Senior Chief Engineer

The Senior Chief Engineer is responsible for the operations of multiple buildings (over 500,000 Square Feet) and for supervising engineering staff, such as Chief and Lead Engineers; directing vendors; and interfacing with tenants.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure lower-level staff is responding promptly to tenant service and work order requests and vendors in an efficient and effective way.
  • Promote, establish and maintain positive relations with tenants via proactive communication and routine follow-up.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for troubleshooting all complex building systems.
  • Oversee lower-level engineering staff and ensure the execution of day-to-day efficient operation, maintenance and repair of all building and site systems for assigned building(s).
  • Communicate regularly with Property Manager(s) and operations manager on the status and activity of the mechanical operations of all buildings and promptly report any potential or existing problems.
  • Oversee lower-level engineering staff in the day-to-day completion of loss control records (or the like) and other records for assigned building(s).
  • Oversee lower-level engineering staff in the regular inspection of all areas of assigned building(s) and the creation of deficiency lists and suggestions for improvements to Property Managers.
  • Advise the Property Manager, Director, Engineering in the development of capital and operating budgets via routine and formal property assessments including formal annual recommendations.
  • Perform and assist in the installation, fabrication, construction, and repair or maintenance of complex mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Oversee management of utility consumption and energy management programs at each assigned property.
  • Conduct more complex technical training and upgrade skills of less qualified staff.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience supervising staff
  • Minimum of 15 years as a building engineer, with experience directing contractors, cleaners, and staff.
  • CFC certification for the type of equipment services (Universal Certification preferred)
  • DC 3rd preferred
  • Has successfully completed training classes, covering technical areas of expertise. These should include HVAC, controls, heating, electrical, life safety, plumbing, etc.
  • Has successfully completed training classes in supervisory/management skill

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in operating various HVAC systems, including central plant, VAV, heat pump, and induction systems.
  • Familiarity with OSHA, NEC, NFPA, DEP and Life Safety codes.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of equipment being serviced and employ service procedures and techniques indicative of first class work. Includes HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, energy management, and fire protection.
  • Possess knowledge of safe and efficient operation of all equipment, power and hand tools.
  • Ability to train staff effectively.
  • Ability to speak English clearly as well as able to read and write English.
  • Knowledge of necessary tools, equipment, and materials needed to perform work assignments.
  • Ability to promote and contribute toward maintaining a high standard in the operation and appearance of assigned building(s).
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and complete them in a timely manner.

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