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EY EY Parthenon - Corporate Real Estate - Capital Projects - Sr Associate-Consultant - Multiple Locatio in San Francisco, California

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Location: New York - One Manhattan West, Chicago - 155 N Wacker Dr, Los Angele, Houston, Philadelphia - 1 Commerce, Dallas - One Victory Park, McLean, VA, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta, Denver - 370 17th St, Boston - Rowes Wharf Building, Hoboken, Seattle.

About this role

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Senior Associate - Consultant within EY-Parthenon you will help make that happen.

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.

The opportunity

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 asset 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, capital improvement and workplace challenges facing our clients.

Your key responsibilities

In order to be effective within the Capital Projects solution in CRE, you need to be able to make intelligent and informed decisions about people, place, and technology related to large-scale capital programs and construction projects. 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 and capital improvement engagements.

As a Senior Associate - Consultant within EY-Parthenon CRE Consulting, you will spend your days working on strategic and / or operational corporate real estate issues, for both government and commercial clients, while working with practice leadership and client management to deliver innovative solutions. A Senior Associate - Consultant should have broad knowledge of at least three core CRE capital projects disciplines - including 1) capital program/project operating model and organizational design, delivery methodology and vendor strategy, 2) capital program/project management and delivery, and 3) capital project/asset management IT / digital workplace strategy. This knowledge should be grounded in a passion for solving complex and often ambiguous client challenges. You will manage and execute projects across all sectors, supporting our client service teams across a national practice.

Essential skills include the ability to

  • Develop innovative approaches to completing scopes of work.

  • Participate in team problem solving efforts and offer ideas to solve client issues.

  • Inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology/analytical and reporting tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.

  • Develop presentation materials, briefings, scorecards, and implementation documents.

  • Maintain responsibility for completion and accuracy of work products.

  • Assess operating models, organizational structures, and business processes to streamline capital program management and project delivery.

  • Actively expand consulting skills and professional development through training courses, mentoring, and daily interaction with clients.

  • Manage the creation of proposals, presentations and other client-facing materials and deliverables.

  • Communicate EY's point of view on relevant and current topics and trends in the capital program and projects arena.

  • Analyze and draw insights from complex data sets.

  • Conduct relevant research, data analysis, benchmarking and create reports.

  • Work in a fast-paced, exciting environment with strong business acumen to drive value to our clients.

Key characteristics

  • 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 for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Engineering, Architecture, Business, Finance, or other business-related field and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and a minimum of 18 months of related work experience.

  • Credible, related work experience, support business development and driving delivery of strategic projects for a large client or set of clients in the field of capital program/project strategic advisory, delivery and monitoring, or project management technology and data consulting.

  • Knowledge and experience in at least three of the core capital program/project lifecycle disciplines of 1) operating model design, organizational design, and service delivery, as well as 2) program/project management, oversight and delivery and 3) data and technology enablement in capital program/project planning and delivery.

  • Experience supporting project management activities, such as resource planning, schedule development, engagement pricing, and budget management.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights

  • Experience leading and managing in complex business environments.

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.

  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills.

  • High proficiency with the MS Office Suite of Products.

  • The ability and willingness to travel and work in excess of standard hours when necessary.

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Prior professional services or management consulting experience.

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field/discipline.

  • Established networking skills.

  • Professional accreditation in real estate, design, engineering, construction, project. management and process improvements, such as PE, PMP, CCE, PSP, CPM and Lean Six Sigma.

What we look for

We're interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients' goals and think creatively to facilitate them – often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The base salary range for this job in all geographic locations in the US is $000 to $000. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $93,800 to $175,900. 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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