Facilities Engineer

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

The facilities engineer is responsible for planning, implementing, maintaining and optimizing the infrastructure and equipment in buildings and other facilities. The role of the Facilities Engineer is a generalist position requiring knowledge across multiple fields (e.g. the Building Maintenance Systems (BMSs), mechanical, HVAC/Refrigeration, electronic, instrumentation, and electrical fields).
The position also requires the ability to provide hands-on assistance to HVAC, mechanical and electrical installers/service technicians.

The Facilities Engineer’s Job Tasks include but are not limited to:
• Understanding the client's requirements and specifications.
• Reading and analyzing the blueprints, drawings, as well as rough sketches.
• Determining project timelines and time constraints.
• Improving the facilities operations by reviewing facilities infrastructure.
• Giving necessary updates to the clients as and when required.
• Reviewing and maintaining logbooks for completion of a particular task.
• Educating the team member on disposing of the waste materials using OSHA procedures.
• Complying with the building codes and environmental standards.
• Preparing detailed facilities reports and compliance documentation.
• Staying abreast of the latest updates in the facilities industry.
• Conducting research on systems and equipment and presenting this information to key stakeholders and decision-makers.
• Assessing existing equipment and specifications.
• Analyzing data and preparing blueprints/reports.
• Designing layouts for new facilities and buildings.
• Optimizing and managing resource allocation across a facility.
• Coordinating contractors for installation and maintenance projects.
• Checking work completed by contractors for compliance and safety.
• Designing and implementing safety standards for operations.
• Evaluating the efficiency of systems and equipment within a facility.
• Preparing reports and documentation.
• Creating maintenance plans and schedules.
• Ensuring all relevant building regulations are observed.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Specific experience in ASHRAE level energy audits and developing energy savings calculations from retrofits and energy measures from retro-commissioning a plus.
• Must have extensive knowledge and experience of Aerospace MRO equipment.
• Professional certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) will be an added advantage.
• Working experience in the Engineering department as a Facilities Engineer, or a similar position.
• Strong knowledge of architectural designs and building structures.
• Thorough understanding and knowledge about building codes.
• Excellent knowledge of project management principles.
• Good communication and time management skills.
• Exceptional ability to work for long periods.
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of construction principles and building processes.
• Understanding of building regulations and health and safety.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor Degree in an Industrial or Mechanical engineering discipline or a related degree from a recognized university or equivalent work experience.
• 3-5 years' experience in the manufacturing for the aviation industry
• Certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is a differentiator.
• Certificate of Computer Aided Design (CAD), spreadsheets and data processing software preferred (e.g. AutoCAD, 3D Modeling, MS Excel, MS Word,

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Full knowledge of facility equipment operation and commissioning engineering and application requirements.
• Good knowledge of military and industrial standards.
• Good knowledge of software program control and planning/manufacturing tooling is required.
• Knowledge of Mission, armament and support systems requirements will be an asset.
• Good knowledge on airworthiness, weight, certification, reliability and maintainability aspects is desired.
• Very good communication skills.
• Strong attention to details and follow-through skills.
• Very good problem-solving skills.
• Ability to understand, track, drill-down the issues in all functional areas and make sound technical and operational decisions

POSITION COMPENTENCY REQUIRED:
• Full competency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
• Experienced working in Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment
• Full competency in Computer Aided Design software (CAD).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Created in 2003 by technical engineers and experienced recruiters, VHR delivers a partner-orientated approach. We are passionate about the industries where we operate, the career-enhancing support we provide and the people with whom we work.

Whether one permanent vacancy or a team of contract specialists, VHR strives to deliver the best possible staffing solutions.

As a recruitment company, we see our clients as our partners and our services as an extension of our clients’ businesses. We operate with a set of core values at the heart of everything we do.

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