Building Engineer

Basic Overview
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
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Job Location: London

To ensure all environmental conditions are maintained at all times with regard to critical building systems. To carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), reactive and breakdown works to all mechanical and electrical systems within the site. Engineers must be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge of UPS, Generators, PDU's, CRAC units or equivalent, which will include the ability to fault find using the production of graphical information and the utilisation of current alarm data.

Functionally reports to the Shift Leader on all building services operational matters, including all critical and non-critical engineering work outputs.

This role has no direct reports although working collaboration with the Account Manager, Contract Manager, CEWA manager, MAC Manager, site engineering team, contract support team and 3rd party specialists is integral to the role.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that routine PPM is carried out to all mechanical and electrical plant in accordance with Site task schedules and asset lists.

Ensure that reactive tasks throughout the building are completed and be proactive in highlighting areas where improvements can be made. These reactive calls to also include concessionary stores and fabric related items.

To ensure all statutory compliance PPM's are carried out

Ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to maintain plant in serviceable order at all times.

Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out both maintenance and reactive works. To provide parts lists and estimated timescales to carry out remedial works

Ensure that all relevant paperwork is completed regarding PPM, reactive and breakdown works and that it is passed without delay to the contract administrator.

Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and used for all tasks undertaken to ensure safe working practices at all times.

To develop a good working relationship with all members of CBRE staff, subcontractors and the client representatives.

Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment. To include the wearing of uniform and PPE at all times.

Ensure the professional image of CBRE Managed Services is presented to clients at all times

Ensure up to date shift logs are kept at all times

Ensure that all plant rooms under the responsibility of CBRE are locked at all times and are kept in a clean and tidy condition.

Supervising and monitoring of sub-contractors works whilst they are on site undertaking maintenance.

To undertake lone working when and where required, subject to passing satisfactory training.

Ensure assigned tasks are actioned and completed as appropriate

To ensure tasks as directed are completed with the appropriate H&S awareness/implementation.

Ensure an awareness and compliance to the contractual KPI's/SLA's.

Ensure Computer Based Maintenance system, is kept up to date and that PPM and reactive tickets are closed out with accurate data captured

To operate a Permit to Work System in accordance with CBRE Quality, Health & Safety procedures and client requirements (or approved client system).

Any other task as directed by the account management team.


Employed within Bank of America Services in a strategically important & highly prestigious account

Interface with tenants and clients at all levels.

Compliance with all statutory and safety obligations

Integrate fully with all different CBRE departments to ensure seamless delivery of services

Accountable to Leader and the accounts management team.

The post holder does not have any directly reporting staff

This post carries no direct budgetary responsibility

Understand and demonstrate CBRE RISE values

Personal Experience / Qualifications / Skills

A good basic education is essential, with good written and spoken English and basic Mathematics skills

Formally trained in electrical/mechanical maintenance

Experience of maintaining all relevant mechanical and electrical equipment to clearly defined criteria

Good verbal communication skills

Committed to the delivery of excellent customer service

It is essential staff are self-motivated and promote a "Can do" customer attitude at all times


Multi skilled engineer with a knowledge of HVAC, Building services (water, gas, heating, ventilation and waste)

Having flexible attitude with a "can do" approach and who is prepared to work outside their skill base to provide a customer base service

Be prepared to undertake training as required by the post and the contract manager

Having administration skills to maintain computer based and hardcopy systems for statutory inspection and test

Be able to react and work on their own initiative on an on-call system

Be prepared to work on multiple sites as required.

Operate all systems within the building in a competent, effective and efficient manner, adhering to CWES guideline and bulletins.

Ensure that service providers work sheets are signed off, quality of works are inspected, and any recommendations are escalated

Responsible for critical equipment shown in Appendix A.

Responsible for escalation of all incidents (CFIR) as referred to in the CWES handbook ensuring the approved escalation procedure is adhered to.


Planning including prioritization of tasks from PPM's and help desk requests.

Reacting to break downs and change in priorities.

Sourcing and vetting quotations

Progress control and quality control.

Safe system and work control system closeout.


Proven experience as a day engineer in building services within prestigious environment.

City and guild qualification and any relevant qualification in all aspects of building services and mechanical engineering.

Personal Attributes

Able to work on their own initiative

Good customer liaison skills along with a front of the house mentality.

Have a can-do attitude and flexible approach


CBRE is the world's leading commercial real estate services firm with offices located around the globe. CBRE currently employs roughly 44,000 people worldwide, with 2000 working in the UK. The company's core services include property sales, leasing and management, facilities and project management, investment management and, research and consulting. In Central London, CBRE advises on more commercial property than any other adviser and across the United Kingdom with offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Southampton