Location: Home.Earth Netherlands, The Hague | Application deadline: October 15th
The built environment enables life, community, and culture. But at the same time, it accounts for 40% of global CO2 emissions. It is the biggest living expense for most people. And nowhere is the growing inequality more visible than in how we live.
Home.Earth is a real estate investor, developer and operator founded by a diverse team of leaders from real estate, sustainability, private equity, and consulting. We have founded Home.Earth to be a pathfinder towards a new paradigm in which real estate contributes to solving – rather than accelerating – the challenges our society is facing today.
We will be developing sustainable and inclusive homes and spaces with a focus on major cities in Europe, starting in Copenhagen. Structured as an evergreen real estate company, we are able to take a long-term perspective in all we do to create lasting value for all stakeholders.
Together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Technical University of Delft (TuD) we are now launching a building innovation initiative to identify, categorize and describe all available and upcoming new building products, technologies and processes that will help to improve the environmental impact of real estate.
With the support of our in-house team, we want you to turn every stone in the European market to find all the products and technologies that will radically improve the way we build. Over the course of this project, you will become the best-informed person in the European market when it comes to climate-positive building innovation. Regardless of the type of technology, you will identify the most suitable products, scrutinize their claims, and categorize their performance. This could be for structural systems, technical installations or specific materials.
You will be part of our in-house research team, which is working hard to define sustainability strategies for construction, operations and decarbonization. We believe in circular construction, carbon transparency and LCA, and innovation in areas including on-site energy creation, prefab, modular construction, and much more.
The role will start with a 2-year project contract, with the clear intention to extend to a permanent position going forward.
Your tasks will include:
- Desk research focussing on new building technologies in the European market
- Creating an indexation, comparison, and selection mechanism
- Engaging with a wide variety of trades like manufacturers, architects, researchers, developers, suppliers and contractors
- Visiting trade shows and relevant conferences
- Setting up the data repository for all selected materials
- Being the first point of contact for suppliers of the various construction technologies
- Engaging with the TuD and DTU regarding the implementation guidelines and auxiliary processes that will be applicable for the selected technologies
- The job will require occasional travelling abroad
The profile we’re looking for
You are passionate about innovation in design and construction, and a self-motivated, hands-on and outgoing person that loves to work in a casual work environment that supports personal growth. You are eager to learn and are looking forward to becoming our expert in the European supply chain of Methods of Modern Construction (MMC). You are a structured worker that gets things done.
- You speak fluent English, and ideally one of the larger European languages
- A degree in Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Engineering or similar
- Excellent search engine skills
- Capable to organize large sets of data along various parameters
- Strong communication skills: verbally, in writing and in visualization
- Knowledge of MMC and familiar with productization of the construction industry, e.g. volumetric, panellised and prefab construction systems
- General knowledge of technical installations (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and energy systems (PV, wind, earth, etc)
- Knowledge of Circular construction principles is a bonus
- Experienced user of office packages and if possible, database software
- Some experience with 3D software, e.g. Rhino, Revit, Solid Works is highly beneficial
- Familiarity with environmental simulation software (LCA, LCC, Carbon, etc.)
As a person you are trustworthy and a strong team player. You have stamina and drive – and you thrive in a purpose-driven organization with dedicated and highly skilled people from diverse backgrounds.
You must be qualified to work in The Netherlands to apply for the role.
The ideal start date is as soon as possible.