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Sr Director Health Safety and Environment

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • General Management / C-Suite
New York
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United States

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POSITION SUMMARY                                                                                                                                        

The Senior Director Health, Safety and Environment, NorthEast Division, has the responsibility for establishing the vision, leadership and ownership of the HSE Division in alignment with Division Leadership, and the Americas GWS HSE to drive world class performance.  The position will report into Americas GWS HSE with strong dotted line into the Division President.


Strategic and Leadership

  • Strategize and implement a divisional HSE platform which balances alignment with the GWS corporate platform and addressing the unique needs of the division. 

  • Develop strong working relationships with:

    • Division Leadership and other executive influencers within the division. 

    • HSE Platform and Divisional lead (colleagues and counterparts)

    • Division Account Alliance Directors and HSE embedded platform professionals

  • Collaborate with the HSE Americas team to collectively create opportunities and synergies to develop and promote best management practices and programs to be adopted across the divisions.

  • Educate and collaborate with the Division Function/Platform Leads and Alliance Directors towards driving accountability and ownership of a common cross functional HSE platform. 

  • Lead the HSE aspects of the pursuit and transition projects, primarily within the Americas Region, but some global activities are likely.

  • Collaborate with all service lines in identifying, developing and implementing cross functional solutions.

  • Provide functional leadership to divisional HSE employees.  Mentor, coach, monitor success and well-being, and implement ideas to maintain and enhance engagement and enablement.

  • Create a divisional HSE forum to provide an environment for employees with HSE responsibilities to become directly connected to share lessons learned, best practices, resources and knowledge.  Encourage and enable the networking process.

  • Engage local and regulatory agencies as needed to understand and drive client related deliverables

  • Set up Divisional Risk Management protocols for both Client and CBRE




  • Manage and actively participate in the development of sales presentations, RFP s, project charters, schedules and budgets that support account transition/transformation projects

  • Work directly with the Transition team and future Account staff to establish a culture of prevention, protection, and compliance that is driven through effective leadership and accountability from the outset of the account.  

  • Conduct and maintain a Divisional HSE risk assessment using cross-platform and service line subject matter experts on a scheduled or as needed basis.

  • Assess account level HSE platform for adherence to regulatory and CBRE requirements.  Assist accounts with implementing solutions to identified deficiencies and drive cross-account consistency where feasible and reasonable.

  • Continually re-evaluate the current programs and initiatives and analyze available metrics with the intent to proactively identify gaps and refine and enhance existing HSE platform. 

  • Provide or coordinate direct HSE resource support for Division CBRE accounts. In some instances, this may also include direct support for a CBRE client. 

  • Oversee HSE personnel located within the Division.  Provide recommendations on current employees and staffing levels. 

  • Provide direct support and resource coordination during account acquisition, transition or refresh, including direction as to account HSE requirements.

  • Manage Division HSE budget against delivery expectations.

  • Request and expeditiously adjust staffing models as necessary to deliver to client and CBRE outcomes





  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university in the technical area of health, safety and environment. MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive management experience including HSE and Quality related management functions

  • Must have strong technical and regulatory knowledge in environmental science and occupational safety

  • Professional background with systems implementations, re-engineering, and other large/complex projects

  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills

  • Exceptional presentation skills

  • Excellent project management experience

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Project, Microsoft office suite

  • International work experience a plus                  

  • Clear understanding and articulation of Safety Management Systems leadership commitment, accountability, effective communication, auditing and performance metrics.







Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

Job Functions

  • General Management and C-Suite
  • Operations

Job Sector

  • Alternative Investments



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