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Cannon Design Mechanical Systems Assessor in Buffalo, New York

FOS of CannonDesign is a multidisciplinary professional services and software consultancy founded on the core value that clients are our most important partners.

FOS began with a good idea - seeing the need to help facility managers identify what they own, the condition of their facility, and how best to use this data for future capital planning. FOS started as a small operation in 2009 and has grown into a major, multi-office practice that is ranked \#1 world-wide for facility-related services by World Architecture 100.

The Opportunity:

At FOS, it's all about the people. With exceedingly low turnover rates, we're constantly growing, and that's where this new opportunity comes in - for a Mechanical Systems Assessor (Existing Facilities). This position can be done remotely from any city throughout the United States. In this position, the ideal candidate will conduct mechanical/plumbing system assessments in existing facilities. Building types include healthcare, education, sports, public and commercial, across the US. This person will be responsible for observing and documenting deficiencies in mechanical and plumbing systems, ensuring work quality, interfacing with clients and their facility staff teams, and supporting the FOS Project Manager in various tasks.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who gets restless sitting behind a desk or likes to travel! Projects are typically short in duration and range from one to six months. Field deployments are typically one week in length and usually not more than two per month.

Your Responsibilities:

Conduct on-site facility condition assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team on existing buildings, evaluating mechanical and plumbing systems. This includes identifying deficiencies of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation systems, etc. and providing written narratives of the description, critical issues, and recommendations to mediate

Work effectively and efficiently with client and other on-site personnel to assess client assets; maintain average daily walk rate of 100-175k square feet

Determine condition, remaining useful life, required costs, and remedial measures for mechanical and plumbing systems

Provide technical identification and description of deficiencies ranging from concerns to critical issues

Identify recommendations for correction and describe, in sufficient technical detail, for future project planning and cost estimating

Interview building operations and maintenance staff to determine building history, previous work orders, and operations information; prepare project progress documentation for project manager review

Review work of peers; actively participate in post-project reviews

What we'll love about you:

You are easily able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

You are self-motivated and able to work well independently in a fast-paced environment

You are a team player and believe that teamwork makes the dream work

You have excellent communication skills and can confidently and efficiently communicate with all levels of staff

You are talented, yet humble, and appreciate constructive feedback as a means of growth

What you'll love about us:

Competitive benefits package

Generous paid time off policy

Flexible work schedules! We offer a hybrid model, so you can work from home and/or work from the office

An inclusive work environment that encourages employees to demonstrate their strengths and passions in achieving personal and organizational goals

Coaching with leadership that enables professional growth for future career pathing

The opportunity to work for a growing team with proven success

Required skills and experience:

Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field preferred, but not required

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 4 years of related work experience in facility assessment, construction, facility operations, or a combination of equivalent experience

Knowledge of the operations/maintenance of equipment as well as installation/replacement of equipment is a plus

Experience assessing healthcare and educational institutions is a plus, but not required

Technical certifications in a related field preferred but not required. Possible certifications could include, but are not limited to, FMP, Building Engineer (Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator), Commissioning Certifications (such as EBCP, CBCP, BCxP, CxA), CEM, CEA and others

Must have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office required, as well as clear aptitude for tablet and mobile device usage

Experience with Deltek Vision, Adobe Suite and Bluebeam valued but not required

Prior cost estimating experience is valued but not required

Ability to travel up to 40% for out-of-town assignments required

Must be physically able to walk the stated areas each day; climb fixed and sometimes extension ladders, walk on roof surfaces up to a 3/12 slope

Must live within 1-2 hours of a major airport

As a Federal Contractor, CannonDesign is required to comply with President Biden's Executive Order 14042. Therefore, as a condition of employment, all employees must provide proof of receipt of a full COVID-19 vaccination unless qualified for a valid medical or religious accommodation

If the job is to be performed in Colorado, the salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at . Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.

Please note that candidates can only apply to our positions on our company Careers site. It is not uncommon for scammers to create positions that look legitimate on other sites; never enter your information or apply for CannonDesign positions on any platform. Should an issue arise that you feel we should be aware of, please contact us. Please provide your resume and portfolio when applying.

As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required time frames and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

Facility Optimization Solutions LLC. and CannonDesign recognize the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at FOS of CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

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