CBRE Building Certifications Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Building Certifications Project Manager
Areas of Interest
Construction, Environmental Consultancy, Project Management
Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America
CBRE is seeking a Green Building Certification Consultant to work as a technical resource as part of our Building Consultancy team. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of project work related to sustainability and wellness building certification projects. We are looking for qualified candidates nationwide as this position requires a highly motivated individual who is comfortable working independently.
This position will work remotely.
Candidate shall demonstrate a successful history of advancing projects from conception through certification through experience communicating sustainable strategies to clients, consultants, and contractors through Third-Party Certification project checklists, project manual/technical specification sections, construction drawings, performance data and operational policies.
Experience with a variety of project delivery methods, and a familiarity with a variety of geographically diverse design conditions is preferred. LEED Administration experience with multiple Green Building Rating Systems is required, including:
LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance is the primary area of focus, however New Construction & Major Renovations, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell are also prominent in the work
At a minimum, candidate is to have served as LEED AP with specialty on multiple certified projects in the last 12 months and should hold at least LEED with Specialty credential in O+M
WELL AP credentials with relevant project experience is preferred
Other Third-Party Rating systems include: Fitwel, Fitwel Viral Response, WELL,WELL Health-Safety Rating, Green Globes, BREEAM In-Use, Energy Star
Experience with GRESB, CDP, GHG Inventory, ASHRAE Level 1 & 2 Audit is preferred
Detailed technical understanding of and experience with one or more of the following building operations topics: Facilities Management, HVAC systems, sustainable site management, commissioning, operational policies, green cleaning, pest management, plumbing systems, zero energy/water/carbon buildings, waste management, environmentally preferable purchasing programs
Willingness to self-initiate and ability to work well both independently and on teams
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify strategies and solutions for clients that improve the performance and sustainability of the built environment, develop a project-appropriate sustainability and/or health and wellbeing strategies.
Evaluate, track and report status of LEED, WELL, and other third-party certification projects, and manage documentation including reviewer comments. Complete tasks based on project schedule and project plan allowing for quality control and feedback to be completed.
Communicate sustainability requirements and obligations to other team members, both internal and external. Interface directly with clients to report ongoing project status and next steps.
Review project documents for compliance with certification requirements.
Perform Gap Analysis technical review and write reports communicating certification feasibility and provide recommendations for improved building performance.
Manage multiple, multi-year projects independently, under the guidance of senior teammates; and support senior teammates on complex projects.
Manage and analyze environmental performance data including energy, water, and waste utility consumption and costs; benchmark performance; and monitor and interpret performance trends.
Independently manage your time to stay on track with billable activities, within project budgets and time allocations, and project prioritizations.
Participate in monthly invoicing and financial projections for all project-related work.
Exercise judgement and self-prioritize assignments daily, identifying and communicating issues before they become problems.
Develop strong relationships among staff through superior written and verbal communications strategies. Develop relationships with client contacts, such as property teams and asset managers.
Exhibit strong organizational and time management skills, with attention to detail.
Support client deliverable processes and identify opportunities for improvement.
Function as a highly productive team member in interdisciplinary groups that include technical and non-technical staff.
Support identification and coordination of ESG projects and initiatives at property and portfolio levels. Examples include energy and water efficiency technology deployment, implementation of operational best practices, and strategic outreach/messaging campaigns.
Respond to client requests for proposals for new project work. This role will be client facing.
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
BA/BS in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Environmental Science, Real Estate or related field
LEED AP O+M designation required ( Resumes without the LEED AP O+M will not be considered .)
5+ years professional experience managing green and wellness building certification projects
5+ years managing data and project-related activities
BREEAM In Use project experience preferred
Experience with life cycle analyses preferred
Understanding of architectural working drawings and specifications, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems, data analytics, utility benchmarking, life-cycle analysis, embodied carbon is preferred
Maintain understanding of global and industry ESG trends and their application to commercial real estate including: GRESB, GRI, CDP, TCFD, SASB
Familiarity with project management, property management and/or facilities management
Successfully managed and prioritized 5-10+ tasks simultaneously
Successfully managed workflow assignments up to a senior teammate
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
LEED AP with O+M designation required
WELL AP strongly preferred
BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor License strongly preferred
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.
Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong process skills, negotiating, decision-making and analytical skills are necessary. Demonstrated ability in project management processes, tools and techniques.
Ability to build and maintain effective professional/client relationships.
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
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.
Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Buildings Certification Project Manager position is $75,000 annually [or $36.06 per hour] and the maximum salary for the Buildings Certification Project Manager position is $90,000 annually [or $43.27 per hour]. 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.
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with 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.
NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.
CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)
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