Invitation Homes is a fast-paced evolving publicly traded REIT that is pioneering a new industry with over 80,000 single-family rental homes and a market capitalization of over $21 billion. We are a team of more than 1,400 associates who come from all walks of life. We call different communities "home" but our shared values bind us together. Invitation Homes is a place where possibility lives.
The Director of Utilities at Invitation Homes will develop and execute a comprehensive utility management strategy aligned with the corporate goals and objectives. This includes but is not limited to the following tasks:
What You’ll Do
- Analyze market trends, industry regulations, and emerging technologies to identify opportunities for optimization, cost savings, and sustainability in utility management
- Facilitate contract negotiations with utility providers and third-party vendors, ensuring favorable terms, competitive pricing, and high-quality service delivery
- Partner with the VP of Energy to drive strategic initiatives to optimize utility consumption, minimize costs, and maximize operational efficiency while ensuring resident satisfaction
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement innovative solutions for water conservation and waste reduction across properties
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including utility providers, regulatory agencies, and industry associations
- Lead the development and monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) to track and report on utility management performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions
- Provide guidance and support to Market teams in navigating utilities-related challenges and implementing best practices
- Collaborate with finance and accounting teams to ensure accurate and timely budgeting, forecasting, and reporting of utility expenses and cost-saving initiatives.
- Provide leadership, oversight, and development for the Utilities team
Who We’re Looking For
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, energy management, or a related field (Master's degree preferred)
- Proven experience of at least 5 years in utility management, preferably in a corporate or property management setting
- Strong knowledge of utility operations, including electricity, water, gas, and waste management
- Demonstrated understanding of strategic planning, budgeting, and contract negotiation related to utility management
- In-depth understanding of regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices in utilities management
- Experience in managing a team and fostering a collaborative work environment
- Proficiency in analyzing utility consumption data, identifying patterns, and implementing energy conservation measures
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a track record of implementing innovative solutions for utility optimization
- Familiarity with sustainable practices and knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Ability to stay updated on changing regulations, market dynamics, and advancements in utility management
- Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
- Proficient in using utility management software and tools for data analysis and reporting.
- Can effectively work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
- Ability to travel up to 10%
Why Invitation Homes
We stand for flexibility, opportunity, and a home that people can make their own. It’s as true for our associates as it is for our residents. Just like we help our residents live freer, we liberate our associates’ careers, too. Our associates know that goals matter, potential is unlocked, and careers thrive. Invitation Homes isn’t just a workplace but a possibility place. We offer each new associate:
- Competitive pay and an annual bonus program for all associates
- Generous paid time off plans including vacation accrual, sick time, volunteer time, and standard and floating holidays
- 401k with matching company contributions
- Awesome work environment with casual dress
- Team events and gatherings
- Employee resource groups: Together with Women, Asian Alliance, Black Collective, Juntos, Gen Next, and Open Invitation.
Invitation Homes truly is where possibility lives, pour a new foundation here!