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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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Marketing Director, Retail (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.

General:

Under the direction of the Vice President, Marketing, the Marketing Director, Retail is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the B2C marketing and communications strategy for a designated group of retail properties in order to achieve key business objectives and ensure consistent brand messaging.

Responsibilities

  • Leverage market research, consumer insights and big data to identify core consumer targets.
  • Design and execute strategic marketing programs and events that drive consumer visits and sales.
  • Ensure brand standards are maintained across all marketing channels
  • Develop digital and social media strategy to ensure property websites and social media channels have engaging and relevant content and deliver a quality user experience.
  • Direct agency resources to create and deploy targeted digital advertising campaigns, analyze performance results and modify as necessary.
  • Monitor financials to ensure budget targets are achieved.
  • Generate alternative revenue through sponsorships, brand activations, special events and venue rentals.
  • Lead defined departmental special projects.
  • Lead Crisis Communications efforts and media response.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Marketing or Communications.
  • 5+ year track record of success in marketing/communications.
  • A history of developing consumer marketing plans, campaigns and events.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and reputation for excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe programs and other content management platforms.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel to field locations as necessary.

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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Marketing 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 are passionate about marketing and enjoy brainstorming new initiatives. You enjoy engaging with a team and are willing to take on diverse tasks to deliver results, meet deadlines and achieve the team’s common goal. You are solutions-oriented and approach challenges with a positive attitude, creativity and clear communication. You are self-motivated and can navigate a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You are excited to play a key role in supporting the day-to-day execution of the organizations marketing efforts at a company that has an active culture with excellent perks that foster work-life balance.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelors degree in Marketing or Communications
  • 2-4 years; B2B real estate marketing in MD/DC/NoVa is preferred.
  • Experience developing marketing materials to support sales/marketing/business development
  • Familiar with digital and social media platforms and curating content
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, HTML, WordPress and other CMS platforms

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with B2B marketing materials including office and retail leasing brochures, presentations, signage
  • Assist in coordination of trade show logistics and materials, client appreciation and broker events
  • Aggregate and post content for company announcements, company meetings and the intranet
  • Monitor and update all corporate and property websites to insure they are optimized for search, have engaging and relevant content and deliver a quality user experience
  • Assist in sourcing and creating digital marketing content, writing copy for web and social media
  • Help to streamline company materials and campaigns to ensure a consistent and concise message
  • Support B2C Retail Marketing team initiatives including planning, implementing, maintaining specific programs to achieve targeted goals

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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Assistant Property Manager, Retail (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 quick study with a great attitude. You enjoy working on dynamic teams to bring the best solutions to the table. You are passionate about commercial real estate and want to expand your knowledge. You want the opportunity to work and learn from an Executive Leadership team that is excited to work with you too.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years’ experience, preferably in real estate, retail or property management
  • Team player, detail-oriented, self-motivated and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Key Responsibilities

  • Interact with tenants, contractors, consultants and executives to insure our properties meet Peterson standards
  • Provide administrative and operational support to Senior Property Manager on Virginia shopping centers
  • Process invoices, track expenses and prepare contracts
  • Perform property inspections with Property Manager
  • Work with tenant coordination on buildout of tenant spaces
  • Assist on preparation of budgets and reforecasts

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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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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Technical Manager, Commercial (Located in McLean, 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:

Seeking an energetic, personable, dependable individual to join a dynamic team responsible for the management and operations of a large Government campus in McLean, Virginia. The Technical Project Manager works closely with the property management team and has primary responsibility for oversight of building and electrical system operations and maintenance, as well as management of technical projects including system enhancements and infrastructure upgrades. The ideal candidate will be a mechanical or electrical engineer with strong communications skills and experience in mission critical environments.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related discipline (equivalent job experience considered).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience managing electrical/mechanical operations & maintenance and/or managing technical projects in a mission critical environment.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.  Strong Excel skills are a must.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Manage assigned M/E/P projects to include scope preparation/procurement of design and construction services, coordination with vendors and tenants, and project closeout including document turn-over and as-built drawings.
  • Implement an effective QA/QC program to ensure all work is performed in a safe, professional manner, in accordance with contract requirements and best practices for mission critical facilities.
  • Work closely with the property managers, building engineers, and Government representatives on long range planning and coordination for major maintenance activities.
  • Review and update Local Operating Procedures (LOPs) and Method of Procedures (MOPs) for various operating scenarios, planned maintenance, system testing and special projects.
  • Review on-going training programs for engineering personnel and facilitate technical training of owner’s facilities team.
  • Serve as the owner’s primary technical representative, coordinating between the engineering team, tenant representatives and consultants, especially during critical maintenance activities, unplanned events, outages or repairs.
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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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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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