Frank (NKF) is one of the
world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully
integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and
institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and
developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.
London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF's
14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and
emerging property markets on six continents.
and technical direction for the operation and maintenance of the building.
Manages the building engineering staff in conjunction with the Property
Manager. Responsible for implementing and tracking company policies and
procedures to maintain the asset at the highest level. May be
responsible for more than one site.
Essential Job Duties:
- Audit Operations - Ensure operating personnel are capable of
handling tasks (qualified people are in place), people are productive and
in compliance with OSHA and EPA. Ensure that training is being
provided to less qualified staff members. Ensure that proper
bid procedures are being followed. Ensure that best prices for
commodities are being obtained. Ensure that service contractors
are performing work properly.
- Project Management - Ensure project is well defined and understood, develop
effective project plan which results in project results that meet cost,
schedule, quality, functionality objectives (short and long term) and
compliance with business controls.
- Capital Planning - Prepare annual capital plan for building systems,
structure, parking, grounds, etc. at site(s) responsible. Plan
to include item descriptions, estimated costs, and priority of items, project
dependencies, proposed schedules, priority and risk/ramifications if work
is not performed. Provide capital planning support to peers in
District as requested.
- Utility Management - Keep current on state of energy technology
related to building systems. Provide recommendations to
management and include short payback projects in capital
plan. Keep current on regulations (and deregulation) related to
utilities. Develop programs for demand control.
- Suppliers - Develop product specifications and supplier
sources for materials required to perform
job. Material/equipment selections should be based on lowest
life cycle cost and in accordance with existing building grade.
- Tools/Equipment Inventory
- Perform annual inventory of
tools and equipment and provide for same to Building Manager noting and
changes and explanation as well as identifying new/additional required
with supporting justification.
- Monthly Reports - Provide a monthly narrative of activities
highlighting non-routine events such as major projects, training received,
savings achieved, significant customer service items and
issues/concerns. Reports to be submitted on time without
- Customer Service - Respond to tenant complaints in a timely fashion.
- Staffing - Participate in staffing process and provide
recommendations regarding staffing of open operations
positions. Expectation is that the Building Manager will review
recommended candidate(s) after performed initial screening.
- After Hours Coverage - Ensure an afterhours program to provide
adequate technical coverage. Participation between staff should
- Staff Training - Ensure development plan exists for each
operations person. Develop cross training program between
- Peer Inspections - Coordinate peer inspection data for site(s)
responsible for to ensure readiness for the yearly property
inspection. Will be expected to participate in other peer
inspections at other sites.
- May Perform other job duties as
Other Job Functions:
- Boilers/Supporting Equipment -
Operate to approved spec.
- Chillers / Supporting Equipment
- Operate to approved spec.
- HVAC Fans - Operate to approved
- UPS System - Monitor to
- Electrical High Voltage Systems
and Emergency Power - Monitor to approved spec.
- Electrical Secondary
(non-critical) - Monitor to approved spec.
- Training - Train all
inexperienced mechanical technicians to run all mechanical and electrical
systems in support of building operations.
- Shift Scheduling - Provide
scheduled coverage on all shifts that give coverage yet strive to reduce
- Supervise/coordinate tenant
fit-up work and building construction projects.
- Responsible for all necessary
maintenance and operational programs.
- Boilers/Chillers/HVAC Systems -
99% reliability. Provide direction on repairs as needed.
- Electrical Secondary
(non-critical) - 98% reliability. Provide quality repairs, call
certified electrician as needed.
- Plumbing systems. Provide
direction on repairs as needed.
- General Building
- Ensure that all conditions
conform to OSHA and all other safety and health guidelines.
- Ensure complete compliance with
all applicable municipal, state and federal codes and regulations.
- Critical Equipment - All PM
done on schedule, no breakdown due to improper PM. 100%
availability of equipment. Develop new PM's or change as
necessary. No equipment left undone.
- Non-critical Equipment - All PM
done to approved schedule. 95% availability. Develop
new PM's in system and complete on time.
- Promptly report all incidents,
accidents, and/or injuries and provide thorough evaluation regarding
cause and effect. Implement corrective actions as necessary to
prevent further occurrences.
- Implement all OSHA
- Recommendations and policy implementation
for engineering personnel.
- Maintenance of current position
descriptions for all engineers at site.
- Recommendations and
implementation of training programs and activities for subordinates and
trainees and access the progress of the individuals involved.
- Complete performance appraisals
for all direct reports.
- Responsible for monitoring
performance of Engineers under his/her supervision.
- Log Book Entries - Review
operational information documented in shift log book prior to end of shift.
- Work Orders and PM Work -
Review any difficulties in getting work completed as assigned and make
adjustments. Document problems encountered as needed.
- Prepare annual operating budget
for Property/Portfolio Manager.
- Approval of engineer personnel
time sheets - approve overtime.
- With regard to suppliers,
- Coordination of bidding and
- Recommendation of vendors
- Issuance of purchase orders or
receipt of contract
- Confirmation of receipt of
goods or services
- Maintenance of quality and
- With regard to outside
- Evaluation of performance
- Evaluation of contract cost(s)
- Provisions for competitive
- Recommendations for selection
- may even select on own
- Responsible for the collection,
analysis and reporting of such statistical data as may be required to
provide accurate and current assessments of property management
- Responsible for a positive and
prompt response to requests from building tenants and for the
implementation or ongoing programs to constantly assess tenant needs and
to assure problems are being solved promptly and to the mutual benefit of
the tenant and the properties.
- Teamwork - Perpetuate teamwork
in your area.
- Participate in acquiring new
business, operations/maintenance reviews and advise.
Skills, Education and
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical
Engineering preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum of 7 years' experience
as Engineer in a Class A building.
- Excellent communication skills,
positive approach to job, and ability to handle multiple tasks
- Proficient computer and e-mail
- Ability to handle multiple
projects and make decisions.
- Area specific licenses
required; CFC universal preferred.
Conditions: Normal working
conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not
to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel so classified.
Newmark Knight Frank is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic
protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.