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Manager or Senior Manager, Environmental Strategies

New York, NY

When you join Hines, you will embark on a career journey fueled by vision and guided by leaders who set the standards of our industry. Our legacy is rooted in innovation and excellence, earning us a spot on Fast Company’s esteemed annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. Discover endless opportunities to grow and make your mark at Hines.


As Manager or Senior Manager on the Environmental Strategies team at Hines, you will be a supporting member of the team, with a focus on analyzing carbon reduction strategies, developing presentation materials, creating sustainability training programs, conducting research, and assisting with data analysis. Your role is expected to contribute significantly to the development, implementation and coordination of the firm’s carbon reduction program.

The Environmental Strategies team has specialists that work in various verticals including Data, Renewable Energy, Net Zero Implementation, Embodied Carbon, and a Core Team that helps to set the overarching direction and coordination for the group. The Manager would join the Core team.


Key responsibilities will include supporting the development and implementation of Hines’ decarbonization strategy and commitments across Central and Global regions.

The role will specifically require review of asset-level carbon reduction strategies, development of Powerpoint presentations for team leadership, creation of Scope of Work templates for decarbonization, benchmarking of assets’ utility data, and ad hoc project management to help teams implement their decarbonization plans.


Decarbonization implementation through actively managing the following tasks:

  • Be a supporting member of the Environmental Strategies Core Team, within the scope and boundaries established by the Director of
  • Environmental Strategies Core Team, to meet expected firmwide deliverables in a timely manner and deliver impactful outcomes
  • Help develop a repeatable, scalable process to assess, plan and guide regions for execution of asset-level decarbonization projects
  • Analyze whole-building energy data to benchmark assets’ performance
  • Evaluate existing net zero roadmap plans to determine quality and oversights
  • Create and refine presentation materials to be delivered by team leadership
  • Create and refine master scopes of work for design consultants and contractors to execute and provide transparency on decarbonization projects
  • Evaluate operational carbon reduction strategies in all geographies and asset types and start to develop specific solution types
  • Provide support on presentations, proposals, requests for information and recommendations
  • Work with members of Hines’ Learning & Development Team to create training materials for other members of the firm


Internal and External Relationships

  • Establish and maintain relationships with Hines teams: Central Operations, Innovation, Business Technology, Corporate Analytics, Central Engineering, Investment Management, Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Compliance among others
  • As directed by leadership of the Environmental Strategies team, oversee consultation and coordination of initiatives with third-party consultants and academic institutions as required


Minimum Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Energy, Environmental Science, or a closely related field. Master’s degree is valued but not required
  • At least 6 years of experience in carbon reduction initiatives, building science, energy modeling or engineering in commercial, residential, logistics, or consulting in a related field
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully lead projects to completion, knowing how to approach people, create meaningful relationships, and articulate a clearly established vision
  • Proven ability to work with multiple stakeholders in complex business settings and prioritize work as required
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to support evolving program needs as the Environmental Strategies team grows. Openness to helping team leadership in renewable energy, data collection, embodied carbon reduction, operational efficiency, and regulatory review
  • Knowledge of the design of mechanical and electrical systems for commercial, multifamily, institutional and light industrial facilities and experience with project delivery
  • Knowledge of carbon accounting protocols including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Science Based Targets Initiative and Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor
  • Ability to work with data to provide technical insights for communication to non-technical audiences
  • Strong organizational, analytical skills, attention to detail, able to work independently
  • Ability to be a critical thinker, remaining objective, analyze the facts, and evaluating options without bias to solve complex problems
  • Self-starter, rigorous, adaptable, and with good people skills able to work collaboratively with strong self sufficiency
  • Unwavering commitment to integrity, the firm’s Guiding Principles and our Leadership Principles
  • Interest in self-development and an inclusive workplace
  • Able to travel on an as-needed basis to support business functions
  • Compensation: $107,000 - $169,400


At Hines, we strive for excellence as a leading global real estate investment manager, driven by our by our belief that real estate is fundamentally about people.

Our diverse portfolio spans $93.2 billion¹ of assets across such property types as living, office, retail, mixed-use, logistics and life science projects – all designed to enhance value, connection and inspiration.

Our strategic approach integrates local expertise with global knowledge, taking calculated risks aligned with our convictions to exceed expectations and tailor solutions to our clients' needs.


While our projects are renowned for enhancing cities and pioneering sustainable practices, we recognize that the true driving force behind Hines' success is our 5,000 dedicated employees in 30 countries who draw on our 65-year history to build the world forward.

This is why we prioritize investing in our people, offering comprehensive training, competitive compensation, robust benefits and generous vacation packages. By centering our focus on the growth and wellbeing of our team, we cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone, including our clients, can thrive.


Hines is proud to be named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of December 31, 2023.

We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.

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