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CBRE HSE Specialist (Remote in Eastern Time) in Des Moines, Iowa

HSE Specialist (Remote in Eastern Time)

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Health and Safety/Environment


Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Raleigh - North Carolina - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America, Richmond - Virginia - United States of America

About the Role:

As a CBRE Health, Safety and Environment Specialist, you will assist in the management of Environmental Health and Safety programs relative to a specific account or market area.

This job is part of the Environment Health and Safety function. They are responsible for organizational programs and procedures to safeguard employees and surrounding communities.

This is a remote position with 20-30% travel. Candidate must be located within the Eastern Time Zone.

What You’ll Do:

  • Promote a positive and proactive culture to influence stakeholders, and to ensure compliance.

  • Work with stakeholders to identify potential concerns. Communicate findings, concerns, and deficiencies to responsible functional managers.

  • Conduct comprehensive safety assessments of the facilities, operations, and processes for CBRE and vendors that CBRE oversees.

  • Investigate and analyze safety incidents, injuries, near misses, etc.

  • Implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence of incidents as well as for any non-conformities found during safety assessments and within day to day operations.

  • Investigate and analyze safety incidents, injuries, near misses, etc.

  • Work collaboratively with other departments, including facilities, operations, HR, to ensure a holistic approach to safety.

  • Evaluate existing programs to assess suitability and the need for changes.

  • Aid in maintaining specific plans, playbooks, and procedures for the assigned account or market area, making certain playbooks are current, complete, and implemented.

  • Function as an Environmental Health and Safety resource to staff and internal customers.

  • Observe opportunities to reduce costs while enhancing the quality of services.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of standard principles and techniques/procedures to accomplish complex assignments and provide innovative solutions.

  • Coach others and share in-depth knowledge of own job discipline and broad knowledge of several job disciplines within the function.

  • Lead by example and model behaviors that are consistent with CBRE RISE values. Work to build consensus and convince others to reach an agreement.

  • Explain difficult or sensitive information.

  • Assist with identifying what programs meet regulatory requirements and client needs.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred with 5-8 years of relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, a combination of experience and education will be considered.

  • Certifications as required by local government.

  • Ability to exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

  • Willingness to take a new perspective on existing solutions.

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

  • Organizational skills with an advanced inquisitive mindset.

  • Sophisticated math skills. Ability to calculate mildly complex figures such as percentages, fractions, and other financial-related calculations.


When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our culture is built on ourRISE ( values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity!


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

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