Careers


 

Discover the many exciting opportunities available to you at Peterson Companies, an industry leader and an equal opportunity employer.

A Culture That Feels Like Family

Collaborative. Respectful. Supportive. Dynamic. For over the past 50 years, Peterson Companies has created an environment where individuals experience tremendous opportunities to do their best work. It’s no wonder people work with us for the better part of their careers. Peterson Companies fuels employees’ passion to excel, provides a clear path to success, and strives for diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

Benefits

Working at Peterson Companies, you enjoy a variety of benefits and incentives designed to address the practical needs of you and your family. As an essential part of your full compensation package, these benefits are focused on what matters most to you. Along with the standard benefits you find at most companies, we offer more.

  • Company Paid Holiday Break  (Peterson Companies closes for the period after Christmas Day until New Year’s Day)
  • Professional Training & Development Programs
  • Access to Corporate Fitness Center
  • Annual Employee Awards
  • Corporate Events & Parties
  • Ticket Raffles to Sporting & Entertainment Events

Beginning July 1, 2022, most group health plans and issuers of group or individual health insurance will begin posting pricing information for covered items and services. Click here to view the most up-to-date compliance requirements under the Transparency and Coverage Act.

Open Positions

Senior Software Solution Architect (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the regions largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the areas most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You enjoy working for a company that has an active culture with excellent perks that foster work life balance. You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and fostering an environment of respect and inclusivity. You enjoy engaging with a team to deliver results and meet deadlines, but are also capable of independent work product delivery. You approach challenges with a positive attitude and tactful communication.

What You Bring:

  • Ability to design, develop, and support enterprise applications with a focus on Microsoft technologies.
  • Skilled at integrating systems.
  • Experience in the design and management of data extract and migration tools.
  • Experience developing applications using cloud environment.
  • Experience working with SAAS applications and APIs.
  • Prior experience with MRI software is a bonus.
  • Experience in the commercial, retail, industrial and/or multi-family real estate industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational management skills, including strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to champion through daily interactions.
  • Willingness to learn a wide range of technologies in an effort to support company objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Integration: Facilitate data integration among various platforms and explore ways to enhance existing functionality.
  • Serve business needs by bridging the gap between multiple disparate platforms.
  • Develop and maintain custom applications that facilitate integrations by using the most optimum interoperability method.
  • Interact with other stakeholders in understanding requirements from original concept, buildout, testing, training and maintenance.
  • Application Development: Responsible for research, design and development of applications and services to support critical business processes with a focus on privacy and data security.
  • Develop data solutions by modeling database physical structure, providing capabilities to meet certain analytical reporting requirements and creating reports in SQL.
  • Business Requirements and Planning: Partner with various stakeholders and manage the application development process.
  • Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of application development and Business Intelligence information analysis tools and technologies.
  • Serve as a business liaison to certain application providers.
  • Provide training to employees and IT team members as appropriate.
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Assistant Property Manager, Commercial (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the regions largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the areas most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You enjoy working for a company that has an active culture with excellent perks that foster work life balance. You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and fostering an environment of respect and inclusivity. You enjoy engaging with a team to deliver results and meet deadlines, but are also capable of independent work product delivery. You approach challenges with a positive attitude and tactful communication.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelors degree in construction management, engineering, business or similar field. Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 1-3 years commercial property management experience.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong Excel skills is a must.
  • This position requires candidates to be a U.S Citizen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the physical and aesthetic appearance of the properties by conducting routine building/site inspections and planning/managing maintenance and repair activities as needed.
  • Manage projects and services to include procurement, coordination with vendors and tenants, and quality control inspections. Examples of contracted services include janitorial services, landscape maintenance, window washing, trash removal, pest control, etc.
  • Process invoices and create purchase agreements in Nexus Payables.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with tenants and clients. Resolve matters when applicable and inform management when items or issues warrant further involvement.
  • Assist with design and construction of tenant project work.
  • Assist in planning, preparing and implementing operating budgets.
  • Assist in preparing monthly financial reports.
  • Prepare meeting documents, weekly activity calendars, and daily tracking logs.
  • Maintain well organized electronic records.
  • Manage database of contract expirations and initiate renewals or bid process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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Assistant Technical Manager (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You enjoy working for a company that has an active culture with excellent perks that foster work life balance. You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and fostering an environment of respect and inclusivity. You enjoy engaging with a team to deliver results and meet deadlines, but are also capable of independent work product delivery. You approach challenges with a positive attitude and tactful communication.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or related discipline (equivalent job experience considered).
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience managing electrical/mechanical operations & maintenance; or designing plant/equipment and controls for office buildings and critical facilities.
  • Project management experience managing mechanical/electrical construction projects a plus.
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • Must have or must obtain a top-secret security clearance, including full scope polygraph.
  • Detail oriented, organized, analytical, and proficient with Excel, Word, Microsoft Outlook.
  • Candidates must be a U.S Citizen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with oversight of operations & maintenance contracts including building engineers, switchgear, generators, UPS systems, fire alarm, controls, building management systems, power management systems, chiller plant and elevators.
  • Assist with establishing QA & QC programs to insure all work is performed in a safe, professional manner, in accordance with contracts and best practices for mission critical facilities.
  • Review and update LOP’s and MOP’s for planned maintenance, system testing and special projects.
  • Review and update spare parts inventory and critical spare parts list.
  • Review and update critical/emergency vendors list.
  • Must be familiar with construction drawings, one-line drawings and building systems for the campus.
  • Prepare scopes of work for design or implementation of various M/E/P and construction projects.
  • Solicit bids, assist with reviews and approvals of design and construction drawings and cost proposals for M/E/P and other construction projects.
  • Manage and coordinate assigned projects including document turn-over and as-built drawings.
  • Assist the team in preparing annual budgets and capital plans.
  • Manage and track construction and MEP as-built drawings and one-line diagram updates.
  • Arrange for inspections and submit appropriate documentation to comply with County, State and Federal requirements for environmental or other permits.
  • For new construction on campus, review prints and specifications, suggest improvements, participate in commissioning, and coordinate document turn over and preventive maintenance setup for new equipment.
  • Work closely with the Peterson Property Managers and the tenant facilities management team.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Carry a cell phone after business hours in case of emergency.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and off hours as needed for scheduled testing, commissioning, and maintenance of site equipment/systems that can’t be performed during core hours.

This role requires the candidate to report to our office located in Fairfax, VA. Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Real Estate Counsel (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Position Summary

This position will work with both the Retail and Corporate legal departments providing legal counsel to the Peterson Companies and its affiliates in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, sales, leasing and management of the company’s office, retail, industrial, residential and mixed-use portfolios.

The successful candidate will provide legal advice to various business units and prepare and negotiate legal documentation of all types, including retail leases within retail shopping centers and mixed-use projects, office and industrial leases, service and purchase agreements, special event licenses, and others.  Ancillary to such primary duties, this attorney will also provide legal advice and prepare documentation associated with the development, operation, management, marketing, acquisitions and divestitures of the Company’s properties; provide legal advice in connection with commercial contract matters such as property management, community declarations, easement agreements, and lease disputes (such as collections, bankruptcy and CAM and real estate tax disputes); review title and survey; and perform varied research projects regarding existing legal and leasing documents.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited institution with a strong educational background; licensed and in good standing
  • A minimum of four (4) years of law firm and/or in-house experience in commercial real estate, particularly in retail leasing and mixed-use centers
  • Strong legal/financial/business acumen and ability
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work effectively and independently in a fast-paced and complex business environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • High level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office, including Word and Outlook

This role requires the candidate to report to our corporate office located in Fairfax, VA. Please respond with letter of interest, current resume, and professional portfolio.

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Manager, Development (National Harbor, MD)

Peterson Companies

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You enjoy working for a company that has an active culture with awesome perks that foster work life balance. You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and fostering an environment of respect and inclusivity. You enjoy engaging with a team to deliver results and meet deadlines. You approach challenges with a positive attitude and tactful communication.

What You Bring:

  • Ability to read civil engineering plans, sub division/easement plats, understands geotechnical analysis and subsurface reporting; architectural drawings, landscape design and implementation
  • Understands land planning and civil engineering design.
  • General knowledge of various legal documents for project development
  • At least five (5) years of new site development experience with a minimum of two (2) years of project management experience and high level of understanding of utility construction.
  • Strong reporting, negotiating, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and work within deadlines;
  • High levels of integrity, work ethic and dependability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage site contractors to ensure timely delivery of finished lots/ pad sites and infrastructure construction.
  • Inspect sites daily for cleanliness, organization and any potential hazards or delays.
  • Maintain relationships with local/area municipality inspectors (Various Governmental Agencies , Water & Sewer Authorities, Erosion & Sediment Control).
  • Coordinate with local dry utility (Power, Gas, Phone, Cable) representatives and entities for installation/relocation etc.
  • Responsible for Governmental approvals, site acceptance and all site bond release activities.
  • Daily Landscape Maintenance activities for site attractiveness to customers (i.e. grass cut, clean looking site).
  • Works with Supervisor on maintaining project budgets.
  • Create project schedules.
  • Assists in managing engineering design, sub-division process, permitting for commercial and residential development projects at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
  • Meets with various county officials during plan and permit approval process.
  • Manages procurement and contracting for site development projects.
  • Manages day to day activities of site development work.
  • Coordinates dry utility processes for various development projects.
  • Coordinates and meets with various state and local inspectors on development projects.
  • Point of contact for builder activities including pad delivery through occupancy permitting.
  • Assists with budget and development of various event planning space at National Harbor.
  • Coordinates with Bond Manager on bonding requirements and completes bond release process upon completion of project.
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Senior Retail Tenant Coordinator (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You enjoy working for a company that has an active culture with excellent perks that foster work life balance. You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and fostering an environment of respect and inclusivity. You enjoy engaging with a team to deliver results and meet deadlines, but are also capable of independent work product delivery. You approach challenges with a positive attitude and tactful communication.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in architecture, construction, or engineering is required
  • Minimum of 4 years of project management experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Proactive and results-oriented
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate to all levels internally and externally
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and control expenses
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings
  • Ability to analyze, abstract, and administer lease requirements
  • Strong knowledge of the site and building construction
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, Adobe, and Bluebeam.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and track the overall tenant design/construction progress from initial prospect to tenant opening.
  • Maintain communication with key internal groups such as Leasing, Legal, Development, Asset Management, Property Management, and Bond Administration to ensure tenant issues are resolved, and tenant projects are built within project timelines
  • Review and help negotiate tenant work letters, prepare budgets, and create schedules supporting the Leasing and Legal teams’ work negotiating Letters of Intent and leases.
  • Review and approve Tenant plan submission documents
  • Provide tenant coordination leadership for major projects
  • Review conceptual and final signage documents to ensure tenant compliance with the project’s comprehensive signage package
  • Coordinate construction activities for landlord work, including the development of plans, permitting, RFPs, bid reviews, and preparation of purchase agreements/contracts to ensure an on-time or early turnover to the tenant.
  • Manages the budget by keeping project costs within budget parameters and reporting on actual and projected budget variances.
  • Assures adherence to schedule, quality standards, and tenant requirements by monitoring project progress, performing site visits, coordinating activities, and resolving project issues.
  • Accurately reports and maintains the internal tracking system for all assignments.
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Operations Property Accountant (Located in Fairfax, VA)

Peterson Companies

As one of the region’s largest privately-owned real estate developers, Peterson Companies has been consistently delivering some of the area’s most exciting destinations for more than 50 years. With a portfolio that includes National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner, we continually strive to enhance the local community. We develop vibrant properties, and entire neighborhoods, that bring people together.

Who You Are:

You are a high achiever looking to thrive in a fast-paced environment. You take pride in your own work but are comfortable collaborating with a team of highly motivated individuals. You can communicate clearly and concisely with teammates and clients, and you enjoy strong company culture and camaraderie. You possess strong interpersonal skills and are willing to take on diverse tasks to achieve the team’s common goal.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • 3 to 5 years of Real Estate Accounting Experience Required
  • MRI experience preferred

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual budgets, tax returns, CAM reconciliations, personal property tax returns, BPOL, and income & expense surveys
  • Review general ledger activity
  • Perform monthly closing process
  • Prepare and issue monthly financial statements
  • Provide income and CapEx variance analysis
  • Review and reconcile construction in progress schedules
  • Ensure billing, collection and reconciliation of tenant accounts
  • Prepare and maintain balance sheet and bank reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance with loan documents
  • Coordinate lender reporting and prepare loan draws
  • Create property reforecasts
  • Review and approve all vendor invoices and payments
  • Coordinate and process real estate tax payments
  • Assist with financing, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Perform special projects as needed
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Peterson Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

Because of the volume of resumes we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt or give updates on the hiring process.  Please continue to check this website for updates.  Once the position is filled, it will be removed from this website.

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