Chief Facility Engineer

Cushman & Wakefield   •  

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Industry: Real Estate


8 - 10 years

Posted 355 days ago

Job Description Summary

Chief Engineer isresponsible for the effective daily leadership of his/her staff, managing theengineering program to the highest level of quality work and customer service as well as the administration of theengineering department in alignment with the management team, the Cushman & Wakefieldengineering platform, and client expectations. The Chief Engineer will perform at the highest of ethical standards, reflecting the core values of Cushman & Wakefield as defined in its Business Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures Manual, andother related company policies.Responsible to plan, implement, coordinate, and supervise allmechanical operations, maintenance, communications, energy management, andmanpower development programs for assigned properties. The Chief Engineer may berequired to perform limited hands on operational duties and is not precluded from performing Watch Activity.

Job Description


  • Supervise engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training, personnel development, etc.
  • Ensure performance management, coaching, and development of team members through established HR processes and disciplinary actions
  • Participate and coordinate annual scheduling and execution of the Cushman & Wakefield Safety Program as directed by Asset Services, Engineering Leadership, EH&S Administration, and so forth.  Responsible for 100% Compliance at his/her site
  • Manage operational accounts for building, including variance reporting, as required and assist in development of operating and capital budgets
  • Utility Management such as tracking use, consumption, cost, reporting, comparison models, sub-metering, budgeting, variances as directed by Management and/or Leadership
  • Conduct regular inspections of building systems and equipment; identify and resolve issues
  • Assist in maintenance/engineering issues as required
  • Recommend and implement improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an ongoing basis
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective preventive and predictive maintenance program for task scheduling, routines, and performance.  Program to include procedures for annual, semi-annual, quarterly, monthly and otherscheduled maintenance as provided by the manufacturer’s recommendations and/or industry best practices
  • Develop and maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals
  • Coordinate development of and/or maintain an Operations Document Library, including but not limited to construction plans, structural plans, as-built drawings, MEP schedules, line diagrams and schematics, equipment and operation manuals, start up and commissioning documents, and equipment warranties
  • Formulate and conduct building-related systems and equipment training
  • Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel, and engineers
  • Oversee all building systems including fire/life safety, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical issues; must remain current with latest HVAC technology trends
  • Maintain ongoing communication with tenants, owners, property management, and vendors
  • Develop specifications and assist in solicitation, administration, execution and performance of maintenance/ repair service contracts
  • May assist in solicitation and acquisition of new management contracts
  • Respond to all emergency situations quickly (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns
  • Implement and administer inventory control programs, purchase parts and supplies
  • Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agency, and company directives as relates to building operations


  • High and/or College degree in a relateddiscipline preferred   
  • 7+ years of related work experience in a commercial property setting or any similar combination of education or experience
  • Vocational/Technical training certificate

  • Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License orCity Licenses

  • Universal Technician for CFCs depending on market licensurerequirements

  • Financial knowledge necessary for reading and understanding budgets, budget variances and basic reporting as required by management

  • Leadershipability

  • Excellent internal and external customerservice

  • Strong interpersonalskills

  • Excellent oral and written communicationskills

  • Proficient PC skills; familiar with Building and Energy Management System (BMS/EMS)/programming and fire alarmsystems

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others and exchange accurate information; travel from floor to floor and may be required to work outside in varying weather conditions

  • The employee may also be regularly required to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Regularly use hands to operate tools and maintenance equipment

  • Operate a computer and other office machinery including, but not limited to telephones, computers, and photocopy machines; and extend hands and arms in any direction