Program Manager (Energy & Sustainability)

  • CBRE
  • Beaverton, Oregon, United States
  • Jun 08, 2018
Full time Energy Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Renewable Energy Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description


Manage 3rd Party Vendors: creation and management of rhythm of business calendar, scorecard process for vendor performance, re view data to calculate performance against KPIs, Troubleshoot and resolve any performance issues, prepare and present scorecard to vendor, conduct quarterly business reviews, coordinate with vendor to drive continuous improvement

Billing Oversight: Identify and coordinate all entities that impact the open/close process for all utilities (energy, water, waste, cable/internet) managed by third party; streamline and monitor processes to ensure timely completion, eliminate disruption of service and/or overpayment; partner with Lease Admin to coordinate utility open/close Lease process; audit third party bill payer to ensure utility account closure has occurred as directed; ensure billing accuracy for both unit rate and consumption

Energy Purchasing: Identify and coordinate client stakeholder to make decisions and commitments with respect to energy agreements; ensure procurement strategies are in place for primary client group and aligned with other groups (e.g., Sustainability) where applicable; review opportunities against sustainability strategy and market best practices; make recommendation to stakeholders; secure “opt-in” or “opt-out” feedback from stakeholders with respect to pending procurement deals; coordinate with third party bill payer on strategy execution; coordinate engagement with third party open-market experts as necessary to execute open market purchases

Communication: provide single point of contact and escalation for all third party bill pay communication with client and vendor; organize and facilitate collaboration of stakeholders on key events, decision and performance management

Reporting: Centralize all reporting requirements and ensure they are provided as scheduled; review reports for anomalies and work with stakeholders and third party bill payer to adjust reporting requirements as needed, or secure ad hoc reports

Operations: identify anomalies found in utility usage and/or billing and escalate to appropriate stakeholder groups for resolution; coordinate utility management (energy, water and waste) with CBRE facility management and engineering teams as applicable; review current service models at each CBRE managed site to ensure sites are benefitting from right-sized disposal units, optimal pick-up frequency, cardboard rebates and appropriate capacity sensor technology

Sourcing: coordinate with client stakeholders to review current waste management program, scope and contract obligations; develop a client focused Waste Management Category Sourcing Strategy, outlining keys to a successful waste management program with defined criteria, scope, objectives and goals while leveraging the CBRE ‘Platform’ and CBRE’s Strategic Supplier partnership with Waste management provider as part of the Category Sourcing Strategy.



Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university. Minimum four years of related experience. Prior Supervisory experience preferred.


PMP (Program Management Professional) or PMP (Project Management Professional) certifications preferred. 


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


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


Strong process skills, negotiating, decision-making and analytical skills are necessary. Demonstrated ability in project management processes, tools and techniques.

Ability to build and maintain effective professional/client relationships. 

Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project.


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.

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