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Chief Engineer

Company: Jones Lang LaSalle
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Were JLL. Were a global services firm specializing in facilities management for some of the worlds most prestigious companies. Every day, we help our clients achieve their ambitions while giving our team members opportunities to achieve theirs. Come join our growing team in Santa Clara, CA and be part of our success

Responsible for the operational management and effective daily leadership of the engineering team at 300K sf site with 5 buildings, including GMP and lab operations. Possess highest level of professionalism to meet clients performance expectations with a focus on service delivery. Protect and improve the value of the clients assets while balancing cost-effective repair and maintenance activities. This is a great opportunity for current Chief Engineer looking to broaden and deepen operational and leadership expertise.

The Chief Engineer will implement and manage all reliability-based maintenance functions, including:

  • Perform equipment inspection and improve monitoring programs
  • Ensure compliance with all SOPs for operating in GMP/lab work environment. Responsible for teams adherence to Quality and compliance requirements
  • Implement maintenance best practices to improve overall mechanical equipment uptime
  • Continuously evaluate current maintenance operations and reliability methods
  • Make changes to enhance operational effectiveness and increase value-maximizing performance.


  • Provide on-site leadership presence to JLL site operations team including engineering, workplace services and warehouse. Interface with clients/customers to resolve concerns.
  • Directly supervise and manage engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training and career development.
  • Manage team scheduling including assignments for on-call systems monitoring, after hours support of client projects, weekend work with suppliers
  • Partner with client teams (Security, Project Mgmt, IT, GMP Operations, Quality) to coordinate and improve work execution that minimizes disruption to customers and achieves client objectives.
  • Oversee supplier activities and service delivery. Ensure 3rd party work is performed in accordance with service agreements and client requirements.
  • Strong background in innovation and implementation of best practices
  • Work closely with site lead to manage budget. Identify and implement cost-savings opportunities and operational efficiencies.
  • Facilitate service delivery by soft services providers including janitorial services, COVID disinfection, pest control. Coordinate service provider and engineer team activities to minimize business disruptions.

Building Management

  • Monitors operation and maintains refrigeration, water cooling and air conditioning equipment; boilers, heating, ventilating and hot water equipment; pumps, valves, piping and filters; other mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Review logs as necessary to assure proper operation of equipment. Responsible for reporting any problems/malfunctions on an as need basis.
  • Performs preventive tasks when required. Oversees repair and regular scheduled PMs of HVAC systems. determines frequency of repair and PMs for HVAC systems.
  • Ensures availability of an adequate inventory of tools and other supplies to operate the building. Preparing purchase orders requests, develop sources for stock materials and perform periodic checks of inventory levels and equipment conditions.
  • Responsible for overseeing the activities of contractors working within the building
  • Review and implement improvements to multiple automation control systems


  • Identify safety hazards within the building and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the buildings staff and occupants work in a safe environment.
  • Work with JLL Safety Lead to administer and manage safety training program.
  • Ensure that compliance of all regulatory laws and guidelines are met as they relate to the operation of the buildings infrastructure. Responsible for alerting management of building discrepancies.
  • Maintain all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the site, as well as documentation mandated for the purpose of maintaining regulatory compliance with Federal, State or Local law.


  • Provide training and support aimed at expanding the capabilities of the operations staff. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Demonstrate the proper use and care of tools and instruments
  • Provide hands on instruction in basic maintenance, safety and troubleshooting procedures
  • Support and recommend relevant outside engineering courses/certification programs to team members.
  • Develop overall level of professionalism of team in manner and appearance.


  • Associate Degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years facility related work. Managerial experience required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of maintenance processes.
  • Understands aspects of construction planning and execution.
  • Exposure to HVAC, fluid handling/pumping, fluid filtering, mechanical systems, welding, and electrical systems engineering and operation.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office and CMMS systems (SAP, Archibus)
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills
  • Proven record of excellent internal and external customer service
  • Certification as a Universal Technician for CFCs (or within 90 days of employment)
  • Operating Engineers license (SMA) or equivalent
  • Expense Management experience

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