Energy Efficiency Manager


The resource efficiency manager is a critical role at Data4 to ensure leading practices in terms of environmental impact and sustainability across all sites. To ensure future datacenters growth, it is critical to demonstrate excellent track record and very high engagement to reduce resource usage while keeping customer service quality. The Energy Efficiency Manager, Global is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to optimize resource usage, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce environmental footprint across Data4 data centers in Europe. This role requires a deep understanding of sustainable practices, technological advancements, and industry trends.

Within the DC operations department, the Energy Efficiency Manager defines Data4 efficiency initiatives regarding the use of electricity, water, refrigerant gases, and other related resources. They drive the execution of the approved initiatives in partnership with the local data center operations teams through project sponsoring or occasionally direct project management. They ensure consistent approaches including processes and tools across all sites and will encourage best practices sharing across countries. They consolidate program results and measure achievements against objectives.

They also report resource efficiency initiatives to global customers, regulatory bodies and investors, leveraging digital tools to ensure quality and standardized reporting. They ensure that Data4 operational practices comply with upcoming regulations such as the European Energy Efficiency Directive; in order to ensure full compliance the Energy Efficiency Manager, Global carries out gap analysis, build improvement plans and engage with authorities on norms or directives improvements.

They act as subject matter expert (SME) on energy management certification like ISO 50001 or other similar norms. They propagate the Data4 resource efficiency culture across all stakeholders internally and advocate for it in external ecosystems.

The role can be based in Marcoussis (France), Alcobendas (Spain), Cornaredo (Italy) or Jawczyce (Poland).


Strategic Planning:

  • Collaborate with senior management to define resource efficiency goals and align them with the organization’s overall sustainability objectives.
  • Develop a long-term vision for resource optimization, considering factors such as energy consumption, water usage, waste management, and materials sourcing
  • Implement new efficiency regulations impacting energy, refrigerant or water consumption in existing DCs (inputs for technical retrofits)
  • Lead ISO 50001 compliance and related continuous improvement action plan
  • Support Public relations and policy teams in regulatory monitoring and discussions

Data Center Operations:

  • Liaise with design & construction (D&C) and feed back D&C with data centers operational data to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Implement best practices for cooling, power distribution, and equipment utilization.
  • Monitor energy consumption and identify areas for improvement.

Renewable Energy Integration:

  • Explore opportunities to transition data centers to renewable energy sources (e.g., solar, wind, hydro).
  • Collaborate with energy providers and evaluate power purchase agreements (PPAs) for clean energy procurement.

Circular Economy Initiatives:

  • Promote circular economy principles within the organization.
  • Encourage recycling, reuse, and responsible disposal of materials.
  • Explore innovative ways to extend the lifespan of data center equipment.

Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including IT, facilities, and sustainability departments.
  • Engage with external partners, industry associations, and regulatory bodies to stay informed about resource efficiency trends.

Metrics and Reporting:

  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) related to resource efficiency.
  • Regularly track and report progress toward goals.
  • Provide data-driven insights to guide decision-making.

Education and Training:

  • Conduct training sessions for employees on resource conservation practices.
  • Raise awareness about the importance of sustainability within the organization.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks related to resource scarcity, regulatory changes, or supply chain disruptions.
  • Develop contingency plans to mitigate these risks.


Education and experience

  • 8+ year experience in similar position or in resource efficiency programs operations, with background in an industrial and/or large scale assets type of environments or design and engineering companies
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Proven experience in resource efficiency, sustainability, or environmental management.
  • Familiar with data center operations, infrastructure, and technologies.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • Certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Familiar with ISO 14001 and ISO 50001
  • Fluent English (C1) mandatory
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Energy Engineering or equivalent experience is a plus

Technical skills


  • In-depth understanding of efficiency metrics like PUE, WUE, CUE
  • In-depth understanding of mechanical design and cooling operations
  • Understanding of energy relation regulations, and industry best practices
  • Knowledge of datacenters designs including electrical and mechanical most common designs


  • Project management professional certification
  • Experience in people management
  • Experience in public relations and relations with legislators and regulatory bodies
  • Experience in increasing operational teams’ involvement through training initiatives, knowledge-sharing, and skill development programs

Soft skills

  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex technical and regulatory information clearly to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Capacity to embark and align several teams to a group approach and ensure consistent execution (reporting and project management) across countries
  • Natural curiosity to always anticipate new market practices and/or new upcoming regulatory requirements
  • Capacity and experience in corporate structuration : capacity to define new processes and new ways of working to ensure productivity and quality of the outputs
  • Analytical mindset and strong problem-solving skills to diagnose and help resolve complex issues
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, technologies, and project requirements
  • Effective project management skills
  • Skills in developing and implementing evangelisation and training programs related to ressource efficiency programs