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Sustainability & Innovation Director - Real Estate (m/v)

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Geactualiseerd op 23 maart 2021 via RETAIL ANGELS

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Our client¿s expertise in the development and operational management of commercial real estate is internationally recognized thanks to the teams' know-how in fields as varied as financial engineering, international commercialization, marketing, town planning and architecture.               

They try to work with the best architects, designers and construction companies, in order to create attractive places with optimized profitability.They own or co-own all their commercial real estate properties

They are looking for an SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION DIRECTOR - commercial real estate - with an international scope.

This role, with huge impact, will be based in Brussels, but will oversee 4 major markets : France, Spain, Italy and Belgium.

Responsible for engaging with international and local leadership to identify and implement sustainable products, processes, best practices and technologies, to support your companies¿ goals of reducing energy and water consumption, and for managing the environmental impact of their international real estate portfolio. Initiate and coordinate all internal expertise and engage outside parties whenever critical to achieve your goals. Examples: Undertake energy audits of existing properties, reviewing current running costs against agreed benchmarks. Identify and diagnose poorly performing Properties, HVAC systems, electrical services, water controls, low Carbon and renewable technologies etc. For areas where excess energy use is identified, budget cost upgrade equipment, calculate the resultant energy saving, CO2 saving, paybacks per energy measure and overall project paybacks. Prepare recommendations and write energy reports for retrofit projects to support your employer in new projects and / or negotiations. Identify and outline what can be achieved in terms of savings both from a short term, medium and long term. Actively participate in major infrastructure initiatives to recommend energy efficient design and implementation. Oversee implementation of energy retrofit projects and programs to ensure successful outcomes.Maintain a library of industry research and provide internal reports on sustainability trends. Work closely with facilities and engineering teams to develop and deploy smart building solutions to drive cost savings and operational efficiency. Manage utility supply contract and purchasing strategies to reduce risk and drive supply-side savings. Maintain regular benchmarking of utility consumption against similar portfolios and companies. Identify root causes for major deviations and opportunities for improvement based on results.


An understanding of the real estate /property management world. This is a must. A track record of delivering successful sustainability & innovation programmes and, especially, energy cost saving/green/smart building initiatives. Experience of analysis of energy use to allow identification of opportunities. This is a must. Mastery of French and English is a must.                                                                                              Functional mastery of Spanish or Italian is a plus, but not a must Excellent relationship building skills. Proven project & innovation management skills . A high-level understanding and experience of energy related equipment including Heat Pumps and other low carbon and renewable technologies and sub-metering systems. Experience in the assessment of quotations, supplier auditing, understanding, questioning and developing technical specifications to continuously improve the operational and energy contribution of installed equipment. Interested in identifying all Governmental support for renewable energy systems. Experience of managing and developing supplier relationships to maintain competitiveness. Experience / knowledge of remote monitoring to allow the regular monitoring of property sites to ensure the initially delivered energy savings are maintained sustainably against the contracts for such monitoring. An appetite for a career defining opportunity within the commercial property sector.


Nederlands : Goed
  • Studies, onderzoek en ontwikkeling / Wetenschappelijk en toegepast onderzoek

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Mr Belgium Stepstone

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