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CBRE BMS Maintenance Technician (Controls Tech) in New York, New York

About CBRE (NYSE: CBG): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE. CBRE has 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. As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit

Position Description:

Overseeing and maintaining Building Management System (BMS) comprised of several different types of mechanical/electrical systems. This position supports the day to day systems operation by working closely with the Facility Engineers on issues related to HVAC controls and performs regular scheduled device/system/network preventative maintenance. Constantly strives to improve existing/new sequences of operation for major mechanical systems to optimize the overall building’s operation. The Primary Building Management system is Siemens Apogee. Reports to the Building Management and Controls Automation Manager.

Responsibilities and Skills:

Analyze, and interpret the essential building/system design documentation such as mechanical/electrical/BMS drawings & specifications.

Mark-up drawings and update drawing sets with field discovered changes/modifications.

Solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.

Hands-on experience with computer Hardware/Software installation, configuration and upgrade.

Advanced knowledge of the following Operating Systems, production and control software: Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2012 Server, PowerPoint , Visio, Project, Word, Excel, Adobe.

Hands-on experience with Ethernet, Fiber and RS-485 network installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

Understanding of BAS/BMS Communication Protocols such as Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, OPC, BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP.

Knowledge of other Communication Protocols and Network Architectures is a plus.

Understanding of Pneumatic systems/control devices and ability to troubleshoot/calibrate pneumatic devices including, but not limited to, pneumatic damper/valve actuators and pressure switches.

Advanced knowledge of different types of Building Mechanical/Electrical systems in the Office and Data Center environment.

Ability to manage small BMS projects.

Ability to coordinate work effort with other site trades and outside vendors.

Ability to work safely on tall ladders and above the ceiling grid.

Key Job Functions: Maintains all system related documentation, system backup and spare parts. Ensures that all controlled systems are fully optimized to achieve maximum energy saving. Sets up and reviews system trends, activity reports and system logs. Recommends system hardware/software upgrades and replacements, participates in Project and Engineering meetings, and performs system hardware/software upgrades as defined.

Assists in resolving operations and maintenance issues, troubleshooting and problem solving as required. Responds to emergency situations related to or caused by the Building Management System. Other duties as assigned.Maintains high level of technical aptitude by attending on-site and of-site training classes.


A minimum of eight (8) years of hands-on field experience with Direct Digital Control (DDC) Building Management Systems BMS in the Office and Data Center environment. The hands-on experience should be in all aspects of the Building Automation specialty including installation, programming, commissioning, maintenance, retrofit, conversion and project management.

Requires advanced analytical and problem-solving skills. Will utilize this high level of proficiency both as an advisor and individual contributor performing hands-on operations.

Hands-on experience with one or more of the following Building Management Systems is required: Siemens Apogee/Desigo, Johnson Controls Metasys, Schneider EcoStruxure, Alerton Ascent, AutomatedLogics WebCTRL.

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