Sustainability Engineer

16 Sep 2022
25 Sep 2022
Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting for an Sustainability Engineer working on the AstraZeneca Account to join the team located in Cambridge.

Purpose of Job

Working in support of the asset management operations team, the role is to carry out monitoring and analysis of built assets and building systems plant data in support of the client's overall sustainability objectives. To contribute to and implement the strategies & policies that reflect the client's objectives for sustainability and also meet legislative compliance. Working with the operations team, project managers, client stakeholders and suppliers to devise and deliver initiatives for improvements to efficiency in energy, water, and sustainability performance.


To deliver the following:

Undertake monitoring and analysis of energy and water consumption data from built assets and plant systems in order to advise on their optimum operation and to help inform the focus of operations and maintenance activities;

Contribute to periodic environmental reporting requirements for client and legislative requirements;

Working closely with the data analysis team and using the available data platform to provide insights for the creation of initiatives to improve environmental performance and for forecasting;

Work with commissioners and contribute to continuous commissioning from environmental performance perspective in order to ensure client aspirations are met in design and construction;

Support the delivery and ongoing maintenance of environmental compliance requirements for all applicable schemes (e.g. BREEAM, EUETS, A4WS, RHI etc.);

Assist client to remain informed of emerging opportunities, technologies and initiatives in order to assess their viability and implement as necessary.

Undertake and report on internal energy, water and environmental audits across the property portfolio and liaise with external auditors;

Contribute to the upskilling and training of wider team members in order to increase the environmental awareness throughout the asset management operations team;

Contribute to environmental outreach and publicity efforts by authoring stories and sharing knowledge of the environmental aspects of our work and the built assets we maintain;

Promote energy and water efficiency and provide advice and support for the development of energy and water efficient practices and author procedures as required;

Be responsible and proactive in compliance issues;

Provide full feasibility studies of costed initiatives / projects to reduce energy and water usage and/or supply;

Maintain a current level of utility market intelligence through networking, seminars and industry training.


Reporting to the CBRE Energy & Water Manager



Engineering or Applied Science degree in an energy related subject or equivalent. May consider appropriate experience too.


Member of or working towards membership of relevant professional institute, e.g. EMA, Energy Institute, CIBSE, IEMA;

Qualified Low Carbon Consultant / ESOS Lead Assessor / ISO 50001 assessor



Experience in Energy Management/Building Services;

Proven experience in the development of business cases for energy technology implementation , proven experience in energy compliance issues, knowledge of built environment operation;

Excellent knowledge of the operation of Mechanical & Electrical services and plant;

Strong problem-solving skills, technically adept and analytical;

Excellent knowledge of the principal techniques and technologies which support the efficient use of energy;

Competency in current benchmarking techniques and statistical analysis.


Knowledge of aM&T techniques, experience of building certification schemes such as BREEAM and LEED;

Knowledge of Building Management Systems / Pharma / Industrial Process / Manufacturing;

Formulating, assessing and validating Risk Assessments and Method Statements;

Working knowledge of BMS and control theory.


Client facing and articulate;

Client focused;

Good verbal and written communication skills;

Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills.


Self-motivated, with a high level of personal integrity;

Confident at working independently, with an ability to self-start;

Able to work well both in a team and alone;

Confident at working with all levels within the company;

Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills;

Organised, able to prioritise and deliver within a critical environment;

Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;

Flexible in adapting to changing priorities;

Able to work at height;

Committed to the delivery of excellent customer service.


Site based with support from Energy and Water Manager and Energy specialists centrally.

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of CBRE's core global businesses, Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) provides end-to-end services to occupier clients across the entire lifecycle of a building. Our teams help companies improve their operations and reduce costs, through expert facilities management, project management, real estate and energy and sustainability services. Our dedicated teams work across all industries, and support clients ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to single, iconic buildings.

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking in 2020. It also has been voted the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years and has been named one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" for eight years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2020, for the second consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CBRE."

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

Taking into consideration the costs of sponsorship, the nature of the role and the financial resources of the account in question, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

No agencies please.

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