EY Strategy and Transactions - Corporate Real Estate- Digital Workplace Strategy - Manager in McLean, Virginia
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About this role
EY has built an industry leading corporate real estate (CRE) consulting practice. We work with our clients to address their most complex CRE issues and challenges. We advise our clients on strategic, operational, and analytical matters. You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That's how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients, and for our communities.
Our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global EY real estate network that delivers high quality advice through every phase of the real estate lifecycle. You will leverage EY’s global network to support various account teams, service lines, and solutions in order to tackle some of the largest and most complex corporate real estate and workplace challenges facing our clients.
Your key responsibilities
Our digital workplace and smart buildings capability area practitioners work with clients to develop and delivery IoT-based digital workplace and smart building solutions. Candidates should possess strong communication, influence, and analytic skills, as well as technical creativity and business acumen.
Key expectations of this role include the ability to:
Help clients improve the workplace experience, by creating more collaborative environments
Identify, evaluate, and develop digital workplace and smart building technology solutions; architect digital solutions to improve asset utilization, manage costs, and improve workflows
Redesign CRE management operations using superior IoT-driven digital twin solutions that enable a more productive workplace experience and manage overall cost of ownership
In order to be effective in CRE, you need to be able to make intelligent and informed decisions about people, place, and technology. You will be an important part of our diverse, talented, and highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile corporate real estate engagements. As a Manager within SaT CRE Consulting, you will spend your days working on strategic and / or operational corporate real estate issues, while working with practice leadership and client management to deliver innovative solutions.
Attributes for success
Support engagement with current and prospective clients to diagnose their corporate real estate challenges and identify how EY's suite of services, tools, and technologies can best support their needs
Manage digital workplace and smart building engagements– from visioning and master planning to assessment, design and integration, rollout, commissioning, and ongoing support
Coach and guide practitioners on functional/technical issues
Help leadership build new markets and generate demand for digital workplace and smart building advisory services; provide insight into competitive landscape by tracking and evaluating offerings from established and emergent players
Communicate EY's point of view on relevant and current digital workplace and smart building topics and trends
Manage the creation of proposals, presentations and other client-facing materials and deliverables
Analyze and draw insights from complex data sets
Conduct relevant research, data analysis, and create reports
Interact at all levels of the client organization
Client-service oriented work ethic, driven by a desire to act
Strong interpersonal and relationship building capabilities
Outstanding listening, written and oral communication skills
Exceptional ability to present and articulate ideas through storytelling
Passion for strategic and creative problem solving
Intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity
Ability to foster and refresh ongoing client relationships
Comfort working across multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and distributed teams
Eagerness to mentor and counsel junior staff
Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments
To qualify you must have
A minimum of:
8+ years of credible, related work experience in leading business development and delivery of strategic projects for a large client or set of clients in the field of corporate real estate, management consulting, workplace consulting, or technology consulting
4+ years of relevant experience in the digital workplace and / or smart buildings arena
Undergraduate degree in accounting, engineering, architecture, business, finance, technology or other business-related field; relevant graduate degree preferred
Demonstrated experience supporting consulting practices for digital workplace or smart building technology, inclusive of analytics, information and communications technology, and broader digital solutions
Strong business and technical orientation; ability to develop business cases to support investment decisions and communicate direction to engineering teams
Experience with agile methodologies for systems implementation
Experience supporting program and project management activities, such as resource planning, schedule development, engagement pricing, and budget management
Effective teamwork, networking, and collaboration skills with ability to get things done in a complex, matrixed environment with distributed teams
Exceptional writing and presentation skills
High proficiency with the MS Office Suite of Products
Ability to travel up to 75%
Ideally, you’ll also have
Understanding of cyber security technologies and concepts is important, ideally accompanied by design experience
Ability to manage teams focused on digital workplace and smart buildings solutions, along with experience developing core technologies in machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and speech recognition
Working knowledge of the following:
CCTV based access control,
Sensor-based access management
Building automation and information management systems
Physical asset tracking and management
Predictive and preventive maintenance
Digital twin for building systems
What we look for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for real estate and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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