Careers at Cummings

Energy Retrofit Manager

Cummings Properties, Woburn, MA, operates more than 11 million square feet of modern commercial office, medical, research and development, and laboratory space in 11 north-of-Boston suburbs. The organization also runs the $3 billion Cummings Foundation, which has a long history of giving back to the community. Most Cummings Properties buildings are owned by Cummings Foundation, with all rental profits benefiting nonprofit causes.

This new Energy Retrofit Manager (ERM) role is ideal for a highly motivated professional seeking career growth. It offers opportunities to lead a wide range of projects, work directly with senior management, and achieve near-term upward mobility. We are seeking a smart, diligent, hard-working, and caring candidate to join our mission-driven team. Our 300-plus colleagues take pride in our firm’s five decades of outstanding success, and they appreciate its unsurpassed stability.

This is a great opportunity for a professional with meaningful experience in project management, operational efficiencies, value-engineering proposed work, and reducing operating expenses, particularly in the area of HVAC equipment replacements and retrofits. Your first project will likely be starting with the conversion of existing HVAC equipment, in approximately 50 buildings, to energy efficient air-source heat pumps. This exciting, fast-paced role offers the opportunity for growth in a diverse range of other projects, including new buildings, additions, common-area renovations, tenant fitups, EV charging stations, lighting retrofits, and solar array installation and maintenance.

As an ERM, you will collaborate with team members from the design, purchasing, sustainability, construction, and maintenance departments, and report directly to senior management. The ERM will maintain whole-project responsibility from conception to completion. S/he will leverage sound organizational skills, have a talent for multitasking, and adhere to deadlines to efficiently and effectively complete projects.

This is a full-time, in-office, salaried position in a stimulating environment with strong benefits for a candidate with high aspirations and a work ethic to match. If this sounds like the right opportunity, we want to hear from you!

Preferred Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:

  • Persistence and dedication
  • Keen curiosity and a critical eye
  • A four-year college degree in a related discipline
  • Five or more years of experience in a relevant field
  • Superior accuracy and meticulous attention to details
  • Current or near-term residency in north-suburban Boston
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Capacity to oversee contracts and manage vendors and contractors
  • Leadership skills to coordinate, direct, execute, and expedite projects
  • Resourcefulness to identify alternative products and innovative solutions
  • Experience with owner-managed real estate construction and maintenance
  • Capability to take initiative and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in project management, including identifying and solving challenges
  • Ability to proactively collaborate on product selections and construction methods
  • Skills in sourcing, estimating, buying, negotiating, diplomacy and consensus-building
  • Aptitude to review and analyze drawings, specifications, and submittals, specifically HVAC.

About Cummings Properties:  Cummings Properties has a culture that emphasizes open communication and innovative thinking. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid holiday, vacation, sick, and personal time
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company match
  • Cummings Properties Employee Ownership Trust
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunities for bonuses
  • Ability to work on site (This is not a remote or hybrid position.)

Interested applicants should forward a resume and detailed cover letter, including references and compensation expectations, to Resumes not accompanied by a thoughtfully prepared cover letter will not be considered.

Thank you for considering a position with our firm. Cummings Properties is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In the interest of the safety and health of our employees and clients, we maintain a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in regards to prohibited drug use and alcohol or marijuana abuse. More information about the Cummings organization is available at and