Director, Engineering Operations
Cushman & Wakefield
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3d ago

Job Description Summary

The Director is an extension of the Asset Services and Corporate Engineering Operations groups and is responsible for overseeing all Western Canadian assets engineering and operational requirements, including but not limited to the C&W national engineering platform, in-direct review and support of significant capital projects, and major R&M projects.

This position will have close interaction with Senior Management, Site Operations Managers / Engineering teams, and with Property Management.

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the engineering team to assist with implementation of the overall national engineering operations platform
  • Coordinate and plan at least quarterly engineering meetings in the local market, providing training materials / topics necessary to ensure industry and National Engineering process requirements compliance
  • Assist with development, implementation and monitoring of technical programs, and policies and procedures as required by both National Operations and Engineering
  • Works with Property Managers, Operations Managers and Chief Engineers to help implement and coordinate requirements such as safety, quality assurance, sustainability, energy management, Energy Star, C&W engineering disciplines, and combined energy and water tracking tools as centrally located under Asset Services / Engineering on C&W Connect
  • Assists in the development of property / system specific technical and administrative training of property on-site engineering personnel
  • Works with building operators and operations staff to establish and implement preventative maintenance programs in order to reduce equipment downtime, maintain property system integrity, maximize efficiency and minimize operating costs while protecting the properties assets
  • Provides effective and prompt responses to requests from managers, tenants and clients
  • Establish and maintain a network of consultants / pre-qualified service providers to provide assistance and expertise to the field in matters beyond the expertise of operations staff (i.
  • e. MEP design Engineer of record, Environmental, Structural, and Architectural)

  • Assists in scope definition, contract negotiations and bid reviews for service, and capital replacement projects
  • Provides direction and consultation to the operating staff for HVAC, MEP systems, Fire & Life Safety systems, Automation, Security, and OSHA compliance
  • Ensures compliance with the web-based training platform
  • Assists with responses to RFPs and RFIs, participates in new business presentations, account transitions and site assessments
  • Provides leadership and direction for the implementation of other corporate initiatives
  • Conducts physical property, mechanical, electrical and system assessments as needed or requested
  • Conducts limited site inspections in accordance with the guidelines presented in the national Engineering platform
  • Recruitment activities in the local market to identifying candidates and top talent. Maintain a database of qualified candidates for possible opportunities
  • Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of commercial property experience
  • Experience in building operations
  • Experience managing unionized and non-unionized employees
  • 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate
  • BES I and II Diploma
  • Power Engineering License as required by local jurisdictions, and equivalent
  • Technical proficiency in the mechanical, electrical and control systems used in the Property Management industry
  • Expertise in the operation, management and the cost controls of Property Operations
  • Knowledge and interpretation and application of applicable commercial building codes and standards
  • Experience reading and interpreting documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and BAS SOO
  • Strong understanding of project management processes
  • Advanced Computing Skills in Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Familiarity with Angus Anywhere or other preventative maintenance software
  • Cushman & Wakefield is committed to equity in employment and our goal is to have a diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free workplace.

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