Assistant Chief Engineer
Job Title Assistant Chief Engineer Job Description Summary Assists in the management of the facility infrastructure and building systems in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This position is expected to supervise and direct others who perform engineering, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, repairs, and maintenance duties in support of the facility under the direction of a Chief Engineer or other senior management position. Job Description Responsibilities Initiates or responds to work orders, assigns to staff as applicable, follows-up and verifies completion of work, and works with Chief Engineer or Property Manager to expedite and get approval of payments for completed workAssist the Chief Engineer, Property or Facilities Manager in handling requests for service calls, evaluating requests, and dispatching appropriate staff and contractors. Use appropriate call center and have a complete working knowledge on creating, closing and tracking work requestsMonitor performance and note deficiencies of service contractors and recommend changes as necessaryConsult with Chief Engineer, Property or Facility Manager on maintenance, operation, and repair of HVAC equipment and systems, boiler and machinery, energy systems, roofs, Fire/Life safety, and other building systemsComplete planned and ad-hoc preventive maintenance work assignments as directed by the Chief Engineer which may requiring the coordination of several engineering, mechanical, and maintenance tradesPerform preventive maintenance inspections/repairs as directed and as mandated by local municipalities and building/client requirements on systems such as: fire suppression and sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, backflow prevention device testing, and, if qualified, HVAC systemsAssist with monthly or periodic inspections of building systems, ie, HVAC, electrical distribution, structural, vertical transportation, roofs, parapets, gutters and leaders, parking area, drainage, ramps, and approaches, irrigation and Fire/Life Safety, Water treatment, UPS and PDU systems, EPG operation, BMS, HVAC controls and Plumbing Systems. Assist with preparing detailed report of exceptions and recommend corrective actionMaintain mechanical equipment rooms to ensure clean and safe conditions. Duties include removal of debris, painting of rooms, repair of boiler-related components (valves, pumps, piping etc.), inspection of above ground oil storage tanks, inspection/repair of sewage ejection systemsHelp to maintain compliance with building regulations and permits (equipment use, Certificate of Occupancy, etc.). As directed, correct violations requiring plumbing repairs. File with appropriate agenciesDevelop and maintain the building operation manual and train building personnelPerform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by management Requirements A four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred or 2 years of direct experience and completion of Technical school certification relating to HVAC design and maintenanceA minimum of 3 years of directly related 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 systemsWorking 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 safetyGood communication and organizational skills, ability to analyze and solve problems, capable of functioning well under stress and during emergencies, strong interpersonal and negotiation skillsProven ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneouslyAbility to lead engineers, determine priorities, assign and delegate work and responsibilityPC literacy is helpful especially knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and scheduling programsUnderstanding of project management, preventative maintenance, inventory control, supplier systems, environmental/sustainability software and programs is a plus Physical Requirements Ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders) and safely install rigging/lifting devicesRegularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spineInvolves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate workAbility to speak clearly so others can understand youAbility to read and understand information presented orally and in writingRegularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings and schematics Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmatA cents € < Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.