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Energy amp Sustainability Director

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About CBRE (NYSE: CBG): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60 countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit


The purpose of this position is to lead, direct and carry out strategic and tactical implementation of energy and sustainability initiatives on a global basis for a region or account.


Champion global efforts of Energy and Sustainability management including standardization, technical leadership and enhancing the performance of all related facility mechanical and electrical systems throughout the managed properties.

Responsible for leading the energy and sustainability team to implement new technologies, identify cost savings opportunities, manage initiatives and engage the CBRE platform team on issues related to energy procurement and energy-related capital projects, renewable/carbon and critical environments.

Identify and prioritize initiatives based on an evaluation of their life cycle cost and/ or ability to enhance the client reputation.

Responsible for engaging with Global Energy Services to identify and implement sustainable products, processes, best practices and technologies, to support the client's goals of reducing energy and water consumption, and for managing the environmental impact of a real estate portfolio

Works with the client's Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications team to assist in the development and implementation of both internal and external sustainability communications. Maintain a library of industry research and provide internal reports on sustainability trends.

Provides strategic and technical leadership in the areas of energy and sustainability management and related standard operating procedures, predictive maintenance procedures, customer service & delivery level agreements and the development and review of performance criteria for outside service contracts.

Provides energy and sustainability input to new construction and other capital projects. Works with client and project management teams to insure the implementation of life cycle cost evaluation approaches which explicitly include energy and sustainability considerations.

Carries out broad and complex assignments requiring comprehensive knowledge related to energy efficiency, renewable/carbon offsets and sustainability services offered by the Global Energy and Sustainability platform.

Develops and presents monthly energy and sustainability status and variance reports and conducts monthly energy and sustainability team meetings. Communicates past, present and future energy plans and performance through formal presentations to account team and client. Oversees and directs the monitoring and reporting of energy use and spending trends to ensure consistency across the region/portfolio under management.

Provides oversight and direction in conducting LEED gap analyses. Acts as a SME (subject matter expert) to assist with LEED-EB, LEED-NC, LEED-CI and LEED-CS certifications across a portfolio. Develops objectives, scope narratives and financial summaries ( including payback analysis) in support of LEED certification efforts

Develops operational policies and procedures related to fit outs, leases, and defits that embrace LEED principals and disseminates them across a portfolio.

Other duties as assigned.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or university. Minimum of eight years of related experience and/or training. Minimum six years of managerial experience preferred.


CEM required.

PE and LEED accreditation preferred.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Carbon footprint reporting experience or training preferred. Training and accreditation part of development and performance management requirements.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

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Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

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CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. It provides advisory services, such as strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing, disposition, and acquisition of property; integrated investment sales and debt/equity financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services, including market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility and fairness opinions, as well as originates, sells, and services commercial mortgage loans. CBRE Group, Inc. offers its commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name; investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name; and development services under the Trammell Crow brand name. CBRE Group, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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