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Manager of Engineering

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Property Management
New York
Postal Code
United States

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Rockefeller Group is one of the most trusted names in real estate – a leading developer, owner and investor, known for pioneering large-scale urban mixed-use development. For nearly nine decades the company has been trusted for its financial strength, stability and vision, and today remains committed to the selective acquisition, management and development of innovative, high-quality properties that create long-term economic and civic value.

Our heritage and our people are our greatest assets. We empower and expect our employees to bring new perspectives, drive opportunities, and strengthen our competitive advantage. Being part of our team gives you the opportunity to build your legacy with one of the most trusted names in real estate.

Rockefeller Group provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement program and health club reimbursement program.

Rockefeller Group, meaning Rockefeller Group International, Inc. and its affiliates, is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.

Position Title:
  Manager of Engineering
Department Name: Engineering
Reports to: Property Manager
Location: New York, NY

General Summary:

Responsible for the daily management and administration of the Engineering Department with the objectives of safe, effective and efficient operation and maintenance of the Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Alarm systems for the tenants and visitors.  Ensures that the owner’s asset maintains or increases in value and building equipment meets or exceeds its rated life cycle.

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and directs Engineering and Contract Maintenance staff (primarily union staff) to efficiently operate the mechanical and electrical systems
  • Oversees the scheduling, maintenance and constant improvement of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for the property, equipment and systems.  Establishes and manages the preventative maintenance program for all base building equipment
  • Establishes and maintains departmental budgets and report variances to Property Manager as necessary
  • Reviews tenant construction plans and specifications to ensure adherence to Company guidelines and standards
  • Coordinates construction activities with tenant representatives and contractors
  • Attends tenant construction meetings to provide support, guidance and ensure that the interests of the building are being met
  • Coordinates, manages and controls capital or landlord projects on behalf of ownership and provides regular status reports on progress and finance to Property Manager
  • In collaboration with the engineering staff, oversees and administers the Company Employee Safety Program and contributes to overall property safety
  • Maximizes energy efficiency by monitoring recording and reporting on utility usage of property.  Provides variance reports on consumption and forecasts of future usage to the Property Manager as necessary
  • Provides departmental input to the Monthly Management Report for budgeted expenses such as utilities and overtime worked
  • Cost effectively purchases material, supplies and services through the use of company procedures and controls
  • Reviews and approves departmental invoices
  • Reviews, updates, and signs off on completed weekly Time and Attendance
  • Reviews or develops bid specifications for new contracts, as needed
  • Supervises work performed by outside maintenance contractors to ensure that bid specifications have been met
  • Monitors the building environmental automation control system to ensure efficient operations
  • Ensures that the work request system is maintained
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies and requirements, including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, fire safety codes, building codes, and ADA
  • Maintains building and tenant drawings on hard copy and electronic format
  • Performs required testing and maintenance of the Life Safety Systems, as mandated by the FDNY, rectifying any deficiencies that occur
  • Develops and maintains relationships with management, tenants, and owners.  Ensures delivery of a high level of customer service to tenants and resolves tenant complaints within the overall area of responsibility
  • Performs the duties of the Deputy Fire Safety Director or Deputy Evacuation Action Plan Director, as required by Local Laws or Codes
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree  - Preferred field of education: Engineering or related field preferred; or
High School Diploma/GED with 5-10 years of experience as Chief Engineer or Chief Engineer in building operations and management and the management of personnel

Experience / Knowledge / Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive experience in building operations and management, and the management of personnel, plus 3-5 years experience as a Chief Engineer or Assistant Chief Engineer
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of Mechanical, Building Management System (BMS), CMMS, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Safety systems
  • Must have a thorough understanding of building codes and standards as they relate to building operations and Engineering management
  • Must possess the ability to read and understand drawings, blueprints, specifications, codes and equipment maintenance manuals
  • Ability to delegate effectively, providing clear direction and clear expectations
  • Proven management and leadership skills.  Strong background in managing unionized work force preferred
  • Computer literacy required, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Ability to create, analyze and understand financial reports and spreadsheets
  • Ability to convey verbal information in a professional and articulate manner
  • Ability to write clear reports and effective correspondence with the proper level of detail
  • Further Communication Skills:
    • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to tenants, senior management, owners and/or owner's representatives and staff in a clear, organized, tactful and articulate manner via written and verbal formats.  Ability to listen well and request clarification when necessary.  Ability to develop and maintain an excellent rapport with customers and resolve difficult issues to customers' satisfaction.
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts
  • Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities and to focus on those priorities.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of problems. Ability to identify and eliminate roadblocks to accomplishing goals
  • Regularly required to speak articulately and hear well; regularly required to sit and use hands to operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc.; frequently required to stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb stairs, and walk through crowded areas; and frequently required to travel to meetings and work sites
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours as needed. Must be on standby 24/7 and be accessible by company-issued cell phone

Work Environment:

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in a physical plant
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to a physical plant

Licenses / Certifications Requirements:

Required possession of  Refrigeration Engineer license

Required possession of or obtain:

Standpipe certificate
Sprinkler certificate
Fire and Life Safety Director certificate
BOMA Institute, RPA or FMA certification
EAP Director certificate

Job Function

  • Engineering

Job Sector

  • Office


5+ to 7 years

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