UNION Chief Engineer
Job Description Summary
The Chief Engineer reports to the Operations Manager and is a crucial member of the leadership team managing Center City Philadelphia's most-iconic building, One Liberty Place and The Shops at Liberty Place.
On a day-to-day basis, the ideal candidate will implement their extensive engineering and leadership experience and focus on operations, overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of One Liberty Place, leading the engineering staff and meeting or exceeding the high standards of the building's long-term owners and those of Cushman & Wakefield.
Additionally, The Chief Engineer will ensure that the plant, infrastructure and its associated equipment operate safely, smoothly, efficiently and reliably. The Chief Engineer will also be accountable for engineering staff performance and execution of preventive maintenance, work orders and other tasks as assigned.
The Chief Engineer will be a working supervisor, training and developing direct reports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Hire, supervise, train and develop engineering and maintenance staff.
- Coordinate and implement annual scheduling and execution of the C&W Safety Programs.
- Assist in the development of budgets - cost estimates for repairs, maintenance, supplies, payroll, life safety programs, code compliance, etc.
- Assist in the development of the Capital Budget Program, as well as the short and long term planning and analytics.
- Conduct regular inspections of building systems and equipment; identify and resolve issues.
- Refine, implement, and maintain an effective preventive and predictive maintenance program for task scheduling, routines, and performance. Program includes procedures for annual, semi-annual, quarterly, monthly and other scheduled maintenance as provided by the manufacturer's recommendations and/or industry best practices and standards.
- Develop and maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals and train building personnel accordingly.
- 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.
- 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.
- Develop specifications and assist in solicitation, administration, execution and performance of maintenance/repair service 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 hands-on operating engineer responsibilities, and may require shift work and/or on-call or stand-by duties.
- Communication Proficiency (oral and written)
- Interpersonal Skills
- Organization Skills
- Technical Proficiency
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
10+ years engineering experience with significant supervisory responsibility in a high-rise commercial property setting. Experience in the operation, installation and maintenance of building systems with in depth technical understanding and knowledge of all HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and control systems.
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, fire alarm systems and Building Automation Systems.
- Proficiency in the preparation of staff schedules, after hour assignment scheduling and coordination, preventive maintenance schedules and the ability to assess and prioritize immediate needs.
- Basic Computing Skills in Outlook, Excel & Word
- Working knowledge of all aspects of building systems and operations, contractual maintenance, construction and related services, and local laws and building codes pertaining to building operations and safety
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.
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.
- 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.
C&W provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees during employment are treated without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.
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.
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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