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Chief Engineer/Project Manager

Posted: 05-11-18 Company: Able Services Location: Boston, Massachusetts


Responsible for the overall supervision of the engineering department within the facility assigned. These duties include but are not limited to: installation, repair and maintenance of the facility equipment oversight and upkeep of the physical plant, including grounds, utility services, HVAC, plumbing, electrical system, electronic equipment, yard and pavement upkeep in the best manner possible for the safety and health of all concerned, and to coordinate these activities as needed.

Responsible for the implementation and documentation of site safety plans and all Able Engineering Services operational standards and guidelines as well as site specific standards, policies and procedures relating to the engineering department.


Able to read and understand prints. Able to work with and schedule contractors, vendors and assist where required.
Oversee selection of major mechanical specifications including any required third party consultants.
Negotiate with contractors and vendors to achieve best value for labor and materials associated with the client facility improvement/development plans and in accordance with Ables requirements.
Provide operations teams with front line support in times of emergency mechanical or natural disaster situations.
Report on all relevant client issues and projects routinely to a number of various corporate level stakeholders.
Assist account in securing and reviewing competitive bids for capital projects . Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
Perform other duties as requested by management.
Schedules emergency repair activities according to priority and the abilities of assigned personnel. Provides technical advice, encouragement and instruction to subordinates in such areas as electric systems, mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, and safety procedures.
Perform equipment inspections, noting equipment condition, insuring that proper maintenance is being performed in accordance with AES standards.

Responsible for the implementation of the quality assurance program for all work performed by the department. Direct or participate in various facility programs and committees relating to assigned responsibilities such as safety, disaster, fire, and pollution control.
Formulates, recommends and implements site specific polices and procedures to improve the facility physical plant and operations.
Recommends equipment purchases to replace obsolete equipment items and provide assistance in formulating long-range equipment replacement requirements and coordinates actions with contractors.
Assist in the development and implementation of operating and extraordinary expense budgets as required.
Establishes standards and work methods; takes steps to assure quality and quantity of performance, and evaluates results.
Establishes plans for improving departmental work emphasizing efficiency and economy.
Communicates policies and procedures, discusses job problems, and employee concerns with supervisors and employees.
Encourages development of habits and attitudes for improved performance and good employee attitudes.
Direct, train, evaluate and counsel all engineering personnel.
Ensure that general safety, fire prevention regulations are enforced, and safe working habits are promoted throughout the facility.
Ensure all shop equipment is properly maintained and conforms to safety standards.
Responsible for ensuring that the building systems are operated in the most efficient and effective manner especially as it relates to utility consumption and environmental responsibility.


Experience that is commensurate with the specific facility for the position of Chief Engineer. Prefer 5 - 10 years progressive facilities engineering operations experience.
Strong employee relation skills, coaching skills and training skills.
Preferred., highest-level relevant state/local license for Stationary Engineer and/or any licensed trades.
BOMA accredited courses desirable.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Computer skills and building automation systems experience required.

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