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CBRE EBMS Construction Program Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

EBMS Construction Program Manager

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Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

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

CBRE is seeking a Technical Program Product Manager II that is a subject matter expert (SME) in Construction Engineering & Program Management to support CBRE Global Realty Engineering (GRE) on Enterprise Building Management Systems (EBMS) Team.

  1. Candidate will use expertise in construction management to review proposals to comply with CBRE’s Request for Proposal (RFP), pinpoint scope gaps and avoid potential future change orders. Programs will target reduced to zero change orders. Candidate will use lessons learned in Program Cost Control (PCC) to update client’s RFP for future programs.

  2. Establishing communication and coordination across a program’s 3P contractors, stakeholders, and internal teams.

  3. Requesting and reviewing MOPs (Method of Procedure) for proper detail, necessity, and risk.

  4. Updating/tracking Gantt Chart with granular tasks required in deployment. EBMS Team has created the Gantt tracking tool as a mechanism to prevent late BMS delivery and allowing for other key stakeholders to have access to progress of program

  5. Identify/Tracking/resolving the risks/roadblocks that may occur in the EBMS Retrofit Program.

  6. Lead the weekly progress meetings with 3P Contractors, record meeting minutes & distribute to team and log any new action items in Gantt.

  7. Identify and lead communications & collaborations with site Ops Tech IT on tasks for EBMS retrofits

  8. Identify and lead communications & collaborations with site POCs on kick-off calls, aligning on roles & responsibilities, coordinating construction schedule start dates, coordinating on collecting data for occupied & unoccupied schedules so that EBMS can be programmed for turning equipment off during unoccupied times.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree in 4yr engineering program

  2. 5 years experience in Building Automation Controls industry

  3. 3 years experience in Construction Project Cost Control (i.e. Favorable Construction Budget Forecast vs Construction Actual Spending)

  4. 5 years experience in Construction Estimating or Controls Estimating

  5. Experience with mechanical systems including RTUs and building management systems.

  6. 5 years experience in Construction Industry or Consulting Engineering role

  7. Experience with construction specification division 00, 23, 26

  8. Gantt chart tracking of program level initiatives

  9. Experience reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. PMP Certified

  2. 10 years experience in Construction, Engineering/Consultant Engineering or Facilities

  3. Six Sigma Certification

  4. Experience managing Programs across multiple time zones and culture

  5. Experience with remote team management and coordination

  6. Good track record of working effectively with across different groups in the organization

  7. Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done

  8. Experience with project management principles and best practices.

  9. Meets/exceeds CBRE’s leadership principles requirements for this role

10.Meets/exceeds CBRE’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Leadership Principles (LPs) most needed for this position are:

  1. Customer Obsession

  2. Ownership

  3. Invent & Simplify

  4. Insist on the Highest Standards

  5. Frugality

  6. Deliver Results

  7. Earn Trust


  1. Proficient with Smartsheets or PowerBI including dashboard creation

  2. Strong cross-functional communication and collaboration skills

  3. Strong competency with time management, organization, and attention to detail

  4. An entrepreneurial spirit with strong product and program management skills

  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  6. Proficient with QuickSight and Asana and Microsoft Word

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the EBMS Construction Program Manager position is $110,000.00 annually and the maximum salary for the EBMS Construction Program Manager position is $120,000.00 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 company’s success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.


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