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CBRE ES Solutions Architect (REMOTE U.S.) in Davenport, Iowa

ES Solutions Architect (REMOTE U.S.)

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GWS Segment

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Building Management, Facilities Management


Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America


CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) creates value, develops workplace strategies, and improves business outcomes for occupiers of commercial real estate through our primary services—including facilities management, advisory and transactions, project management, and more. Within our facilities management business is our global Asset Performance and Energy Excellence (APEX) team, working with our clients to achieve outcomes such as optimized energy spend, lower total cost of ownership, and reduced carbon emissions.

This role will work with our clients, dedicated client account teams, and GWS leadership to identify, develop, and secure approval for energy and sustainability solutions to achieve the above outcomes for our client portfolios.

The ideal candidate will have a blend of technical sales, client management, and energy efficiency subject matter expertise. They will be a proven self-starter with the ability to turn loosely-defined opportunities into compelling business cases and solutions, as well as a leader within the field of energy management and a valuable consultant to colleagues and clients.


Perform energy & sustainability assessments (both on-site and remote) of client portfolios and develop impactful and scalable energy and carbon reduction initiatives. Work with CBRE service lines and partners to develop comprehensive turkey solutions.

Collaborate with the GWS Asset Performance and Energy Excellence (APEX) team and client account-dedicated FM teams to develop and deploy the CBRE APEX model within existing client accounts.

Consult on and lead strategy development for life cycle cost analyses and long-term capital planning. Support the integration of facilities management, capital planning, smart building analytics, and energy management within the APEX framework.

Function as an energy and asset performance subject matter expert for client account teams and account-dedicated Energy and Sustainability Managers. Support these teams in the evaluation and development of innovative initiatives and technologies.

Perform energy audits (ex. ASHRAE) or energy assessments and provide written reports as required by the defined scope of work, LEED requirements, etc.

Contribute to CBRE’s internal library of energy solutions – go-to-market packages for energy solutions and innovative technologies intended for use by our client account-dedicated teams.

Support GWS sales leadership in the development of client and portfolio solutions for new pursuits and prospective clients, including analysis of portfolio data and site visits as required.

Stay current on and keep the broader GWS APEX team informed of the latest innovative technologies applicable to our client portfolios. Collaborate with peers on vetting new technologies and solutions for broader CBRE client deployment.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Aids technical guidance and/or training to on account E&S personnel.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Four-year degree in Engineering or a minimum 7 years building engineering experience and/or training. Experience with energy modelling beneficial.


Professional Engineering License and/or AEE orIEnMP certification preferred.

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) a plus


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal and external customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Ability to manage energy information, compile observations from energy assessments and evaluate both supply and demand side opportunity. Must have expertise/experience with EUI’s, CBEC’s, Energy Star, utility invoices, key site prioritization, energy asset consumption profiles, energy balance, energy consuming system types, LC/NC solutions, efficiency, RcX and building management systems interrogation.


Requiresbasicknowledgeoffinancialand statisticaltermsandprinciples.Ability to define and present life cycle cost benefits from energy, maintenance and operations improvements as well as data mine utility rebates/incentives.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret energy data, utility invoices, and competitive audit reports, Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


AdvancedskillsinMicrosoftOfficeSuiteProducts, particularly Excel and Power Point.Comfortable working independently and collaboratively.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the position is $135,000 annually and the maximum salary for the position is $150,000 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.

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.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

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