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CBRE Project Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Project Manager

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Project Management


Birmingham - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Derby - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Leeds - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Company Profile

CBRE is the global leader in real estate services and leverages the industry's most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. Our vision is to be the preeminent, vertically integrated, globally capable real estate service firm. Globally we employ over 100,000 employees and operate in 48 countries.

Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is a division of CBRE uniquely positioned to provide a complete set of services to corporate occupiers of commercial real estate across EMEA. GWS is redefining ‘workplace’ because we believe every place of work can become a competitive advantage for our clients. Productivity, reliability, engagement, quality, brand — the workplace contributes to business results, whether it’s an office, a retail outlet, a laboratory, a data center, a manufacturing environment or a virtual location.


When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mind-set is encouraged. You'll realise your potential with challenging work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and commitment to results. To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our collaborative 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: Creating the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive. This informs everything we do from diversity, equity, and inclusion to sustainability initiatives to workplace safety and wellbeing.

At CBRE, we believe that the more perspectives we have, the more dimensions we see. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences across industries to apply for open positions even if you do not match every element of the required skills.

Job Title: Project Manager

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management, are recruiting a Project Manager to join the team.

Purpose Of The Job

Have full accountability and responsibility for the safe management and delivery of project works in line with business processes and procedures working alongside contract teams and client to generate pipeline sales and opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

1.Identify and develop a short/medium and long term pipeline of Project opportunities from the portfolio of customers within the Business Unit.

2.Use the LCR and FMR to build long term capex plans for customers.

3.Leverage opportunities through visibility and presence on customer sites.

4.Liaise with colleagues and managers to determine and identify project opportunities. Use case studies to promote business and host key decision makers on show site tours.

5.Liaise with key stakeholders on their requirements and explain feasibility of their schemes to become a trusted advisor.

6.Work with developers, designers and sub-contractors to define and document scope(s) of work(s). Develop and understand the full scope of works in line with the desired project business case and in turn outcome. This is to be within agreed budget requirements and required profit margins.

7.Manage, run and draw up tenders on behalf of the customer as required. Carry out full tender analysis of all sub-contractor returns.

8.Work within the current CDM process. In the main taking on the role of principle contractor.

9.Identify, reduce and manage all statutory and commercial risks associated with the project they are leading.

10.Ensure CBRE QHSE practices and processes are fully embedded in each project.

11.Ensure full compliance with project management policies and procedures.

12.Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) “end to end”. Activities to include but not be limited to estimating, business development, quantity surveying, sub-contractor management and site manager duties.

13.Work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).

14.Ensure customer acceptance is adhered to, in writing and in line with the project plans.

15.Mutually agree payment schedules and applications for payment to the benefit of the project and the business.

16.Ensures project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.

17.Provide timely monthly reports to the Head of Projects/Business Unit Director in an agreed format.

18.Manage commercial terms to eliminate risk


•Accountability to the Head of projects.

•Generate project opportunities by building strong effective working relationships with our customers and site teams.

•Full P & L responsibility

•Have full accountability and responsibility for the safe management and delivery of project works in line with business processes and procedures working alongside contract teams and client to generate pipeline sales and opportunities.

Person Specification


•Recognised technical qualification in Construction, Mechanical or Electrical or similar (desirable)

•Degree level qualification in Project Management (desirable)


•Degree level qualification within project management, construction management or equivalent (desirable)

•Business standard of written and verbal literacy and numeracy

•APM certified (or equivilant) (desirable)

•Prince 2 certified (desirable)

•CDM regulations

•SMSTS certified


•CSCS black card holder

•IOSH (desirable)


•Proven project management experience in either an M&E, FM, construction or critical environment

• Experience of developing new project opportunities

•Proven experience of running a P&L

•Demonstrable evidence of having managed a team

•Experience of creating, presenting and managing on bids, tenders and proposals.


•Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

•ability to influence

•An excellent relationship builder

•Ability to inspire confidence

•Challenge status quo

•High degree of integrity

•Highly motivated and self-aware

•Highly organised with attention to detail

•Ability to network

•Results focused


•Handle high levels of information from a wide range of sources


•Excellent motivational and influencing skills, with high levels of personal integrity

•Has vision, and able to communicate this effectively. A role model for customer service excellence.



•Able to contribute effectively across all business activities.

•Politically astute.

•Incumbents must have a high level of energy, be self- starters, confident and stable in manner.

•Organised, able to prioritise and deliver within high pressure, business critical environments.


Incumbents will be required to travel on occasions to support operational delivery, and participate in training

and business review. Some overnight stays may be needed.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)