CoRe Real Estate – Sustainability Manager

CoRe - Real Estate Legal Posted: 02-Mar-2022

Same job available in 6 locations

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Position summary:

Do you thrive on developing creative and innovative insights to solve complex challenges? Want to work on next-generation, cutting-edge products and services that deliver outstanding value and that are global in vision and scope? Work with other experts in your field? Work for a world-class organization that provides an exceptional career experience with an inclusive and collaborative culture?

Want to make an impact that matters? Consider Deloitte Global.

Work you'll do

The COE Real Estate, Sustainability Manager will play a critical role in supporting the COE Real Estate Sustainability Leader to embed sustainability concepts into major global, real estate projects across our 3m square metre portfolio. They will have visibility of global initiatives but will have a specific customer focus in the Americas. 

Their focus will be on ensuring sustainability is factored into the following across the global estate: site selection and leasing decisions, the design/construction of office fit-outs, and effective handover to our operational teams. There is a ‘Better Buildings’ toolkit in place to support this activity. Ad-hoc, they may also be asked to provide advice to operational teams on how others in the global network are driving energy efficiency in use.

The Sustainability Manager will focus on improving governance and accountability around our sustainable real estate programme in order that Deloitte achieves its 2030 WorldClimate targets with respect its occupational real estate portfolio in Americas / Asia Pacific / EMEA. They will support the evolution of the Better Buildings toolkit and good practice; they will work with real estate teams within the region to identify strategic opportunities for Deloitte to occupy sustainable buildings, and take responsibility for sharing knowledge and successes across the region and broader Deloitte network.

The post will report to the COE Real Estate Sustainability Leader.

Governance & Accountability
  • Implement processes to track successful implementation of Better Buildings processes within projects and report on maturity of sustainable real estate practices across the global portfolio
  • Liaise with the DTTL Sustainability team to track and report on the annual energy efficiency improvements across the global portfolio - this will feed local escalation protocols
  • Collate and report progress to the COE Leadership and DTTL SIC/ WorldClimate sub-group each quarter 
Strategic Oversight & Support
  • Ensure the COE Better Buildings - Refurbishments and Operations processes and templates are adopted across the region; and act as the point-of-contact across the region for all sustainable real estate related queries
  • Support the implementation of tools to enable local teams to quantify the embodied carbon emissions associated with their refurbishments; support their use; and track performance improvement
  • Stay aware of leading practice within the real estate industry, e.g. net zero carbon construction; zero waste construction; sustainable, ethical/local sourcing of materials; intelligent buildings; wellbeing designetc. and factor into COE Better Buildings processes/templates as appropriate
  • Support annual workshops with DTTL, and local Sustainability leads and Real Estate teams to gather user feedback and use this, and their knowledge, to continually evolve the COE Better Buildings processes/templates so it remains leading practice 
  • Work with COE Real Estate team to follow a process to flag major lease events to responsible parties well in advance, ensuring sustainability is a key consideration when a project begins within the region 
  • Support performance monitoring of the regional real estate portfolio, and identify priorities for sustainable fit-outs and energy efficiency works
  • Support COE Procurement to include sustainability standards into their Real Estate master category strategy, e.g. WELL/BREEAM/LEED compliant furniture standards; sustainability clauses in Total Facilities Management (TFM) and Catering contracts; minimum BREEAM/LEED standards in framework agreements etc.
  • Support the DTTL WorldClimate ESG lead to ensure we are collecting all real estate data required for our external reporting including but not limited to, our global EP100 and CDP commitments
  • Support COE Real Estate team on all ad-hoc sustainable real estate requests 

Knowledge Sharing 
  • Work with CORE Knowledge Services to ensure all real estate teams across the region are well versed in our Better Buildings process and can articulate the business case for delivering sustainable real estate, i.e., brand value, alignment with WorldClimate and whole-life savings from investment in operational efficiencies; and are aware of good practice examples from across our network 
  • Support DTTL and COE leaders to advocate the long-term value of occupying net zero carbon buildings and build their, and the Sustainability Executive’s external status as climate leaders

What you'll be part of - our Deloitte Global Culture:

At Deloitte, we expect results. Incredible—tangible—results. And Deloitte Global professionals play a unique role in delivering those results. We reach across disciplines and borders to serve our global organization. We are the engine of Deloitte. We develop and implement global strategies and provide programs and services that unite our network.

In Deloitte Global, everyone has opportunities. We see the importance of your perspective and your ability to create value. We want you to fit in—with an inclusive culture, focus on work-life fit and well-being, and a supportive, connected environment; but we also want you to stand out—with opportunities to have a strategic impact, innovate, and take the risks necessary to make your mark.

Who you'll work with:

Global CoRe provides seven fundamental services to Deloitte around the world: knowledge services, creative services, contact center, data management assessment services, data protection, procurement, and real estate. We develop new and innovative ways to improve how these services are delivered across the organization, leveraging our global scope and strength to serve our organization within and across borders.


  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in either a sustainability consultancy, design role or in-house delivering sustainable real estate projects 
  • Direct experience of applying LEED/ BREEAM/ WELL and/or other equivalent rating tools Direct experience of undertaking embodied carbon analysis for new constructions or refurbishment projects 
  • Experience of project managing complex projects within the built environment from design to handover. 
  • A fair understanding of sustainability best practice, including green leases; LCA; embodied carbon assessments; operational energy use; circular economy principles; biophilic design etc.

Other Qualifications
  • Degree in relevant sustainability, architectural or engineering subject LEED/ BREEAM/ WELL/ and/or other equivalent certified assessor Membership of relevant institution (ideally chartered), e.g., IEMA; RIBA; RICS
  • Experience of monitoring buildings in operation ideal. 

How you'll grow:

Deloitte Global inspires leaders at every level. We believe in investing in you, helping you embrace leadership opportunities at every step of your career, and helping you identify and hone your unique strengths. We encourage you to grow by providing formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and on-the-job challenges. We want you to ask questions, take chances, and explore the possible.

Benefits you'll receive:

Deloitte’s Total Rewards program reflects our continued commitment to lead from the front in everything we do—that’s why we take pride in offering a comprehensive variety of programs and resources to support your health and well-being needs. We provide the benefits, competitive compensation, and recognition to help sustain your efforts in making an impact that matters.

Corporate citizenship:

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.