ESI MSI Project Manager

London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom


Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Engineering/Maintenance, Environmental Consultancy
London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Responsible for the project management of MSI activities as part of Building Automation projects across EMEA. This role is responsible for allocation of engineering resources and ensuring MSI projects are delivered on time, within budget and in line with client expectations. This person will be the single point-of-contact for CBRE PjM colleagues and a representative of the CBRE|ESI Engineering Team through the duration of the MSI project.

The role requires establishing partnerships with clients, construction managers, general contractors, BMS vendor partners and site-based technical staff to maintain and grow the business.


The role of the Project Manager is as follows:

  • Organizing, attending and leading stakeholder meetings
  • Work with client stakeholder groups across North America & EMEA to provide weekly reporting
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings
  • Ensuring project deadlines are met and supporting the CBRE in-country project managers to enable them to succeed with their projects
  • Providing procedural as well as technical guidance to project stakeholders executing BMS projects across EMEA. The support may require both remote as well as on-site visits to these projects, including European travel
  • Contribute to project portfolio reports
  • Mentor and train team members to support team development
  • Develop and implement improved project management strategies
  • Ensure projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project
  • Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable
  • Serve as liaison between CBRE|ESI Engineering Team, on-site technical teams, and other project stakeholders
  • Support Client’s wider sustainability and corporate social responsibility objectives
  • Create a win-win situation to solve client problems while growing the CBRE business
  • Ensure SLAs compliance, especially for key KPIs such as project schedule and finance
  • Manage internal financial reporting
  • Achieving/exceeding financial goals
  • Accountable for escalation management, both internal and client facing
  • Ensure MSI projects are delivered on time and on budget

  • Career opportunity in a multinational company
  • Competitive benefits package
  • European business travel
  • Working at the forefront of the BMS industry with the largest blue-chip clients
  • Positive & constructive feedback to improve knowledge & ability to deliver
  • A learning environment, where you are encouraged to share knowledge.
  • You will constantly be challenged to find ways to improve the effectiveness of the team & enhance our service offering.
  • Your opinion will not only be valued, you will be empowered to act upon this & shape the way we work.



  • Industry recognized qualification in Project Management preferred


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Project Management
  • Experience of building services and building automation systems is required

Project Management

  • Demonstrable management skills, with the ability to manage multiple technical projects and clients simultaneously
  • Deliver work efficiently, on time and within budget
  • Ability to manage project budgets
  • Available to travel across Europe as needed to support the program.

Technical Skills

  • Understanding of mechanical, HVAC and electrical building systems, building automation systems, intelligent building systems is required
  • Experience in Niagara based control systems is required
  • Building automation system design experience required
  • Implementation of project management processes
  • Programme management and budget management skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project

Communication & Strategic Skills

  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service; needs to have excellent interpersonal skills as well as be detail oriented; strong leadership/management, verbal and written communication, negotiating and presentation skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent report writing skills with ability to communicate technical issues effectively
  • Ability to research, analyze and form conclusions on complex issues
  • Presents compelling arguments to support clients’ decision making
  • Ability to coach & support colleagues

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values
  • Able to grow a team to support the overall program expansion

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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