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EPFL Job: Responsible Digitalization Project Manager

The EPFL Sustainability Unit is seeking applications for a Responsible digitalization Project Manager, for a one-year renewable contract to start as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is June 24th.

This position As part of the EPFL Sustainability Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for initiating the responsible digital transformation of the school, in collaboration with the EcoCloud Center. The objective is to draw up a general inventory and implement a strategy to reduce the environmental and social footprint of digital technology in the institution.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Define and implement the digital sobriety strategy, in collaboration with the relevant departments and the EcoCloud center (for server, data center and computing system aspects):
  • Contribute to the comprehensive analysis of the environmental impacts of digital technology at EPFL
  • Define and organize the planification of reduction measures
  • Support faculties and services concerned in the implementation of these measures
  • Contribute to the design and deployment of specific measures to extend IT equipment life
  • Monitor the impact reduction through performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Implement awareness campaigns and internal training in digital sobriety for various target publics
  • Monitor and support the concerned departments in their reflection on the videoconferencing optimization
  • Coordinate working groups
  • Ensure that sustainability criteria are taken into account in all processes
  • Participate in the implementation of the laboratory CO2 emissions calculator developed by EPFL and its adaptation to the different research specificities
  • Support laboratories that wish to use the CO2 calculator and implement reduction measures


Profile :

  • University or HES Master’s level, in environmental sciences, sustainability or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management, ideally related to digital issues
  • Strong interest in digital issues
  • Expertise in life cycle assessment (OpenLCA software, Simapro…) and in digital carbon impact assessment a plus
  • Animation of digital collage and climate fresk a plus
  • Excellent writing, analytical and synthesis skills
  • Enjoy teamwork and networking
  • Organized, methodical, autonomous, the person must be able to make proposals
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to listen
  • French and English fluent
  • Ideally, basic knowledge of the typical architecture of cloud systems (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.


Please visit the EPFL website to apply.