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CBRE Project Manager - Facility Assessments - Electrical - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

Project Manager - Facility Assessments - Electrical - Remote

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The purpose of this position is to write assessment reports, manage, and lead staff who are responsible for property condition assessment and consulting services with direct accountability for project delivery. This position will focus on electrical building systems.

The FCA Project Manager leads and performs physical property condition assessments (PCA) for a variety of clients, including State and Federal agencies, and corporate companies. A Project Managerprepares Property Condition Reports (PCR) in accordance with the ASTM Standard E2018, The Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process, complete with estimated costs to remedy the physical deficiencies observed by a professional in architecture, engineering, or construction management.

A FCA Project Manager is responsible for providing technical review of existing facilities for owners, lenders, buyers and investors to provide information required to make an informed decision concerning the physical condition of properties and the cost associated with those conditions. Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) are prepared for industrial, warehouse, retail facilities, multi-family residential complexes, medical facilities, hospitality properties, institutional and high-rise buildings.

The successful candidate will be personable, a very strong communicator and team player. Additionally, they will have a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor to help them navigate the challenges surrounding a project while keeping morale high.

This position will require frequent day and overnight travel - up to 75%.


Prepares complex Property Condition Reports (PCR) to include cost estimates to remedy building deficiencies. Assessments will be focused on the electrical systems.

Conducts walk-through surveys (from 1 hour to multiple days) to assess condition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, structure and foundations, interiors, common areas, exterior walls, windows, roofs, and site work improvements. (This may require climbing two-story ladders or going up in a lift, lift operating certification is a plus)

Interviews property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the subject property's condition.

Reviews repair/improvement cost information, certificate(s) of occupancy, maintenance reports and logs, Building and Fire Department inspection reports, and similar information to determine the condition of the building.

Documents the condition and physical deficiencies of a property by taking representative and detailed photographs of a properties’ site and building systems

Prepares estimated costs to remedy building deficiencies in an immediate time period and capital reserve time period (5 to 50 years)

Provides formal technical guidance in area of expertise.

Is able to communicate effectively with others to achieve client goals.

Other duties as assigned.


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.


Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in architecture, engineering, or construction management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Electrical Engineering degree preferred

5-7 years commercial building evaluation or commercial design experience with a general understanding of all electrical building systems.

2-3 years building evaluation experience with experience writing Property Condition Assessment Reports preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to clients.

Ability to effectively present technical information to non-technical clients.

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 understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations.

Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Teams, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

Proficiency in using computer and smart phone programs which may include PDF programs, document upload/download websites, municipal agency record request websites, data collection applications and other virtual meeting programs (Zoom, Chime, Teams, Skype, etc.)

Excellent time management and organizational skills. The position requires simultaneously managing electronic deliverables for several ongoing assignments.

Ability to travel up to 75% of the time.


Licensed Engineer (US and/or Canada) preferred.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business

*Colorado Residents: 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 $75,000 annually and the maximum salary for the Project Manager position is $90,000 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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)