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General Engineering Manager in Sandy, UT at Larry H. Miller Management Company/Automotive Division

Date Posted: 3/30/2019

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    Sandy, UT
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Summary Description:

The General Engineering Manager provides a high-level review of the engineering teams. The role of General Engineering Manager also serves to provide an operational perspective for new properties being designed and built. Plans, coordinates and manages all mechanical operations, maintenance, energy management programs, and employee development programs to LHM quality standards and property operating objectives. They provide direct supervision of the engineering staff.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

* Provides strategic direction to programs, services and goals of the engineering teams
* Provides analysis and direction for facility engineering staff sizing and structure
* Provides benchmarking and utility analysis of all properties to look for opportunities to reduce energy usage and costs
* Provide quality control of all preventative maintenance programs to ensure equipment is being well maintained and reliable
* Provide feedback to the design teams concerning issues and improvements that can be made that effect or improve building operations
* Look for ways to reduce operating costs through changes in operation, better contract management, lease administration, bill backs etc.
* Provide technical expertise and advice as needed when MEP problems or equipment breakdowns arise

* Direct and oversee all building maintenance and operations
* Recommend appropriate staffing levels and hire, supervise and coordinate activities of engineering staff while assuring compliance to LHM standards
* Direct and maintain an effective operation and general maintenance program with accurate, up-to-date records including, but not limited to: HVAC, MEP, electrical and plumbing
* Train engineering staff, including but not limited to: building systems, equipment function and purpose, operation and maintenance procedures
* Maintain current and historical preventive maintenance and repair records on all mechanical equipment
* Ensure property compliance with all City, State and Federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations
* Establish and implement prompt and courteous response to tenant requests within the guidelines set for by LHM
* Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with contractors and tenants
* Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the entire operation staff and perform as a team member
* Follow and maintain all current emergency procedures set forth by LHM and the assigned property, including but not limited to:

* Direct and assist with evacuations, bomb searches and life safety alarms as needed
* Assist emergency authorities and response teams in capacity of fire/life safety director
* Control engineering activities and building mechanical systems
* Monitor and approve engineering personnel time sheets
* Adhere to all LHM and property policies and procedures and perform all duties in a safe manner and help ensure compliance with city, state and federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations
* Actively participate in required training activities and seminars
* Establish inventory control programs with appropriate parts stocking levels with accurate and timely records of receipts and issues
* Provide engineering staff with correct equipment, tools, and training as appropriate to the property
* Develop long-term strategic plans and forecasting for the property
* Evaluate and counsel engineering staff on performance
* Provide staff leadership, counseling, training and staff scheduling
* Prepare annual budget proposal and monitor and explain variances from approved budget to actual expenses/income
* Establish vision and goals for the engineering department personnel
* Test, maintain, and keep records to ensure emergency equipment in good working order
* Initiate any necessary insurance claims on HVAC and other central plant equipment
* Evaluate, recommend, and monitor mechanical contractors
* Maintain and update blueprint and equipment operations and maintenance information organization
* Monitor building energy use, produces reports, proposals, and maintains energy management programs
* Monitor metered tenant bill-backs
* Moderate participation in regional and firm-wide initiatives and assignments
* Oversee tenant construction to ensure building integrity
* Maintain required OSHA and Worker's Compensation safety and accident reports on engineering personnel and facilities
* Assume additional responsibilities as delegated by Property Manager or Vice President -- Engineering


* Five or more years experience as a Building Engineer or equivalent facilities technical trade
* Two or more years supervisory experience required
* Meet requirements of staff engineer positions
* Budget preparation and administration experience required


* High school diploma or equivalent


* Ability and interest in multi-tasking
* Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy

* Apply principles of rational systems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exits
* Interpret instructions in written, oral, and diagrammatic or schedule form
* Possess initiative to assume additional responsibilities
* Set priorities and meet deadlines
* Advanced competence with a variety of software including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and other requested software programs
* Type a minimum 60-WPM with accuracy
* Perform basic business math such as compute discount, interest, percentage and profit/loss
* Communicate effectively both verbally and written
* Possess excellent grammar and proofreading abilities
* Read and comprehend e-newspapers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries and thesaurus
* Demonstrates knowledge and expert proficiency in multiple Efficient Practices including those under the employee's responsibility; ability to provide training in those areas
* Knowledge of property management procedures and concerns
* Ability to efficiently handle and coordinate multiple tasks and project assignments
* Contract administration
* Strategic supervisory and decision-making skills
* Read and use all types of testing equipment, analog digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow measuring devices, and leak detection devices
* Knowledge and proper use of basic hand tools (i.e. socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and hammers, etc.)
* Understand correct usage of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinder, and impact wrenches, etc.
* Read and understand a variety of instructions, including equipment instruction manuals, furnished in written, oral, or schedule form
* Analyze data and determine time, place and sequence of operations or action to be taken on the basis of analysis of data; execute determinations and/or report on events
* Perform mathematical computations related to building operations for problem solving building comfort and operation issues
* Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
* Possess strong computer skills in order to effectively administer and implement changing requirements within the engineering programs
* Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations
* Understand and apply correct usage of all personal safety equipment
* When applicable*, obtain required city and/or government licenses or permits (i.e. Boiler Operating Permit, State Maintenance Electrician's License, EPA CFC Universal Certification Technician certificate, etc.)

*If, upon hire or promotion to this position, an individual does not have the required permits or licenses,
the individual will obtain those permits or licenses within six months of the hire/promotion, or six months
from the date eligible for the license or permit.

* Strong financial analysis skills, interpreting, composing variances and controlling budgets
* Strong problem-solving skills


* Meet highest attendance and punctuality requirements
* Operate personal computer, software as appropriate for project and all other office equipment
* Climb up and down stairs as part of emergency procedure, practice and/or implementation
* Detect emergency alarms - auditory and/or visual

* Work indoors approximately 80% of the time and outdoors approximately 20% of the time
* Use olfactory, auditory and visual senses
* Work standing all day
* Lift 50 lbs. or more
* Climb up and down stairs and ladders
* Access remote work areas and confined spaces (i.e., crawl spaces, roofs)
* Use full range of manual dexterity (i.e., sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, walking, and lifting)
* Meet the shift working requirements of the assigned property; shifts may include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and some holidays.
* Work overtime as business needs deem appropriate
* Indoors -- 80%
* Outdoors -- 20%

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled