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Head of Projects

Company: CBRE
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Head of Projects

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Construction, Executive Management, Project Management


Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Phoenix - Arizona - United States of America

About the role

CBRE is looking for a Head of Projects who will have the responsibility for project management services within an assigned geographic market, program or client account to achieve the company's strategic business objectives! Key project delivery focus areas include scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk management. This position will typically focus on an industrial market and growing the pipeline of work.

  • Hybrid to Charlotte, NC

    What you'll do

    • Responsible for financial performance of market, program, and client accounts including budgeting, actual results, forecasting and reporting. Responsible for billing (including documentation required for revenue recognition), accounts receivable collection, expense monitoring and control, staffing (including allocation, if applicable) and full P&L to EBITDA before all allocations.
    • Interacts regularly with client(s) to ensure that goals and objectives are established and achieved. Develops and implements action plans to correct variances. Anticipates and responds to the client's needs and concerns.
    • Manages and leads project management staff in the market and ensures detailed staff understanding and implementation of operations, policies, and procedures. Formally supervises individual employees and/or subordinate supervisors. Responsible for identifying tracking performance, mentoring, training needs, and motivating direct reports, and work groups. Directly or indirectly responsible for hiring, terminating, compensation, and performance evaluation for direct reports and work group.
    • Directs all phases of project management including procurement/contracting, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closeout phases of the project.
    • Develops new business growth and maintains existing business relationships. Responsible for business pursuits, integration with other CBRE business lines, and cross-selling our CBRE business.
    • Exhibits a complete understanding of corporate governance policies and procedures and ensuring they are adhered to.
    • Responsible for accurate, timely, and compliant contract procurement, contract negotiation, contract execution, contract administration, and closeout. Contracts included Client/CBRE agreements, Client/Vendor agreements, CBRE/Vendor agreements, and Supplier agreements.
    • Demonstrates ability to identify complex project risks, lead constructability reviews, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks for client and company.
    • Coordinates the preparation of accurate, timely, and complete reports to the client and CBRE.
    • Participates in civic and business organizations. Conducts and maintains relationships with industry and trade associates, vendors, and professional organizations.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Leads the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources. Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
    • Required experience directly managing work group or leading 3rd party project delivery resources/team (typically larger, more experienced team).

      What you'll need
      • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) required from College or University.
      • Minimum of eight years of related progressive experience and/or training.
      • Prior experience in a supervisory position (direct report responsibilities) required.
      • LEED AP preferred
      • PMP preferred (US and/or Canada)
      • CCM preferred
      • Communication skills
        • 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.
        • Financial knowledge
          • Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and is responsible for department budget.
          • Reasoning ability
            • Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with shown experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
            • OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
              • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the sensitive issues.
              • Ability to motivate and negotiate optimally with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action. Ability to tackle advanced problems and take care of a variety of options in complex situations.
              • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

                Why CBRE?

                • FORTUNE's Most Admired Real Estate Company in 2023 and 4 of last 5 years!
                • Forbes A top company for diversity and women in 2022
                • Forbes Named one of the best large employers in America
                • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2022 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award; 15th consecutive year of "Partner of the Year" recognition
                  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

                  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).

                  NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

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