Job ID: HOUPII919
CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Plumber looking to transition their career to become a Mechanical Systems Facility Assessor. You will join our growing Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) practice in our Houston office. If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we’d love to hear from you.
ABOUT OUR FIRMWe are an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of architects, engineers, constructors, builders, strategists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.
FOS serves ongoing client demands of strategic planning and infrastructure investment solutions, providing the primary services of facility condition assessments, strategic planning, ADA compliance, risk assessments, preventative maintenance planning and asset tagging. Project scopes range from providing solutions for a single existing facility to hundreds of existing facilities. Our FOS team utilizes a software developed and maintained by CannonDesign, used by our team when conducting facility assessments.
ABOUT THE ROLEThe successful candidate will be responsible for conducting facility condition assessments on a variety of building types including healthcare, education, sports, public and commercial. Projects are typically short in duration and range from one to six months. The position will perform in the role of Lead Assessor on projects and will be responsible for work planning, monitoring project profitability, and ensuring work quality. WHAT YOU WILL DO• Conduct on-site facility condition assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team on existing buildings, evaluating building mechanical systems.• Work effectively and efficiently with client and other on-site personnel to assess client assets by maintaining a typical daily walk rate from 100,000 to 175,000 square feet per day.• Lead day-to-day activities of assessment teammates during field assessments and on-site meetings including daily check-in with client and other on-site personnel as required.• Determine condition, remaining useful life, required costs, and remedial measures.• 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 workorders, and operations information. Prepare project progress documentation for project manager review.• Review work of peers. Actively participate in post-project reviews. ABOUT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS• Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of related work experience. • Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field preferred. • Registration or licensure in related field preferred. • Technical certifications in a related field desired. • Must have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Self-motivated and ability to work well independently in a fast-paced environment is essential. • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Experience with Deltek Vision, Adobe Suite, Bluebeam and the aptitude for tablet and mobile device tools preferred. • Prior cost estimating experience is valued but not required. • Ability to travel up to 50% for out of town assignments required.
ABOUT WORKING HERE• We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about• We know you have a life outside of the office. That’s why we offer the convenience of flexible scheduling, including the ability to work remotely on occasion• We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design We advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our Diversity + Inclusion Council, Women’s Forum, and other community advocacy initiatives• We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.• The NEXT Council is a group of dynamic, multi-faceted employees that collaborates closely with firm leadership. Together, council members act as a catalyst for our practice’s evolution – a think tank for innovation, improvement and growth. Please note that candidates can only apply to our positions on our company Careers site. It's 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 timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct. 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.