Manulife Real Estate is the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation with fully integrated in-house capabilities and over 60 years of experience as an active investor, owner, developer and asset manager of commercial real estate. Diversified by both geography and asset type, the portfolio consists primarily of prime office and industrial properties, as well as select retail and multi-family residential properties, in key metropolitan centers throughout Canada, Asia and in the United States through Manulife's U.S. division, John Hancock. In addition to equity real estate, Manulife Real Estate manages the space requirements and own use facilities to accommodate Manulife Financial's 26,000-plus employees around the globe.
The Chief Engineer receives supervision and direction from the Property Manager and is primarily responsible for operating the building for the benefit of the tenants and providing for the safe, effective and efficient operation of the building mechanical systems, including: heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, vertical transportation, fire/life safety, security and energy management systems. This position is located at 750 17th Street, Washington, DC.
Ensure environmental conditions are maintained to optimum comfort levels during lease hours and ensure prompt, efficient response to tenant requests.
Review and make necessary changes to the operating schedules of building HVAC, security and lighting equipment to ensure tenant satisfaction at the highest levels of energy efficiency.
Schedule and supervise the engineering staff, assign work priorities, determine the extent of required repairs and necessary corrective measures, provide technical training and ensure personnel maintain the appropriate records; provide necessary coaching, counseling, training and performance reviews as required.
Implement and manage preventive maintenance program to prolong the life of building equipment and minimize repairs and down time. Ensure adequate records and schedules are maintained.
Conduct frequent tours of the building to inspect mechanical and electrical equipment and monitor required preventive maintenance measures and/or repairs.
Maintain strict accountability of inventories and proper storage of supplies, attic stock, equipment and tools. Order required supplies or replacement items.
Conduct or arrange for the appropriate tests of fire/life safety systems, emergency equipment, elevators and electrical equipment and maintain the appropriate records of such.
Maintain written records of equipment inventory, operating manuals, general supply and parts inventory, and a library consisting of pertinent data relating to operating equipment, building fixtures, and updated tenant drawings and plans.
Ensure an effective water chemical treatment program.
Review and report on the performance of outside service contractors. Ensure all contractors abide by building rules and regulations.
Be on-call for equipment breakdown or emergencies during non-operating hours.
Provide technical assistance and advice to the Property Manager to include expense and capital improvement input during annual budget formulation.
Perform all the necessary tests and tasks to ensure proper indoor air quality in accordance with EPA standards.
Perform other related duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent required. College education preferred.
BOMI participation in SMT, SMA or RPA programs preferred.
Experience in commercial real estate desired.
Six to ten years minimum working as a Building Engineer or closely related field.
A District of Columbia 3
Class Steam Operator's license and CFC Universal Certification are mandatory for this position. Other jurisdictional engineer licenses such as NIULPE, NAPE, and other states are considered complimentary to the above licensing. Electrical or mechanical licenses are also desired.
Terms, practices, procedures and methods common to mechanical and electrical trades.
Electrical wiring systems and components to include switchgear, automatic transfer switches, generators, panels, circuit breakers, ground fault relays, and fuses.
General operation of various building mechanical and electrical systems.
Design and operation of multiple building mechanical systems and equipment such as centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, chemical water treatment, pumps, air handlers, air compressors, variable air volume boxes, etc.
Instrumentation and control systems consisting of air compressors, thermostats, velocity controllers, and air balancing procedures.
Fire alarm and life safety systems and procedures.
Use of a broad range of power tools, metering instruments and other tools in carrying out assigned tasks.
Electronics and controls to identify malfunctions and determine repair requirements.
Building structural systems including roofing systems, limited stonework including variety of types of stone, exterior window and weatherproofing.
Safety programs, requirements and appropriate precautions applicable to daily work assignments.
Carry out oral and written instructions.
Utilize system drawings, diagrams, blueprints, and schematics in identifying and diagnosing problems.
Understand and direct the overall operation of building mechanical and electrical systems.
Work extensively with computers, office equipment and various operational systems.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group operating in Asia, Canada and the US, and other operations in as many as 21 countries around the globe. For more than 120 years, clients have looked to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$492billion (US$473 billion) as at September 30, 2011. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at
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