Sustainability Consultant
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
há 5 dias

Job ID 69519 Posted 30-May-2022 Service line Advisory Segment Role type Full-time Areas of Interest Consulting Location(s) Lisbon - Lisboa - Portugal

Do you want to be part of a new future for real estate, where buildings are designed, built, and managed in a responsible way, respecting both People and Planet?

If you are passioned about buildings, conscious about the challenges that Climate Change represent for the real estate business, and you think you can make a difference towards a more resilient and future-proof sector, then you should join CBRE’s Sustainability team!

CBRE Portugal is looking for a Sustainability Consultant to grow our team of dedicated professionals to ESG and Sustainability Services.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals, with personal interest for ESG agenda and capable of working in different work environments.

Our EMEA Sustainability team includes 100+ specialists across 10 countries. We work with owners, occupiers and investors and provide advice to help improve performance and productivity, enhance reputation, and reduce risk.

Role Purpose

The purpose of this position is to support delivery of Sustainability and ESG Services, to clients in Portugal, supporting our Property Management team.

The EMEA Sustainability Consultancy is part of our Strategic Advisory line of business and is currently working with several high-profile clients with design and implementation of sustainability strategies, sustainability reporting and compliance, varying between single subject consulting projects to large change management engagements.

You will work in close collaboration within the wider sustainability and property management team and your client contacts to ensure that each client has access to best-in-class strategic advice on how to approach sustainability.

The focus will be on :

  • Managing asset level Sustainability initiatives and programmes.
  • Facilitating implementation of various types of Sustainability related measures and engagements.
  • Supporting and often managing our clients’ certification systems and reporting responsibilities.
  • The Sustainability Consultant will have responsibility for sustainability services primarily for CBRE’s Property Management business but will also contribute to our wider activities.

    We look for candidates with a general understanding of the challenges for the Real Estate, in the face of the global movement and regulatory changes around Climate Change, helping our clients driving more responsible and resilient assets.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Embed principles of sustainable property management across the Property Management business.
  • Manage delivery of Property Management client requirements around sustainability including :
  • a) Developing strategies and setting sustainability targets in collaboration with the Property Management teams.

    b) Identifying sustainability improvement projects and initiatives in managed properties and portfolios.

    c) Identify and implement energy conservation measurements to achieve energy and cost savings.

    d) Coordinating the delivery of energy, water, and waste reporting.

    e) Monitoring sustainability standards, KPIs and targets.

    f) Design and deliver energy and water efficiency projects, including renewable energy.

    g) Implement carbon monitoring tools in our clients’ portfolios.

    h) Provide expert advisory to design teams of new construction, renovation, or fit-out projects.

    i) Assisting with the delivery of environmental and green building and wellbeing certifications in our managed buildings (e.

    g., LEED, BREEAM in Use, WELL or similar).

    j) Advising on the implementation and management of green lease clauses.

    k) Liaising with procurement teams to ensure sustainability is built into the procurement process and requirements.

    l) Contributing to creative community and tenant engagement initiatives.

    m) Providing data and reporting to industry benchmarks and initiatives (e.g., GRESB).

    n) Engaging with client representatives to report on progress, successes, and challenges.

    o) Deliver sustainability services for CBRE’s broader client base.

    Other Duties

  • Business development initiatives such as presentations, pitches, preparing marketing materials and relevant technical documents such as case studies or benchmarking analysis.
  • Build relationships and identify opportunities for clients to benefit from our knowledge in a wide range of areas.
  • Collaborate with our Research team, working with key information and data, contributing to the creation of business insights and for the thought leadership of the company.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation, service development and cross-selling services.
  • Communicate with the wider EMEA Sustainability team, including contribution to regional initiatives and requirements.
  • Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced information management skills, including use of online data platforms.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to manage multiple assignments.
  • Ability to coordinate projects and programmes that require input from multiple clients, colleagues, and supplier staff.
  • Ability to manage internal and external client expectations including on agreed scopes of work.
  • Detail-oriented : strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven team environment.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency both in Portuguese and in English.
  • Education and Experience

  • University degree in science, math, architecture, engineering, or other technical disciplines.
  • 5+ years of working experience in the sustainability consultancy advisory, energy management industry, green building industry or facilities management, including demonstrated expertise.
  • Knowledge of voluntary and mandatory schemes and certifications and questionnaires (GRESB, green building and wellbeing certifications).
  • Knowledge on the application of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics such as carbon accounting, decarbonization pathways, ESG ratings, reporting, sustainable investing, etc.
  • will be considered a plus.

  • Green building or wellbeing accreditations will be considered a plus.
  • The candidate must have the personal qualities to demonstrate potential for further advancement, including drive, commitment, self-initiation of activity, client service perspective and lateral thinking.

    The ability to work as part of a team is essential.

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