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Chief Operating Engineer 10/10/2017

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYResponsible to plan, implement, coordinate, and supervise all mechanical operations, maintenance, communications, energy management, and manpower development programs for assigned properties



* Supervise Engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training, personnel development, etc.

* Manage operational accounts for building as required and assist in development of operating and capital budgets

* Assist in maintenance/engineering issues as required

* Recommend and implement improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an on-going basis

* Develop and maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals

* 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 on-going communication with tenants, owners, property management, and vendors

* May assist in solicitation and acquisition of new management contracts

* Coordinate development of and/or maintain as-built drawings

* Respond to all emergency situations quickly (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns

* Implement and administer inventory control programs, purchase parts and supplies

* Develop specifications and assist in solicitation and administration of maintenance/repair service contracts

* Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agency, and company directives as relates to building operations

* Duties are inclusive of approximately 50% operating engineer responsibilities


* Vocational/Technical training certificate or college degree in related discipline

* Minimum of 7+ years of related work experience in a commercial property setting

* Or any similar combination of education or experience

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

* Universal Technician for CFC s depending on market licensure requirements

* Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Proven leadership ability

* Proficient PC skills; familiar with Energy Management System (EMS)/programming and fire alarm systems

* May be only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may require shift work and/or on call duties

* The qualified candidate will be detail oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, extremely professional, and customer service oriented


* Ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders) and safely install rigging/lifting devices

* Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine

* Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work

* Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you

* Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing

* Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings, and schematics

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