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Chief Building Engineer

Company: The ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Founded in 1969, Kidder Mathews (www.kidder.com ) is the largest, independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with more than 800 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. We offer a complete range of brokerage, property management, appraisal, consulting, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs over $9 billion in transactions, manages over 60 million square feet of space, and conducts of 1,600 appraisals annually.

Kidder Mathews is an expanding, dynamic, vibrant and entrepreneurial firm and has been consistently recognized as a "best place to work" in multiple markets on the West Coast.

Kidder Mathews Property Management is looking for smart, structured, and highly-motivated individuals. Our compensation is competitive with a full suite of benefits offered. Each office also provides full administrative and technical support in a professional environment

Job Summary: (Overall purpose and objective)

In partnership with the entire Property Management Team, the Chief Building Engineer will work to meet the on-going maintenance demands of the team to assure a high level of professionalism regarding all portfolio maintenance requirements, including timely response to and resolution of any tenant or owner requests or concerns.

Essential Functions: (The reason this job exists is to perform these functions. These functions are performed regularly, seriously impacts other jobs, and there are a limited number of employees whom performance of the function can be distributed).

•Manage and lead team of Building Engineers and Maintenance Technicians including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, training, development, evaluation and disciplinary action of employees

•Provide coaching, direction and leadership to employees in order to achieve portfolio, company and client results

•Promote and maintain a positive working environment in alignment with Kidder Mathews values

•Conduct regular team meetings and safety trainings

•Develop and implement the preventative maintenance program for the portfolio

•Ensure scheduled inspections are completed and turned in on time; perform inspections on assigned properties

•Ensure noted items on inspection checklists which require additional follow up are resolved and/or communicated to the Property Manager

•Provide feedback to Property Manager regarding needed repairs, special services, etc.

•Ensure routine and scheduled maintenance and custodial tasks are completed (e.g. change HVAC filters, rebuild faucets, fix toilets, clear roof drains, etc.); perform these tasks on assigned properties

•Read and interpret manuals, constructions drawings, diagrams, and work orders to perform required maintenance and tasks

•Maintain quality appearance of property to Kidder Mathews and Client’s standards

•Participate in property tours or meetings with clients

•Partner with contracted vendors and ensure quality of work performed by them

•Review, monitor and/or draft scope of services/specifications for contracted services

•Partner with management to develop specifications for contracted services

•Provide direction or supervision to contracted vendors and contractors ensuring quality of work is completed as expected

•Respond to and resolve tenant service requests (e.g. running toilets, leaking faucets, etc.)

•Provide excellent customer service by interacting in a professional and positive manner with clients, vendors, coworkers, etc.

•Support and participate in annual operating and capital budgeting process as requested

•Use a variety of hand and power tools following all safety practices

•Ensure a safe, clean work environment is maintained and that all safety procedures are being followed

•Ensure that all accidents and any potential safety hazards are reported immediately

Other Functions: (Incidental to the purpose or the job. These functions are performed infrequently, and have little consequences to other jobs if not performed).

•Other job duties as requested or required

Supervisory Responsibilities: (scope of the person’s authority, including a list of jobs that report to this job).

Direct supervisory responsibility for up to 6 Building Engineers and/or Maintenance Technicians

Work Environment: (The work environment described here are representative of those that the employee must be in in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, loud noise, airborne particles and both hot and cold temperatures.

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 is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds and sometimes more than 10 pounds and rarely over 50 pounds. The employee must frequently climb a ladder. Specific vision abilities are required to do this job including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently drive an automobile.

Other Essential Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Education/Certification:

High School diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license, automobile liability insurance and the ability to be covered by our insurer; maintain an O7C electrical certification where applicable

Required Knowledge:

Demonstrated working knowledge of typical office building systems (e.g. mechanical, fire and life safety, electrical, HVAC, security systems, plumbing, etc.)

Experience Required:

10+ years’ experience in commercial building maintenance or related field; 10+ years’ experience operating relevant computer hardware/software (e.g. HVAC, security, MS Office, Work order system, smart phones, etc.); 3+ years in a direct supervisory role

Skill and Ability:

Ability to obtain an employee fidelity bond

Able to work with minimal supervision and lead by example

Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to build relationships with clients, vendors and internal partners

Ability to provide excellent customer service and mediate difficult client situations

Ability to speak, write and understand English

Professional communication etiquette with good oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and proactively problem solve

Ability to prioritize, multi-task and utilize resources to execute tasks within a deadline oriented environment

Demonstrated initiative and trouble shooting skills

Demonstrated ability to use relevant technology including work order system and smart phone

Willingness and demonstration of professional development and continual learning

Demonstrated ability to follow through and complete tasks

Available to work overtime and be on call as needed

Professional, clean and neat appearance

Ability to provide small hand tools as needed.

Must have dependable vehicle capable of transporting needed tools/equipment (e.g. ladder, power washer, hand tools, power tools, etc.)

Kidder Mathews is an equal opportunity employer does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Kidder Mathews will accommodate candidates with disabilities to complete this application. Please contact recruiting@kiddermathews.com  if you need an accommodation.

CA residents: We collect various personal data from employees and applicants for purposes related to employment. Please review the Notice of Data Privacy for Employees and Applicants for detailed information concerning what information we collect, the purposes for which information is collected and with whom such information may be shared. You can find this notice on our careers page at https://kidder.com/careers/.

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