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Engineering Operations Director - Dearborn, MI

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

Job Description:

Engineering Operations Director - Dearborn, MI

Job ID




Service line

GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Facilities Management


Dearborn - Michigan - United States of America

Get ready for an exciting career with CBRE!

CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services. We have been ranked the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 15 consecutive years and one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" in the sector for four years running!

Through our values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence, we steadfastly focus on crafting successful outcomes for our clients, employees, and shareholders.

We offer a competitive compensation package with benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Disability, Paid holidays and Vacation.

About the Role:

As a CBRE Engineering Ops Director, you will manage the team responsible for managing 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, preventative maintenance, and repairs on equipment and systems.

What You'll Do:

  • Be responsible for a business unit's financial performance.
  • Seek out new business. This includes the identification of opportunities, engaging in client solicitations, proposal developments, and crafting 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.
  • Advise the daily operation of facility controls and asset management systems.
  • Approve annual operating budgets.
  • Provide formal supervision to employees. Supervise the training and development of staff. Conduct performance evaluations and mentor. Coordinate 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 goals. Mentor and coach as needed.
  • Apply a robust knowledge of multiple fields, the business, and key drivers which impact departmental and cross-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 solve multifaceted, operational and interpersonal problems using the appropriate resources within or outside the department.
  • Significantly improves and changes existing methods, processes and standards within job.
  • Liaison with UAW (United Auto Workers)

    What You'll Need:
    • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field preferred with 8-12 years of meaningful 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 balance problems
    • Leadership skills to set, handle 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 inquisitive approach.
    • Experience preferred in developing and managing organizational budgets

      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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