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Chief Engineer

Company: Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job TitleChief Engineer
Job Description SummaryChief Engineer is responsible for the effective daily leadership of his/her staff, managing the engineering program to the highest level of quality work and customer service as well as the administration of the engineering department in alignment with the management team, the C&W engineering platform, and client expectations. The Chief Engineer will perform at the highest of ethical standards, reflecting the core values of C&W as defined in its Business Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures Manual, and other related company policies. Responsible to plan, implement, coordinate, and supervise all mechanical operations, maintenance, communications, energy management, and manpower development programs for assigned properties. The Chief Engineer may be required to perform limited hands on operational duties and is not precluded from performing Watch Activity.
Job Description
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training, personnel development, etc.
Ensure performance management, coaching, and development of team members through established HR processes and disciplinary actions.
Participate and coordinate annual scheduling and execution of the C&W Safety Program as directed by Asset Services, Engineering Leadership, EH&S Administration, and so forth. Responsible for 100% Compliance at his/her site.
Manage operational accounts for building, including variance reporting, as required and assist in development of operating and capital budgets
Utility Management such as tracking use, consumption, cost, reporting, comparison models, sub-metering, budgeting, variances as directed by Management and/or Leadership.
Conduct regular inspections of building systems and equipment; identify and resolve issues.
Assist in maintenance/engineering issues as required
Recommend and implement improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an ongoing basis.
Develop, implement, and maintain an effective preventive and predictive maintenance program for task scheduling, routines, and performance. Program to include procedures for annual, semi-annual, quarterly, monthly and other scheduled maintenance as provided by the manufacturer s recommendations and/or industry best practices.
Develop and maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals.
Coordinate development of and/or maintain an Operations Document Library, including but not limited to construction plans, structural plans, as-built drawings, MEP schedules, line diagrams and schematics, equipment and operation manuals, start up and commissioning documents, and equipment warranties.
Formulate and conduct building-related systems and equipment training.
Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel, and engineers.
Oversee all building systems including fire/life safety, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical issues; must remain current with latest HVAC technology trends.
Maintain ongoing communication with tenants, clients, property management, and vendors
Develop specifications and assist in solicitation, administration, execution and performance of maintenance/ repair service contracts.
May assist in solicitation and acquisition of new management contracts
Respond to all emergency situations quickly (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns
Implement and administer inventory control programs, purchase parts and supplies.
Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agency, and company directives as relates to building operations.
Duties are inclusive of approximately 50% operating engineer responsibilities;
May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may require shift work and/or on-call or stand-by duties

KEY COMPETENCIES
Communication Proficiency (oral and written)
Interpersonal Skills
Organization Skills
Technical Proficiency
Leadership

IMPORTANT EDUCATION
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE
7+ years of related work experience in a commercial property setting or any similar combination of education or experience

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS
Vocational/Technical training certificate
Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License or City Licenses
Universal Technician for CFC s depending on market licensure requirements
Financial knowledge necessary for reading and understanding budgets, budget variances and basic reporting as required by management
Familiar with Energy Management System (EMS)/programming and fire alarm systems
Basic Computing Skills in Outlook, Excel & Word

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Regularly required to travel outside between properties in varying weather conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Must have ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders) and safely install rigging/lifting devices
- Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine
- Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work
- Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
- Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing
- Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings, and schematics

OTHER DUTIES
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Note: This job description includes the core responsibilities for C&W. These duties may have slight modifications based on the regional location.Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Keywords: Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Hoffman Estates , Chief Engineer, Professions , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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