Central Plant Engineer

Employer
GGP
Location
Columbia, MD
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
GGP has an immediate need for a Central Plant Engineer at The Mall in Columbia in Columbia, MD. GGP has been in the shopping center business for more than 50 years blending innovation, tradition and reputation to create some of the country's top shopping centers. As employees we are collaborative, creative, self-starters who aim to positively impact the shopping experience for our customer every day. A career with GGP is your chance to embark on a rewarding journey into the retail real estate industry! Position Summary: Coordinate and interact with outside vendors to assure the Central Plant is operating as designed and that the maintenance contract terms and conditions are met. Assist and support the Operations Manager with the maintenance of the shopping center HVAC. Ensure that all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler and fire alarm equipment are properly maintained to achieve high-quality performance and economical, safe operation. Assist in the daily routine operations of the building, grounds and equipment and direct supervision of the non-exempt, Engineer staff. May assist with budget preparation for operating costs as well as coordinating construction scope of work for landlord/tenant build-outs. May supervise staff of engineers and/or outside contractor work. Responsibilities include the following: Establish and maintain an effective program for maintaining the central plant and related equipment including: Preventative maintenance programs Assist the Operations Manager in addressing any center/building and equipment problems as may be needed Evaluating all major systems to ensure continuous maximum efficiency Assist in establishing emergency procedures for fire, threats, power failure Maintain and check operating logs daily for all equipment and systems Coordinate with National Operations and assure there is a preventative plan in place which may include filter changes, unit lubrication, belt tension checks and replacement for all mall HVAC units affected. (May include tenant units where applicable.) May assign and supervise duties performed by maintenance and engineer personnel; Interact and supervise service vendors to assure contract terms are met Review outside contractor specifications, procedures, products, materials, workmanship; review monthly billings Establish and maintain an effective program for compliance with applicable Life Safety codes Periodically inspect all public areas, tenant spaces and windows, conduct building tours Coordinate with Management special projects as assigned, such as budgeted major expense and capital items and unplanned emergency projects Coordinate construction scope of work for landlord/tenant build-outs; Review tenant plans for compliance with building criteria Maintain a daily log of operations and maintenance and report all equipment malfunctions to Management Faciliate set up and tear down of center events, including holiday decor and activities Inspects and evaluates physical plant and cleanliness of center; Maintain a safe working environment Assists the Operations Manager and The General Manager determine the need for (and budgeting of) replacement equipment; Works with National Operations to coordinate the purchase and installation of new equipment, in accordance with company bidding policy Develop and maintain an inventory of belts, filters, fluids and other necessities Supervise the maintenance of mechanical/HVAC equipment; Coordinate and supervise the replacement of equipment when needed Communicates with tenants and management as required or directed; Address tenant complaints and/or suggestions as applicable in a courteous manner Have a working knowledge of the Energy Management computer System (EMS) and Pneumatic temperature controls Maintain chemical treatment of heating and cooling water Perform troubleshooting and repair of air handling and rooftop units, exhaust fans and various space heaters as may be needed Miscellaneous repairs (doors & closures, light welding, sign repair, etc.) Ability to push and/or pull heavy loads on a pallet jack Perform general maintenance and repairs, as assigned throughout common areas Effectively cooperate with co-workers, contractors and contracted services Use of computer for: EMS monitoring and scheduling, CMMS scheduling and tracking of maintenance activities, email communication, Outlook calendar, internet search and purchasing and various GGP systems eg training, timekeeping, purchasing card transaction approval, etc. Installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining various building systems Operating hi-lifts, trash compactors, freight lift and trucks Repairing, modifying and moving retail merchandising units Assisting with the removal of snow and ice by vehicle and/or by hand Assisting with maintaining inventory records Must be available for evening and weekend emergency repairs; On - Call emergency response as needed or shift work as assigned Participate in Manager On Duty rotation and manage day to day activities as necessary Other duties as assigned, which may include (but are not limited to) misc. plumbing, HVAC, minor Electrical repairs, misc. minor repairs or cleaning as may be needed Qualifications include the following: High School degree or equivalent Min 7 years HVAC and facilities maintenance repair and management or related experience Knowledge and proper use of general shop tools and power equipment associated with HVAC maintenance Maintenance/HVAC license through City or State government 2 years Tech School Grad. or Certificate Valid Driver's License, if applicable 5 years supervisory experience with strong leadership skills and ability to delegate Computer proficiency in EMS, CMMS, email and internet search Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving abilities Communication skills GGP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.