Profession ICT environmental manager

ICT environmental managers know the green ICT legal framework, understand the role of the ICT network configurations in the economy and energy resources deployment and evaluate the impact of CO2 footprint of each ICT resource in the organisation's network. They plan and manage the implementation of environmental strategies for ICT networks and systems by conducting applied research, developing organisational policy, and devising strategies to meet sustainability targets. They ensure that the whole organisation uses ICT resources in a way that is as friendly as possible for the environment.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Green computing

    The use of ICT systems in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner, such as the implementation of energy-efficient servers and central processing units (CPUs), reduction of resources and correct disposal of e-waste.

  • ICT market

    The processes, stakeholders and the dynamics of the chain of goods and services in the ICT market sector.

  • Cost management

    The process of planning, monitoring and adjusting the expenses and revenues of a business in order to achieve cost efficiency and capability.

  • Hardware materials

    The characteristics, applications and environmental effects of materials used to develop hardware.

  • Environmental management monitors

    The hardware and equipment suitable for measurement and live monitoring of environmental parameters.

  • Waste management

    The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.

  • Product life-cycle

    The management of the life-cycle of a product from the development stages to the market entry and market removal.

Skills

  • Report on environmental issues

    Compile environmental reports and communicate on issues. Inform the public or any interested parties in a given context on relevant recent developments in the environment, forecasts on the future of the environment, and any problems and possible solutions.

  • Manage ICT project

    Plan, organize, control and document procedures and resources, such as human capital, equipment and mastery, in order to achieve specific goals and objectives related to ICT systems, services or products, within specific constraints, such as scope, time, quality and budget.

  • Ensure compliance with company regulations

    Guarantee that employees' activities follow company regulations, as implemented through client and corporate guidelines, directives, policies and programmes.

  • Analyse environmental data

    Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

  • Provide cost benefit analysis reports

    Prepare, compile and communicate reports with broken down cost analysis on the proposal and budget plans of the company. Analyse the financial or social costs and benefits of a project or investment in advance over a given period of time.

  • Perform security vulnerability assessments

    Execute types of security testing, such as network penetration testing, wireless testing, code reviews, wireless and/or firewall assessments in accordance with industry-accepted methods and protocols to identify and analyse potential vulnerabilities.

  • Carry out environmental audits

    Use equipment to measure various environmental parameters in order to identify environmental problems and investigate manners in which they can be resolved, perform inspections in order to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.

  • Develop environmental policy

    Develop an organisational policy on sustainable development and compliance with environmental legislation in line with policy mechanisms used in the field of environmental protection.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Conduct environmental surveys

    Conduct surveys in order to collect information for analysis and management of environmental risks within an organisation or in a wider context.

  • Ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations

    Implement and monitor company procedures for the collection, transport and disposal of waste, in compliance with all regulations and legal requirements.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

Optional knowledge and skills

ict power consumption coordinate technological activities develop ict workflow systems development life-cycle apply procurement network management system tools emergent technologies design computer network maintain internal communication systems outsourcing strategy coach employees crowdsourcing strategy promote environmental awareness ict infrastructure give live presentation insourcing strategy train employees embedded systems