Western & Southern Financial Group

Assistant Chief Building Engineer

Job Locations US-OH-CINCINNATI
ID
2020-13638
Category
Corporate Campus Services
Type
Full Time

Overview

Summary of Responsibilities:

Assists in the oversight of the engineering and continuous operations of a one million-square foot, Class A office, retail and parking garage development as directed by the Chief Building Engineer. Provides oversight and maintenance of all building systems including fire/life safety, mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, controls), electrical metering systems (lighting, UPS, PDU, generators, primary switch gear), cabling (data and voice, broad band), lighting and temperature control systems, critical environments, light construction and maintenance (painting, repairs, lock installation, grounds keeping), digital systems (fire alarm, duress, card access, CCTV) and audio/visual services. Facilitates various building inspections with local authorities such as the fire department and the department of buildings and inspections.

Supervises the engineering team with the objectives of safely, efficiently and effectively operating the property in a cost-effective manner. Ensures the highest level of professionalism, while meeting the client and tenant’s needs with the commitment to deliver the highest level of service while increasing the value of the asset.

Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversees daily building operations, including electrical and HVAC-related repairs and issues.

  • Organizes and supervises activities and assigns tasks of engineering associates.

  • Maintains schedules and assures that all shifts are staffed to provide adequate manpower for all related tasks.

  • Assists Chief Building Engineer with the oversight of contracted services.

  • Serves as primary backup to the Chief Building Engineer, and oversees building/personnel responsibilities in their absence.

  • Performs personally and/or directs major and more complex maintenance tasks.

  • Inspects buildings and grounds daily to assure quality interior and exterior maintenance is performed. Completes inspection forms to document deficiencies. Arranges corrective action when required to assure customer satisfaction.

  • Recruits, hires, trains and develops maintenance staff. Provides direction to and development of associates through daily coaching, the administration of the Performance Management Program and the creation and implementation of development plans.

  • Routinely conducts inspections to assure that work is performed in a safe and skilled manner and in compliance with all safety regulations and practices.

  • Responsible for preparing and holding bimonthly safety meeting with all on-site Engineering associates covering safety procedures for the exposures in the workplace (per OSHA requirements).

  • Maintains repair parts and inventory for stock items related to areas of responsibility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Selection Criteria:

  • Proven knowledge of electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing and experience with direct supervision of theses trades.

  • Proven knowledge/experience and aptitude in the areas of painting, carpentry, janitorial, groundskeeping and general repairs at supervisory level.

  • Proven willingness to respond any time needed (day or night) to emergencies, equipment failure or staffing problems.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining a calm and professional demeanor when handling stressful situations.

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to convey information to internal and external customers in a clear, focused and concise manner. Ability to successfully interpret and communicate business needs between internal groups and external vendors in a clear, focused and concise manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of staff and management.

  • Proven experience coordinating multiple projects/assignments simultaneously, and completing assigned tasks accurately and on a timely basis. Must demonstrate strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills. Expected to cite examples of organization and time management methods used to manage or prioritize workload demands. Must demonstrate project management experience in planning, executing and maintaining a project from start to finish.

  • Demonstrated experience effectively handling customers and providing excellent service.

  • Proven experience working in a customer-oriented field, effectively articulating complex technical information, via phone/written communications, demonstrating the ability to deliver an adverse response in a positive manner.

  • Proven work experience directing others to initiate a recommended course of action to solve a problem or increase efficiency.

  • Proven ability to proactively recognize personnel problems and take corrective action.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of various types of tools and equipment used in building operations.

  • Demonstrated specialized knowledge in the area of safety/OSHA and the ability to train others.

  • Proven ability to read and comprehend oral and written instructions.

Work Setting:

  • Demonstrated abilities to walk, stand, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, balance, climb ladders and lift a maximum of 75 lbs. unassisted.

  • Frequent exposure to noise, dirt, odors, temperature extremes and potentially hazardous tools and equipment.

  • Must be able to safely use manual tools and power equipment common in the construction trades. Must be able to handle hazardous materials safely and tolerate exposure to electrical hazards as well as environmental hazards such as molds and various solvents.

  • Works in both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.

Educational Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree or commensurate selection criteria experience.

Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:

  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel, as well as Outlook (email).

  • Working knowledge of industry and proprietary applications supporting mechanical systems and services (i.e., Yardi for work orders, Circon, Tracer).

Certifications & Licenses (i.e., Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):

  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory and safe driving record required.

  • Completion of BOMI courses: Design, operation and maintenance of Building Systems part I and part II within one year of employment, subject to course availability.

Position Demands:

  • Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects.

  • Must be willing to adjust work schedule to complete project assignments or to assume responsibilities of Chief Building Engineer in their absence.

  • Responds to after-hour emergencies as required.

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