Intern, Assistant Building Operator (Vancouver)

June 19 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Vancouver, BC

About QuadReal Property Group

QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Assets under management are $61.2 billion. From its foundation in Canada as a full-service real estate operating company, QuadReal has evolved its capabilities to invest in public and private debt and equity markets. QuadReal invests directly, via programmatic partnerships and through operating companies in which it holds an ownership interest.

QuadReal seeks to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.

QuadReal: Excellence lives here.

More About this Job

At QuadReal, we are committed to investing in the future of students who are seeking a great opportunity to start and accelerate their careers. You have a number of unique accomplishments and experiences, which reflect in what we are looking for in future talent. We are happy to provide opportunities to give you a chance to leverage your skill sets in a supportive atmosphere.

We are actively looking for Assistant Building Operator Interns who are interested in gaining experience within a variety of building classes to join our new Internship Program in September 2021.

Role Description

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor the Intern, Assistant Building Operator (Vancouver), is an entry level building operator responsible for operational and technical support. The Intern, Assistant Building Operator may be responsible for installation, repair and maintenance to climate control and other mechanical systems within a building.

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with any and all applicable government regulations
  • Comply with company policies and procedures at all times while ensuring building standards and efficiencies are maintained
  • Conducts oneself appropriately at all times and presents an acceptable appearance while on site performing the duties of the position; as per QuadReal’s dress code
  • Perform and complete all assigned duties & responsibilities with minimum supervision as per agreed schedules
  • Work closely with Building Operations staff to ensure smooth building operations
  • Conduct inspections on all site mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems and related equipment including but not limited to water treatment, boilers, heat pumps, roof top units, air conditions, etc, on a daily/weekly basis and complete appropriate record logs in order to ensure equipment is maintained in good working order
  • Take daily readings of all major equipment as required, including but not limited to: air supply temperatures, water temperatures and pressure readings, etc, document and inspect for irregularities in readings
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the building operations including but not limited to HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety and ensure all equipment and systems are operated in a safe and efficient manner and are incompliance with all applicable government codes & regulations
  • Complete minor maintenance and repairs as required; including, but not limited to, belt & filter replacement, lamp replacement, housekeeping of common areas, washroom and plumbing repair work.
  • Conduct regular interior, exterior and roof inspections of properties for damage and perform or arrange repairs
  • Ensure signage and lighting is in good working condition
  • Monitor building security systems, fire alarm panel and sprinkler system regularly for proper operation and report any discrepancies
  • Ensure all health, safety and security procedures are adhered to and areas of concern are reported to the appropriate parties in a timely manner in order to limit exposure to liability and loss
  • Inspect & test fire protection equipment & systems at recommended intervals for proper operation in order to meet legislative requirements and ensure tenant and customer safety
  • Assist in conducting the required fire drills
  • Once approved by the Property Manager and/or Operations Supervisor, coordinate and schedule all required maintenance or repair/replacement with the appropriate subcontractor
  • Ensure service contracts are enforced, service levels are achieved, and contracts are adequately supervised when on site
  • Carry out, or supervise execution of all preventative maintenance tasks as prescribed on all equipment and systems
  • Respond to tenant concerns in QR Connect in a timely manger and assist in solving problems as required. Record all service performance by using the Property Management platform supported by the property (ie: Angus Anywhere)
  • Coordinate and supervise delivery of services to tenants; where applicable
  • Respond and assist with seasonal building requirements, including snow clearing, seasonal decorating where applicable
  • Maintain shop and equipment inventory, request replacement inventory as required
  • Assist with pick-ups and deliveries of various materials from and to properties under management, where applicable
  • Provide assistance to Property Manger and/or Operations Supervisor in preparation of building operating budget
  • Complete any other duties as requested or required by QuadReal’s Standard Operating Procedures

Experience and Qualifications

  • Education: Enrolled in Post Secondary institutional programs such as Building Environmental Systems, Power Engineering and/or other relevant programs
  • Experience: Previous work experience within a junior or entry level positions within building operations. Customer Service experience is a must.
  • Computer Skills: Intermediate to Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Organizational/Multi-Task Skills: Ability to allocate one’s time effectively (prioritize) and manage multiple demands with tight deadlines; works under pressure and achieve quality results. Strong administrative and organizational skills; ensures operations records, files and documentation are maintained in an orderly, accurate and timely fashion
  • Decision Making Skills: Ability to resolve problems using facts and sound reasoning. The ability to use logical and strategic approaches to resolving challenges; and is adaptable to new ideas and can embrace change
  • Relationship Skills: Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both oral and written; able to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with senior management, contractors, tenants and the public; self-motivated and professional

QuadReal will provide reasonable accommodation at any time throughout the hiring process for applicants with disabilities or for those needing job postings in an alternate format. If you require accommodation, please advise the Talent Acquisition team member you are working with and include the following: Job posting #, your name and your preferred method of contact.

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