Environmental Senior Analyst

Remote Bethesda, MD

Are you passionate about driving positive environmental change and sustainability? Do you have a knack for developing and implementing impactful sustainability initiatives? Acento is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Senior Sustainability Analyst to join our team and lead our efforts in minimizing environmental impact across our real estate assets.

About the Role:

As the Senior Sustainability Analyst, you will play a crucial role in advancing our environmental sustainability initiatives. Reporting to the Vice President of Sustainability and Impact, you will work on a hybrid basis from our corporate office in Bethesda, MD. Your expertise will help drive energy and water efficiency programs, waste reduction strategies, and renewable energy projects.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial and Operational Structuring:

  • Develop financial models and operational frameworks for environmental initiatives.
  • Conduct cost-benefit analyses to evaluate project feasibility and ROI.
  • Collaborate with finance, operations, and property teams for resource allocation.

2. Contractor and Supplier Management:

  • Identify and select qualified contractors and suppliers.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms.
  • Oversee contractor performance and ensure compliance with project requirements.

3. Initiative Oversight and Implementation:

  • Develop detailed project plans and timelines.
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams and stakeholders for seamless project execution.
  • Monitor project progress and track key metrics for effectiveness.

4. Reporting and Regulatory and Risk Compliance:

  • Organize all reporting requirements, including BEPS, Fannie Mae, and local benchmarking compliance.
  • Conduct audits and assessments to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Assist with internal and external environmental data reporting under frameworks like GRESB, CDP, GRI, SASB, and TCFD.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Engineering, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • 2-4 years of experience in implementing environmental sustainability initiatives, preferably in real estate.
  • Strong financial acumen and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with environmental management and utility bill pay automation software.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical mindset with a commitment to sustainability.

Additional Information:

  • Occasional travel to real estate assets and community events may be required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities are essential.

Why Acento?

At Acento, we are committed to environmental stewardship and making a positive impact through sustainable practices. Join us in our mission to create a greener future. If you are passionate about sustainability and ready to take on new challenges, apply today!

We offer a competitive salary and employee benefits package which includes:


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with Employer-paid Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 10 vacation days
  • 7 sick days
  • 10.5 Paid holidays  
  • Employee Assistant Plan  
  • Referral program
  • 401K Matching 

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