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CBRE HVAC Trade Specialist in Columbus, Ohio

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Trade Specialist will be a subject matter expert for their specific trade role and will primarily be responsible to review relevant trade related proposals for repair and replacement. This position will work directly with our service providers and staff to answer any industry related questions and ensure we are in line with all industry best practices and pricing.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review and evaluate all repair and replacement proposals through fmPilot (software application) specific to commercial settings

Utilize personal trade/field experience to identify pricing errors, overcharges, and proper breakout to help control/monitor repair costs

Communicate with service providers, FacilitySource team members, and clients

Review and respond to work orders in a set time frame

Review work order history of location for prior system repairs

Negotiate best possible terms for repair scenarios with service providers

Develop internal and external partnerships and utilize influencing skills to secure best services at best cost to the client

Foster both Client and Service Provider relationships while achieving the desired results of controlling expense

Maintain detailed records of activities and completed work orders and track financial savings

Candidates must be willing to work schedules based on the client operating hours, which may include, evenings, holidays, and weekends. Specific information will be provided by the recruiter

May require occasional overnight travel to visit customer locations

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Advanced engineering principles and practices

Ability to improve job costs through negotiation with vendors

Ability to conduct research to ensure accuracy of all estimates

Ability to recognize cost-saving opportunities and provide alternate options when needed

Workflow comprehension

Proficiency in preparing work orders, trade documents, and e-mail communications

Well-developed problem solving skills

Self-motivated and detail oriented

High sense of urgency with ability to meet deadlines

Adaptable to an ever changing environment

Strong multi-tasking ability

Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office applications

Listens and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline preferred (Facility Management, Mechanical, Building

Construction, Engineering etc.) and/or 4+ years’ work related experience in Technical Trade

5-10 years commercial experience in specific trade

Licensure or certification in specialized trade

Thank you for your interest in CBRE. This position is being published in an effort to build our candidate pipeline for our upcoming opportunities. If an opportunity opens that matches your qualifications, we will reach out to you at that time. We are growing a world-class organization with a world-class team and appreciate your interest in CBRE.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

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