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Sustainability Advisor

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Last update 16.07.2024
THE ROLE
The purpose of this role is to advise clients on their ESG & sustainability requirements, for both existing clients and advising on the generation of new opportunities. The role encompasses net zero carbon, occupier engagement, building certifications, legislative compliance and wellbeing. The successful candidate will feel empowered to work directly with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external to deliver on key objectives agreed with our clients.
The ESG & Sustainability team sit within Property Management and are looking to expand its client base, whilst also providing efficient, innovative and comprehensive services to our clients. This role would suit a high-energy, creative, and people-based personality passionate about delivering real-world sustainability impact.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To drive innovation and efficiency within our team.
  • To identify and obtain new client opportunities from existing Property Management clients.
  • To lead on GRESB reporting across our client base, overseeing data collection, methods of doing so, timeframes for completion and clearly identifying how reporting is completed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • To lead on our regional delivery of services, focussing on portfolio client requirements, completing a GAP analysis of opportunities and presenting a strategy of implementation.
  • To lead on ensuring our occupier engagement services are best in class, identifying areas to improve and enhance each service.
  • To assist with the development and implementation of transformative sustainability strategies across aspects including net zero carbon, community impact, tenant engagement, green infrastructure, green travel, and wellbeing.
  • Fostering partnerships with, and a community amongst, occupiers (our ‘Customers’) by developing a strategic alignment around sustainability focus areas with a view to deliver maximum sustainability impact.
  • Be a change-maker in the development of sustainability best practice, by identifying solutions for clients and proactively seeking diversification benefits for clients.
  • Work in tandem with client delivery team and sustainability business function to project manage and deliver various programmes of work. Likewise, supporting the production of various internal and external data reporting requirements/outputs; for example, corporate annual reporting and internal performance management reporting.
  • Contribute to Sustainability team best practice via maintenance, development, communication and implementation thereof.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful candidate should have a holistic knowledge of sustainability in real estate, be a change-maker, and have excellent programme management skills with the determination to deliver a market leading sustainability programme.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A good amount of knowledge/experience within a sustainability discipline / consultancy. Experience specifically within sustainable real estate an advantage.
  • Holds or working towards a professional qualification within Sustainability and ESG, Engineering or Environment.

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS

  • Customer orientated; excellent communicator and presenter with an ability to develop lasting and effective relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Background of effective client relationship management and an evident passion for Sustainability.
  • Proven success with collaborating and influencing teams / clients to deliver results with a strong attention to detail and produces work to a high, consistent and accurate level.
  • Experience of working with sustainability data, including knowledge of energy, water, waste & carbon to prepare findings reports and presentations.
  • Fully able to coordinate inflows of ESG data and initiatives for reporting via client specified SaaS (Sustainability software as a Service) platform
  • Excellent time management to suit a proficient and highly motivated and able multi-tasker, who is competent at delivering work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Completely IT literate with high level of competence in Microsoft Excel
  • Industry awareness of organisations, polices and frameworks such as BBP, UKGBC and related themes not limited to net zero carbon and social impact
  • Experience of engaging with and influencing clients challenging subjects such as net zero carbon buildings, circular economy, building energy performance and optimisation is an advantage.
  • Experience in social value strategy/measurement, Net Zero strategy, GRESB and Green Building Certifications would be an advantage.
We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:
  • Heath & Leisure: Private medical cover, 25 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work 
  • Financial:  Pension, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance,  interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice 
BNP Paribas Real Estate is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

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