Director Of Engineering

ABM Sacramento , CA 94204

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary

This is a management level position supervising and coordinating the daily activities which include technical guidance to subordinate supervisors (Chief Assistant Chief Engineers) and semi-skilled workers. This position provides all services and maintenance assuring the safe and efficient operation of all equipment utilized for building activities.

The Director of Engineering will also be responsible for determining the actual needs for material and equipment, making necessary contacts to various vendors in order to inquire about information as to availability, prices and delivery. This position requires having a vast knowledge of the services and repairs of all machinery and equipment located at the facility. Additionally, an employee in this position must have good working knowledge of building structures and ancillary equipment, including the twenty-four hour operation of all utility systems. This position will be responsible to take charge or make appropriate assignments for corrective action and response in all immediate Emergencies requiring skilled maintenance repairs. This position reports directly to the VP Of Operations as a client and the ABM Vice President of National Operations as an employer.

Position Responsibilities

  • Operations: Plan, organize, direct, and control mechanical and maintenance operations, including those related to HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems;

  • Payroll: Reviews daily labor for the site. Assumes responsibility for properly educating supervisors on payroll procedures and prepares payroll for data entry;

  • Policy: Responsible for adhering to and enforcing established company policy and making sure assigned subordinates do likewise;

  • Customer Relations: Maintain open communication with client representatives to ensure overall client satisfaction of job performance;

  • Financial: Implements all maintenance and general procurement of materials and parts, schedules installations and oversees that such repairs are accomplished in a safe and timely manner;

  • Personnel: Understand and use proper personnel management skills to resolve problems with employee and supervisory personnel;

  • Schedules: Plans and organizes work routines, stacking plan, and schedules for all cleaning personnel. Oversees all personnel functions for supervisory staff including hiring, suspension, disciplinary reviews, etc.;

  • Supervision: Carry out both positive recognition and disciplinary action as needed. Train subordinates as needed;

  • Staffing: Maintain business in line with branch financial goals by managing job budgets and costs associated to area of direct responsibility. Assumes responsibility for supervisor vacation and holiday replacement coverage;

  • Safety: Assists in Safety programs follow-through by Branch Safety Coordinators to ensure compliance with all safety policies. Ensure that company policy and all safety requirements are administered properly. Ensure both you and your Supervisors investigate immediately (24 hours) and thoroughly all work-related accidents;

  • Insurance: Responsible for reporting of accidents involving personnel, vehicles, public liability, property damage and fidelity claims. Assists in reviewing workers compensation claims relevant to area of responsibility to ensure proper handling;

  • Law: Maintains accurate records with regard to annual inspection of equipment and general preventative maintenance including rotational work assignment and over-time allowances;

  • Supplies Equipment: Administer necessary inventory control programs and systems to assure maintenance of parts inventory levels, including keying systems and accurate and timely records of receipts and issues;

  • Correspondence: Keep the branch manager advised of problems and be punctual in returning all correspondence and messages. Review the A/R report weekly and update branch A/R person regarding service issues for any client who has an outstanding balance of 60 days or more;

  • Perform all other duties as required and assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

  • Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Facility Management is preferred, but may be substituted by experience as it relates to managing building operations. Experience should include a well-rounded background and vast knowledge of heating, boilers, air-conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems, including equipment maintenance and repairs;

  • 1-3 years of management experience;

  • Have a working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations and chemical handling/storage procedures.

  • Excellent personal organization skills and exceptional planning skills to avoid reactional situation(s).

  • Excellent follow-up and an eye for detail;

  • Anticipates problems and proactively implements preventative action plans;

  • Flexibility to respond to urgent client requests on evenings and weekends when necessary;

  • Technical savvy and ability to use MS Office Suite, Smart Phones, Internet and other job related applications;

  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills;

  • Excellent relational skills and experience dealing with union environment;

  • Understanding of the service industry practices, process and trends;

  • Solid accounting and business acumen.


Sacramento, CA 95814 US (Primary)

ABM is an EOE (M/F/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation)

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