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CBRE Engineering Operations Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Engineering Operations Director

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Service line

GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Building Management, Engineering/Maintenance, Executive Management, Facilities Management, Property Management


Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Cambridge - Massachusetts - United States of America

About the Role:

As a CBRE Engineering Ops Director, you will develop the team responsible for leading the performance of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems) and maintaining continuity throughout to provide overall quality control for all properties.

This job is part of the Engineering and Technical Services job function. They are responsible for providing support, preventive maintenance, and repairs on equipment and systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee a business unit's financial performance.

  • Seek out new business. This includes the identification of opportunities, engaging in client solicitations, proposal developments, and creating presentations. (Not applicable to all GWS specific roles, but they may seek opportunities for improvements).

  • Approve hiring contractors and subcontractors based on facility need. Implement bidding procedures as the need arises for contract maintenance activities.

  • Direct the daily operation of facility controls and asset management systems.

  • Approve annual operating budgets.

  • Provide formal supervision to employees. Monitor the training and development of staff. Conduct performance evaluations and coaching. Supervise the recruiting and hiring of new employees.

  • Coordinate and lead the team's daily activities. Establish work schedules, assign tasks, and cross-train staff. Set and track staff and department deadlines. Mentor and coach as needed.

  • Apply a robust knowledge of multiple subject areas, the business, and key drivers which impact departmental and multi-functional performance

  • Lead by example and model behaviors that are consistent with CBRE RISE values. Persuade managers and other colleagues to take action while being guided by the organization's functional business plans. Negotiate with external partners, vendors, and customers of divergent interests to reach a common goal.

  • Identify and tackle multifaceted, complex, operational and organizational problems demonstrating the appropriate resources within or outside the department.

  • Significantly improves and changes existing methods, processes and standards within job field.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering subject area preferred with 8-12 years of proven experience. In lieu of a degree, a combination of experience and education will be considered.

  • Experience in the areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising, and rewarding performance and retention is preferred.

  • Ability to lead the exchange of sensitive, complicated, and difficult information, convey performance expectations, and handle problems

  • Leadership skills to set, manage and achieve targets with a direct impact on multiple department results within a function.

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

  • Expert organizational skills and an advanced inquisitive attitude.

  • Experience preferred in developing and managing organizational budgets


A culture of respect, integrity, service, and excellence crafts our approach to every opportunity!

We are guided by the needs of the cities we inhabit, the communities we build and the world we thrive in.


  • Benefits start 1st of the month: Medical, dental vision, PTO, 401k, etc.

  • Internal advancement available after 6 month mark

  • Competitive Pay


  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a

candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Engineering Ops Director position

is $175,000 annually and the maximum salary for the Engineering Ops Director position is

$200,000 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 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.

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