Develops and implements engineering standards for Class A commercial high rise property operations. Provides technical support for acquisitions, divestitures and special projects as assigned by senior management.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Develop and implement clear and consistent engineering operating standards for all property operations and engineering departments.
· Provide high quality engineering technical and project support for all property operations and engineering departments to senior management including participation in establishing priorities.
· Provide high quality engineering consultation, guidance and support to senior management for acquisitions, dispositions and refinances.
· Ensure uniform and consist application of engineering standards in all property operations through regularly scheduled property visits (see below) and other activities.
· Accurately and completely prepare and monitor Engineering Services annual operating plan on an ongoing basis.
· Provide high quality consultation and guidance to Regional and/or Chief Engineers (third party vendors)in the property department budgets and monitoring variances.
· In coordination with vendors, ensure the development and delivery of high quality training programs, including training for monitoring compliance with procedures, for all engineering staff.
· Develop and monitor effective annual building inspection programs, including energy consumption programs and energy audits for each facility.
· Thoroughly review Property Management capital budgets and approve costs in excess of $50,000.00 for MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing).
· Provide high quality consultation and guidance to the Regional and/or Chief Engineers (third party vendors) in managing, developing, training, and communicating with engineering staff.
· Provide high quality consultation and guidance to the Regional and or Chief Engineer (third party vendors) and Property Managers in mechanical operations.
· On an ongoing basis, thoroughly evaluate and monitor software programs used for property operations to ensure the use of high quality and consistent programs.
· Directs the effective development and ongoing implementation of energy consumption programs and energy audits to identify opportunities to reduce costs.
· Maintain current knowledge of industry developments and trends, preferably through active participation in industry associations or organizations and use or share knowledge as appropriate.
· Develop and conduct property visit for each facility as required.
· Thoroughly review overall facility condition, equipment maintenance records and procedures, energy reports and rates, engineer manpower development, Life Safety records, water treatment programs and records, tenant and elevator complaint logs and monthly summaries.
· Provide excellent customer service to both external and internal customers by:
o Building positive relationships with customers
o Taking initiative to identify customer needs and provide service that meets or exceeds customer expectations
o Communicating effectively in person as well as via telephone and email.
o Resolving difficult situations through the use of effective problem-solving skills
Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities: None
Location/Position Specific Duties & Responsibilities : None
· Management and oversight of third party engineering vendor relationships and contracts.
Essential Skills & Qualifications:
· Expert knowledge of the mechanical functions associated with HVAC systems and equipment as evidenced by 10 years of experience in a related function.
· Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
· Demonstrated ability to find, access, evaluate and use information.
· Demonstrated ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form and deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables.
· Demonstrated ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations such as engineering calculations and computation of profit and loss.
· Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and other audiences.
· Demonstrated ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and business correspondence with proper formats, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
· Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the preparation of reports, graphs, and presentations.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively respond to emergency situations.
· Demonstrated ability to complete objectives and projects with broad managerial direction. Work is generally reviewed at the time of completion.
Non-Essential Skills & Qualifications: None
· Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Mechanical Engineering or related field from a four-year college or university.
· Minimum 10 years experience as a Chief Engineer with supervision, administrative, budgeting, manpower development and oversight of mechanical operations responsibilities.
· Experience as instructor and/or examiner for Engineering related organization desired but not required.
Certificates, Registrations, Licenses:
· Completion of a C.F.C Reclamation & Recycling class and Universal CFC Reclamation & Recycling Refrigerant License.
· The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Physical demands include:
· Standing and walking approximately one half of the time on-the-job.
· Sitting approximately one-half of the time on-the-job.
· Ability to perform visual inspection of facilities.
· Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs to perform facility inspections and property evaluations. This may include climbing ladders.
· Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· The employee works primarily in a large office building with moderate noises.
· Extensive travel to other office buildings nationwide, approximately 50% of the time on-the-job.
Shorenstein - 15 months ago