Chief Building Operating Engineer
Company: Cushman & Wakefield Inc
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Chief Building Operating Engineer
Job Description Summary
Chief 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
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/GOS,
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 and train building personnel
- 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 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
- 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 and supplies.
- Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions,
government agency, and company directives as relates to building
- Support the Property or Facility Manager with rehabilitation
projects such as replacement of HVAC systems, installation of new
roofs, plumbing repairs and alterations to other Building Systems.
Support Property or Facility Manager on all items listed below
- Prepare and present feasibility studies.
- Prepare budget estimates.
- Prepare schedule and manage its progress.
- Prepare contract documents reflecting scope of work.
- Manage the bidding process.
- Prepare and expedite approval of all internal control
- Monitor the construction process to assure compliance with
- Coordinate all work with user and Internal Support Groups.
- Maintain complete project files recording progress, approvals,
financial data and contracts
- Perform final inspections, punch list exceptions, and expedite
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
- Communication Proficiency (oral and written)
- Interpersonal Skills
- Organization Skills
- Technical Proficiency
- 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 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
- 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 alarm systems
- 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. 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
- 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
- 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
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
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