Director of Engineering
Position Summary: This position leads a dedicated and hardworking Engineering and Maintenance team that performs building maintenance and repairs building facilities, including HVAC systems, electrical, and related equipment. This position is very hands-on and requires a willingness to work as part of a cohesive team and get your hands dirty. As the leader of the department, you will be expected to keep abreast of the latest industry trends and techniques, along with safety best practices and OSHA standards.
- Responsible for the entire Engineering and Maintenance department
- Ensures all safety and structural standards are met
- Is instrumental and engaged in planning projects and prioritizing and implementing repair of breakdowns
- Is personally involved in the daily workload of the department
- Implements the Preventative Maintenance Program and develops a work schedule that addresses the needs of the business
- Develops, implements, and maintains an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner
- Oversees the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of centrifugal chillers
- Oversees the maintenance and repair schedules and completions of electrical systems, transformers, switch gear, motor control centers, fuse elements, breakers, and electrical panels
- Purchases materials, supplies, and equipment needed to ensure the department runs efficiently
- Develops a flexible work schedule to accommodate daily markets, special events, and any emergencies including weekends, overtime, and occasional second shifts as needed
- Complies with all safety measures and acts as a leader to ensure the safety of all employees and occupants on property
- Effectively presents information and responds to questions from employees as well as customers and vendors
- Works with outside contractors on maintenance, upgrades, and repairs as needed
- Ensures all safety systems, including the fire safety system, are maintained to the highest standards
- Effectively supervises the department to ensure deadlines are met and supervised associates are adhering to established procedures
- Maintains sound operational and repair knowledge of all electrical controls relating to HVAC equipment
- Maintains accurate records of equipment condition and effectively evaluates future equipment
- Communicates with all customers and employees in a professional and courteous manner
- Has ability to work nights and weekends as needed, with varied hours and days
- Other related duties as assigned
- Engineering and Facilities Maintenance Department
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- Licensed as a Journeyman Electrician - a plus
- HVAC service training - a plus
- Level 3 HVAC certification or HVAC license - a plus
- 7-10 years of Mechanical Services experience
- 7-10 years of Property Management Experience
- Experience with in-building automation and controls
- Experience with managing a team and solving complex personal issues
- Valid Texas Driver’s License
- Must pass a mandatory background check
- Reach, climb, kneel, bend, pull, push, walk and stand for extended periods of time
- Stand, walk, or climb ladder/stairs as needed
- Work outside in weather elements as needed
- Must be able to work in hazardous conditions with an attention to maintaining safety standards
- Ability to work on a scissor lift or boom lift at heights up to 75 feet
- Ability to push, pull, and lift 50 lbs.
- Ability to stand, squat, and sit for extended periods of time in all types of weather and climate conditions
- Ability to wear and work in various types of Personal Protection Devices and Equipment
- Communication: Effectively listens to others and makes clear and effective oral presentations to individuals and groups regarding work-unit or organization issues. Communicates effectively in writing; is clear, concise and easily understood.
- Conflict Management: Anticipates or seeks to resolve confrontations, disagreements, or complaints in a constructive manner.
- Decisiveness: Assesses risks and takes the appropriate actions needed to achieve work-unit objectives within appropriate time frames.
- Evaluation: Monitors work-unit programs, evaluates outcomes, and improves organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
- Flexibility: Adapts to change in the work environment in ways that help work-unit staff keep projects “on course.”
- Integrity: Firmly adheres to a code of moral values; is honest and forthright in actions and words.
- Interpersonal Skills: Considers and appropriately responds to the needs, feelings, capabilities, and interests of others.
- Leadership: Identifies and adapts leadership style to situations and people; demonstrates high standards of behavior; empowers subordinates; consistently and effectively motivates work unit.
- Management Control: Ensures the integrity of organization or work unit policies, procedures, and processes.
- Planning: Establishes policies, guidelines, plans, and priorities required to meet work-unit or organization objectives.
- Problem Solving: Recognizes and defines problems; challenges others to identify alternative solutions and plans to solve those problems.
- Resource Utilization: Responsibly spends financial resources in ways that result in ultimate accomplishment of work-unit or organizational objectives. Effectively and efficiently uses materials, supplies, equipment, systems, or organization facilities.
- Self-Management: Engages in the effective use of self-assessment and self-management techniques to proactively and continuously improve own performance. Exhibits full responsibility for one’s own work achievements and consistently maintains a high level of self-management that contributes to sustained high performance.
- Staffing/Performance Management: Evaluates staffing needs and effectively manages the ongoing performance of all staff assigned to the work unit. Communicates regularly and effectively with staff regarding expectations and performance outcomes. Ensure staffing levels are adequate for the work unit.
- Team Building: Builds cohesive and productive work teams, either as part of the work unit or within the organization.
- Time Management: Effectively uses the time available to complete work tasks and activities that lead to the achievement of expected work objectives (as results or outputs).
- Vision: Develops and implements the use of a strategic vision of the organization in the future.