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Current Opportunities:

Lead Engineer
Denver , CO


Building Engineer
Seattle , WA


Maintenance Engineer
Seattle , WA


Senior Property Manager
Portland , OR


Manager, Property Accounting
Seattle , WA


Building Engineer
Denver , CO


Director, Property Accounting
Seattle , WA


General Applications
Seattle, WA and Denver, CO ,


Maintenance Intern
Seattle & Denver , WA & CO


Financial Analyst, Renewable Energy
Seattle , WA


Asset Manager
Seattle , WA


Unico is a growing company, and we're looking for talented, energetic and civic-minded employees who can embrace innovation and change. We value excellence, integrity, accountability, respect, balance, growth and community involvement.

In return, we have a solid history of promoting from within and providing excellent growth opportunities for our employees. Our pay is competitive, our benefits comprehensive. And we're an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, a generous employer-matched 401(k) retirement investment plan, paid vacation and sick leave, flexible spending accounts, a transit subsidy program, education and course reimbursement and more. Additionally, Unico was recently recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.

EEO Employer/Disabled/VETS

General Contact Information
Unico Properties LLC
1215 4th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98161
Fax: (206) 628-5067
Email: careers@unicoprop.com
Recruiters, please don't contact us about job postings.

Current Opportunities:

Lead Engineer - Denver , CO
The Lead Engineer performs repairs and maintenance tasks, including preventive maintenance to the building structure and systems; is responsible for maintaining condition of the property interiors, exteriors, and site using materials and equipment following manufacturer’s directions; continually strives to increase his/her working knowledge of the property; and works in compliance with all safety rules and regulations. Promotes a culture and demonstrates market leadership that is committed to sustainability and strategic energy.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
• Performs preventative maintenance as directed by preventive maintenance schedule
• Performs specific maintenance and repairs using hand and power tools as directed by work orders including general carpentry, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and plumbing (may perform these duties with a high level expertise in one or more areas); trouble shoot, diagnose, and correct minor and major HVAC issues, electronic issues (24v to 480v), and plumbing issues including removing and replacing miscellaneous plumbing fixtures
• Performs light sheetrock wall repair and painting
• Maintains assigned response times to tenant calls
• Performs some special project work for tenants as directed by Chief Engineer
• Assists Maintenance Technician with issues he/she is not able to resolve independently
• Operates the building in a code-compliant manner, maximizing energy efficiency while maintaining tenant comfort, and in a manner that is aligned with building LEED and energy conservation measures
• Maintains log of weekly water meter reads for LEED and EnergyStar
• Maintains proper levels of chemical treatment in closed and open loop HVAC systems
• Repairs/replaces lock and passage sets including pinning of cylinders and cutting keys
• Performs new tenant keying configurations
• Maintains key logs
• Follows requirements for Purchase Orders, including necessary documentation and tenant signatures
• Performs monthly tenant bill back meter reads
• Maintains daily data logs for critical equipment
• Performs snow removal and/or ice melt distribution in inclement weather
• Proficiently operates fire life safety systems throughout property/properties
• Continuously inspects property/properties for safety hazards, and works in compliance with all safety rules and regulations
• Maintains and keeps clean all phone/electrical closets/switchgear, etc.
• Keeps shop and desk area clean and organized
• Participates in the Engineering on-call schedule
• Interfaces with vendors and contractors in coordination of work and inspection of work
• Covers duties at other properties when assigned staff is absent, or as needed for special projects
• Drives company vehicle, as needed

Qualifications:
• Ability to prioritize work load
• Proficient in operation of the building Energy Management System along with intimate working knowledge of programming and troubleshooting of the system and components
• Ability to work cooperatively within a team environment
• Familiarity with domestic water pumping systems along with associated pressure reducing and backflow devices
• Extensive knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
• Technical carpentry and maintenance skills
• May require expertise in one or more area of maintenance engineering
• Ability to operate computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Proficiency with one or more work order and preventative maintenance programs
• “Best in Class” customer service skills
• High School diploma or equivalent
• 2 year technical accreditation
• 5+ years’ experience in property / building engineering
• Current universal CFC card
• Current driver’s license
• Current Boiler license
• Previous experience with building EMS (Energy Management Systems) and controls



Building Engineer - Seattle , WA
The Building Engineer performs repairs and maintenance tasks, including preventive maintenance to the building structure and systems, and responds to tenant work orders. Promotes a culture and demonstrates market leadership that is committed to sustainability and strategic energy.


Key Responsibilities:
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
• Performs general maintenance as directed by preventive maintenance schedule
• Performs specific maintenance and repairs using hand and power tools as directed by work orders including general carpentry, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and plumbing (may perform these duties with a high level expertise in one or more areas)
• Performs some special project work for tenants as directed by Chief Engineer
• Participates in the Engineering on-call schedule
• Interfaces with service partners and contractors in coordination of work and inspection of work
• Drives company vehicle, as needed


Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent
• 2 year technical accreditation
• 1-3 years’ experience in property / building engineering
• Current CFC card
• Current driver’s license.
• Current Boiler license
• Current specialty 07 electrical training card (Washington State only)
• Current EPA certification
• Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
• General maintenance and carpentry skills
• May have expertise in one or more area of maintenance engineering
• Ability to operate computer software programs including Microsoft Word



Maintenance Engineer - Seattle , WA
The Maintenance Engineer performs building repairs and maintenance tasks, including basic preventive maintenance to the building structure and systems, including lighting maintenance and light plumbing repair. Promotes a culture and demonstrates market leadership that is committed to sustainability and strategic energy management.


Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
• Performs general maintenance and repairs on assigned buildings
• Changes lighting fixtures
• Makes minor plumbing repairs
• Orders lighting and plumbing equipment and supplies
• Performs odd jobs for tenants (e.g. including moving furniture, hanging photos)
• Performs other maintenance as directed by work orders
• Participates in the Engineering on-call schedule
• Drives company vehicle, as needed

Skills
• Some knowledge of basic plumbing and lighting

Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Current driver’s license
• Current 07 electrical training card




Senior Property Manager - Portland , OR
Responsible for directing property management operations and providing leasing support for a commercial office portfolio, including responsibility for tenant relations, budgeting, establishing operational policies, overseeing engineering and building technical systems, and supporting investor/owner relationships and communication activities. Manages property management and may manage engineering staff. Position requires ability to: manage all aspects inherent with property management for multiple assets of varying types, accounting systems, locations, and size; maintain client relationships with numerous owners; manage property transitions; and manage other projects as required.

Key Responsibilities:
Service Partner Relations
• Manage service contracts with vendors. Keep on-going contracts up to date.
• Conduct competitive and ethical bidding procedures for building services to ensure quality and competitive pricing.
• Oversee work of service partners. Conduct frequent service inspections of buildings.
• Develop relationships with service partners. Spend time in the field meeting vendors and building relationships.
• Deliver and/or oversee customer service training to service partner employees.
Construction / Project Management
• Oversee tenant and capital improvement projects. Work closely with the Chief Engineer and engineering staff.
Tenant Relations
• Act as Unico’s ambassador to building tenants on complex issues.
• Maintain open line of communication with building tenants.
• Preserve tenant relations when transitioning properties to another owner.
• Conduct annual tenant surveys and implement necessary changes generated from survey results.
Accounting & Reporting
• Generate budgets for property revenue, expenses and capital.
• Oversight of operating expense estimate and reconciliations
• Manage operating and capital expenses for property portfolio.
• Oversee monthly management report preparation, including cash flow, and final report review. Approve invoices and purchase orders.
Supervisory
• Provide leadership and team support for the building staff. Supervise PM staff, and may supervise engineering staff.
• Prepare and deliver annual performance evaluation for direct reports.
• Provide oversight and manage day to day office activities
Leasing
• Ensure all available spaces are ready for leasing tours.
• Negotiates lease renewals as directed by General Manager. Drafts renewal lease proposals for review by General Manager.
• Manages interaction with portfolio architects and legal counsel to produce space plans, construction documents and lease documents.
• Responsible for tracking leasing encumbrances and providing required tenant notifications.


Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in business, real estate, economics, or related field.
• Oregon State broker’s license, or ability to obtain license within 90 days.
• 7+ years’ experience in commercial property management, leasing and construction.
• RPA or CPM designation strongly preferred.
• Solid understanding of commercial real estate accounting.
• Ability to plan, manage, and carry out a variety of projects to meet overall property goals.
• Ability to write, summarize, and present data in a clear and concise management reports.
• Ability to provide supervision and direction to administrative and operations staff.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously through effective time management and organizational skills.
• Excellent written & verbal skills.
• Demonstrates sound judgment, and is detail oriented.
• Work requires ability to operate various computer software programs, including Microsoft applications Word and Excel, and property accounting software.
• Strong customer service orientation.



Manager, Property Accounting - Seattle , WA
The Manager, Property Accounting will contribute to the Company’s success by overseeing the accounting close process for a subset Unico’s vastly growing portfolio of real estate assets, as well as certain third-party managed assets. This individual will serve as a key member of the accounting leadership team and will play a key role in training the property accounting staff and providing oversight, supervision and feedback.

Essential Functions
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
• Supervise and direct the daily activities of a diverse team of Property Accountants.
• Mentor, support and coach – lead by example. Set clear vision and expectations for the team; leverage strengths of the individual team members, and clarify roles and responsibilities where needed.
• Manage monthly close process to ensure internal and external deadlines are met on a consistent basis.
• Review monthly reconciliations, analyze financial results and perform variance analysis.
• Contribute to an efficient and effective external audit process.
• Ensure the completeness and accuracy of monthly, quarterly and year end accounting results in accordance with relevant accounting framework.
• Serve as a key resource to Property Management team and play a key role in the annual budget and CAM reconciliation process.
• Partner with internal stakeholders to continually improve business and operational processes.
• Serve as a key resource and point of contact for third-party accounting partners.
• Continually focus on training and development programs for the team to cultivate “best” and “brightest” talent within the industry.

Skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to continually reassess and re-prioritize responsibilities; flexible mindset
• Demonstrates attention to detail and excellent organization skills
• Strong computer application skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, AvidXchange, Yardi, Kardin, CTI and MRI)

Qualifications
• Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or related field
• 5+ years’ related accounting experience required, including proven managerial experience
• CPA preferred



Building Engineer - Denver , CO
The Building Engineer performs repairs and maintenance tasks, including preventive maintenance to the building structure and systems, and responds to tenant work orders. Promotes a culture and demonstrates market leadership that is committed to sustainability and strategic energy.


Key Responsibilities:
• In Performs general maintenance as directed by preventive maintenance schedule
• Performs specific maintenance and repairs using hand and power tools as directed by work orders including general carpentry, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and plumbing (may perform these duties with a high level expertise in one or more areas)
• Performs some special project work for tenants as directed by Chief Engineer
• Participates in the Engineering on-call schedule
• Interfaces with service partners and contractors in coordination of work and inspection of work
• Drives company vehicle, as needed


Qualifications:
• High School diploma or equivalent
• 2 year technical accreditation
• 1-3 years’ experience in property / building engineering
• Current CFC card
• Current driver’s license.
• Current Boiler license
• Current specialty 07 electrical training card (Washington State only)
• Current EPA certification
• Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
• General maintenance and carpentry skills
• May have expertise in one or more area of maintenance engineering
• Ability to operate computer software programs including Microsoft Word



Director, Property Accounting - Seattle , WA
The Director of Property Accounting will contribute to the Company’s success by overseeing the full cycle accounting close process for Unico’s vastly growing portfolio of real estate assets. This individual will serve as a key member of the accounting leadership team and an important liaison to both internal and external stakeholders. This individual will play a key role in training the property accounting staff and property management personnel on property accounting policies and procedures and the documentation of such procedures.

Essential Functions
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
• Supervise and direct the daily activities of a diverse team of Managers, Property Accounting and Property Accountants.
• Mentor, support and coach – lead by example. Set clear vision and expectations for the team; leverage strengths of the individual team members, and clarify roles and responsibilities where needed.
• Manage monthly close process to ensure internal and external deadlines are met on a consistent basis.
• Maintain and document property accounting policies and procedures. Identify areas for improvement and implement best in class business processes.
• Contribute to an efficient and effective external audit process.
• Ensure the completeness and accuracy of monthly, quarterly and year end accounting results in accordance with relevant accounting framework.
• Serve as a key resource to Property Management team and advise on the annual budget process and CAM reconciliation process.
• Work in partnership with internal departments to address complex accounting issues, tax issues or legal structures.
• Provide transaction support including due diligence, integration planning and post-close activities to assure that accounting considerations are understood and planned for.
• Partner with internal stakeholders to continually improve business and operational processes.
• Continually focus on training and development programs for the team to cultivate “best” and “brightest” talent within the industry.
• Assess the financial infrastructure, identifying priorities to update, improve or optimize processes, systems and controls for increased efficiency and effectiveness.

Skills
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrates attention to detail and excellent organization skills.
• Strong computer application skills (Excel, MS Office, Outlook, AvidXchange, Yardi, Kardin, CTI and MRI)

Qualifications
• Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or related field
• 7+ years related accounting experience required, including proven managerial experience
• Experience in real estate industry preferred
• CPA preferred



General Applications - Seattle, WA and Denver, CO ,
We are always looking for talented people to join our team!

If you are interested in a career with Unico, but don't see an open position you are interested in, feel free to send us your resume. If a position opens, we will reach out to you and can provide additional information.

Positions include:

AP Specialist
AR Specialist
Property Accountant
Maintenance Technician
Building Engineer



Maintenance Intern - Seattle & Denver , WA & CO
Perform preventive maintenance duties. Performs odd jobs for tenants including moving furniture. Assist with painting and other tenant projects. Promotes a culture and demonstrates market leadership that is committed to sustainability and strategic energy management.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist with preventative maintenance tasks.
• Painting and assisting with tenant improvements projects.
• Cleaning tenant and shared spaces.
• Move furniture for tenants.
• Perform other maintenance as directed by work orders.


Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• High level of customer service
• Interest in commercial real estate or engineering




Financial Analyst, Renewable Energy - Seattle , WA
The Financial Analyst, Renewable Energy is responsible for building financial models and analyzing quantitative data to understand the risks and/or merits related to renewable energy investments.

Key Responsibilities:
•Research, collect, consolidate and analyze renewable energy financial data, energy savings data, and other information, including valuations, cash flow analyses, and/or comprehensive proformas.
•Present findings to internal staff.
•Convey information and coordinate with internal teams, and at times external parties such as investors, lenders, and contractors.
•Assist with underwriting the development and acquisition of renewable energy assets; manage due diligence, closing, and transition of renewable energy assets to internal departments. May assist with records management.
•Conduct energy savings and demand savings analyses.
•Assist in the writing and production of reports, including investment memorandums, monthly and quarterly investor reporting, annual asset management plans.
•Build analytical tools and/or templates.

Qualifications:
•General understanding of renewable energy markets and systems, incentive structures, utility tariffs, real estate, and facility operations.
•Experience in building and using complex financial models.
•Understanding of general accounting principles, financial statements, and budgets.
•Understanding of provisions and terms in power purchase agreement documents and loan documents.
•Excellent writer and verbal communicator.
•Strong work ethic; desire to learn and take on responsibility.
•Bachelor’s degree required; major in business finance preferred.
•Experience in renewable energy and/or real estate – 2+ years preferred.
•Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.
•Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word required.
•Proficiency in PowerPoint preferred.
•Experience in Argus, Kardin and/or Yardi (budgeting and accounting software) preferred.





Asset Manager - Seattle , WA
The Asset Manager is responsible for developing and executing property level strategies to enhance and/or protect asset value. The properties will be predominantly office, and the Asset Manager typically oversees several assets within a region or regions.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and execute annual business plans and approve budgets.
• Direct asset strategies including leasing, physical improvements, capital structure and sell/hold analysis based upon financial analysis, market analysis, and valuation reporting for portfolio clients or funds.
• Manage and execute asset transactions including (re)financing and dispositions.
• Stay abreast of current market conditions in order to understand the position of each asset in its respective market from a leasing and investment perspective.
• Work collaboratively with Regional Directors, Property Managers, and Leasing personnel to implement asset strategies, manage lease negotiations, and approve transactions.
• Prepare updates on asset performance for management and investors. Produce or review annual valuation reports.
• Manage the reporting process for business plans and monthly and quarterly reports in an efficient and timely manner.
• Communicate complex financial concepts, in writing and verbally, with internal and external constituents. Serve as the primary conduit from investor to Unico internal teams.
• May manage Financial Analyst(s).
• Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Strong understanding of real estate finance, complex deal structures, leasing, property operations, and capital improvements for commercial office properties.
• Analytical problem solver who can creatively devise solutions and provide tactical advice / implementation strategies.
• Excellent writer and verbal communicator.
• Self-motivated with effective interpersonal and collaborative working style. Strong work ethic.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Effective supervisor who provides direct reports with guidance and feedback to build confidence and reach goals.
• Highly skilled in Argus and Excel. Proficient in MS Office suite, specifically Word, Outlook and PPT.
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, real estate or finance.
• Minimum of 5 years of asset management experience.
• Supervisory experience.