Decarbonization Program Manager

New York, NY

Implementation of renewable energy projects across CBRE Investment Management’s real estate and infrastructure portfolio

Budgeting, planning, and program management of decarbonization and electrification initiatives across real-estate assets

Work across the CBREIM organization, as well as with renewable energy developers engineering and consulting companies to deliver solutions

Organize and manage renewable energy deployment across portfolio. Responsible for maintaining project documents, tracking project schedules, process flows, and milestones

Manage the decarbonization roadmap and modeling process. Create a process to integrate technical reports from engineering firms into a site and portfolio-specific roadmap. This includes, but is not limited to, electrification of heating/cooling equipment, energy reduction projects, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Provide comprehensive updates on project milestones and progress. Create documentation to ensure easy transition from project deployment through asset and property management

Create design measurement and verification protocols to demonstrate successful achievement of program metrics

Set-up efficient data management processes to ensure the future tracking of program results.

Manage the transition of data management processes

Be a key liaison between asset manager, property managers and strategic vendors. Act as subject matter expert to ensure successful technical deployment of infrastructure

Analyze large data sets and external data models to validate program results

Prepare executive summary reports to articulate program status and results to CBREIM leadership

Perform all responsibilities in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment

Work with analyst team to create data analytics tools that can be used by internal stakeholders to track sustainability metrics and KPIs


  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM or Construction Management
  • Passionate about Data and Sustainability/ESG issues
  • 5-10 years of experience in renewable energy project management, program management real-estate, and/or project management
  • Ability to create and modify site-level and portfolio-level decarbonization roadmaps using industry-standard tools
  • Demonstrated ability to establish processes, workflows, and standard procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to create measurement and verification documentation as well as tracking results.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets and turn into actionable presentation and reports
  • Knowledgeable in areas of property or asset management strategies
  • Excellent project management, time management and organization skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Excellent and professional communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter that can identify opportunities and drive solutions
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining all deadlines and critical date obligations
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional Microsoft office skills including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in STEM or Construction Management
  • Experience developing capital budgets for portfolio deployments
  • Ability to create complex models that leverage several databases
  • Knowledge of renewable energy equipment supply chain
  • Knowledge of electric vehicle supply chain and IT infrastructure
  • Experience converting central building systems from fossil fuel powered to electricity powered infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of industry recognized standards (i.e. - UN SDGs, PRI, GRESB, LEED, BREEAM, TCFD, SFDR)
  • Green building or energy management certificate, such as LEED Green Associate or a Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Professional Engineering license or Engineering-in-Training (EIT)
  • Research or knowledge of renewable energy and/or supply side energy market

The minimum salary for the Decarbonization Program Manager position is $130,000 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: 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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