Facility Assessor/Registered Architect -West Coast (BVTA)

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Date: 15-Nov-2022

Location: Owings Mills, MD, Maryland, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

A WORLD LEADER IN TESTING, INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION SERVICES

Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Owings Mills, MD 

State: Maryland

Job Title:                        Project Manager – Facility/Building Assessment Architect

 

SUMMARYDescribes the job's primary purpose or contribution to the department/organization.

 

The Facility Condition Architect (Registered Architect) will apply your knowledge of building condition assessment processes and technical standards in performing building evaluations inclusive of but not limited to Facility Condition Assessments (FCA), energy audits, accessibility assessments, space planning and analysis, mechanical equipment evaluations, space planning, and other technical services associated with capital planning of commercial, institutional, and/or municipal facilities. Registered Architect must be licensed in California, Nevada, Utah or Arizona for this role.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other job-related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations.

 

Core functions:

 

  • Conduct client facing on-site inspections and building condition assessments using mobile inspection and capital planning software on an iPad.
  • Conduct a walk-through survey of the accessible and visible major building systems (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), structure and foundations, representative interiors, common areas, exterior walls, windows, flat roofs, low-sloped roofs, and pavement.
  • Conduct space utilization planning and space analysis.
  • Provide photographic documentation of site and building features and document observations.
  • Determine and identify system type, condition, remaining useful life and significant physical deficiencies of building components and systems based on visual inspection.
  • Provide recommendations and planning level cost estimates for building envelopes, components and systems repair or replacement for inclusion in the capital budget plan.
  • Obtains areas/measurements and quantities to adequately justify estimated costs to replace or remedy physical deficiencies and to estimate replacement reserve expenditures.
  • Conduct interviews with the owner (or their on-site representative), tenants, service providers, local government agencies, and other individuals knowledgeable about the subject property and its systems.
  • Review repair/improvement costs incurred by tenants/ownership along with the following documents (if available): certificate(s) of occupancy, maintenance reports and logs, elevator safety inspection reports, Building and Fire Department inspection reports, and warranty information.
  • Review pertinent property records as furnished by Client and/or property contact.  In general, documented information will consist primarily of project contact supplied receipts from repairs and/or improvements, pending proposals, current improvement projects, available relevant Construction drawings, etc.  There may also be previously prepared building facility condition reports, ADA surveys, capital plans, etc.
  • Complete facility condition assessment (FCA) reports utilizing asset assessment management software which accurately describe findings utilizing asset management software.
  • Meet or exceed performance objectives for productivity and report quality.
  • Maintain project-by-project communication on programs with Program managers and report reviewers and keeps them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuing updates of when reports will be e-mailed/shipped to production.

 

In addition, you will:

 

  • Enhance professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying new and existing legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on necessary action.
  • Protect operations by keeping company information confidential.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs.
  • Demonstrate BV’s guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals.
  • Follow all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of BV's quality standards and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Possess the ability to use and skillfully operate a computer is essential to this position.
  • Possess the ability to use and skillfully operate an electronic tablet efficiently in the field for live data collection is essential to this position.
  • Successfully work from remote location.
  • Climb ladders (including vertical ladders up multiple stories) and/or steep roof stairs (for each building assessed, at least once per on-site assessment)
  • Have the ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on the project location.  Common patterns of travel include one day on-site followed by one day at home.  The time at home is spent writing reports that communicate the field findings. Overnight stays away from home may be required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This job does not have specific supervisory responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONSTo 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/or Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Architecture.
  • Candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: Facility Design, Building Construction, Assessments, Accessibility Studies, and/or Space Planning & Analysis.
  • Minimum of 2 years of field experience on a variety of facilities; or proven work experience.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

 

  • Registered Architect required in CA, NV, UT or AZ.
  • Bonus certifications not required- Certified Energy Manager, BPI Building Analyst, HERS II Rater, HERS Building Performance Contractor, Multifamily GreenPoint Rater, and/or Certified Energy Engineering Professional.
  • Valid driver's license is required with no significant MVA points/violations (clean driving record).

 

Other Qualifications:

 

  • Personal credit sufficient to charge business travel expenses of up to $3,000 required.
  • Must have a cell phone and supply your own internet service.
  • Must be able to work from a remote location.
  • Must be willing to fly and live near (or be willing to relocate to) a major metropolitan area with reasonable access to a major airport. 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a strong emphasis in MS Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently.
  • You can traverse, observe equipment, and record data and photos on safely accessible roofs and other high or open areas, which may require ladder and/or hatch access.
  • You are comfortable and willing to work in densely equipped mechanical and electrical spaces requiring dedicated focus on safety protocol.
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on the project location. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Walk (material part of an 8-hour workday, up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time).
  • Stand (material part of an 8-hour workday, up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time).
  • Sit                              
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to observe basement and grade-level crawl spaces, and/or to read equipment data plates when necessary (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Climb Stairs  (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Climb various types of ladders to access flat roofs/hatch access (at least once for each building assessed)
  • Balance                  
  • Repetitive use of hands/fingers for keyboard interaction (frequently)
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Talking & Hearing
  • Vision (close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus)
  • Lift and or move (occasionally up to 40 pounds)
  • Operate an electronic tablet in the field for live data collection (50 - 75% of workweek)
  • Operate a computer (up to 100% of workweek)
  • Operating a motor vehicle (50% of workweek)
  • Travel by Plane, Motor Vehicle, Train (50% of workweek)
  • Onsites can occur up to one continuous week at a time, or typically at least one or two days per week.  As a general expectation, for approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the PM’s time, travel and on-site work is anticipated and expected.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  EEO/AAE: Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. M/F/V/D are encouraged to apply. Questions: BAPMRecruiting@bureauveritas.com, 800-733-0660.  Our Bureau Veritas culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. We are committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans,” or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. We value the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members. We are a federal contractor and request priority referrals of protected Veterans.

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