The Lead Engineer is responsible for the supervision of engineering, maintenance and property operation functions at high rise multi-family buildings. Directs, coordinates and controls all activities to deliver superior customer service, provides safe and stable operation of the properties and to optimize engineering efforts. This is a âworkingâ position, where the chief is expected to be actively involved in the day to day operations, and in repair and maintenance operations. They will report directly to the Regional Manager/Community Manager and work in collaboration with the Service Manager in coordinating activities and repair work throughout the community. This position will eventually oversee neighboring office building and engineering team.
The Lead Engineer, as with all Shea team members, is expected to conduct himself/herself in a professional manner that is consistent with Shea Core Values and the Business Ethics, Employee Conduct and Confidentiality policy.
Ensure that the mechanical electrical and plumbing systems installed once they are turned over function as intended, with all associated manuals, certificates warranties.Identify and communicate deficiencies.
Primary site contact for all equipment operations and building maintenance.
Recommend and implement necessary repairs and adjustments to improve the operations of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing equipment and systems.
Use best practices to troubleshoot and repair equipment and system issues in a cost-effective manner.Ensure issues are resolved in a timely fashion with minimal impact to the property or customers.
Perform engineering maintenance analysis and repair activities, as required. With minimum supervision - monitor, oversee, and check operating conditions of the following:
HVAC- Demonstrate a complete and detailed understanding of all heating ventilating and air conditioning systems throughout the assigned property.The ability to make most repairs to HVAC systems. Know when to escalate repairs to outside vendors.
Electrical- Demonstrate a complete and detailed understanding of all electrical distribution systems throughout the assigned property. The ability to make most repairs to electrical systems. Know when to escalate to outside vendors.
Have a strong working knowledge and use of test and metering equipment such as electrical multi-meters, ammeters and flow hoods.
Have a strong working knowledge as well as demonstrate use of building control systems.
Plumbing- Demonstrate a complete and detailed understanding of all water, drainage, compressed air and gas delivery systems throughout the assigned property. The ability to make most repairs to piping systems. Know when to escalate to outside vendors.
Operation, maintenance and repair of other building systems including Fire Alarm, Elevators, Generators, Landscape systems and Fountains.
Ensure all building and common area service requests are documented in proper database and completed in a timely manner.Monitor service requests and
Work with the on-site Community Manager and Service Manager to ensure preventative maintenance is being scheduled and performed in a planned and effective manner.Complete all preventative maintenance assignments and identify and make necessary repairs and adjustments to improve the operations of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing equipment and systems.
Use best practices to troubleshoot and repair equipment and system issues in a cost-effective manner.Ensure issues are resolved in a timely fashion with minimal impact to the property and customers.
Maintains life safety, environmental and emergency procedures and programs per local codes; ensures property is in compliance with local, federal, and state building, safety and environmental policies, including OSHA policies and regulations and asbestos operations and maintenance programs. Ensure annual safety or environmental training or certification is obtained for employees or vendors, as applicable.
Lead necessary engineering training programs and initiatives, such as emergency response and safety meetings as required.
Utilize measures to promote energy awareness and conservation at managed properties.Champion consolidated energy conservation programs to achieve maximum results from tenants and staff.
Comply with safety and environmental procedures and programs, specifically hazardous communication, lockout â tag out, Person Protective Equipment (PPE) and water intrusion awareness.
Performs project planning, providing input to ensure specified scope of work is in the long term best interest of the property and site inspections to ensure quality and adherence to contract requirements.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Technical/Professional Knowledge ( Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience )
5+ years of facilities operational experience in property maintenance in office, hotel or high rise multi-family buildings.
3+ years of supervisory experience; strong employee relation skills, coaching skills and training skills.
Industry certification/training required such as: technical school certificate emphasizing HVAC, electrical, plumbing, life safety and building control systems.
Highest-level relevant state/local license for stationary engineer and/or HVAC plus universal level refrigerant recovery license.
BOMA accredited courses desirable.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Computer skills and building automation systems experience required.
Certification meeting OSHA ACM awareness training requirements as required.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with vendors, contractors, Company managers, and employees.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret construction drawings, contracts and financial reports.
Ability to respond to common or technical inquiries or complaints from subordinates, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize needs and effectively manage resources.
Demonstrated ability to monitor training programs and identify and provide one-on-one training as needed.
Ability to exercise initiative, problem solving and decision making skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, exercise sound judgment and clearly communicate findings and advice.
Comfortable with technology, skilled in the use of the internet, spreadsheets, budgeting software, automated purchasing programs and other automated systems.
Knowledge of First Aid and Safety procedures.
Understanding of elevator maintenance, fire sprinkler/alarm systems and mid-rise buildings preferred.
Building a Successful Team
The Lead Engineer may work at multiple properties and interfaces with external/internal customers and vendors on a regular basis. The position work schedule (days/hours) varies depending on the properties. Hours are usually scheduled from 8 a.m. â 5 p.m. and are typically scheduled to work weekend days (Sat/Sun) as necessary to support on-call schedules and the needs of the properties.
The Lead Engineerâs physical condition must be sufficient for the consistent and successful completion of the specific responsibilities defined for this position and for his/her performance to be in complete conformance with all professional standards defined for this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and operate power tools. Must be able to occasionally drive during the course of work and travel to other locations as needed.
Shea Properties is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.