Sustainability Manager
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Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Building Management, Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management
London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting an Sustainability Manager to join the team, the successful candidate will manage and support the implementation of global sustainability initiatives within an account.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that global sustainability standards are applied throughout the managed properties.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing cost and carbon saving strategies within an account.
  • Develops, updates, communicates and implements energy efficiency standards, water efficiency standards and best in class waste and recycling processes. Manages resource initiatives for all sites/regions/portfolio, as assigned.
  • Develops and presents monthly sustainability status and variance reports. Monitors and reports on energy use, water use, waste diversion rates and spending trends as requested.
  • Engages team and the global energy and sustainability platform to identify and develop projects. Responsible for formalizing the scope, obtaining quotes, performing project implementation, analysis and obtaining project approval.
  • Collaborates with the global platform on the implementation and management of sustainability projects in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Support activities related to the formal review and unscheduled audit of numerous Strategic Alliance Partners, and external outside service providers to ensure conformance with documented CBRE or Customer policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate past, present and future Sustainability plans and performance through formal presentations to account team.
  • Be responsible for the execution and delivery of the allocated scope of works which may include:
  • ISO14001 management
  • Environmental legal compliance
  • Sustainability projects  
  • Utility data management
  • Maintain a register of client sustainability targets and commitments along with compliance standards required by the client, driven by legislative and regulatory bodies.  
  • Manage weekly and monthly performance reviews with the stakeholder team on an agreed schedule and structure with a formal agenda and documented actions. 
  • Oversee and support the preparation of sustainability improvement business cases and proposals to an agreed standard with appropriate sign off providing the client with opportunities to improve the sustainability performance of the operations.
  • Providing insight and updates to specific areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with colleagues from CBRE’s matrix of sustainability specialists identifying opportunities to leverage capabilities and increase the value generated for the client

Education, skills and knowledge required:
  • A broad understanding of all aspects of sustainability within the Real Estate sector and preferably financial or professional services specifically
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or university in a subject such environmental science, energy management, climate change, sustainability or equivalent through experience
  • Carbon footprint reporting experience or training preferred.
  • Ability to analyse corporate portfolio performance by benchmarking and derive measurements of performance reflecting all aspects of sustainability
  • Competent in engaging on sustainability subjects including energy, carbon, water, waste, and biodiversity
  • Experience of working with frameworks and certification such as ISO14001, ISO50001, etc
  • Experience of working with GHG disclosure programmes such as SECR, CDP, and GRI
  • Experience or understanding of Science Based Targets, RE100, EP100, EV100 and similar
  • A competent communicator with the ability to engage on often challenging subjects to develop competencies, and generate shared purpose
  • Technical competent in understanding complex problems, think strategically and identify sustainable solutions