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Senior Building Engineer

Company: CBRE
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 8, 2024

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Senior Building Engineer

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Redmond - Washington - United States of America


Performs sophisticated preventive and corrective maintenance, repairs and installations of electrical, mechanical, plumbing and/or HVAC/R (refrigeration) equipment, machinery and controls located in the interior and exterior of buildings. Working under general direction, supervises building system operations and performance. Has critical, niche knowledge required at client site.

  • Must live within designated radius of the job site to reliably work schedule/shift.


    • Follows all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
    • Operates, maintains, monitors, and performs preventive and predictive maintenance on building equipment, which may include: mechanical/HVAC-R/plumbing systems, electrical/cabling, fire detection and suppression, life safety, lighting, temperature control systems, building management systems, and digital systems.
    • Maintains the professional appearances of the property, equipment, engineering spaces, and common areas.
    • Maintains the building lighting system, including element and ballast repairs or replacements.
    • Prepares estimates detailing the amount of time and materials needed for completing tasks. Maintains adequate supplies and tools and orders vital materials to finish the tasks.
    • Maintains an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.
    • Coordinates and inspects the work performed by outside contractors. Contracted work may include landscaping, snow removal, remodeling, HVAC/R, plumbing, and cleaning.
    • Performs work in compliance with standard operating procedures and/or critical work packages, and maintenance work instructions.
    • Performs niche and sophisticated tasks such as carpentry, electrical, painting, roofing, HVAC, welding, furniture assembly/relocation and locksmith tasks. Performs inspection of building systems including fire alarms, HVAC/R, plumbing and electrical.
    • Uses PC and/or PDA for work order system, email, ESS and training. Responds to emergency situations and customer concerns.
    • Performs general maintenance and building systems operational duties as assigned or directed.

      No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


      To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

      Perform preventive maintenance and corrective repair using HVAC/R, and Electrical expertise.


      • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
      • EPA Universal 608 certification preferred
      • Electrical license is required (EL01)


        • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and trade school or training.
        • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in electrical systems, refrigeration and/or HVAC/R (refrigeration) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Stationary Engineering experience that focuses heavily on HVAC/R and Electrical operation and maintenance


          EPA Universal 608 certification required. Additional certification in one or more of the following: electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry or engine repair. Certifications/licenses as may be required by local or state jurisdictions.


          Meet the physical requirements of this role including stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, and the ability to lift/carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.

          Understanding of existing procedures and standards to solve slightly complex problems.

          Ability to analyze possible solutions using technical experience to apply appropriate judgment and precedents.

          Strong organizational skills with an inquisitive mindset.

          In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

          WHY CBRE?

          A culture of respect, integrity, service, and excellence crafts our approach to every opportunity!

          We are guided by the needs of the cities we inhabit, the communities we build and the world we thrive in.


          - Benefits start 1st of the month following your hire date: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.

          - First year of employment - 15 Days of PTO. Year 1 - 4 of employment 20 days of PTO!

          - Internal advancement available after 6 month mark

          - Competitive Pay

          CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training and experience. The salary range is $48 - $50 per hour. The compensation offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications and experience.

          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.

Keywords: CBRE, Redmond , Senior Building Engineer, Professions , Redmond, Washington

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