Mountain View, California

Job Title
Facilities Engineer, Electrical
Job Description Summary
The Facilities Engineer will develop, implement and track facilities reliability and maintenance engineering programs. Utilizing plant engineering/facilities engineering best practices and internally developed processes, this position will achieve the objectives of improved building systems and campus infrastructure asset reliability and reduced overall facilities maintenance costs. The Engineer works to reduce building systems downtime and overall repairs costs and to improve effectiveness of the maintenance staff. This role interacts with all members of the facilities management organization, including senior management and field technicians.
Job Description
  • Place safety of employees, building operators, and building users as a guiding principle
  • Create risk mitigation strategies for critical facilities assets. Implement an equipment reliability program focused on critical assets, including but not limited to: Risk analysis, measuring probability and consequences of failures in a consistent manner Failure analysis and root cause analysis, defining what constitutes functional failure for a critical system or process Utilization and load testing
  • Perform root cause evaluation for under performing critical systems and failed critical components. Track and prioritize resolution of these failures
  • Perform Facilities Condition Assessments of Bay Area building portfolio and building infrastructure
  • Maintain Facilities Condition Assessment database with pertinent facility condition index and asset information
  • Develop programs, processes, and procedures in support of a lifecycle asset management strategy
  • Determine which major systems and components will be maintained on a predictive basis and which will be maintained on an interval-based PM or run-to-failure basis.
  • Recommend changes in the asset care program that correspond with business conditions and budgetary constraints. Use analysis of results and trends to identify specific interventions, or to adjust preventive maintenance schedules or intervals
  • Participate in facilities condition assessments (or a similar program), resulting in a Facilities Condition Index (or a comparable metric) to enable the development of project plans and maintenance optimization programs
  • Evaluate current facilities preventive maintenance (PM) program and optimize maintenance strategies and plans. Develop and implement PM programs as appropriate, including but not limited to the following: Lubrication programs Intrusive and non-intrusive maintenance regimes appropriate to equipment criticality, condition and age Corrosion control programs o Structural inspection program Rounds and readings Roofing and siding inspection program Building Audits and Inspections
  • Develop appropriate short-term and longer-term maintenance plans based on client's performance requirements and standards and asset criticality
  • Work with projects team to ensure newly installed assets or facilities are captures in the CMMS system
  • Prepare documentation to justify capital spending requests based on System performance and lower maintenance life cycle cost
  • Identify options, prepare analysis, provide expertise and make recommendations relating to new maintenance procedures, lease vs. buy, new technologies, equipment overhauls, repair vs. replace decisions, installation of new equipment, and disposal of obsolete equipment. Recommendations will draw on industry best practices, on new technology developments and Service Provider's expertise and experience
  • Recommend changes in equipment operating procedures, design or configurations that improve cost performance, operational performance, efficiency, and reliability, while remaining within OEM warranty specifications. Supervisory and Leadership Facility Engineers are part of a team of facility/maintenance engineers and works with site operations, safety, quality and other functional staff to help achieve his/her objectives
  • The Facility Engineer develops and leads performance plans and delivers measurements and metrics leading to organizational success
  • Requirements
    • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in the operation, installation and maintenance of building systems with in depth technical understanding and knowledge of all, electrical,, fire/life safety, and control systems
    • Working knowledge of all aspects of building systems and operations, contractual maintenance, construction and related services, and local laws and building codes pertaining to building operations and safety
    • Good communication and organizational skills, ability to analyze and solve problems, capable of functioning well under stress and during emergencies, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experience w/ predictive maintenance technologiesExperience w/ Root Cause Failure Analysis, Equipment Criticality Ranking, PM/PdM optimization, and/or Failure Modes and Effects.
    • Experience in performing Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis
    • PC literacy is helpful especially knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and scheduling programs
    • Understanding of project management, preventative maintenance, inventory control, supplier systems, environmental/sustainability software and programs is a plus
  • Physical Requirements
    • Ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders)
    • Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine
    • Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work and facilities condition assessments
    • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
    • Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing
    • Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings and schematics
  • Preferred:
    • A four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or appropriate scientific discipline
    • Engineering and/or Industry certification (i.e. P.E., CRL, CMRP)

  • This position requires that the employee perform services for a customer at a customer facility. The customer mandates that all service providers entering its facility be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In light of the customer's requirement, CW will require each individual to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to commencing employment in this position, except to the extent that applicable law requires a reasonable accommodation for the individual (and to the extent that such accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on CW).
  • Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, email HRServices@cushwake.com or HRServices@cwservices.com. All inquiries not related to accommodations will go unanswered.

Mountain View, California

Veterans at Cushman & Wakefield will find challenging and rewarding work directly related to their skills and talents. Just as importantly, they will find a camaraderie among the brothers and sisters, peers and leaders who support their distinct needs as well as a culture that honors and respects their contributions in the military and in our organization. Veterans hold positions throughout our organization, from our executive leadership to the front line. Our Veterans Initiative Program infuses leadership into our efforts to attract, engage and recognize our nation’s men and women who bear the honor of service in our Armed Forces.

We’re a world-class commercial real estate services company who puts our customers at the center of everything we do.  But to you, the veteran or transitioning service member, this means that we have amazing opportunities in project and property management, through facility engineering and skilled trades, to corporate services – and quite possibly everything in between.

 

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