Lead Engineer

BGC Partners Warrenville, IL
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisoryfirms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominentmultinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, aswell as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regionaland national level.

Together with London-based partner Knight Frank andindependently-owned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

Job Description:

Operates and maintains all building systems. Responsibilities will be carried out in a manner consistent with high qualitymaintenance and economical operation of the building's equipment and systems.Ability to work independently most times with no on-site supervision. May beassigned to multiple properties and ownership entities. Similar mechanicalskill-set as an Assistant Chief but does not oversee additional staff orperform managing duties. Must be available to respond to after hour emergencycalls.

Essential Job Duties:

* Maintain and check operating logs daily on the following:air conditioning, fan units, graph charts, utility meters and generalcomplaints.

* Organize work orders to be performed by Building Engineers.Ensure that building systems and tenant service requests are handledefficiently at the most economical cost. Strive for minimal equipmentdowntime.

* Oversee and adhere to the established preventivemaintenance program.

* Assist in the development of the annual budget and RFPprocess for budgeted projects.

* Order supplies and materials via written or verbalcommunications when approved by Building Manager.

* Maintain monthly inventory of expendable supplies andmaterials that are used frequently. Oversee storage and maintain records ofsupplies and materials received.

* Maintain inventory of permanent tools and equipmentannually. Ensure model and serial numbers are recorded exact descriptionof tool and equipment.

* Maintain and record meter readings.

* Make weekly inspections of all engineering spaces andequipment. Make a written report to building manager for approval andposting.

* Maintain organized building files.

* Verify, prior to starting a job, that all tools andequipment are available before commencing work.

* Submit monthly reports to Building Manager on workperformed and work needed to be done.

* Respond to tenant complaints and ensure all reasonablemeasures are taken to satisfy the tenant's needs in a timely and efficientmanner.

* Understand operating procedures and proper chemicaltreatment levels for cooling towers and boilers. Responsible for chemicaltreatment of machines at all times including blow down of boilers coveringweekdays and weekends.

* Maintain and check service contractors work schedule.Ensure time, date, repairs are made and properly recorded.

* Have a complete understanding of life safety systems, andwhat the procedures are in the event of a fire.

* May coordinate evening fire alarm tests and also test toensure elevator capture system works properly.

* Accountable for implementation of national policy.

* May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills, Education and Experience:

* High School Diploma.

* Minimum of 7 years previous building operationsengineering experience.

* Ability to handle multiple projects and make decisions.

* Proficient computer and e-mail skills.

* Holds necessary/required licenses.

* Must have the ability to complete required safety classesthat pertain to specific job duties.

Benefits andPerks:

* Industry leading Parental Leave Policy (up to 16 weeks)

* Generous healthcare

* Bright Horizons back-up care program

* Generous paid time off

* Education reimbursement

* Referral Program

* Opportunities to network and connect

Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature ofyour employment with Newmark Knight Frank and the job location.

Working Conditions: Normal working conditionswith the absence of disagreeable elements

Note: The statements herein are intended todescribe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, andare not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, andskills required of personnel so classified.

Newmark Knight Frank is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexualorientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected VeteranStatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, orlocal law.

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