Sonae Sierra is a global real estate player, investing, developing and managing sustainable real estate assets in partnership with blue-chip investors. We operate in over 30 countries across Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia.
We work with enthusiasm, perseverance and boldness in an ever-changing environment. In our learning culture you will find multiple opportunities to develop yourself. Join us in shaping the future of real estate.
We are currently looking for a new member for the Development team to join us in the position of Developments Sustainability Manager.
Working Place: Sonae Sierra’s Central Offices in Maia
Degree/masters in Sustainability, Engineering, or a related field; an MBA and additional certifications in real estate are a plus
At least 5 years of proven experience in sustainability management within the real estate development industry.
Strong knowledge of green building certifications and sustainability frameworks (e.g., LEED, BREEAM, WELL, NZEB, ZEB).
Familiarity with sustainability reporting standards and taxonomy (e.g., GRI, CDP).
Expertise in sustainable design principles, energy-efficient building systems, renewable energy technologies, water conservation, waste management, and low-carbon materials.
Project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, and coordinate multidisciplinary teams.
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a data-driven mindset.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with architects, engineers, contractors, and stakeholders.
Passion for sustainability and a commitment to driving positive environmental and social change in the real estate development industry.
Excellent command of English (required); proficiency in other languages is a plus.
Define Sustainability Strategies: Develop tailored sustainability strategies for each real estate development project, integrating sustainability principles into design, construction, and operation phases.
Advise on Sustainable Solutions: Offer guidance on sustainable systems, equipment, and materials for our buildings, assessing environmental impact and sustainability performance.
Collaborate with Experts: Work closely with architects and engineers to assess the impact of design solutions on sustainability performance, providing guidance on green certifications and energy-efficient building systems.
Sustainability Indicators: Create and monitor key sustainability indicators such as energy consumption, water usage, waste generation, and carbon footprint, setting and achieving ambitious targets.
Reporting and Compliance: Establish transparent reporting procedures based on recognized sustainability standards (e.g., GRI, CDP, LEED), execute reporting on the agreed sustainability metrics, and ensure compliance with environmental regulations and green building standards.
Drive Innovation: Stay updated on emerging sustainability trends and technologies, recommending their integration into our development projects.