The Area Chief Engineer is responsible for the management and operation of the mechanical, life/safety, electrical, plumbing, elevators and building envelope for a local portfolio of commercial buildings within the Southeast Region, and for the supervision of all engineers and other on-site mechanical and maintenance staff in the region. Reporting to the Area Director, the Regional Vice President and the Director of Engineering for the Southeast Division, the Area Chief Engineer strategically and tactically manages issues that include indoor air quality regulations, building codes, energy management technology, staffing and for operations pertaining to the acquisition of new properties within the region. Will develop cost saving programs for their assets (Water, HVAC, Lighting, etc.). The Region’s portfolio currently consists of 12 Commercial Office Buildings totaling 1.2 Million SF.
Responsible for the overall management of the mechanical, life/safety, electrical and plumbing operations for the area’s commercial buildings and for the start-up of operations of new acquisitions in the area.
Manage the flow and schedule of maintenance and repair projects.
Develop, implement and improve procedures related to preventive maintenance, energy management and indoor air quality.
Participate in market development, due diligence and proposal preparation for new management business.
Staff Management & Supervision:
Works in tandem with Property Managers and Assistant Property Managers to supervise building engineering staff including conducting performance reviews.
Train, supervise and conduct performance reviews for Chief Engineers, Lead Engineers, Building Engineers and other on-site mechanical and maintenance staff.
Assist the Regional Vice President and Area Director in preparing monthly reports and operating and capital budgets for the properties.
Assist Regional Vice President or Area Director in the development of standards and procedures for the management of tenant construction and improvements in accordance with building rules, regulations and practices.
Review tenant construction drawings to insure all building design requirements are met.
Assist Regional Vice President in the development of an Asbestos O&M manual.
Operations and Tenant Services:
Oversee the coordination of all technical service providers and vendors, including bidding contracts and the monitoring of quality control.
Monitor staff efforts in the quality and timeliness of completing tenant work order requests
Oversee Chief Engineers and Building Engineers in the implementation of a comprehensive life safety program, including tenant fire drills, system testing, and regulatory compliance.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering HIGHLY PREFERRED.
7 - 10years of direct experience in the management of mechanical, electrical and plumbing operations for commercial office buildings.
Refrigeration or electrical license required.
Experience implementing companywide policies and procedures relating to the mechanical operations, safety, code compliance and technologyutilization.
Proven track record for monitoring and implementing energy conservation measures in a wide variety of commercial properties.
Experience with proactively managing indoor air quality issues including water leaks and floods.
Knowledge of codes and standards relating to Indoor Air quality.
Familiarity with the USGBC and LEED certification requirements and with Energy Star ratings and labeling requirements.
Experience handling building emergencies such as floods, power outages, inclement weather, earthquakes and bomb threats.
Experience with OSHA, EPA and other regulatory agency requirements including Asbestos O&M Plans and NESHAPS renovation requirements.
Demonstrated ability to review operating and capital budgets with the ability to reduce costs and recommend ways to enhance company profitability.
Experience with computerized building management systems, preventative maintenance and work order systems.