The purpose of this position is to gain an in-depth understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems via nationwide site assessment work with up to 75% travel. The value you will deliver will be summarized in client reports or databases of observed MEP equipment condition in buildings and campuses across all major market sectors. Our Fortune 500 clientele expects you to be part of the, “best team on the field” solutions to their property condition questions. Each mid-level engineer will conduct asset surveys in existing buildings, write property condition and energy assessment reports, and support architectural and MEP staff across the nation with direct accountability for project delivery. Our expectation is that mid-level staff can leverage their 4-6 years of experience to rapidly lead work independently and project manage the delivery of work by junior staff and interns with a focus on mentorship and continual improvement.
In the early months of this job the successful candidate will conduct mentored site visits focused on asset data collection to bring each new team member up to speed rapidly. While we expect a mid-level professional to be confident in conducting independent site visits or leading surveys, it is critical in the early phase that we work collaboratively to ensure consistency of results. This work is delivered via iOS app based survey tools which not only collect equipment model and serial number, but drills down into ratings of equipment condition, criticality, and categorization into a naming hierarchy. Candidates with prior survey or app based tool experience preferred.
Our projects revolve around delivering considered data to demanding clients in a timely manner. Project management responsibilities will include self-scheduling, coordinating, and independently executing site visits throughout the US followed by research to confirm site observations, and finally reporting to communicate findings. Each team member is expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously (ideally 2-3 at a time) and communicate proactively with leadership if delivery timeline is in jeopardy.
A Mechanical/ Electrical Project Manager is responsible for providing technical review of existing facilities for owners, lenders, buyers and investors to provide information required to make an informed decision concerning the physical condition of properties and the cost associated with those conditions. Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) are prepared for industrial, warehouse, retail facilities, multi-family residential complexes, medical facilities, hospitality properties, institutional and high-rise buildings.
The third component of the services we provide is energy efficiency which is most often a complimentary component of an asset survey or PCA for a client. Our preferred candidate would have good breadth of experience in conducting analysis, assessment, or evaluation of HVAC, Electrical Systems, and plumbing efficiency retrofits or optimization and solid understanding of establishing a baseline and calculating potential savings. This background will allow you to layer that knowledge into the building assessments we conduct and provide targeted recommendations to help clients understand their energy opportunities alongside their capital planning needs and maintenance priorities.
The successful candidate will be personable, an effective communicator and team player. Additionally, they will have a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor to help them navigate the challenges surrounding a project while keeping morale high. Finally, the ultimate goal of this position is for the team member to support in delivery of client services, and play a proactive role in optimization of our survey and reporting software through low-code / no-code updates that increase our team’s effectiveness and efficiency. This is a critical component of continually optimizing our client value and ensuring that we are part of why CBRE delivers best in class value in the commercial real estate marketplace!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts walk-through surveys (from 1 hour to multiple days) to assess condition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and capture comprehensive asset data. (This may require climbing two-story ladders or going up in a lift)
Rapidly utilize smartphone based survey application to capture make, model, serial, age, capacity, condition, location, criticality, and more about each asset within the MEP scope of assets within a building. (Familiarity with Optical Character Recognition or OCR is a plus)
Interviews property owners, occupants, key site personnel and local government officials to obtain information concerning the subject property's condition.
Reviews repair/improvement cost information, certificate(s) of occupancy, maintenance reports and logs, Building and Fire Department inspection reports, and similar information to determine the condition of the building.
Documents the condition and physical deficiencies of a property by taking representative and detailed photographs of a properties’ site and building systems
Prepares complex Property Condition Reports (PCR) to include cost estimates to remedy building deficiencies
Prepares estimated costs to remedy building deficiencies in an immediate time period and capital reserve time period (5 to 50 years)
Provides formal technical guidance in areas of expertise.
Energy audit experience, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and LEED accreditation a plus.
Is able to communicate effectively with others to achieve client goals.
Other duties as assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in mechanical or electrical engineering.
3-5 years of previous work experience - preferably focused on commercial building assessment or commercial design experience with a general understanding of MEP building systems and energy retrofits.
Any building evaluation, asset data collection, energy assessment, or PCA reporting experience strongly preferred.
CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES
EIT/ Passed FE exam (US and /or Canada) required and PE licensure is a major plus.
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.
Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.
Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Advanced knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products).
Excellent time management and organizational skills. The position requires simultaneously managing electronic deliverables for several ongoing assignments.
Ability to travel up to 75% of the time
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.
CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Mid Level Energy Assessor position is $75000 annually and the maximum salary for the Mid Level Energy Assessor position is $105000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.
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. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at email@example.com or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).
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