Acara Solutions
Sr. Building Systems Engineer
At a glance
Location: US-CA-Los Angeles Map
Posted: 01/11/2019
Closing: 02/10/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 3 year(s)
Acara Solutions
Job description
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Acara Solutions (formerly Superior Group) is helping our Los Angeles, CA based client, find a Sr. Building Systems Engineer. This is a direct salaried position with full benefits located in Los Angeles.

This position is part of the Operations Team. The Operations Team in this office has 14 members in addition to other support staff, Construction, & Development members. There are 5 Portfolio Maintenance Directors (PMD) in this team who are the primary customers of this positon.
You must have experience in construction, installation, and commissioning (boilers, heat pumps, coolers...experience).
The Role
Reporting to the Senior Director of Engineering, this position will provide support for all central mechanical systems throughout our communities in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, CA. In this role, you will serve as the first line technical resource for mechanical, electrical, & plumbing (MEP) and other building systems. You will also assist portfolio and on-site maintenance staff with Capital Projects and Community inspections.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Monitor all work of the service vendors associated with the Community mechanical systems
  • Assist on-site trouble shooting of reoccurring mechanical issues
  • Provide technical support to management on mechanical and maintenance issues
  • Work with vendors to manage mechanical system repairs
  • Provide communities with equipment analysis and input for future capital expenditures
  • Develop specifications for capital expenditure projects not requiring professional engineering services
  • Help manage capital expenditure projects, through planning, budgeting, and execution
  • Execute contracts and follows through capital expenditure projects to punch-out and completion
  • Assist the portfolio and on-site maintenance staff in community inspections
  • Assist the portfolio maintenance staff in the support and development of on-site maintenance management in their role of managing personnel at the site level and developing a thorough understanding of our business
  • Act as technical resource for MEP and building systems
  • Review MEP plans for new construction
  • Assist with commissioning process, acceptance, and turnover of systems for new construction
  • Job requirements
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    Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, OR a Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of progressive maintenance management responsibility in property management, building services, hospitality or other dynamic environment.
  • 3 years’ experience with development, budgeting and execution of capital expenditure projects and have strong working knowledge of all HVAC systems
  • Min 2 years of experience with the majority of the following: cooling towers, boilers, split systems, heat pumps, aqua-therm, elevator, building management, water distribution, electrical distribution, emergency generators, fire pumps, fire detection, and fire suppression systems
  • possess the ability to distinguish between color-coded wires for troubleshooting and for repair to central systems
  • experience with hydronic boilers up to 500 horsepower and experience with associated equipment to include pumps, generators, water treatment and air handling units
  • Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

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