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CBRE Engineering Operations Director in Menlo Park, California

Engineering Operations Director

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GWS Segment

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Burlingame - California - United States of America, Fremont - California - United States of America, Menlo Park - California - United States of America, Sunnyvale - California - United States of America

Get ready for an exciting career with CBRE!

CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services. We have been ranked the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 15 consecutive years and one of Fortune’s "Most Admired Companies" in the sector for four years running!

Through our values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence, we steadfastly focus on crafting successful outcomes for our clients, employees, and shareholders.

We offer a competitive compensation package with benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Disability, Paid holidays and Vacation.

About the Role:

As a CBRE Engineering Ops Director, you will develop the team responsible for leading the performance of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems) and maintaining continuity throughout to provide overall quality control for a global portfolio of office buildings and their associated critical infrastructure such as generators and uninterruptable power supply systems.

This job is part of the Engineering and Technical Services job function. They are responsible for providing support, preventive maintenance, and repairs on equipment and systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee a business unit's financial performance.

  • Seek out new business. This includes the identification of opportunities, engaging in client solicitations, proposal developments, and creating presentations. (Not applicable to all GWS specific roles, but they may seek opportunities for improvements).

  • Approve hiring contractors and subcontractors based on facility need. Implement bidding procedures as the need arises for contract maintenance activities.

  • Direct the daily operation of facility controls and asset management systems.

  • Approve annual operating budgets.

  • Provide formal supervision to employees. Monitor the training and development of staff. Conduct performance evaluations and coaching. Supervise the recruiting and hiring of new employees.

  • Coordinate and lead the team's daily activities. Establish work schedules, assign tasks, and cross-train staff. Set and track staff and department deadlines. Mentor and coach as needed.

  • Apply a robust knowledge of multiple subject areas, the business, and key drivers which impact departmental and multi-functional performance

  • Lead by example and model behaviors that are consistent with CBRE RISE values. Persuade managers and other colleagues to take action while being guided by the organization's functional business plans. Negotiate with external partners, vendors, and customers of divergent interests to reach a common goal.

  • Identify and tackle multifaceted, complex, operational and organizational problems demonstrating the appropriate resources within or outside the department.

  • Significantly improves and changes existing methods, processes and standards within job field.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering subject area preferred with 8-12 years of proven experience. In lieu of a degree, a combination of experience and education will be considered.

  • Expert knowledge of office building infrastructure including mechanical and electrical systems such as generators, uninterruptable power supply systems, and critical cooling components.

  • Experience in the areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising, and rewarding performance and retention is preferred.

  • Ability to lead the exchange of sensitive, complicated, and difficult information, convey performance expectations, and handle problems

  • Leadership skills to set, manage and achieve targets with a direct impact on multiple department results within a function.

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

  • Expert organizational skills and an advanced inquisitive attitude.

  • Experience preferred in developing and managing organizational budgets

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 $150,000 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.

• The application window is anticipated to close on June 5th 2024 and may be extended as needed. Or to express interest in similar roles, visit CBRE.com/careers.

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 recruitingaccomodations@cbre.com 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.

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