ESG Manager

Lewis Davey are delighted to be working with a leading real estate firm. This is an exciting opportunity for an ESG manager to work on a prestigious ESG London real estate asset that stretches across the skyline.

The role sits in the ESG team within a Property Management Division, focussing on delivering the ESG strategy for the division and supporting surveyors and site teams with ESG best practice implementation.

The role will support site-based property management teams in improving asset-level sustainability performance, lead on strategic deliverables, and support Surveyors and Client Relationship Managers with growing strong client relationships.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

The successful candidate should have a holistic knowledge of environmental, social and corporate governance, sustainability issues, and trends for the built environment.

An ESG Manager will be required to undertake (including but not limited to);

• Manage, maintain, develop, communicate and implement the Sustainability Standards, ensuring the requirements of the standards evolve and progress.

• Produce tools and resources for the site teams to use in order to achieve the Sustainability Standards requirements.

• Assess and monitor the sector’s sustainability performance at asset level, advising on priorities and on the implementation of interventions, benchmarking properties using the asset-type Sustainability Standards.

• Promote and enable a culture of improvement, encouraging and motivating property management teams to go above and beyond the minimum sustainability standards.

• Attend meetings with internal and external stakeholders, share data and promote innovation.

• Understand our clients ESG requirements and help translate this to site level engagement and extraction of data.

• Develop and deliver training materials, tenant engagement and communications.

• Produce case studies and marketing materials demonstrating team and asset level success. Share and encourage best practice within the sector and the company as a whole.

• Support, manage, drive, coordinate and champion new innovations in ESG and sustainability which may include template development, process improvements, quality and accuracy improvements, technology opportunities and case study promotion.

• Provide general sustainability support on environmental legislation, sustainability reporting, tenant engagement, ISO14001 & ISO50001, EPC/EPC Plus & MEES, health & wellbeing, waste management, travel planning, social value and biodiversity (referring where necessary to the team).

• Support assets undergoing assessments as necessary, potentially including BREEAM Refurbishment, SKA, NABERS, WELL, Fitwel, etc.

• Communicate through formal presentations and informal interactions.

• Produce written reports to a high standard.

• Develop in-depth knowledge of the services, and where appropriate make referrals.


Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

• Strong attention to detail and produces work to a high, consistent and accurate standard.

• Ability to independently prepare findings reports and presentations, and to identify new ways of working.

• Ability to develop lasting and effective relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.

• Customer orientated – ability to be client facing; excellent communicator and presenter.

• Highly motivated individual – with drive for self-development.

• Excellent time management. Can deliver work under pressure and to fixed deadlines.

• Resourceful team worker, with ability to be autonomous in certain specialist fields.

• An evident passion for Sustainability.

• Good English, grammar, spelling and document checking skills. Required

• BSc/BA Degree in Sustainability or equivalent.

• Working towards a professional qualification IEMA or similar.

• At least 4 years’ experience within a Sustainability field.

• Experience of working with sustainability data, including knowledge of energy, water, waste & carbon.

• Completely IT literate with high level of competence in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Desired

• MSc or MEng in Sustainability or equivalent.

• Knowledge and experience of applying sustainability in the property sector.

• A high level of competence in Microsoft Excel and Power BI, experience with data analysis with excellent attention to detail the ability to create complex formulas.

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