The Senior Director is an extension of the Asset Services Regional Engineering Leader and is responsible for overseeing engineering and operational requirements in an assigned territory, including the C&W Asset Services national engineering platform, indirect review and support of significant capital projects, and major R&M projects. *Position can sit in Dallas or Houston*
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Provide leadership for the engineering team in the local market; Setting up a "local engineering leadership team" from property-level engineers to assist with implementation of the overall national engineering platform * Coordinate and plan at least quarterly engineering meetings in the local market, providing training materials/topics necessary to ensure industry and National Engineering process requirements compliance * Assist with development, implementation and monitoring of technical programs, and policies and procedures as required by both National Operations and Engineering * Works with Property Managers and Chief Engineers to help implement and coordinate requirements such as safety, quality assurance, sustainability, energy management, Energy Star, C&W engineering disciplines, and combined energy and water tracking tools as centrally located under Asset Services/GOS/Engineering on C&W Connect * Assists in the development of property/system specific technical and administrative training of property on-site engineering personnel * Works with building engineers and operations staff to establish and implement preventative maintenance programs in order to reduce equipment downtime, maintain property system integrity, maximize efficiency and minimize operating costs while protecting the properties assets * Provides effective and prompt responses to requests from managers, tenants and clients * Establish and maintain a network of consultants/pre-qualified service providers to provide assistance and expertise to the field in matters beyond the expertise of operations staff (i. e. MEP design Engineer of record, Environmental, Structural, and Architectural) * Assists in scope definition, contract negotiations and bid reviews for service, and capital replacement projects * Provides direction and consultation to the operating staff for HVAC, MEP systems, Fire & Life Safety systems, Automation, Security, and OSHA compliance * Ensures compliance with the web-based training platform * Assists with responses to RFPs and RFIs, participates in new business presentations, account transitions and site assessments * Provides leadership and direction for the implementation of other corporate initiatives * Conducts physical property, mechanical, electrical and system assessments as needed or requested * Conducts limited site inspections in accordance with the guidelines presented in the national Engineering platform * Recruitment activities in the local market to identifying candidates and top talent. Maintain a database of qualified candidates for possible opportunities
KEY COMPETENCIES * Communication Proficiency (oral and written) * Interpersonal Skills * Organization Skills * Technical Proficiency * Leadership
IMPORTANT EDUCATION * High School Diploma or GED Equivalent * Two-year technical degree plus 3 to 5 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. * Completion of Technical school study relating to HVAC design and Maintenance preferred
IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE * Minimum of 10 years of commercial property experience * Minimum of 3 years of management level experience in facilities/property maintenance, engineering, the installation and operation of Building Systems (HVAC, plumbing, Fire/Life Safety, etc.), project management, and supervision of skilled trades and technical staff * Experience in building operations * Experience managing unionized and non-unionized employees
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS * Operating Engineers License as required by local jurisdictions, and equivalent * Technical proficiency in the mechanical, electrical and control systems used in the Property Management industry * Expertise in the operation, management and the cost controls of Property Operations * Knowledge and interpretation and application of applicable commercial building codes and standards * Experience reading and interpreting documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and BAS SOO * Strong understanding of project management processes * Basic Computing Skills in Outlook, Excel & Word * A high level of functional/technical knowledge of building system operation is necessary and must have proficiency in plumbing, HVAC, and electrical distribution systems. * Must be able to prepare and present detailed reports on building operations and systems. Must be able to write professional business correspondence and procedural manuals. Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and internal and external customers. * Ability to quickly define problems, gather and assess relevant data and information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in order to implement solutions and repairs and delegate to appropriate personnel. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
WORK ENVIRONMENT This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Regularly required to travel outside between properties in varying weather conditions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may need to travel from floor to floor, climb stairs, and may be required to travel outside between buildings in varying outdoor weather conditions. The employee may also be regularly required to remain in a stationary position (sit or stand) for 85% of the time; regularly use hands to operate office machinery and regularly required to walk, talk, and hear.
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OTHER DUTIES This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
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