Senior Sustainability Consultant -Green Building
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Project Management
Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

About the role

CBRE is seeking a Green Building Certification Consultant to work as a technical resource as part of our Building Consultancy team assisting with all aspects of project work related to sustainability and wellness-building certification projects. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, comfortable working independently, and shall demonstrate a successful history of advancing projects from conception through third-party certification.

What you’ll do

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction & Major Renovations, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance
  • Continue to develop proficient knowledge of GHG accounting and disclosure expectations and the latest methodologies and standards to client partners and team members.
  • Identify strategies and solutions for clients that improve the performance and sustainability of the built environment and develop project-appropriate sustainability and/or health and wellbeing strategies.
  • Develop and propose potential solutions that resolve complex business problems and meet or exceed client expectations, including decarbonization levers to drive net-zero achievement
  • Evaluate, track, and report the status of third-party certification projects from concept through construction, and handle documentation including reviewer comments.
  • 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.
  • Lead monthly coordination meetings with contractors to assist them in the completion of - required documentation and achievement of their required credits and optimizations.
  • Review project documents (drawings, specifications, product submittals) for compliance with certification requirements. Review construction phase submittals.
  • Write reports to communicate certification and provide recommendations for improved building performance.
  • Lead multiple projects independently, under the mentorship 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.
  • Prioritizing time to stay on track with billable activities, within project budgets and time allocations, and project prioritization.
  • Participate in monthly invoicing and financial projections for all project-related work.
  • 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 standard processes, and strategic outreach/messaging campaigns.
What you’ll need

  • BA/BS in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Environmental Science
  • 6+ years of professional experience leading green and wellness building certification projects
  • Understanding of architectural working drawings and specifications, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems is required.
  • Experience serving as LEED AP with a specialty on multiple certified projects in the last 24 months and should hold at least one LEED with credentials in either ID+C or BD+C.
  • WELL AP credentials with relevant project experience are required
  • Experience with Third-Party Rating systems: Fitwel, Fitwel Viral Response, WELL Health-Safety Rating, Green Globes, BREEAM In-Use, Energy Star
  • Experience reporting to GRESB, CDP, and performing GHG Inventory is required. Work knowledge of SASB, TCFD, and other reporting standards, preferred
  • Experience with net zero initiatives and different frameworks (SBTIs, CRREEM, etc.)
  • Understanding of the climate change policy, regulatory landscape, and ESG reporting and disclosure landscape
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future


  • CBRE has a culture of respect, integrity, service, and excellence that shapes our approach to every opportunity.
  • We lead by example, guided by the needs of the cities we inhabit, the communities we build and the world we live in.
CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Project Manager position is $90000 annually and the maximum salary for the Project Manager position is $110000 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 on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.

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. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

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