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CBRE Technical Program Manager, Digital Buildings (West Coast-Remote) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Program Manager, Digital Buildings (West Coast-Remote)

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Digital & Technology / Information Technology


East Los Angeles - California - United States of America, Los Angeles - California - United States of America, Mountain View - California - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America, San Francisco - California - United States of America, San Jose - California - United States of America, Sunnyvale - California - United States of America

About the Role

As a member of the Account Team, the Technical Program Manager, Digital Buildings will be responsible for all aspects of a regional portfolio of Digital Buildings projects in support of the account and our client. You will collaborate with client and account stakeholders to document requirements, manage risks, work toward milestones, and communicate overall status to a broad group of business and technical folks.

You’ll leverage industry tools, protocols, and ontologies to onboard facility systems (i.e. BMS, HVAC, lighting, electrical, IoT, energy metering, and more) to a central repository. Our client depends on robust, validated, and consistent data from their Digital Buildings - it will be your job to work within (and build new, where appropriate) processes that can do this securely at global scale to enable buildings that operate with health and wellness, sustainability, and energy efficiency as core tenets.

Your Areas of Focus will include:

Digital Buildings and IoT

  • Supports the implementation and evolution of the clients FM Digital Building Strategy for the region

  • Understands the data sets required to build analytical and trend information for buildings

  • Good understanding of available IoT FM technologies and the ability to leverage these in daily operations

BIM/Digital Twin

  • Provide support and thought leadership for the emerging BIM and Digital Twin technology and innovation throughout the region

  • Understanding of industry CAD / BIM / Point Cloud technologies and leverage these in FM operations


  • Education - Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS)

  • FM Stack - 4 + years related work experience across various FM technologies (BMS, IoT, CMMS)

  • Figure It Out - you embrace occasional ambiguity and can solve problems

  • GSD - e xceptional attention to detail and follow-through skills (you “get stuff done”)

  • Collab Chops - you know productivity suites (you’ve used VLOOKUP before and know how to craft a concise, influential deck)

  • Intergalactic Mentality - you’ve worked across regions (AMS, EMEA, APAC) and “think globally, act locally”

  • Herding Cats - you can confidently manage multiple priorities with flexibility and rapid response time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cloud integration - you know how IoT clouds, MQTT brokers, and pub/sub frameworks operate

  • Cybersecurity - you’re familiar with InfoSec best practices (TLS, AES, VPN tunnels, VLANs, etc )

  • LAN - you understand protocols like BACnet and Modbus (port 47808 means something to you)

  • MSI - you’ve worked on Master Systems Integrator (MSI) projects to bring together disparate facility systems with protocol-agnostic gateways

  • Industry creds - you’ve studied and proven your mettle as a PE, LEED AP, CEM, WELL AP, FMP, or similar

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: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

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