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EY Strategy and Transactions- Corporate Real Estate- Technology- Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Strategy and Transactions – Job Description

Practice Area – Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Consulting

Functional Specialty – Corporate Real Estate Technology

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 CRE technology capability area practitioners work with clients to develop CRE data and technology strategies, develop functional and technical requirements, evaluate and select CRE technology solutions, and implement selected CRE technology solutions. Candidates should possess strong communication, influence, and analytic skills, as well as technical creativity and business acumen.

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.

Skills and 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

  • Coach and guide practitioners on functional/technical issues

  • Help leadership build new markets and generate demand for CRE technology 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 CRE technology 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

  • Support large-scale implementations of enterprise applications for clients owning and operating real estate

  • Develop blueprints of functional and business processes for implementation

  • Manage development and operations teams, both on- and off-shore, during the design, build and deployment stages of enterprise applications

  • Manage agile product development sprints and testing cycles; perform integration and user acceptance testing of core and custom-built system functionality

  • Work with vendors/software providers to demonstrate product capabilities and support vendor selection processes for clients

  • Perform technical project management activities such as scrum and RAID tracking, budget-to-actuals tracking, invoicing and steering/working committee presentations.

  • Provide leadership to employees, manage and motivate teams with diverse skills and backgrounds.

  • Lead and direct teams of professionals with diverse skills and backgrounds by providing constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members

  • Develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks

  • Manage risk in the delivery of quality client services

  • Generate and manage new business opportunities

  • 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 this role 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 technology consulting

  • 6+ years of experience with implementation of integrated workplace management solutions, specifically IBM TRIRIGA, Planon, and Tango Analytics

  • 6+ years of experience as a project manager for technology projects, including system selection, implementation, integration and change management

  • 2+ years of experience in the workplace technology space, either developing or implementing solutions specifically around occupancy, space utilization and portfolio rationalization

  • Undergraduate degree in technology, engineering, or other real estate-related field; relevant graduate degree preferred

  • 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

  • Experience managing a diverse team of professionals on multiple project teams

  • Experience working on global teams and cross-functional teams

  • Experience communicating with C-level and executive-level clients and stakeholders

  • Ability to travel up to 50%, of which 20% may be international, to serve client needs

Ideally you'll also have

  • Experience in: Blue Prism RPA software, R Statistical Packages, Python, and similar software

  • Understanding of cyber security technologies and concepts is important, ideally accompanied by design experience

  • Ability to manage teams focused on CRE technology solutions, along with experience developing core technologies in machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and speech recognition

  • Working knowledge of the following:

  • CAD management

  • Physical asset tracking and management

  • 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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