Data Center QHSE Manager- CBRE

Job ID: 92752

Posted: 09-Nov-2022

Service line: GWS Segment

Role type: Full-time

Areas of Interest: Health and Safety/Environment


Dallas – Texas – United States of America, Las Vegas – Nevada – United States of America, Los Angeles – California – United States of America, Phoenix – Arizona – United States of America, San Francisco – California – United States of America, Scottsdale – Arizona – United States of America

Job Summary

The QHSE Manager will report directly to the QHSE Director and dotted line to regional Business Unit Directors.  The QHSE Manager will support the CBRE Data Center Solutions (DCS) Business Unit leaders, QHSE Director and their teams in interpreting, developing, and implementing the core requirements of the GWS quality, health, safety and environmental (QHSE) management systems.

Some overnight travel is required and is anticipated to be approximately 20-40% depending on support requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Proactively contribute to the development and implementation of the Business Unit’s QHSE risk management, assurance and improvement strategies, undertaking audits and inspections, and providing QHSE technical advice and guidance in support of the Division’s aspiration to be recognized as “world class”.

Act as a senior QHSE change agent, providing coaching and mentoring to the Business Unit Leadership in support of driving safe/sustainable behaviors and the development of a positive QHSE organizational culture.

Provide a clear conduit into/out of the Business Unit for QHSE best practices, emerging solutions and lessons learned, ensuring UKS policies and approaches remain fit for purpose and continually improve.

Support the development and implementation of specific QHSE policies and controls to reflect Business Unit and customer needs, working closely with Business Unit Leads to interpret, develop, and implement the core requirements of the GWS quality, health, safety and environmental (QHSE) management systems.

Work with Business Unit leaders to develop and implement risk based QHSE assurance programs comprising QHSE audits, compliance inspections, industrial hygiene assessments and visible leadership tours. This includes the undertaking of contract and project visits (both internal and supplier) and providing advice and guidance to operational teams in the resolution of non-conformities and the development of continual improvement strategies.

Support the Business Unit operational teams in the investigation and management of QHSE incidents and failures, including the development of future preventative strategies, and the wider communication of learning from experience outputs.

Support the Business Unit operational teams in the identification, development, and adoption of appropriate QHSE competency standards, including minimum training expectations that support the Divisional QHSE strategy, policy, process, and reflect customer requirements.

Provide QHSE technical advice, guidance, and communications to the Business Unit on current and emerging risks, regulatory changes, sector standards and customer requirements, acting as the Business Unit subject matter expert (SME) for agreed topics and disciplines.

Establish collaborative working partnerships and peer to peer relationships with internal stakeholders, the primary supply chain and wider SMEs to support the achievement of the Business Unit’s QHSE objectives, promote best working practice and consistently high standards. This includes acting as Business Unit representative on SME areas within internal and external best practice forums.

Support the QHSE aspects of wining/retaining business through solutions development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings, bid and contract generation and review through to support during mobilization and resourcing activities on contracts.


This role may or may not have direct reports.  When applicable, the role will provide formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company’s values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors degree (BA/BS) in HSE from four-year college or university. Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local health and safety, and environmental regulations is essential. Direct experience dealing with regulatory agencies and / or compliance officers is preferred.

Experience working in manufacturing, construction, and / or facility maintenance and management is preferred.


As required by local authority (if required). Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM), Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST) – Preferred


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.



Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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.

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