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VICE PRESIDENT- ASSESSMENTS

Overview

The Vice President--Assessments supervises Directors, Senior Associates, Associates and Project Analyst who are performing condition assessments (including environmental site assessments and other limited system assessments), for institutional and real estate clients, including the High Performance Campus program. The VP is ultimately responsible for effective and timely delivery of services, achieving client satisfaction, and for meeting goals of departmental profitability set out by the Company.

 

The Vice President may also directly manage certain assessment projects and in that capacity, has the same accountabilities as Directors and Senior Associates with comparable assignments. On some assessment projects, the VP may serve as the Project Executive, in lieu of the Senior Vice President or President.

   

General Authority

The Vice President reports to the Sr. VP-Chief Operating Officer of the Company. This position manages Directors, Senior Associates, Associates and Project Analysts in the Assessment department.

 

Key Accountabilities

• Supervises teams of employees and specialty consultants in performing property condition assessments

• Assigns department resources to projects, creates and manages schedules for delivery

• Monitors productivity of department personnel and reports results to corporate Principals; collaborates with Sr. VP to develop process improvements that will improve productivity

• Supports Marketing in fee calculations for proposed assessment projects

• Interfaces with subconsultants, communicates with them on corporate-level matters, identifies needs for additional subconsultants and orients them as needed

• Identifies training needs for each person in the department and creates training programs for individuals or groups of employees

• With support of marketing and company leadership, may be the sales lead in procuring new assessment projects for the Company

• Ascertains value addition associated with Company’s services on each assessment project, and teaches project leaders to identify, measure, and track such value-adds

• Identifies needs for tools, such as software or equipment, that will enhance service delivery, efficiency, customer satisfaction, or communication

• Support HR in identifying candidates, qualifying, and selecting them, onboarding and achieving optimum productivity as quickly as possible

• Prepares budgets and forecasts for the assessment line of business

    

Skill Requirements

• Working knowledge of all types of commercial building systems

• Management and coaching of project teams preparing property condition assessments

• Technical writing proficiency, ability to coach and teach others (writing)

• Proficient in using MS 365 suite, with an emphasis on Word and Excel

• Knowledge of facility/property management practices, real estate investing basics

• Communications about technical matters to non-technicians

• Knowledge of CMMS and other industry related systems

  

Experience and Qualifications 

• PCA consulting on complex assets, reporting to equity

• Four-year professional degree in architecture, engineering, construction

• Prefer Registered Architect or Professional Engineer

• 20 years of experience to include structural and architectural systems analysis, design, property condition assessment or related forensic reviews, or construction administration.

• Manager of business unit with accountability for profit, unit productivity

• Work in Dallas office, travel extra-regionally (approximately 50-50)

• Physically able to climb, lift, carry, walk substantial distances, work in all weather conditions

  

Submit your resume.

 

Direct all inquiries to info@buildingsolns.com.

 

Only applicants being interviewed will be contacted. All replies will be treated with the highest level of discretion. Building Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE- MEP

Overview

The Senior Associate—MEP is assigned a corporate responsibility for technical leadership in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. This person directs staff (including Associates) who are performing assessments, and performs some assessments directly as a project manager, and as a technical MEP specialist. As the company’s MEP specialist, this person will support all lines of business with regards to the specialty—construction management, HPC, etc.—and will be responsible for mentoring and training others about MEP systems. When serving as an assessment project manager, the Senior Associate is responsible for primary client interface, engaging subconsultant and employee resources, planning and executing the site reconnaissance, monitoring the database population and report compilation and submission. After successfully performing the work in this role, the candidate may become a Director.

 

General Authority

The Senior Associate reports to a Director or Principal. The Senior Associate typically supervises others on an administrative level, as well as on a project level.

 

Key Accountabilities

• Supervise Associates or others who are project managers on assessments

• Provide MEP assessment services to projects as needed

• As the MEP technical leader, train and mentor Associates and others to perform rudimentary evaluations and consult on engagements to address specific questions or problems, such as advising on PM programs, cost estimating, or value engineering

 

• As project manager

o Organize assigned projects, contact client, and plan site reconnaissance

o Source the project team, consisting of company staff and consultants as appropriate

o Organize and coordinate document collection, travel, and on-site activities

o Prepare cost estimates for prescribed remedial work and building component replacements

o Set up and populate a project database account or an Excel spreadsheet of remedial costs

o Manage photographic images and incorporate them into a report document

o Conduct inventories of equipment and building components

o Review contractor reports and propose edits as appropriate

o Provide oral and/or written briefings to the client about findings and report progress

o Prepare general description sections of the report and compile the report document, following a prescribed procedure

o Prepare exhibits and appendices to reports

o Communicate with client concerning presentation needs

o Oversee the project closeout, prepare invoices, pursue collections as needed

 

• Perform other duties as reasonably requested by direct supervisor

 

Skill Requirements

• In depth working knowledge of HVAC; electrical knowledge, in addition, is a plus

• Management of project teams doing assessment or facility management

• Technical writing and willingness to prepare reports for intensive periods (60-70%)

• Knowledge and proficiency in using Word and Excel

• Knowledge of CMMS software is a plus

• MEP replacement and maintenance cost estimating is a plus

• Verbal communication skills, ability to effectively receive and deliver instructions

  

Experience and Qualifications

• Preferably 2- or 4-year professional degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facilities

• 10+ years of experience in design, project management, facility management, or construction

• Technology user-level proficiency

• Background in managing technical and professional staff on an administrative level

• Capacity to work for extended periods of time composing narrative and data entry at a computer

• Physically able to climb, lift, carry, walk substantial distances, work in all weather conditions

  

Submit your resume.  

 

Direct all inquiries to info@buildingsolns.com.

  

Only applicants being interviewed will be contacted. All replies will be treated with the highest level of discretion. Building Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

 

We seek passionate, dedicated people to work at Building Solutions.

 

 

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