Aug 19, 2020

Chief Building Engineer

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Columbus, OH, USA

Job Description


Responsible for engineering operations and directs vendors and subcontractors.
Utilizes advanced skills to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective
repair of buildings, industrial systems, vehicles, equipment and grounds.
Working under limited supervision, monitors building system operations and
performance. Utilizes several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing,
electrical, painting, roofing, heating and cooling.
AS Scope: Typically supports properties of 1.2 million to 2.0 million sq. ft..ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and
Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
Leads operations, assigns work orders, and/or provides technical and procedural
training of coworkers and subcontractors. Arranges for subcontractors as
Consults with clients to schedule preventive maintenance and other downtime to
minimize business interruption and inconvenience.
Formulates and implements a preventive maintenance program to ensure that
building machinery and systems meet or exceed their rated life.
Inspects and monitors building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and
plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and
achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.
Oversees and inspects the work performed by engineering staff. Determines that
work is complete, equipment is fully functional and client space is in prime
working condition.

Performs assigned repairs, emergency and preventive
maintenance. Completes maintenance and
repair records as required.
Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as
Performs other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal
assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
and a minimum of seven years related experience and/or trade school training.
Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree
(BA/BS) from four-year college or university preferred.CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Universal CFC certification required. Additional certification in three or more
of the following: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems,
process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry
or engine repair. Certifications/licenses as may be required by local or state
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and
analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous
service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE
Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to
calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions.
Conducts advanced financial analysis.REASONING ABILITY
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to
solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced
analytical and quantitative skills.OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Physical requirements to include stooping, standing, climbing and frequent
lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. Must have the ability to operate an EMS and
CMMS system. Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to handle
multiple projects and make decisions. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and
business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for
setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause
short-term impact to department.
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by
your work. This includes but is not limited to:
1. Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level,
2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related
requirements at all times,
3. Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required,
including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.
4. Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury
and / or stop work if required.


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