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Chief Engineer

Company: The RMR Group
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Chief Engineer is responsible for the overall management and operation of the mechanical, life/safety, electrical and plumbing operations for the First Insurance Center (approximately 200,000 sq. ft.) and for the supervision of all building engineers and other on-site mechanical and maintenance staff who are direct reports. The focus is on managing the workflow and scheduling maintenance and repair projects, as well as collaborating with the Area Chief Engineer and the Corporate Engineering Division to develop and manage projects, such as upgrading mechanical systems and tenant improvements. The Chief Engineer develops the schedule of work (SOW) for building projects and solicits pricing for the work. The Chief Engineer will work within the corporate process to generate and track spending with service orders (SOs) and purchase orders (POs). The Chief Engineer maintains working relationships with and takes direction from the Senior Property Manager at First Insurance Center for issues affecting the property. The Chief Engineer must exhibit outstanding client service and professionalism in all interactions with tenants and RMR staff. Teamwork and collaboration are critical to this position's success.

  • Train and supervise entire engineering staff and other on-site mechanical and maintenance staff to meet all safety requirements per federal and local mandates.
  • Oversee the coordination of all technical service providers, including bidding contracts and monitoring of quality control.
  • Assist the Area Chief Engineer, Senior Property Manager, and Fiscal Operations Manager in preparing monthly reports, operating and capital budgets for the properties.
  • Track all operating permits and update as required by law.
  • Review tenant construction drawings to ensure all building design requirements are met per code.
  • Supervise all required contracted services.
  • Monitor staff efforts in the quality and timeliness of completing tenant work requests.
  • Conduct meetings with tenants regarding any concerns related to the building's mechanical systems, indoor air quality or other issues, as required per company guidelines.
  • Oversee engineering staff in the implementation of a comprehensive life safety program, including tenant fire drills, system testing and regulatory compliance.
  • Oversee operation of computerized building management systems, preventative maintenance program and work order systems. Ensure completion of preventative maintenance and tenant work orders.
  • Utilize any/all corporate software pertaining to work orders, equipment tracking, capital planning, and energy efficiency.
  • Analyze energy usage and demand information and implement operating strategies to reduce costs.
  • Perform site visits for other assets in the RMR portfolio on an as-needed, as requested basis.
  • Participate in site visits for due diligence of assets being considered for acquisition on an as-needed, as requested basis.
  • Will need to work regularly on building equipment, respond to tenant issues, and complete work orders.
  • Will often work directly with tenant to solve and rectify issues.
  • Have the ability to respond to trouble calls 24/7.
  • Occasionally will be required to assist Area Chief Engineer on other properties in the region.
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
    • 7 - 10 years of direct experience in all aspects of mechanical, electrical, life/safety and plumbing operations in commercial office buildings including: safety, code compliance and technology utilization.
    • Applicable military experience or other related operations experience will be considered including power plants, multi-family, hotels, hospitals, facilities, etc.
    • Experience with monitoring and implementing energy conservation measures in a wide variety of commercial properties.
    • Familiarity with various regulations affecting building mechanical operations such as CFCs, indoor air quality, and building codes.
    • Ability to manage and control adverse situations with sophisticated tenants.
    • Experience with computerized building management systems, preventative maintenance and work order systems.
    • Experience with the operating and maintenance of older buildings and systems.
    • Project management experience related to the upgrading and/or replacement of major building systems and tenant construction improvements.
    • Refrigeration or electrical license desirable.
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to present complex data in order to facilitate analysis and decision-making.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
    • Must be team oriented and a problem solver.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Will be required to perform off site duties through the use of a personal vehicle.
    • Must have a valid driver's license.
    • RMR considers the safety of its employees a top priority. As part of this commitment, RMR requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they obtain prior approval for an accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief or are exempt from this requirement under applicable state or local law. Qualified candidates who are offered the opportunity to join RMR will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of work. Applicants who need additional information concerning RMR's vaccination policy should contact Diane Proctor, Vice President, Human Resources at DProctor@rmrgroup.com.
      Company OverviewThe RMR Group (Nasdaq: RMR) is a leading U.S. alternative asset management company, unique for its focus on commercial real estate (CRE) and related businesses. RMR's vertical integration is supported by nearly 600 real estate professionals in over 30 offices nationwide who manage over $33 billion in assets under management and leverage 35 years of institutional experience in buying, selling, financing and operating CRE. RMR benefits from a scalable platform, a deep and experienced management team and a diversity of direct real estate strategies across its clients.
      RMR's mission is to create long term value for our clients by managing their investments and assets "like we own it" - an approach that consistently and repeatedly generates opportunities for all our employees, investors and stakeholders. We are guided by six core values:
      • Integrity at Our Core.
      • Perform Passionately and Effectively.
      • Inspired Thinking.
      • Like We Own It.
      • Power of We.
      • Mutual Respect.
        RMR has been rated a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe and GlobeSt.com, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), among others (listed here), as a CRE industry leader.
        Visit our website to learn more about what makes The RMR Group a rewarding place to build a career.
        Follow RMR on LinkedIn and on Twitter @The_RMR_Group.
        The RMR Group is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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