Company: Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: May 13, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
Maintain ongoing communication with tenants, clients, property
management, and vendors
Develop specifications and assist in solicitation, administration,
execution and performance of maintenance/ repair service
May assist in solicitation and acquisition of new management
Respond to all emergency situations quickly (fire, evacuation,
equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns
Implement and administer inventory control programs, purchase parts
Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government
agency, and company directives as relates to building
Duties are inclusive of approximately 50% operating engineer
May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts;
may require shift work and/or on-call or stand-by duties
Communication Proficiency (oral and written)
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
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
Financial knowledge necessary for reading and understanding
budgets, budget variances and basic reporting as required by
Familiar with Energy Management System (EMS)/programming and fire
Basic Computing Skills in Outlook, Excel & Word
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
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
- Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
- Ability to read and understand information presented orally and
- Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading
of printed material, drawings, and schematics
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
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.
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