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Director of Engineering

Dallas, Texas
3 Sep 2022

Harwood International is best known for transforming the Uptown Dallas neighborhood into the acclaimed District of Harwood featuring premier class AA office, luxury residential, and retail space set within a park-like campus with garden and art-filled lobbies.

As the Director of Engineering, you will advise management in developing processes, policies, and procedures as it relates to the Engineering Department. For mechanical, electrical, plumbing, building envelope and other key systems for the real estate assets you will draft, review, or consult on project specifications, contractor scope of work and bid instructions, project administration, and project commissioning. You will be expected to be able to run small - medium size construction projects independently and consult Harwood project management specialists on larger jobs. You will direct the work of other engineers, provide training, and implements effective engineering methods that provides technical guidance as a resource. A key member of the Harwood management team, you will participate in engineering design and coordination meetings with managers in the Development, Asset Management, and Hospitality vertical.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with the organization's senior leadership team(s), direct the development of new engineering strategies, as well as to suggest improvements to existing ones
  • Observe the practices of all employees involved in the engineering process, as well as training and guiding employees to ensure that safe practices are followed
  • Participate in the design and construction oversight process for all systems (mechanical, electrical, fire safety, smoke control, access control & security, HVAC, etc.) in all buildings
  • Monitor and maintain all systems (mechanical, electrical, fire safety, smoke control, access control & security, HVAC, etc.) in all buildings
  • Draft, review, or consult on project specifications, contractor scope of work, bid instructions, contractor selection, and preparation of contracts
  • Management contractor projects in progress; ensure commissioning has occurred properly, and process invoices and other paperwork
  • Develop specifications and oversee building service contractors to ensure building systems are properly maintained and utilized
  • Responsible for safety regulations, walk-throughs pertaining to facilities, audits, budgets, deadlines, appraisals, vacation schedules, computer generated reports
  • Directs property maintenance staff, including hiring, training, and personnel development
  • Oversee Computerized Maintenance Management System usage and reporting
  • Responsible for overseeing the Engineering Department staff and capital budgets
  • Reviews budget reports and financial statements to determine how staff is performing against targeted budget

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Structural Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience of management experience in Class A office building engineering/facilities management. Hotel / restaurant engineering experience a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of direct experience in a significant leadership role within a corporate engineering department of comparable size and scope
  • Thorough understanding of HVAC, electrical and building automation systems
  • Good computer skills, with the ability to operate Windows based software.
  • Universal CFC certification preferred: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems or process controls

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  • Job Reference: 702958623-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Harwood International
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Salary: On Application