CBRE Energy and Sustainability Project Manager in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Energy and Sustainability Project Manager

Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States at

▾ ▸ 4 additional locations

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Racine, Wisconsin, United States Madison, Wisconsin, United States Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

Requisition # 17017169


The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the project lifecycle from planning stage through transition to post project support with focus on working within predetermined estimates and timelines. To control the flow of information on each project to ensure the owner, construction manager, architect, subcontractors and CBRE company personnel understand the quality and schedule requirements of the project.

USE: Energy and Sustainability ONLY


Manages the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in the implementation of Building Systems and Technology upgrades, retrofits and new installation projects. Directs internal and external team members, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure clear understanding of scope, timelines, and budget requirements.

Interfaces directly with clients to define project requirements. Prepares project plans, project delivery resource requirements, work plan schedule and milestones, ensures quality control, risk identification and mitigation planning.

Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard to moderately complex construction documents, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, project charters, bid specifications and construction drawings

Directs, reviews or approves project design drawings/changes and review with team members and subcontractors to ensure all responsible parties have a clear understanding of proper mechanical and electrical installation requirements.

Maintains project budget and prepare change orders throughout project when necessary for any additional work.

Creates and maintains project schedule utilizing MS Project, Excel, or other cloud based scheduling tools.

Works in conjunction with various internal Team Lead/Supervisors, while utilizing scheduling tools in scheduling internal resources and external subcontractors.

Monitors and assists internal and external project team members with material procurement, drawing preparation, shipping and overall implementation strategy.

Works in conjunction with Project Administrator to coordinate all paperwork and documentation required for each project including Billing, Schedules of Values, AIA documents, pay applications, change orders and subcontractor contracts.

Attends job progress meetings virtually or in-person as required by the project(s) and compile meeting notes for distribution to team members as needed.

Communicates frequently and effectively with owners, construction managers, architects and other project team members.

Continuously identifies areas needing improvement and implement changes to increase effectiveness and productivity.

Assists in developing and documenting Project Management Office (PMO) standards of operation and documentation.

Facilitates client training classes as requested.

Submits project status reports to Vice President of Operations and/or Executive Vice President as requested.

Other duties may be assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of lower level employees.


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.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE- Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Construction Management or any similar type of Bachelor’s degree program or minimum five years’ industry experience or minimum two years’ experience within Operations at CBRE, Inc.

Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Construction Management or any similar type of Bachelor’s degree program and minimum 10 years’ industry experience preferred.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES- A valid driver’s license with a good driving record for applicable vehicles, without restrictions, or limiting conditions. (Corrective lenses permitted)

COMMUNICATION SKILLS- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, exhibit a professional attitude, and possess time management skills.

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.

Must be an active listener, giving full attention to what others people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE- Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.

Possess a working knowledge of arithmetic.

REASONING ABILITY- Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

Must possess critical thinking skills using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.

Must possess problem solving skills and be able to identify problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and offer/implement solutions.

Must possess judgment and decision making skills and be able to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES- Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Knowledge of business management principals involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of principals and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Knowledge of computer hardware and software including applications and programming.

Must possess knowledge of MS Office suite and MS Project.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

With access to top-tier market intelligence, planning, local site selection and asset strategies, our Global Workplace Services offering includes Enterprise Facilities Management (EFM), Project Management (PJM), Advisory & Transaction Services (A&T), and Management Consulting. With over 3,300 specialists and 225+ LEED certified professionals, CBRE maintains the largest network of professional commercial real estate project managers worldwide. Our unmatched geographical coverage, combined with our optimized service delivery process, enables us to plan and execute a full suite of customized project management services for both users of and investors in commercial real estate. Service offerings include tenant improvements, office move coordination and management, branding, and environmental compliance and sustainability.

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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. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE Limited is an equal opportunity employer who welcomes and encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, family status, gender identity or expression, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, provincial or territorial law. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates at any time. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact CBRE Human Resources at mailto: or via telephone1-866-388-4346.

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