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Chief Engineer

Company: Transwestern
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Transwestern companies together comprise a privately held, diversified real estate services, investment management and development organization.

A unique approach underlies our success. We do business differently by empowering our team members with the resources and independence to deliver extraordinary results to our clients. It's simple. We start with hiring hard-working, smart, genuinely good people, and organize them in collaborative cross-functional teams. We give them the support to outperform and the freedom to take ownership as they work to exceed our clients' expectations. We do business differently, and that makes us Transwestern.The Chief Engineer is responsible for the efficient operation of all building systems (HVAC operations, mechanical, electrical systems, drainage and plumbing, elevators/escalators and security/fire/life safety), general and preventative maintenance, tenant services, utility tracking and vendor oversight. The Chief Engineer is also responsible for the selection, training and supervision of a high-performing, service-oriented engineering team.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supervise engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training, performance assessments, personnel development, etc.
  • Review the daily work order and assigns tasks, as necessary. Monitor repeat problems and make corrective suggestions.
  • Work with Regional Director of Engineering to implement corporate/regional goals for engineering.
  • Oversee and inspect the work performed by engineering staff. Determine that work is complete, equipment is fully functional and client space is in prime working condition.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agency, and company directives as relates to building operations.
  • May assist with new business development and acquisition of new management contracts.
  • Formulate and implement a preventive maintenance program to ensure that building machinery and systems meet or exceed their rated life.
  • Perform assigned repairs, emergency, and preventive maintenance. Complete maintenance and repair records as required.
  • Inspect building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.
  • Review assigned work orders. Estimate time and materials needed to complete repair. Maintain inventory of adequate supplies and tools and order necessary materials to complete all tasks.
  • Consult with clients to schedule preventive maintenance and other downtime to minimize business interruption and inconvenience.
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
  • Manage the energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.
  • Proactively communicate with tenants, clients, property management, and vendors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.POSITION REQUIREMENTS
    • Trade school trained and a minimum of 10 years of experience in building operations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • A minimum of 7+ years building maintenance experience in a commercial property including supervisory experience.
    • Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License or City Licenses, such as Refrigeration Certificate of Fitness, High Pressure Boiler License, High Pressure Steam Operator, etc.)
    • Experience in operation, maintenance and basic repair of HVAC, boilers, heaters, pumps, refrigerant systems, compressors, water systems, etc.
    • Familiar with Energy Management System (EMS)/programming, and fire alarm systems, Building Management Systems
    • Knowledgeable in energy management systems, techniques, and operations.
    • Thorough knowledge in all building systems operations, maintenance and repair.
    • Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel.
    • Must have a thorough understanding of HVAC, electrical and building automation systems.
    • Ability to understand and give general instructions in standard situations.
    • Must effectively present information.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • May require shift work, overtime and/or on call duties.
    • Stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pump, tools, ladders) and ability to safely install rigging/lifting device.
    • Lift and carry objects of up to 50 pounds for distances of up to 30 feet.
    • May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments).
    • Climb ladders and stairs.WORK SHIFTLOCATIONMinneapolis, MNWe Are Transwestern!Transwestern's Guiding Principles are woven into the fabric of our firm and underscore the value of each individual team member. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion - not only as the right thing to do, but as a reflection of who we are. It is our responsibility and heartfelt desire to create an environment that elevates the human spirit and brings out the best in everyone. Transwestern offers an exciting work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits, which include medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as a 401(K) plan. Transwestern is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About UsThe privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions.Learn more at transwestern.com and @Transwestern.

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