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Technical Manager

Company: CBRE
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Technical Manager

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Building Management, Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management


San Jose - California - United States of America

Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) - Local is a hard services-led, tailored facility management solution. We self-perform hard services while partnering with best-in-class soft service providers to offer custom facility and project management solutions to our clients. We focus on empowering our team with a high-level of downstream accountability resulting in an agile and efficient service delivery.

In addition to our core facility and project management capabilities, our platform offers direct access to our Best-in-Class services including ESG, Security Consulting, Workplace Strategy, and Workplace Experience.


As a CBRE Technical Manager, you will manage a team responsible for implementing, coordinating, and managing all mechanical and electrical operations for a facility, campus, or portfolio of buildings.

This job is part of the Engineering and Technical Services job function. They are responsible for supporting, preventive maintenance, and repairing equipment and systems.


  • Provide formal supervision to employees. Monitor the training and development of staff. Conduct performance evaluations. Oversee the recruiting and hiring of new employees
  • Coordinate and manage the team's daily activities. Establish work schedules, assign tasks, and cross-train staff. Set and track staff and department deadlines. Mentor and coach as needed
  • Assist team with operations and maintenance issues
  • Direct contractors, subcontractors, and engineers on the entire maintenance aspect
  • Supervise and manage the daily operation of facility controls and asset management systems
  • Enforce and merge customer engineering, maintenance standards, and requirements into the facility maintenance program and any configuration changes
  • Support preparation of annual operating budgets. Evaluate, forecast, and manage operations and maintenance costs for a specific location
  • Schedule maintenance activities aligning with customer operational requirements
  • Support operational analysis of all engineering-related performance metrics (KPIs)
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation. Support the undertaking of peer reviews, site assessments, and technical competence evaluations
  • Integrate with clients for reconfiguration, changes, and operational requirements
  • Lead by example and model behaviors that are consistent with CBRE RISE values. Influence parties of shared interests to reach an agreement
  • Identify, solve, and resolve day-to-day and moderately complex issues that may or may not be evident in existing systems and processes.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    • A bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience is preferred. A combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of a degree
    • Membership of an Engineering professional body, i.e., CIBSE/ IEE, preferred
    • Experience in the areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising, and rewarding performance and retention preferred
    • Ability to guide the exchange of sensitive, complicated, and difficult information, convey performance expectations, and balance problems
    • Leadership skills to empower team impact on quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the job discipline and department
    • Excellent client relationship skills
    • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
    • Extensive organizational skills with a strong, inquisitive mindset.

      Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

      California Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Technical Manager position is $110,000 annually, and the maximum salary for the Technical Manager position is $135,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience.

      Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have 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.

      Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

      NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

      CBRE GWS

      CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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Keywords: CBRE, San Jose , Technical Manager, IT / Software / Systems , San Jose, California

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