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Building Automation System Engineer

Company: CBRE
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Building Automation System Engineer

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Building Management, Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management


San Diego - California - United States of America

Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) - Local is a hard services-led, tailored facility management solution. We self-perform hard services while partnering with best-in-class soft service providers to offer custom facility and project management solutions to our clients. We focus on empowering our team with a high-level of downstream accountability resulting in an agile and efficient service delivery.

In addition to our core facility and project management capabilities, our platform offers direct access to our best-in-class services, which include ESG, security consulting, workplace strategy, and workplace experience.


As a Building Automation System Engineer, you will provide program oversight for operating and maintaining all building automation systems, maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs.

This job is part of the Engineering and Technical Services job function. They are responsible for supporting, preventive maintenance, and repairing equipment and systems.


  • Maintain a total facilities systems management program, which includes all the various connected and separate electrical, mechanical, life, and safety systems that are operational in a facility.
  • Follow all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and company directives regarding system operations and work safety.
  • Inspect systems to ensure equipment operation is within design capabilities and achieves the operational conditions prescribed by the client.
  • Lead all aspects of scope development, work request initiation, scheduling, and inspection of work performed by outside contractors, which includes proprietary work, licensed installations, upgrades, and maintenance and inspection of specialized systems
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations, summoning assistance as needed
  • Review assigned work orders. Estimate time and resources and order vital materials to finish the repairs
  • Perform assigned repairs and emergency and preventive maintenance. Complete maintenance and repair records as required
  • Finish the required and assigned training at a satisfactory level
  • Participate in all related programs & activities as required. This includes incident investigations, interviews, auditing, and assessment
  • Report any conditions that could result in an accident or injury and stop work if required
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of standard principles and techniques/procedures to accomplish complex assignments and provide innovative solutions
  • Mentor others and share in-depth knowledge of their own job discipline and broad understanding of several job disciplines within the function
  • Lead by example and model behaviors that are consistent with CBRE RISE values. Work to build consensus and convince others to reach an agreement
  • Impact a range of customer, operational, project, or service activities within own team and other related teams
  • Work within broad guidelines and policies
  • Explain difficult or critical information


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    • A High School Diploma, GED, or trade school diploma with 4-5 years of job-related experience is preferred. A combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of a diploma. Licenses or certifications as may be required by local applicable law or ordinance are also preferred. Prior shift leader or supervisory experience is preferred.
    • Meet the physical requirements of this role, including stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, and the ability to lift/carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.
    • Ability to exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
    • Willingness to take a new point of view on existing solutions.
    • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
    • Organizational skills with an advanced inquisitive approach.

      Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

      California Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Building Automation Systems Engineer position is $65,000 annually and the maximum salary for the Building Automation Systems Engineer position is $79,994 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience.

      Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

      Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

      NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

      CBRE GWS

      CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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Keywords: CBRE, San Diego , Building Automation System Engineer, Other , San Diego, California

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