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Chief Engineer

Company: Cousins Properties
Location: Nashville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Chief Engineer organizes, monitors, and supervises the maintenance and repair activities, associated with a high-rise Class-A Office Building. In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, the Chief Engineer is charged with oversight of the fire and life safety systems, assisting Property Management staff in providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction, and submitting mechanical and structural recommendations relative to tenant and owner issues. Description of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting in establishing and implementing preventive maintenance program for the associated building systems, facilities, and equipment.
  • Primary safety manager for the engineering department under their leadership. This includes identifying safety training needs, providing training as well as maintaining records. Must have a good understanding of OSHA compliance and other safety practices. Coordinate and record training for engineering staff, including safety, OSHA, and on-line training modules.
  • Manage and schedule engineering personnel to fulfill day-to-day maintenance activities, as well as special projects and emergency situations.
  • Prepare the annual operations budget within specified operating parameters as well as periodic reports relating to prepared budget such as variance and forecasting reports.
  • The Chief Engineer shall participate in the day-to-day financial management of the designated operating accounts assigned with specific attention to payroll and accounts payable.
  • Assist in negotiating contracts for various building services, interacting with and supervising contract personnel as necessary.
  • Coordinate on-site construction activities, attend construction meetings, review plans, and ensure Local, State and Federal code compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining supply, tool, and equipment inventory.
  • Obtain competitive pricing for materials, goods, and services, and reviews invoices upon receipt to ensure accuracy.
  • Supervise engineering staff and promote the safe and effective use of labor resources.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual engineering reports, relative to capital projects, major repair and maintenance, and utility data.
  • Maintain blueprints, specifications, and maintenance manuals for the property.
  • Assist Senior Property Manager with extensive owner reporting requirements.
  • Research and recommend new technology for repair and/or capital replacement of obsolete building systems.
  • Responsible for staying current in technology through training seminars, literature, continuing education, and trade organizations.
  • Assist Senior Property Manager with tenant relations. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • A high school diploma is required.
    • 5+ years experience managing high rise Class A Commercial Office Property's over 500,000 square feet or mixed use development.
    • 5+ years in a leadership role required.
    • Experience with onboarding a new development preferred. -
    • Certified "Universal" refrigerant recovery HVAC technician.--- Professional designation is preferred in the field of study of your job duties.Must have the knowledge to perform the duties building engineers are required to do and may be called upon to perform on an as needed bases. This includes the ability to teach others these functions in a competent and professional manner.Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required.Thorough knowledge and understanding of Local and State building codes and regulations.Must possess ability to identify structural and mechanical issues, collect and extrapolate data, draw valid conclusions, and provide recommendations to senior management.Must work well with others and interact positively with customers and community.Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.Must be detail-oriented and well organized.Must have the ability to manage time and multiple projects efficiently and achieve the required results.Affiliated with BOMA with a preference to holding the SMT/SMA designations.Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Customer Service - Demonstrate optimum customer service delivery while performing all job functionsResponsiveness - Need to perform responsibilities with an acute sense of urgency to meet the needs of others; respond to solve problems; willing to accept a variety of tasks associated with this position.Integrity - Demonstrate sound business ethics; consistently comply with organizational values; protect confidential information.Communication - Able to clearly express ideas; present verbal information in a straightforward manner; ask questions to open channels of communication; listen to understand perspective of others.Physical Demands - -Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle objects, and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, climb and balance. The individual is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The individual may need to lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.QualificationsBehaviorsRequiredDetail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well EducationRequiredHigh School or better.ExperienceRequired5 years: 5+ years experience managing high rise Class A Commercial Office Property's over 500,000 square feet. Certified "Universal" refrigerant recovery HVAC technician. 5 years: 5+ years in a leadership role required.

Keywords: Cousins Properties, Nashville , Chief Engineer, Engineering , Nashville, Tennessee

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