Building Assessor - Security Specialist
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Building Management, Building Surveying/Consultancy  , Construction, Consulting, Data & Analytics, Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management, Property Management
Toronto - Ontario - Canada


Assesses sites throughout the province on an annual basis by leveraging existing CBRE processes 

Assesses major building components and equipment in the building while considering factors such as condition, inventory, quantity and replacement costs 

Validating security equipment deployed and the planned deployment of physical security equipment within CBRE managed facilities; and  

Oversee the implementation of corrective action following security incidents, investigations, and internal audits.  

Completing physical security audits to ensure conformance with applicable policies, procedures, standards, statements of work and compliance with applicable legislation;  

Providing security expertise and resource support to client initiatives  

Developing an inventory of security guards, systems, and reports;  

Conducts interviews with Facility Managers, building staff and other contacts familiar with the facilities to gather information relevant to the assessments as per client specific scope of work 

Independently researches building records (drawings) and files (i.e. studies, project reports, etc). 

Prepares written reports summarizing findings, explaining and quantifying condition and proposing recommendations using Capital Planning Software 

Participates actively in supporting and maintaining CBRE quality control tools  

Reviews accuracy of information collected and verifies the integrity of the data being collected to ensure high quality deliverables 

Addresses client's questions and comments/feedback in connection with reports produced and ultimately acquires client approval 

Provides regular program progress reporting using organizational tools and procedures 


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


Full COVID-19 vaccination and/or approved weekly COVID-19 testing is a requirement for this role.

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Building Science (i.e. Professional Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist designations are an asset). PMP, PEng certification or Masters an asset 

4-7 years of direct work experience in the field 

Able to read drawings and blueprints in order to carry out quantity take-offs 

Knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) 

Experience with condition assessment of building systems 

Experience with developing security policies, guidelines and procedures 

Familiar with design of interior building components and security systems 

Familiar with RSMeans and experience with costing/estimating 

Quick learner (need to work with capital planning software to enter/modify data) 

Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex situations  

Ability to solve problems in scenarios involving multiple options 

Advanced analytical skills 

Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office suite is an asset 


Job requires travel, which is estimated 25% of the total time. 


In addition to the qualifications, CBRE will conduct training and orientation sessions by using training packages prepared for this role. 


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university required. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 2 years of related experience and/or training.




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 knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Intermediate experience in MS Office Products (Excel, Access, Power Point, Word, etc). Heavy emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to use query and report generation tools.


Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to coworkers and supervisor.

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.
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