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Chief Engineer

Company: Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

JLL supports the Whole You, personally and professionally.
Our people at JLL are shaping the future of real estate for a better world by combining world class services, advisory and technology to our clients. We are committed to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry; and we support them through professional growth, flexibility, and personalized benefits to manage life in and outside of work. Whether you've got deep experience in commercial real estate, skilled trades, and technology, or you're looking to apply your relevant experience to a new industry, we empower you to shape a brighter way forward so you can thrive professionally and personally.The Chief Engineer is responsible for a wide variety of tasks. This person is charged with effective daily leadership and administration of the engineering team with the objectives of safely and effectively operating machinery and systems and quickly and professionally responding to the needs of the tenants and the Building Manager. The Chief Engineer is also responsible for protecting and improving the value of the owner's asset and ensuring that building machinery and systems meet or exceed their rated life. Specifically, the Chief Engineer is responsible for the following areas.Department AdministrationOrganize and manage all administrative functions related to the engineering department. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Budgeting and financial control
  • Compliance with all local codes and regulations
  • Team training
  • Team productivity monitoring
  • Upward reporting on budgets, energy accounting, and productivity
  • Review of tenant buildout plans, pre-occupancy inspections. Coordinate with construction manager.Supervise and organize all staff activities either directly or through effective delegation to subordinates. Included are activities such as:
    • Organization of dispatch and response procedures
    • Developing and motivating the team
    • Dispensation of activities, projects, and routines
    • Establishing and using chain of command procedures
    • Instilling a sense of pride and customer service in team members
    • Implementing hazard control and team safety practicesImplement and Maintain Systems and StandardsFully implement all standard operating systems and practices, including the following:
      • Implementation of the Preventive Maintenance System
      • Schedules preventative maintenance with minimum disruption of building services.
      • Analyzes preventative maintenance log data in order to formulate more efficient operating procedure
      • Establish training goals for each team member
      • Maintains responsibility for tenant services, preventative maintenance, purchasing and inventory control, contracted maintenance, general maintenance, and technical proficiency of the engineering team.
      • Develops and conducts programs to train property team members in the installation, programming, safety, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
      • Jones Lang LaSalle engineering policies related to machinery and system operation, vendor and contractor relations, vertical transportation systems, and centrifugal chiller maintenance.Technical CompetenceDevelop a complete personal knowledge of all building machinery, equipment, and systems such that:
        • Machine life is maximized
        • Design intent is matched or exceeded
        • Tenant satisfaction with system performance is consistently high
        • Maintains responsibility for complying with the Engineering Services Operations Compliance ProgramMonitoringMonitors the quality and pricing of maintenance work performed by outside contractors.
          • Assures the timely performance of maintenance contract work on elevators, fire alarm systems, HVAC equipment and control systems etc.
          • Oversees the fulfillment of equipment warranty obligations by the original installer.
          • Secures equipment manuals and drawings from original installers and /or contractors.Building Systems Understands the engineering design and operational aspects of each building system.
            • Direct experimentation with building systems to yield a more energy effective or comfortable building.
            • Monitor the allocation of building resources to various base building and tenant needs.
            • Devises technical enhancements, which will improve some aspect of building operation.Responsibilities
              • Assists in the preparation of expense and capital budgets in accordance with client(s)' cost justification guidelines. Administers expenses and capital projects to be within budget. Provides explanation of budget variances and operational status report to Assistant General Manager(s) by the first of each month.
              • Assures accurate time records of Operating Engineers and submits to Accountant well in advance of payroll processing deadlines. Tracks and justifies overtime worked by Operating Engineers, assuring that costs are well within budget parameters.
              • Inspects physical conditions of buildings and equipment at least monthly. Prepares work orders for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment, as necessary. Reports deficiencies and action plan to solve problems to General Manager.
              • Recommends measures to reduce or eliminate fire, safety, and environmental hazards.
              • Cooperates with police, fire and civil defense authorities about problems affecting the building(s). Orders and directs fire drills and emergency procedures. Devises fire protection programs and organizes and trains property team to carry out established procedures.
              • Assists General Manager in coordination of tenant construction and capital improvements. Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, and test equipment, nature of technical problems and possible solutions such as redesign or substitution of material or parts. Cautions contractors regarding complaints about excessive noise, disorderly conduct or misuse of property.
              • Maintains efficient use of energy in operating each building by using sound energy management practices in the documented daily sequence of operations. Trains members of the team in the fundamentals of energy management. Works closely with general contractors and design engineers to incorporate automated systems with construction plan and identifies low cost/no cost energy conservation program.
              • Ensures that the engineering team follows the property accounting procedures including the accurate completion of purchase orders, receiving reports, and service acknowledgments and the use of three competitive bids for all projects exceeding client(s)' guidelines.
              • Performs and oversees tests of building systems. Records test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makes recommendations for changes in operations or test method.
              • Assures proper recording of equipment readings, settings and status changes and noteworthy operating occurrences in appropriate logbooks. -
              • Recommends, justifies, develops and coordinates installation of projects which enhance the value of the client(s)' asset(s).
              • Ensures the availability of adequate operating inventory of tools, equipment and supplies for the engineering team. This includes developing sources, evaluating suppliers, conducting quarterly vendor quality meetings as part of the Valued Vendor Program, performing periodic checks of inventories and creating purchase specifications and bid packages. -
              • Competitively bids and prepares all MEP service contracts to ensure high quality and cost- effective services.
              • Assists the General Manager in developing/revising and coordinating implementation of emergency procedures manuals, contractor rules and regulations and tenant design criteria.Supervisory Responsibilities
                • Directly supervise the operating engineers.
                • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the policies enumerated with Jones Lang LaSalle and applicable laws.
                • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees.
                • Planning, assigning, and directing work.
                • Rewarding and disciplining employees.
                • Addressing complaints and resolving problems.Qualifications - Education & Experience
                  • Two-year technical degree in HVAC or related field.
                  • Record of stable and continuous employment. -
                  • Seven to ten years of JLLS engineering experience or equivalent industry experience
                  • Three to five years supervisory experience or experience as an Assistant Chief Engineer.
                  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of building HVAC, electrical, plumbing, automation, and life safety/fire protection systems.
                  • Must have a thorough understanding of all building related codes and standards
                  • Must be able to professionally interact with tenants and contractors. -
                  • Moderate knowledge of a variety of manual trades such as carpentry, electromechanical repair, etc.
                  • The ability to read and understand drawings, specifications, and various measuring and testing devices is also required. Language Skills -
                    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
                    • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets technical procedures, or governmental regulations and codes.
                    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
                    • Ability to speak effectively before small groups of tenants or fellow employees. Other Skill and Abilities
                      • Ability to use drawings, specifications, shop math and various measuring or testing instruments. -
                      • Working knowledge or the capability of developing proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Access and any other software packages recommended by the Engineering Services Group
                      • Demonstration of leadership ability, presentation capabilities and organization skills. - Proposed Base Salary $45-$50hourlyLocation:If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all the requirements. We're interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!Location:-Carrollton, TXIf this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all the requirements. We're interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!
                        Personalized benefits that support personal well-being and growth:JLL recognizes the impact that the workplace can have on your wellness, so we offer a supportive culture and comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes mental, physical and emotional health. Some of these benefits may include:401(k) plan with matching company contributionsPaid parental leave at 100% of salary -Paid Time Off and Company HolidaysFlexible and Remote Work Arrangements may be availableAbout JLL -We're JLL-a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We have operations in over 80 countries and a workforce of over 102,000 individuals around the world who help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. As a global Fortune 500 company, we also have an inherent responsibility to drive sustainability and corporate social responsibility. That's why we're committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world. We're using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people, and our communities.
                        Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are also fundamental to everything we do and we're honored to be recognized with awards for our success by organizations both globally and locally. -Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where we all feel welcomed, valued, and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are today and where we're headed in the future. And we know that unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation, and succeed together. JLL Privacy Notice Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading global provider of real estate and investment management services. We take our responsibility to protect the personal information provided to us seriously. Generally the personal information we collect from you are for the purposes of processing in connection with JLL's recruitment process. We endeavour to keep your personal information secure with appropriate level of security and keep for as long as we need it for legitimate business or legal reasons. We will then delete it safely and securely. For additional details please see our career site pages for each country. For candidates in the United States, please see a full copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy here . This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you're fully vaccinated upon your start date. You're considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. - Jones Lang LaSalle ("JLL") is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process - including the online application and/or overall selection process - you may contact us at Accommodation Requests . This email is only to request an accommodation. Please direct any other general recruiting inquiries to our Contact Us page > I want to work for JLL. Activate your Personal JLL Job Alerts Activate your Personal Job Alerts now and receive opportunities as soon as they are advertised. At JLL, we give you the opportunity, knowledge and tools to own your success, because we value what makes each of -us -unique. We help our -people thrive, grow meaningful careers -and find a place where they belong. -Together, we strive to be exceptional and shape a better world. About UsJLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of -$20.9 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than -103,000 as of -December 31, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit .

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