Senior Director Sustainability, Technical Solutions

at CBRE in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Senior Director Sustainability, Technical Solutions

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Consulting, Environmental Consultancy, Health and Safety/Environment


Remote – US – Remote – US – United States of America

About The Role:

The purpose of this position is to support the Sustainability Team within CBRE’s Americas Consulting organization. This position will report directly to the team’s leader (Sustainability Solutions Lead). The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging directly with prospective clients to understand their needs, diagnose problems, and scope sustainability solutions to enable clients to plan and implement decarbonization pathways. Responsibilities include developing proposals, leading and executing projects for occupier and investor clients, and managing internal staff and matrixed team members on implementation and delivery.

Successful candidates will have proven experience implementing sustainability solutions across global real estate portfolios, including energy modeling, ASHRAE energy audits, building systems, and GHG protocol, and be able to simplify technical specifications of building energy systems to a broader audience. Familiarity with replacement costs and relative performance of various commercial energy efficiency measures, building electrification, and renewable energy solutions preferred.

Topics of consulting projects may include: decarbonization strategies, facility energy audits, overall sustainability and ESG strategy regulations and reporting frameworks, green leasing, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, circular economy, renewable energy, electric vehicles, investor ESG certifications (e.g., GRESB), among others.

What You’ll Do:

-Engage directly with investor and occupier real estate clients to solution for their sustainability needs.

-Lead, write and help develop presentations and proposals on sustainability for occupier and investor clients.

-Support execution of project work and manage staff to deliver on projects.

-Provide QA/ QC review of project work including energy modeling, audits, net zero roadmap and other technical results delivery.

-Serve as a Sustainability subject matter expert for CBRE’s Americas Consulting team.

-Support training and education of CBRE professionals on the topic of sustainability.

-Directly support the team’s leader (Managing Director) to build overall sustainability consulting capabilities and services within the Americas Consulting team.

-Integrate CBRE initiatives, services, products, research and public commitments into cohesive solutions that enable clients to advance their real estate sustainability goals.

What You’ll Need:

To perform this job successfully, an individual will need to perform each crucial 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 essential functions.

-Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university.

-Masters degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Engineering, Business, Economics, or related program.

-MBA or M.S. in Sustainability or equivalent preferred.

-Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) or equivalent preferred.

-Minimum of 12 years of business consulting, sustainability and/or real estate experience is required. Preferred 12-15+ years of experience.

-Strong technical expertise in analysis related to building decarbonization and sustainability – this includes experience in conducting or overseeing staff doing building energy modeling, ASHRAE audits, or other related modeling or quantitative experience.

-Strong expertise in greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and management – includes previous experience doing GHG inventory assessments across Scopes 1, 2 and 3;

-Ability to effectively and clearly present information from written energy reports and findings.

-Proven ability to lead consulting engagements, manage teams, and deliver high-impact solutions to clients.

-Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.

-Strong technical expertise across various sustainability areas.

-Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights for clients.

-Exemplary communication skills, both oral and written.

-Experience and ability to nimbly work in a fast-paced environment.

-Track record of driving results, and in delivering sustainability solutions to clients.

-Passion for developing and delivering groundbreaking sustainability strategies.

-Desire and ability to integrate CBRE initiatives, services, products, and research into cohesive solutions that allow clients to materially advance their sustainability goals.

-Client-service oriented work ethic, driven by a desire to act and continually learn.

-Exemplary interpersonal capabilities and ability to influence individuals and teams.

-Ability to manage sales, solutions, implementation, and customer care process.

-Exceptional ability to present and articulate ideas through storytelling.

-Intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity.

-Comfort working across multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and distributed teams.

-Ability to develop respected relationships across sectors, service lines, cultures, and continents.

-Strategic thinker with an ability to work independently and proactively; keen eye for detail as well as the ability to focus and drive towards the bigger picture.

-Sharp presentation skills, meeting facilitation, negotiation, interpersonal, decision making, consensus building, and collaboration ease.

-Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.


When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You’ll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity!

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the position is $190,000 annually and the maximum salary for the position is $200,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program

Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have 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.

Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our

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Job Posting: JC259152420

Posted On: May 02, 2024

Updated On: Jun 07, 2024

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