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Chief Building Engineer


  • Veritas Collaborative
  • 05/22/19
  • Durham, NC
  • 27703
  • Full-Time
Nature & Scope
The Chief Building Engineer provides and manages day to day maintenance services throughout all facilities managed by the organization. This position is also responsible for providing leadership to ensure ongoing TJC readiness, compliance with local, state, federal and regulatory requirements and maintenance of compliance documentation. This individual ensures for completion of annual audits of hospitals and clinics for which they are assigned. In addition, this position ensures a safe and pristine environment through customer friendly, quality service.

Major Accountabilities
Provides facilities and operational management leadership and advice to hospital administration and facilities management staff.
Leads and manages maintenance staff, Building Engineer, third party security staff and environmental services staff for assigned facility and is the departmental representative for the maintenance staff to other staff, patients, patients families and vendors.
In collaboration with Human Resources, provide supervision, support and coaching to employees. Other supervisory activities include (but are not limited to):
o Interviewing, hiring, goal development, onboarding and insuring continuous training requirements and compliance items are met.
o 1:1 and team meetings to discuss successes, challenges, new projects, innovations, company changes, etc.
o Timely coaching and disciplinary action (delivery and documentation), as needed
o Completing performance reviews for employees within company designated timeframes o Maintain employees timecards in Payroll system, insuring the correct hours are accounted for, and paid time off request are promptly addressed.
Provides input to the development/revisions of policies and procedures related to environment of care, life safety, and emergency management programs.
Supports administrative and facilities management staff on a proactive basis with Joint Commission accreditation and regulatory compliance activities.
Assists staff with Life Safety Code assessment of hospital buildings, and preparation of Statement of Conditions.
Serves as a liaison between all hospitals and corporate contacts with respect to capital projects, physical facilities maintenance, and performance improvement and cost control initiatives.
Attracts, selects, on-boards, develops and retains talented individuals to meet the goals and strategies of the organization and department.
Demonstrates ability to safely and effectively test and operate the emergency power supply system (EPSS) and its components.
Works independently in the specified time frame as assigned per job task under the direction of the supervisor on installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, HVAC, pneumatic, oxygen and telephone systems.
Maintains familiarity with state and local codes when performing work with no more than two infractions per review period.
Maintains skills related to automotive, carpentry telephone repair, pneumatics, stationary engineer, hydraulics and computers at all times.
Partnering with Sr. Director, Hospital Facilities Operations and Facilities Managers, plans and lays out of work, interpreting, examining, drawing, reporting, and recording work completion on a daily basis.
Performs all types of control maintenance, major types of work for building construction and repair, equipment overhaul and completing such assignments within time schedule.
Maintains a working knowledge of all facility systems and all applicable regulatory standards.
Understands detailed responsibilities required of position including routine and non-routine tasks and documentation and reporting requirements.
Recognized when outside vendors are required to perform services for the organization and makes appropriate recommendations to direct supervisor.
Maintains positive vendor relationships and always represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Dresses and acts in a professional and customer focused manner at all times.
This position may require driving a company vehicle. Employee must have a clean driving record in order to qualify. (A clean driving record is one that is free of accidents, moving violations or points.)
Embodies the organizations core values at all times.
Completes mandatory training and courses required by completion date.
Reports questionable situations, concerns, complaints or harassment to direct supervisor, Compliance or Human Resources immediately.
Other duties as assigned.

Experience
5-7 years of operations and/or facilities management experience in a commercial environment.
Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience with current experience.
Must have a broad knowledge of Joint Commission (TJC) standards, OSHA, EPA, NFPA and other government, state and local regulatory agencies standards.
Proven leadership skills for a diverse workforce with varying skills and abilities.
Training in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, boiler maintenance, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, telecommunication systems and various other hospital equipment preferred. Previous light industrial, commercial operations, or hospital maintenance experience desirable but not mandatory.

Specific Skills
Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of leadership, transparency, organizational ability, and outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, including; Microsoft Suite and Outlook.
Strong interpersonal skills and professional boundaries.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels with patients, families, peers, employees and manager.
Follows all procedures and protocols for patient care and documentation.
Exercises good judgement regarding interpersonal interactions with patients, families, peers and manager at all times.
Completes continuing education requirements as mandated by credentialing agencies. Works with team; builds and fosters professional relationships.
Welcomes feedback; proactively offers suggestions.
Works independently; schedules time efficiently; thinks proactively.
Embraces change Machines, Equipment Used: Motor vehicles, outdoor equipment such as lawn mowers and snow blowers, personal protective equipment, dollies, pressure washer , hand tools, ladders, air compressors, brooms, vacuums, meters, welders, leak detection equipment, gauges, carts, knives, hose, maps, power tools, scaffolds, air powered equipment, hazardous chemicals, torches, refrigerant recovery equipment, vacuum pumps, and other HVAC/R equipment.
General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.

Physical Requirements
Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 50 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
Must demonstrate the ability to tolerate frequent position changes such as twisting, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, and bending positions for complete shift.
Ability to work on ladders, scaffolds and be able to sit, stand and walk for momentary to extended periods of time.
Ability to safely work with hazardous materials.

General Skills and Requirements
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates competency and sensitivity in the area of multi-cultural, racial, religious/spiritual, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues.
Meets dress code standards; appearance is professional, neat, and clean.
Evaluates own performance and sees opportunity for growth.
Reports to work on-time and as scheduled.
Wears identification while on duty.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.


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