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Sustainable Real Estate Consultant [100%]



Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
About You

We are seeking a self-motivated Sustainable Real Estate Consultant to help generate investment and decarbonization strategies for our customers’ portfolios. Note that this is not just a consulting role, as it fits between Sales, Technical Customer Success, Product Delivery, and developing new solutions to provide value to our product and clients. You’ll play a pivotal role in assuring that our clients’ use our product to the full potential, developing our company’s product/go-to-market strategy towards success, and acting as an expert for the intimate details of real estate investment and renovation plans.

You’d be excited to work in a dynamic, friendly, fast-growing startup. You’re a talented real estate expert who can be both client-facing and deliver accurate results. You feel excited about the responsibility of shaping the direction of a pre-seed startup product. Sounds like you? Read on…

About Us

Real estate is one of the key levers for decarbonization, and it’s time to act. Optiml is fast-growing AI startup with a mission to revolutionize investment decisions towards sustainability.

We spun out of ETH Zurich in fall 2022 and raised money from top-notch US & EU funds: Innovation Endeavors (San Francisco – fund of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt) and Planet A (Berlin). In short: although we’re only a year and a half old, and we’re at the stage where we need more entrepreneurial and talented people to join our team as we expand our product’s footprint.



  • Lead client interaction and use of Optiml platform end to end, from (technical) sales meetings, onboarding, to customer success and product delivery
  • Lead deliveries of large real estate portfolio analyses as the main internal user of the Optiml platform
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and retention
  • Drive continuous improvement in the customer experience through the platform in collaboration with the product, UX research, and design teams
  • Establish clear process milestones for customers to onboard Optiml
  • Build case studies and stories of customer use cases
  • Support the sales, marketing, and product teams in gathering feedback to support product strategy
  • Work in cross-functional teams to refine and advance the product
  • Support in contextual data gathering and assessments
  • Improve the data flows within the Optiml platform from onboarding to export

Who We Are Looking For

  • Highly Self-Motivated: You are able to quickly and efficiently execute tasks, demonstrating strong initiative and self-drive.
  • You Get Things Done: You prioritize speed and flexibility, adept at making swift compromises to maintain momentum.
  • Client-facing acumen and project management: Your skills lie in assuring detailed and convincing outputs that clients can trust.
  • Overly helpful and enabling: You are willing to go above and beyond to provide the greatest experience for customers.
  • Analytical and Self-Reflective: You analyze your performance and continuously seek ways to improve.
  • Compassionate and Humorous: You bring kindness and humor to the team, enhancing both morale and collaboration.


Must have

  • 5+ years experience in the Real Estate / AEC industry with client-facing interaction such as sustainable real estate consulting
  • Masters degree in economic or energy related disciplines within the Real Estate industry
  • Certified GEAK expert (Switzerland) or certified DENA Energy Consultant (Germany)
  • Knowledge of data requirements and existing regulations & norms for building renovations
  • Ability to contribute individually and in teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German
  • Swiss or EU citizenship (unfortunately due to size, we can’t support non-EU)
  • You can come to the office in Zurich a majority of the time


  • Direct impact on the product and go-to-market direction of Optiml from the earliest days
  • Unique opportunity to learn: try, fail, iterate, and build new skills every day - in a culture that values growth & development individually and as a team
  • Learning and development budget of CHF 1k (conferences, certificates, etc.).
  • Shit happens: 100% accident non-occupational accident insurance (UVG) covered.
  • 25 days paid vacation, flexible parental leave.
  • Note: We work primarily from our Zürich office, but offer the possibility of some remote work and flexible hours..