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Sr. HSE Director

CBRE, Inc. Charlotte Full-Time
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About CBRE (NYSE: CBG): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.
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POSITION SUMMARY                                                                                                       

The Director Health, Safety and Environment has the responsibility for establishing the HSE vision and leadership of the a specified Account in alignment with the Account leadership and the Americas Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) HSE Platform to drive world class performance.  The position will report into the Alliance Director with a dotted line to the Americas GWS South HSE Division Director.


This position will be fully responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of proactive Health, Safety and Environment programs for an account with operations. This position will plan, develop and implement HSE policies and procedures, including all safety and health-related aspects of the workplace and working activities, such as auditing, inspections, mentoring, coaching, fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety, construction safety, equipment safety, incident investigation, training, driver care, workers compensation and ergonomics.  Strengthen environmental/remediation, and other appropriate HSE as a service, if appropriate.

This position will also coordinate visits from regulatory authorities and review projects, plans, specifications to ensure that HSE Conformance and Compliance issues are addressed. This position must be well versed and remain current on Federal, State and local regulatory requirements.  This position will work closely with the Alliance Director to develop an incident free work place, and provide direction to the Account Leadership Team.

Evaluates and identifies standards and controls for safety, health and environmental hazards within operations, and establishes written guidelines and implements practices for protection from those hazards.

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

Monitors compliance with regulations and conformance with company standards. 

Provides day-to-day health, safety, industrial hygiene and environmental support and guidance / solutions to facility personnel to maintain a safe work environment consistent with company policy and state and federal regulations.

Performs EHS inspection audits and reviews investigation reports to ensure that corrective & preventive actions will eliminate recurrence.

Compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data; prepares comprehensive recommendations for corrective action to eliminate or minimize potential hazards.

Supports management systems implementation for HSE in the account.

Responsible for Workers’ Compensation case management and site Return to Work program.

Supports Platform HSE training and develops account specific training materials to promote competency.  Schedule and provides/coordinates/tracks training for all employees and sites.

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.

Manage Division HSE budget against delivery expectations.

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

Develop strong working relationships with Account Senior Management and AMS GWS HSE Platform.

Mentors supervisors and managers to support Safety Before Service mindset. 

Coaches employees to understand the benefit of HSE.


Experience assessing and promoting or sustaining a zero incident HSE culture.

Strong change management skills, to support delivery of HSE services using organic/operational deployment model.

Possess an understanding of enterprise HSE delivery models, capable of translating strategic plans in Account tactical action plan(s). 

Highly self-motivated with strong passion and sense of urgency.

Must be effective in a matrix environment, with strong influencing skills.

Experience creating goodwill and promoting accountability across the value chain, with experience encouraging others to action.

Knowledge of management systems and process improvement techniques (e.g., six sigma) a plus.

Comfortable in leading meetings, strong presentation skills and well versed in effective employee training.

Must have strong problem-solving skills, detail oriented; self-directed, extremely organized with outstanding administrative abilities.

Experience in analyzing maintenance and facilities implementation processes to identify both hazards and controls.

Excellent verbal, written communication, problem-solving and report writing skills.

Must demonstrate strong computer/administrative skills: MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Must be an educator with a bias for action capable of working in a dynamic environment.


Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Industrial Safety, Environmental Sciences or related field with 10+ years professional level H&S program management experience.

Must have thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and Local HSE laws and regulations.

Must have experience influencing in a matrix environment.

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