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Chief Engineer
Branch/Location Code : ENG-Los Angeles (17501)
Location : Northridge CA US 91326
Division : ABM Facility Services
Job Type : Full Time Regular
Career Level : Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Exemption : Non-Exempt
Education : Certification
Shift/Hours : First Shift (Day)
Offer Relocation : No
Job Description :
ABM Facility Services is looking for a Chief Engineer at our Westlake Village, CA location.

BASIC FUNCTION - Supervise, control, direct, administer and coordinate all engineering operations and mechanical/electrical maintenance of the facility under the general direction of building management and the Engineering Manager.
PERSONNEL SUPERVISED - Assistant Chief Engineer, Journeyman, Apprentice and Utility Engineer.
  • 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 five (5) years experience in the implementation of the above.

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA (preferred but not required)
  • Two years college.
  • Apprenticeship training.
  • EPA – refrigerant
  • Licensed for equipment – responsible per job location.

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