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Building Systems Engineer

London , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677249667

Date published: 23-Nov-2020

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Responsible for delivery of high quality BMS systems across our customer’s UK and EU facilities. The Building Systems Engineer is responsible for the closeout, handover and development of enterprise-level BMS systems on new-construction and retrofit projects helping to ensure that project deadlines are met and services delivered to the highest possible standard.

This Role can be based in the following EU countries – UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain


The role of Building Systems Engineer is as follows:
  • Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Work with diverse stakeholders to implement, manage, and develop the Worldwide Building Automation System. This role will be considered the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with regards to the BAS
  • Carry out complete functional testing of BMS graphics and coordinate corrective actions with CBRE|ESI engineering team
  • Implement strategies and processes to drive ongoing system commissioning in order to reduce the customer’s energy consumption and building operational costs
  • Act as technical support for site teams and other BMS users
  • Cooperate with the CBRE Program Manager and regional CBRE Project Managers to ensure successful, high-quality project outcomes
  • Manage 3rd party BMS vendor queries during project delivery, BMS commissioning and project handover
  • Provide regular, remote training opportunities for BMS users
  • Align, track and drive projects. This includes defining common stage gates and driving the implementation of a portfolio of projects. Physical Infrastructure, Planning and Scheduling with 3rd party vendors, Project monitoring and reporting, change management, coordinating with Vendors, Operations, Procurement, Finance, Legal, HR etc.
  • Manage key vendors relationships and service providers related to project work
  • Manage blocking issues, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and meet committed delivery timelines
  • Document and present strategies and periodic updates to internal and external audiences
  • Develop and implement consistent and repeatable processes for new implementations
  • Participate in business re-engineering activities to support acceptance, implementation and increase effectiveness for the customer. This includes working with several project teams across the globe.
  • Ensuring project deadlines are met.
  • Determining project changes.
  • Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable.
  • Ensure stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution.
  • Serve as liaison between on-site Project Managers, technical teams, account leadership, and client contacts.
  • Support Client’s wider sustainability and corporate social responsibility objectives
  • Must be willing to travel abroad

  • Innovative & keen to always be learning new things.
  • Organized and self-directed.
  • Skilled in gaining customer confidence.
  • Enjoy what they do & contribute to a fun exciting environment.
  • Find ways to express statistics creatively & beyond just excel graphs.
  • Have a passion for energy & sustainability.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Proven work history aligned with our CBRE values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence.

  • HNC or equivalent in Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services Engineering

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in BMS or Building Services role
  • Experience of Tridium, Trend, Siemens BMS platforms, equipment and engineering preferred
  • Experience of project management would be beneficial
  • Experience of energy and utility metering and use of energy data
  • Energy efficiency auditing experience beneficial

Program/Project Management
  • Demonstrable management skills, with ability to manage multiple complex work-streams and clients
  • Delivers work efficiently and to time
  • Ability to manage budgets

Technical Skills
  • Deep understanding of mechanical, HVAC and electrical building systems, with particular expertise in building automation systems, intelligent building systems.
  • Problem solving ability in implementation of QAQC processes, energy conservation projects, recommissioning and M&V
  • Project management and budget management skills
  • Good skills in 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
  • Exceptional 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
  • Fluent English

Supervisory Responsibilities 
  • Does not directly supervise staff but provides leadership to program teams. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values