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Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

Chief Engineer

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated - Philadelphia, PA

JOB SUMMARYThe Chief Engineer is responsible for the engineering management and effective daily leadership and administration of a data center and/or critical facilities portfolio with the objectives of safely, efficiently, and reliably operating and maintaining the facility infrastructure, systems, and equipment in a cost-effective manner. The Chief Building Engineer is a subject matter expert in one or more critical environment electrical/mechanicals systems, infrastructure, and operational practices and must ensure the highest level of professionalism, while meeting the client’s needs, and a commitment to achieving the goal of 100% uptime.  Responsible for protecting and improving the value of the client’s assets and ensuring that building engineering systems reliably perform their intended function.  Position requires no hands-on operations or maintenance work.  Work requires strong formal conduct of operations skills, technical expertise, personal accountability, and flawless execution of work activities commensurate with a high risk critical environment and associated expectations for exceptional customer satisfaction and confidence.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES\\rSupervise and manage multiple engineers and maintenance staff including priorities, shift staffing, hiring, training, personnel development, and performance reviews.  Ensures that staff are properly trained and qualified for their assigned facilities and associated work in a critical environment.Lead and support the engineering staff to create a high performing team. Support building operations through a highly integrated facilities management and engineering team to assure high infrastructure availability and client satisfaction.  Drive a one team – team.Ensure that communication with the engineering and facilities management staff is effective and thorough.Maintain and support a Critical Environment Management program reflecting client requirements and industry best practices.Responsible for the overall operation, maintenance, and modification of all building systems including: mechanical (including HVAC, computer room air conditioners, chillers, and plumbing) electrical (including UPS, DC battery systems, PDU, generators, transfer switches, and switchgear), cabling (including data and voice, broad band), fire detection and suppression, life safety, lighting, temperature control systems, building  management systems, and digital systems (including fire alarm, duress, card access, CCTV).    Also has strong skills and experience in raised floor critical operating environments and associated procedures and best practices.Develops, reviews, and approves construction and maintenance work plans for assigned facilities and systems.Identify the maintenance objectives of the facility and incorporate those objectives into a documented plan that includes preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance procedures.Must be able to immediately recognize system shortcomings, respond to operational and emergency situations, and provide technical guidance and direction during real time problem management.  Also must be able to act in a consulting capacity on projects and new design.Work collaboratively with the Energy Management team to develop programs that reduce energy consumption and increase sustainable practices.Provide training and support aimed at expanding the capabilities of the operations and maintenance staff, specific duties include and are not limited to: demonstrating the proper use and care of tools and instruments, giving hands on instruction in basic maintenance, safety and troubleshooting procedures, recommending relevant outside engineering courses for enrollment and instilling an overall level of professionalism in manner and appearance. Identify safety hazards within the building and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the building’s staff and occupants work in a safe environment. Implement, administer, and manage the safety training program.Ensure that compliance of all regulatory laws and guidelines are met as they relate to the operation of the building’s infrastructure. Responsible for alerting management of building discrepancies.Develop routine annual maintenance plans and capital plans which would include planning for infra-structure upgrades, equipment replacements and building modifications to ensure the building’s future capabilities are maintained.Inspect Facilities on an ongoing basis to determine effectiveness of operations and maintenance programs, personnel and equipment.Responsible for providing technical input and support to facility projects and modifications, including construction support, commissioning, and final acceptance, as applicable.Ensure all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the building is maintained and up to date, including up-to-date building drawings and single-lines as well as documentation mandated for the purpose of maintaining regulatory compliance with Federal, State or Local law.Responsible for overseeing the activities of contractors working within the building either as representatives of the building itself or tenants operating within the buildings.  Includes implementation of advance training and notification to all contractors so that they are informed and knowledgeable with respects to the building’s critical functions and the work they are to perform.Responsible for keeping records of buildings rounds and readings, all engineering logs and engineering data sheets.Assure the CFCR notification and CFIR processes are administered to DCM standards.Create a working environment that supports the O&M Continuous Performance Improvement Process which solicits new ideas to reduce risk and cost. Team with engineering counterparts in other regions in the sharing of new ideas, methods and processes which support the goals and financial objectives of Wells Fargo CPG and provide the highest standard of professionalism, accountability and reliability in support of operational and business objectives.   Participate in local professional trade organizations and training programs in order to stay current with technological trends of the industry.Performs other duties as required to meet clients’ objectives and acts in other capacities when required.\\rMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS\\rBachelors or Associates degree or equivalent management and technical experienceMechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression system knowledge of commercial/critical facilities required.Data Center operations experience highly desirable 5 years in critical/commercial/industrial operations requiredGood interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well in both oral and written reports.Must have fundamental skills in critical systems such as emergency/stand-by generators, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power systems, power distribution units, battery systems required.  Must be proficient in basic computer applications and software such as MS Office, Lotus, E-Mail etc.\\r\\rJLL Is an Equal Opportunity EmployerJLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.  JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.  The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.For employees in the United States, please see a fully copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy at Policies/Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.pdf.  If you have questions about careers at JLL or are disabled and require further assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at,

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Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated


Chief Engineer Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated - Philadelphia, PA, United States


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Company Profile:
JLL is a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management. We create value for companies and institutions that invest in and use real estate. Our 48,000 people work across 1,000 locations in 70 countries to serve the global, regional and local needs of corporates, investors and developers. Our integrated services offering is grounded in expertise in all property types, a deep understanding of real estate markets and capital markets, and is coordinated and consistent across geographies.