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(BAPM) Junior Facility Assessor (west coast)

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Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, 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: Phoenix 

State: Arizona

SUMMARY: Entry-level role with opportunity to grow into a Project Manager with responsibility of performing Facility Condition Assessments (FCA), and other related services to due diligence and capital planning of commercial real estate.  Provides technical and logistical support to the Asset Management Consulting department, while developing increased technical and project management skills.

 

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

 

  • Conduct on-site inspections and building condition assessments 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.  Provides photographic documentation of site and building features and documents observations.
  • Conduct energy audits, specifically GPNA and RAD
  • Observes Property’s mechanical systems, components, equipment and conditions, for the purpose of identifying system type, condition, expected remaining useful life and significant Physical Deficiencies.
  • 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
  • Prepares written reports that accurately describe findings through use of computer, iPad, and other electronic devices and software programs.
  • Ability to use and skillfully operate an electronic tablet efficiently in the field for live data collection, and a computer for reporting writing is essential to this position.
  • Enter site information into capital planning databases
  • Assembles scopes of work and required documents for Project Managers. 
  • Notifies project site Point of Contact and coordinates onsite specifics for Project Managers. 
  • Coordinates the project information with various contractors. 
  • Maintains, organizes and properly distributes all incoming client supplied material and reports. 
  • Assists with the preparation of proposals and follows up on open proposals. 
  • Gathers regulatory information and procures code information when required. 
  • Maintains all departmental equipment, including ordering of new equipment and arranging for repairs or calibration.
  • Produces selected departmental deliverables, including but not limited to CAD drawings. 
  • Develops and maintains internal technical reference and estimating library. 
  • Assists in coordination and selection of subcontracted specialty consultants and related database.
  • Provides general assistance to other department staff as needed. 
  • Specific tasks may include:
    • Zoning report cover letters
    • Proposals
    • Scopes of work
    • Summary matrices
    • Client Edits (the grunt edits)
    • Municipal Research
    • Follow up on municipal research per client request
    • Update reports with new info (RFI Responses, warranties, invoices, etc.)
    • Auditing report content – Checking reports in Parcel for standard missing information
    • Protocol Checklists
    • Procedures
    • Department Admin
    • Research Code Changes, Red Flags, Hot Topics, Newsletter
    • Masters for Portfolios
    • Masters Updates
    • Parcel Updates
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost table updates
  • Increases technical knowledge and experience by developing an understanding of commercial real estate transactions and due diligence.
  • Climb ladders (including vertical ladders up multiple stories) and/or steep roof stairs (for each building assessed, at least once per on-site assessment).
  • The onsite assessment involves walking for most of an 8-hour workday and up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time.
  • Travel, on average, approximately 50% to 75% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on project location.  On-sites can occur up to one continuous week at a time, or 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. The time at home is spent writing reports that communicate the field findings. Overnight stays away from home may be required, along with weekend travel.
  • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Complies 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.
  • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential.
  • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs.
  • Demonstrates BV's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals.
  • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of BV's quality standards.
  • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • May be necessary to work various shifts.
  • Work from remote location.
  • See specific Project Manager level guidelines for information on each PM level. The parameters of these levels are to be used as general guidelines. In addition to these guidelines, level changes are also dependent on the business needs.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This job does not have specific supervisory responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  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/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architecture Engineering (or related field) from four-year college or university; 1-2 years engineering/architecture work preferred; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet research.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

  • Valid driver's license is required

 

Other Qualifications 

  • Personal credit sufficient to charge business travel expenses of up to $3,000 required.
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • 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. 
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% to 75% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on project location.  Common patterns of travel include two days on-site followed by three days at home per week; or one week on-site followed by one week at home.  The time at home is spent writing reports that communicate the field findings. Overnight stays away from home may be required, along with weekend travel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with BV employees and customers
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a strong emphasis in MS PowerPoint, Word and 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.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to use and skillfully operate an electronic tablet efficiently in the field for live data collection, and a computer for reporting writing is essential to this position.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The 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. While performing the on-site duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • sit
  • stand
  • walk (for most of an 8-hour work day and up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time)
  • climb steps
  • climb ladders (including vertical ladders up multiple stories) and/or steep roof stairs (for each building assessed, at least once per on-site assessment)
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% to 75% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and driving as determined based on project location. 
  • balance
  • stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (to observe basement and grade-level crawl spaces, and/or to read equipment data plates when necessary)
  • talk or hear
  • occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • reach with hands and arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • On-sites can occur up to one continuous week at a time, or 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 ENVIRONMENT:  The 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock.  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: BV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/V/D are encouraged to apply. BV is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans”, or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. BV values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members. BV is a federal contractor and requests priority referrals of protected Veterans. Questions: Ask for Recruiting, 800-733-0660.

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