Chief Engineer

Hollywood, CA
Able Services Field – Engineering, Chief Engineer /
Full time /
ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, is looking for a Chief Engineer.

The Chief Engineer oversees all activities and staff related to the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical systems within a property. The goal is maximum life and reliability of all systems. The Chief Engineer must be flexible and willing to perform all duties that are assigned. Those duties may include maintenance and operations of HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. They may also include general building maintenance and building inspections. The Chief Engineer must respond to client requests, open and assign work orders and order parts when necessary. The Chief Engineer must also ensure compliance with expense guidelines, company policy, and governing codes.

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and over 130,000 employees in 300 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. Founded in 1909, ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports.

The Company may require that the successful candidate hired for this position be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19, if and to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Company will make exceptions for medical, sincerely held religious belief, or other legally required exceptions.  

Essential Functions:

    • Supervise the performance and maintenance of all mechanical, electrical and craft services, ensuring operation within design capabilities and achieving proper environmental conditions prescribed by Building Management.
    • Oversee and supervise the efficient operation of the facility equipment and systems.
    • Perform requisite daily communication with Building Management on matters relating to the services performed.
    • Develop operating instructions and procedures for equipment and systems.
    • Strive toward a goal of zero down-time in operations by virtue of reliable system performance.
    • Prepare operating budgets relative to the Engineering Department.
    • Together with the ABM Engineering Branch Manager, implement and conduct training programs for operating the facility equipment and systems.
    • Establish and maintain periodic operational testing schedules for critical systems and equipment.
    • Administer an effective and accountable preventative maintenance system tailored to the facility.
    • Evaluate all equipment and systems operationally and provide the customer with a list of deficiency items and recommendations for improvement.
    • Monitor and supervise subcontracted jobs to outside concerns when it is not practical for them to be performed in-house, or as may be requested by Building Management.
    • Implement and monitor an effective energy conservation and management program to ensure measures are taken to keep operating costs at a minimum.
    • Possess the requisite licenses and permits required by local laws and ordinances to operate, repair and maintain the facility equipment and systems.
    • Ensure that the on-site staff conforms to all local laws, codes and regulations.
    • In conjunction with Building Management, establish a program for the acquisition, storage and accountability of all operating materials, tools and equipment.  Establish a customer approved inventory control system.
    • Develop and maintain a work order system for the control and assignment of all on-call and unscheduled services requested by the customer.  This system is to include the work performed, where applied, personnel assignments, time and material estimates, and authorization.
    • Ensure that work responsibilities are allocated properly among subordinates by developing and implementing manpower schedules and work methods and procedures that are designed to obtain low cost and efficient operation.
    • Establish performance standards for each phase of work, adhering to standard practices and quality levels.
    • Carry out policies and procedures of the customer and ABM Engineering Services concerning safety, administrative requirements, standards, practices and work methods.
    • Perform any additional duties on an as required basis where such duties are within the scope of contractual limitations.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in the implementation of the above.

Minimum Requirement:

    • 10 years progressive operations experience preferred. Experience that is commensurate with the specific facility for the position of Chief Engineer.
    • Prior experience with managing operations at large portfolio of buildings
    • Strong knowledge of electrical, UPS and emergency power systems
    • Experience in work planning, scheduling and managing a team of Stationary Engineers.
    • Highest-level relevant state/local license for Stationary Engineer and/or HVAC, plus universal level refrigerant recovery license
    • High-rise Fire Safety Director, Haz-Mat Certification, Indoor Air Quality Certification, LEED Certification preferred
    • Certification meeting OSHA ACM awareness training requirements as required
    • Working knowledge of energy conservation required, formal training preferred
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong employee relation skills, coaching and training skills
    • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Computer skills and building automation systems experience required
    • BOMA accredited courses desirable
$66.56 - $66.56 an hour
Pay: $ 66.56/ hourly
The pay listed is the hourly range or the hourly rate for this position.   A specific offer will vary based on applicant’s experience, skills, abilities, geographic location, and alignment with market data. 
Shift: TBD
 Benefit Information: 
ABM offers a comprehensive benefits package.  For information about ABM’s benefits, visit ABM 2024 Employee Benefits | Front Line Team Members (Programa de Beneficios de ABM)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of duties that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

ABM offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) plan with immediate vesting, short and long-term disability, PTO, paid holidays and more.
ABM values the rich diversity of its workforce. We strive to foster a work environment of respect and engagement that harnesses our workforce’s diversity to our common goal of providing prompt and superior client service. 

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