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Strategy and Transactions - Corporate Real Estate- Digital Workplace Strategy - Manager at EY

Strategy and Transactions - Corporate Real Estate- Digital Workplace Strategy - Manager

EY McLean, VA Full-Time

At EY, youll 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 were 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.

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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 EYs 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, youll 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

  • CAD management

  • Building automation and information management systems

  • Physical asset tracking and management

  • Predictive and preventive maintenance

  • Digital twin for building systems

  • Network infrastructure

  • IoT solutioning

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 youll 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, youll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. Youll 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: Youll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: Well provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: Well give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: Youll 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.

The exceptional EY experience. Its yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.

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