• Merchant Banking Division, Real Estate, ESG Engineer, Vice President- Dallas

    Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Merchant Banking Division
    Business Unit
    GSAM Private Real Estate
    Employment Type


    We invest in corporate equity and debt, real estate equity and debt, and infrastructure-related assets and companies. Merchant Banking operates on a global platform and our team works in a fast-paced, exciting environment. We look for individuals with versatile skills and a passion for investing.


    This position will work closely with the MBD Real Estate leadership teams, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) leadership and asset management to develop, execute, and iterate a strategic carbon reduction, energy conservation, alternative energy generation, and procurement program to be rolled out across various property types in regional markets and funds. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise in all significant mechanical components of commercial real estate and best in class energy and environmental sustainability practices that are supported by engineering concepts and have accretive value. The position will be responsible for driving program and project level implementation, sourcing specialist vendors, creating policies, consulting property managers, and researching and applying new technologies across the commercial real estate platform in conjunction with GS asset management.  Responsibilities include:



    • Work with GS asset managers and third party property managers to create a plan for each property surrounding energy reduction initiatives. Ensure all initiatives are identified and budgeted for implementation at the appropriate stage in the asset lifecycle, and provide attractive returns
    • Ensure that building systems are operating efficiently and that optimization techniques are fully realized
    • Provide support to building engineers and property managers through regular calls, visits, and touch points
    • Identify appropriate vendors for each region that can assist in implementation and conduct introductions and hand-off calls
    • Conduct site visits for strategic assets and stay up to date on the portfolio – make recommendations for improvement, drive implementation, and track performance



    • Work with MBD and ESG Leadership to develop standard protocol documents for asset-level integration. Identify gaps and create new programs and documentation for areas of opportunity
    • Work with the ESG team to develop and implement comprehensive sustainability asset management plans that will be deployed via property managers and trusted vendors
    • Serve as the data analytics expert when designing, collecting, and reporting on environmental sustainability; use data to set baselines, establish achievable goals, and monitor progress (e.g. carbon, energy, and cost reductions)
    • Oversee the procurement and contracting with external vendors, when necessary
    • Manage vendors, including third party Property Managers, contractors and project-specific consultants to ensure ESG integration at the asset level and achievement of ESG business plan goals
    • Participate in team discussions regarding other environmental efforts, including water reduction, waste diversion, and physical climate risk and resiliency strategies, by asset type and location
    • Consult on new development projects


    OTHER (20%)

    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders across the real estate lifecycle including the acquisition teams, asset management teams, portfolio management teams, and investor relations
    • Contribute to the development of case studies that will be used to educate and demonstrate value of ESG programs
    • Reporting
    • Track and measure environmental impact; align to industry best practices and science based standards
    • Develop, maintain and oversee accurate and tangible reporting at the asset and fund level
    • Work with ESG team to identify and on-board division wide sustainability reporting software solutions
    • Education & Innovation
    • Represent the group at conferences, roundtables and industry-related events
    • Research and evaluate market tools and products to achieve goals. Analyze new technologies and approaches. These include, energy procurement options, energy efficiency tools, renewable energy strategies and procurement/purchase options, etc.
    • Train and educate key stakeholders through clear communication and strategies
    • Conduct peer reviews and research to identify leading sustainability program


    • Knowledge of the key mechanical components of commercial real estate and experience working on office, industrial, multi-family, and retail is a must. Other asset types (e.g. student housing, senior living, storage, data storage, etc.) is a plus, but not required
    • Technical understanding of critical systems: HVAC, Lighting, BAS, EMS, irrigation, roofs, power distribution, plumbing, etc.
    • Experience, knowledge and contacts within sustainability, real estate, and investment communities
    • Knowledge of Energy Star, LEED, WELL, navigating tax incentive programs related to solar and other practices
    • Familiarity with widely-recognized sustainability reporting frameworks and best practices is a plus, but not required. These include: GRESB, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and others
    • Passion for sustainability and proving concept of the triple bottom-line
    • Ability to track progress of multiple projects simultaneously and work with multiple stakeholders to drive programs to completion
    • Financial acumen
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Strong attention to detail



    • Bachelors in Sustainability, Energy Management or Engineering
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with engineering or energy and sustainability for commercial real estate
    • Ability to read and interpret architectural and mechanical plans as well as equipment schedules
    • Ability to perform sustainability calculations (e.g. GHG emissions)
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to make technical information and proposed solutions easily understood to drive buy-in and engagement at all levels
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, consensus driven environment
    • Travel 25%



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