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Manager, CRE ESG Programs - RE Tech Advisors

Falls Church, VA, USA ● Virtual Req #250
Monday, May 23, 2022
RE Tech Advisors, a Legence company

RE Tech Advisors is a growing woman-led business that operates at the intersection of sustainability and buildings. We serve real estate and private equity investment clients with over $1 trillion under management, as well as major government agencies including the Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By joining the team at RE Tech Advisors, you will work closely with industry leaders who are driving national and global sustainability trends. Our clients are on the cutting edge of sustainability and real estate management, which is exactly where you want to be to realize your own personal growth objectives.
Are you looking for an opportunity to use your passion for commercial real estate, sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies to support national and international clients?  We have the role for you!

RE Tech Advisors is currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and passionate Manager, CRE ESG Programs to support several leading real estate investor clients. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing ESG advisory firm to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. This is a leadership position within RE Tech and the commercial real estate industry, responsible for the ESG success of numerous clients.  If you have worked in a consulting firm on ESG and sustainability and have had some experience with client management and task delegation, or if you have had program management experience in an unrelated field and have transitioned into ESG or Sustainability field, this may be the position for you.
We prefer the position to be based out of our headquarters office in Tysons Corner, VA; however, we will consider qualified remote candidates. RE Tech supports a hybrid work model with flexible work schedules that include a mix of in office and work from home. 

Who we are
RE Tech Advisors is a growing, woman-led business of over 80 ESG professionals. We deliver results at the intersection of engineering, technology, and sustainability.  RE Tech is proud to have many progressive and ambitious clients including commercial real estate portfolios, private equity investors, federal agencies, and manufacturing companies. By joining the team at RE Tech Advisors, you will work closely with industry leaders who are driving national and global sustainability initiatives -- which is exactly where you want to be to realize your own professional growth objectives.  
RE Tech Advisors is committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer m/w/iwd/pv. We encourage diversity and offer inclusiveness and equal opportunities during every stage of our hiring process and in employment. We pride ourselves on the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce. Having a diverse workforce gives us a competitive advantage that brings us a wider pool of talent and greater insight into the diverse needs of our clients. We cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion by making individuals feel welcomed and able to do their best day in and day out.
As a federal government contractor, we must follow the federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements. As such, all RE Tech employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by RE Tech.

Job Requirements 
  • Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree (Concentration in Energy Resources, Sustainability, Business, or related field).
  • 6-14 years of work experience, of which at least 3-4 in a related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience managing programs, people management, and/or administrative tasks such as overseeing work, motivating staff, setting goals, providing feedback, or managing budgets.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated client/relationship management experience, and a talent for problem solving and fostering long-term client relationships.
  • Experience supporting the development and administration of successful sustainability, ESG, energy and/or emissions reduction programs across multiple building portfolios.
  • Experience in sustainability strategies and energy efficiency technologies for existing buildings.
  • Possess a deep understanding of analytical measures and be able to direct the writing of reports to include details and summaries that identify and recommend operational best practices, with a focus on low and no cost strategies.
  • Familiarity with industry reporting frameworks such as GRESB, CDP, UN PRI, or TCFD.
  • Experience managing junior team members to complete tasks on client projects on time and within budgeted time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to lead portions of internal and client meetings.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced consulting environment, to ensure client and internal needs are being met in a timely manner.
  • Possess sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Ability to manage up, down, and across the organization, as well as outside clients and vendors.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude. Ability to manage challenging interpersonal situations, including employee and client relationships.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, programs, and priorities at the same time.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing landscape and client needs, being able to pivot and adjust priorities and approaches.
  • An understanding of the importance of continuous learning, self-awareness, owning mistakes and continuous improvement.
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Work with ESG Director and multiple RE Tech teams to lead multiple environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs for our real estate investment management clients.
  • Contribute to strategy development and implementation of client programs that include a range of program components to include, but not limited to:
    • Utility data collection, benchmarking and tracking in EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager tool, as well as client third party data management providers.
    • Monitor, track, and report on property performance (energy, water, and waste).
    • Identification and deployment of appropriate energy efficiency and sustainability measures, to include low and no cost strategies as well as CapEx projects.
    • Third party reporting, such as GRESB, CDP, and GHG inventories as well as CSR and ESG reports.
  • Lead program implementation including program design, securing client buy-in and approval, tracking, execution, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, program evaluation and refinement.
  • Build and maintain key customer relationships to create opportunities for both short- and long-term client growth. Visit client sites as needed to meet with the client or assist with overseeing work of our project team.
  • Actively engage in strategic analysis, planning, and execution on client program activities.
  • Direct, oversee, and support your project team working on client engagements.
  • Regularly review client deliverables for quality control and budget accountability, ensuring the work is accurate, on time, on budget and meets the client’s needs. Correct the work of junior team members and provide feedback. 
  • Train and mentor one or more direct reports. Successful candidates may take on direct supervisor responsibilities in this role depending on past experience or demonstrated ability. Contribute to junior team members’ performance development and review process. Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to develop their skills and achieve career goals.
  • Learn all aspects of consulting contracts and proposals and begin to manage these processes under the oversight of senior team members, including marketing, scope development, proposal writing and budgeting, project execution, budget tracking, and supervision of staff.
  • Support review of employee time and project invoicing. 
  • Perform all other duties as needed and assigned.
Additional desired skills and experience (Specify in your cover letter and application if you have experience in one or more of the areas listed below.):
  • Knowledge or insight into business drivers and material ESG aspects that improve business, investment, and real estate financial performance.
  • Experience or awareness of greenhouse gas inventories and carbon management strategies, including carbon neutrality or net zero programs.
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy financing, including financing mechanisms, major players, and market trends.
  • Experience in community (and/or tenant) engagement, diversity, equity, or inclusion strategies, or other programs aligned with improving community relations and social outcomes among real estate stakeholders. 
Physical Requirements
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. 
No sponsorship is available for this position.
Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health and Welfare
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Employee assistance program
Personal Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Jury duty
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

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