The Chief Engineer will supervise the activities of site(s) maintenance personnel and outside contractors to liaison with the client, property management and outside vendors ensuring that facility maintenance services are provided. The Chief Engineer reports to the Facility Manager and will assist as requested. Responsible for the overall operation of both soft and hard services within the facilities. These duties include, but are not limited to, the installation, repair and maintenance of the facility equipment. The oversight and upkeep of, but not limited to: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Electronic Equipment, and general maintenance. The Chief Engineer, in addition to performing bargaining unit work, shall be responsible to the Employer for the safe, economical operation of sites and for all persons employed under the direction of the Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer shall also be responsible for the orientation and training of Engineers and Trainees under their direction, who shall receive their orders from the Chief Engineer, who shall in turn be responsible to the Employer for carrying out the orders of the Employer in the operation of the jobsite(s). Responsible for the implementation and documentation of site safety plans and all Cushman and Wakefield operational standards and guidelines as well as site specific standards, policies and procedures relating to the engineering department. These activities align with management agreements, client requirements and Cushman & Wakefield mission, principles and expertise to grow a unified, engaged and responsible corporate culture that leverages best practices within the Facility Management fields.
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:Â
Have the capability to manage CMMS (Corrigo) including, but not limited to, scheduling work orders, timecards, preventive maintenance, projects, and inspections. Â Must be able to research items and provide recommendations as required.Â
Plan and implement predictive and preventive maintenance program and review / monitor effectiveness to maximize efficiency and minimize maintenance and energy costs including inspections/repairs as mandated by local municipalities and per building/client requirements on Critical Systems, HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Electronic Equipment, UPS and Generator Systems.Â
Must show in-depth knowledge of all aspects of building systems and operationsÂ
Supervise a team of facilities onsite staff to provide high quality day-to-day management of the portfolio.Â Evaluate staff performance; identify staff strengths/weaknesses and implement training as requiredÂ
Ability to analyse and solve problems, capable of functioning well under stress and during emergencies. Rapid response, investigation and management of emergency situations and air quality complaintsÂ Â
Support multiple facilities as directed by the Sr. Facilities Manager.Â
Execute and manage facilities management projects / initiatives as assigned by the clientÂ Â
Manage building / facilities management contracts to ensure that the service delivery and contractual obligations are delivered and executed in a manner that fosters and achieves customer satisfactionÂ
Interface closely with the client and customers to understand requirements and provide effective solutions and recommendationsÂ
Liaise with site landlord/property manager; demonstrate familiarity with lease terms to ensure landlord responsibilities are completed promptly and at no cost to clientÂ
Implement initiatives to ensure that best practices are achieved in every aspect of service delivery, with focus on client satisfaction, cost, and quality. This includes daily walk-through of the site with strong visibility and interaction with the local client baseÂ
Support Sustainability and Energy InitiativesÂ
Strong working knowledge and management of Operating Budget, Maintenance Plan and Assignments.Â Identify and recommend opportunities for cost savings opportunitiesÂ Â
Ensure compliance with local laws and building codes pertaining to building operations and safetyÂ
Perform safety / routine inspection on general facilities of the client office to ensure office facilities and equipment are operating at optimum level. Work closely with the Client Employee Health and Safety operationÂ
Manage compliance of regulations and permits, correct any violations and file with appropriate agenciesÂ
Manage and mentor employees, effectively manage days off and overtime, manage HR processes related to direct reports (performance management, development, coaching, feedback, etc.)Â
Initiate or respond to work orders, assign staff as applicable, follow-up and verify completion of work, and expedite/approve completed workÂ
Assist with handling service calls, evaluate requests and dispatch appropriate contractors.Â Complete working knowledge of creating, closing and tracking work requestsÂ
Prepare specifications and bidding documents for scheduled Service Contracts such as HVAC maintenance, electrical, Fire/Life Safety Systems, etc.Â
Prepare request for proposal (RFP), technical specification, and scope of work for contract renewal and tender of facility management servicesÂ
Prepare required reports including facilities management report and othersÂ Â
Perform all other Duties as assigned by ManagementÂ
Research and recommend services, supplies and resources as requestedÂ
Qualifications & RequirementsÂ
Experience in building, warehouse, or industrial environments maintenance and management is requiredÂ
Proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneouslyÂ
Exemplary customer service skills with a keen focus on client relationsÂ
Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to build strong teams from diverse backgroundsÂ
Minimum six (6) years of working experience in facility/property managementÂ
Experience in managing term contractors and minor project worksÂ
Excellent analytical skills with problem solving aptitudeÂ
PC literacy â“ Knowledge of spreadsheets, database, scheduling programs, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Work Order System, BMSÂ
Good communication skills, both written and verbalÂ
24/7 On-call, overtime as requiredÂ Â
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmativeâ‹ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment withoutÂ regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
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