Assistant ESG Manager - Various Locations Across London

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Purpose of the Role

The role is across several properties for a single client. It requires site based service delivery within our Property Management division, focussing on implementation of the client’s ESG strategy for their mixed use assets. The successful candidate will be predominately site based, across several sites in London.

A key focus will be supporting the site based property management teams in improving asset level ESG and sustainability performance and promoting best practice. The successful candidate must have the ability to develop strong working relationships with clients, surveyors and site teams to lead on strategic deliverables and grow client and occupier relationships.

Savills culture is one of trust and respect, teamwork and collaboration. Our teams and our clients benefit when we work together, listening to and learning from each other. Above all, we value the motivation of our people. This is evidenced by our wellbeing offer, our capability to facilitate flexible working and our support to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

This team has a flexible approach so please discuss what this might look like for your role in your discussions and interview.

We are a growing, fast paced and friendly team, who work across the Property Management division to support all clients with asset level delivery of their ESG strategies and ensure consistent delivery of best practices.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate should have a holistic knowledge of sustainability and wider environmental, social and governance issues for the built environment.

An Assistant ESG Manager will be required to deliver services including but not limited to;

  • Understand the clients ESG strategy. Deliver services and data reporting in line with this as agreed with the client
  • Ability to extract, analyse and interpret data from a variety of sources (e.g. energy, water, waste, air quality), working with site and engineering teams
  • Attend and at times, lead meetings with internal and external stakeholders, share data and promote innovation
  • Communicate through formal presentations and reports, produced to high quality standard
  • Drive improvement in sustainability performance for the clients’ assets.
  • Assess and monitor sustainability performance at asset level, advising on priorities and on the implementation of interventions.
  • Promote and enable a culture of improvement, encouraging and motivating property management teams to go above and beyond the minimum sustainability standards.
  • Promoting and implementing external sustainability standards and applying for sustainability awards for specific properties.
  • Be a main sustainability point of contact, supporting occupiers and the property management teams, including site based managers, surveying teams working centrally, and service providers.
  • Produce case studies and marketing materials demonstrating team and asset level success. Share and encourage best practice within the sector and the company as a whole.
  • Support, manage, drive, coordinate and champion new innovations in sustainability which may include template development, process improvements, quality and accuracy improvements, technology opportunities and case study promotion.
  • Provide general sustainability support covering areas including environmental legislation and compliance audits, sustainability reporting & disclosure, tenant engagement, health & wellbeing, waste management, travel planning, social value and biodiversity (referring where necessary to the wider Savills Earth team).
  • Work with consultants to deliver assessments as necessary including but not exclusively, ISO 14001 & ISO 50001, NABERS, WELL, Accessibility, and Biodiversity

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Strong attention to detail and produces work to a high, consistent and accurate standard.
  • Ability to independently prepare findings reports and presentations, and to identify new ways of working.
  • Ability to develop lasting and effective relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Customer orientated – ability to be client facing; excellent communicator and presenter.
  • Highly motivated individual – with drive for self-development.
  • Excellent time management. Can deliver work under pressure and to fixed deadlines.
  • Resourceful team worker, with ability to be autonomous in certain specialist fields.
  • An evident passion for Sustainability.
  • Ability to proof-read professional documents with strong English, grammar and spelling skills.


  • BSc/BA Degree in Sustainability or equivalent
  • Working towards a professional qualification IEMA or similar
  • At least 1 year experience within a Sustainability field
  • Experience of working with sustainability data, including knowledge of energy, water, waste and carbon
  • Completely IT literate with high level of competence in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint


  • MSc or MEng in Sustainability or equivalent.
  • Member of IEMA or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of applying sustainability in the property sector.
  • A high level of competence in Microsoft Excel, experienced with data analysis with excellent attention to detail the ability to create complex formulas.
  • 2 years’ experience within a Sustainability field

Working Hours - 09:00-17:30 Monday - Friday 

Please see our Benefits Booklet for more information.

Reference: 52471387

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