Company: Bureau Veritas
Skills: Asset Management, Project Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States


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.

The Facility Assessment Professional will be responsible for performing building evaluations inclusive of but not limited to Facility Condition Assessments (FCA), energy audits, accessibility assessments, mechanical equipment evaluations, and other technical services associated with capital planning of commercial, institutional, and/or municipal facilities. Candidate will conduct the on-site inspection, testing/assessment, and will prepare a written analysis of findings. Advancement opportunities available to those individuals who demonstrate leadership characteristics, independent critical thinking, as well as proficiency in core services. Advancement opportunities may include supervisory responsibilities, leading field teams, or managing projects/programs.
  • Perform client facing field walks
  • Opine on the condition and remaining life to the building component and/or system
  • Synthesize / analyze assessment data
  • Develop planning level cost estimates
  • Prepare written reports that accurately describe findings
  • Enter site information into capital planning databases
  • 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

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. Conducts a Walk-through Survey 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.
  • Enter site information into capital planning databases
  • 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.
  • Approximates areas/measurements and quantities to adequately justify estimated costs to replace or remedy Physical Deficiencies and to estimate Replacement Reserve Expenditures.
  • Conducts interviews with the owner (or their on-site representative), tenants, service providers, local government agencies, and other individuals knowledgeable about the subject property and its systems.
  • Reviews 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.
  • Reviews pertinent property records as furnished by Client and/or property contact. In general, documented information will consist primarily of project contact supplied leasing literature, receipts from repairs and/or improvements, pending proposals, current improvement projects, available relevant Construction drawings, etc. There may also be previously prepared building facility condition reports, ADA surveys, capital plans, etc.
  • Prepare written reports that accurately describe findings
  • Meets or exceeds performance objectives for productivity and report quality.
  • Maintains project-by-project communication on programs with Program managers and report reviewers and keeps them informed of any actual or potential problems including continuing updates of when reports will be e-mailed/shipped to production.
  • 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, up to50% of time to local, regional, national and international client sites via plane and/or driving. 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.
  • Due to the possession of special skills or experience, may be assigned to perform various types of services such as, but not limited to: facility condition assessments, structural, mechanical, civil, or environmental surveys; pre-construction document reviews; construction monitoring; desk reviews; report reviews; or document review. This position with advanced tenure may require that the candidate lead training exercises.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Ability to 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

Supervisory responsibilities are commensurate with individual experience and employer needs.

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 Architecture and/or Engineering preferred. Candidates will have experience in one or more of the following: Facility Design, Building Construction, Assessments, and/or Maintenance Management. Years of experience and certifications in lieu of degree will be given consideration. . Proficient Technical writing skills are essential.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, BPI Building Analyst, HERS II Rater, HERS Building Performance Contractor, Multifamily GreenPoint Rater, and/or Certified Energy Engineering Professional preferred.
  • 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% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and/or driving. 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.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with BV employees and customers
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a strong emphasis in MS 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 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)
  • 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 typically 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 may be 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.

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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Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.

Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work.


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