrial Building HVAC systems is preferred
  • Knowledge of electrical systems preferred.
  • Capable of interpreting all types of schematics and drawings.
  • Effective leadership skills and ability to motivate a team.
  • Good organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Appropriate presentation skills for customer interface 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality.
  • Educating the team on energy reduction and sustainability.
  • Ensuring energy reduction/sustainability topics are visible on the floor and in common areas.
  • Report out, in plantwide meetings, energy and sustainability topics. 
  • Other duties as assigned by Leadership.

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision
401K - matching
Paid vacation
Paid holidays
Employee profit sharing
Employee appreciation events
On-site cafeterias

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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