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CBRE Plumbing Trade Specialist in Columbus, Ohio

CBRE | FacilitySource provides an innovative, technology-driven, single-source facility management and support solution to leading brands in retail, banking, logistics, health care and many other sectors. CBRE | FacilitySource maintains the industry’s largest and most reliable data repository to provide business intelligence, transparency, flexibility, support and the Elite Network of Service Providers to save money for our clients and get the most out of their facilities, while offering peace of mind. Established in 2005, CBRE | FacilitySource was acquired by CBRE Group, Inc., the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world, in 2018. For more information, visit POSITION SUMMARY: The Plumbing Trade Specialist will be a subject matter expert for all plumbing related work and will primarily be responsible to review plumbing or any other 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 settingsUtilize personal trade/field experience to identify pricing errors, overcharges, and proper breakout to help control/monitor repair costsCommunicate with service providers, FacilitySource team members, and clientsReview and respond to work orders in a set time frameReview work order history of location for prior system repairsNegotiate best possible terms for repair scenarios with service providersDevelop internal and external partnerships and utilize influencing skills to secure best services at best cost to the clientFoster both Client and Service Provider relationships while achieving the desired results of controlling expenseMaintain detailed records of activities and completed work orders and track financial savingsCandidates 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 recruiterMay require occasional overnight travel to visit customer locations

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Advanced engineering principles and practicesAbility to improve job costs through negotiation with vendorsAbility to conduct research to ensure accuracy of all estimatesAbility to recognize cost-saving opportunities and provide alternate options when neededWorkflow comprehensionProficiency in preparing work orders, trade documents, and e-mail communicationsWell-developed problem solving skillsSelf-motivated and detail orientedHigh sense of urgency with ability to meet deadlinesAdaptable to an ever changing environmentStrong multi-tasking abilityStrong computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office applicationsListens and communicate effectively with a diverse group of peopleEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline preferred (Mechanical, Building Construction, etc.) and/or 4+ years’ work related experience in Technical Management5-10 years commercial plumbing repair, maintenance, and installationAbility to read wiring diagrams and troubleshoot problems with plumbing systems and equipmentCommercial construction experience is preferredLicensure or certification in the plumbing trade or as a plumbing inspector preferred

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