Building Engineer

Building Engineer Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 7,892 Building Engineer resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Building Engineer Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Hvac, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Building Engineer Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Building Engineer CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand building engineer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a building engineer : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Building Engineer
Hvac, 12%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Building Engineer (Part-Time)

  • Install Boilers, Water Heaters.
  • Designed and supervised 20,000 SF office area renovation including HVAC and Fire Protection.
  • Provide safe and reliable power distribution, HVAC, and other Main Frame supporting systems at Bell South Data Center.
  • Managed scanning systems from training operators, troubleshooting issues, tracking effectiveness, ordering material and parts.
  • Involved in build and deploying SCA modules in IBM WebSphere Process server.

Example # 2

Building Engineer

  • Assisted in diagnosing, troubleshooting and resolution of technology issues.
  • Managed merging, branch creation and tagging on both Subversion and GIT.
  • Assessed accuracy of HVAC and refrigeration PM procedures and provided feedback to management.
  • Performed HVAC repairs and upgrades to units and electrical repairs.
  • Assist with general maintenance and operation of mechanical, electrical, water, and HVAC systems.

Example # 3

Engine Maintenance Mechanic

  • Supervised 20maintenance personnel while acting as maintenance supervisor.
  • Planned, fabricated, installed, and wrote PLC program for a conveyor bundle pusher.
  • Assist engineers with cooling tower cleaning, punching tubes, etc Helped engineers do PM's on main HVAC systems.
  • Supervised a staff of seven full time maintenance, transportation, and janitorial personnel staff, plus 2-4 student trainees.
  • Metal press machinery repair and troubleshooting.

Example # 4

Hvac-R Technician

  • Trouble shooting and repair of furnaces, A/C units and commercial ice machines.
  • Install Boilers, Water Heaters.
  • Coordinate annual maintenance of chillers and other equipment thru outside vendors.
  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot DDC,VAV and pneumatic Controls, speed drives, etc.
  • Worked on Lennox, Trane, Carrier and York; Raznor, Hussmann, Masterbuilt.

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We compared 7,892 sample building engineer resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a building engineer job required by employers is 4.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average building engineer job listing asks for 4.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average building engineer candidate have?
The average building engineer resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your building engineer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from building engineer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a building engineer, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Building Engineer roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of building engineer resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Building Engineer Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Building Engineers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Building Engineers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%