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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana, CA
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Chief Engineer

Job Description Summary

The Chief engineer will be responsible for managing the daily operations, preventative maintenance and repairs to plumbing, electrical, HVAC and all other building systems through planning and management of staff, subcontractors and other vendors.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the implementation and documentation of site safety plans.

* Provides supervision and is responsible for the implementation of all preventive maintenance and repair operations at the facility.

* Carries out emergency repair activities according to priority.

* Completes planned maintenance tasks according to the contract obligations, either by completing the task by themselves, or delegating to other members of staff and / or specialist sub contractors, and ensuring high standards of workmanship.

* Provides technical advice, encouragement and instruction to subordinates in such areas as electric theory, mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, and safety procedures.

* Perform equipment inspections, noting equipment condition, insuring that proper maintenance is being performed in accordance with AES standards. Responsible for the implementation of the quality assurance program for all work performed by the department.

* Manage the CMMS for the site to closely monitor preventative maintenance schedules and completions.

* Responsible for completion of monthly reports including labor profiles, utility consumption, and work order & PM results.

* Direct or participate in various facility programs and committees relating to assigned responsibilities such as safety, disaster, fire, and pollution control.

* Formulates, recommends and implements site specific policies and procedures to improve the operations.

* Develops a plan and/or procedure for controlling, labeling, recording estimated life expectancy, maintenance and inspecting all capital and non 'capital equipment within the facility. This plan includes a long-term engineering capital plan.

* Recommends equipment purchases to replace obsolete equipment items and provide assistance in formulating long 'range equipment replacement requirements and coordinates actions with contractors.

* Assists in the development and implementation of operating and extraordinary expense budgets as required.

* Plans and schedules services of department. Establishes standards and work methods; takes steps to assure quality and quantity of performance, and evaluates results. Establishes plans for improving departmental work emphasizing efficiency and economy.

* Communicates policies and procedures, discusses job problems, and employee concerns with supervisors and employees. Encourages development of habits and attitudes for improved performance and good employee attitudes. Direct, train, evaluate, and counsel all engineering personnel.

* Ensures that general safety, fire prevention regulations are enforced, and safe working habits are promoted throughout the facility. Ensures that all shop equipment is properly maintained and conforms to safety standards. Promotes good housekeeping principles and supervises housekeeping details.

* Responsible for ensuring that the building systems are operated in the most efficient and effective manner especially as it relates to utility consumption and environmental responsibility. Implement a systematic program to promote energy awareness and conservation within the facility. Champion energy conservation programs to achieve maximum results from tenants and staff.

* Maintains an on 'going self 'improvement program to keep abreast of new equipment, standards, codes, and maintenance procedures.


* Experience that is commensurate with the specific facility for the position of Chief Engineer. Prefer 5 years progressive operations experience as a Chief Engineer.

* Strong employee relation skills, coaching skills and training skills.

* Exemplary communication skills.

* Ability to perform collaboratively and inspire teamwork.

* As required, highest-level relevant state/local license for Stationary Engineer and/or HVAC, plus universal level refrigerant recovery license.

* BOMA accredited courses desirable.

* Strong oral and written communication skills.

* Ability to work with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

* Computer skills and building automation systems experience required.

* Certification meeting OSHA training requirements as required.

* Working knowledge of energy conservation required, formal training preferred.


Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.