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Chief Engineer

Company: Veolia North America
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionA subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -Job DescriptionTargeted Hourly Pay: $84.83BENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. - Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.POSITION PURPOSE: -The Chief Engineer's primary responsibility is to supervise, control, direct, administer and coordinate all engineering operations and mechanical/electrical maintenance of the facility. This would include repair and maintenance and preventive maintenance on Data Center systems and equipment included in the scope of work associated with the contract between Veolia and the client.This is a position attached to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Veolia and the International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 39.PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise Stationary Engineers.
  • Supervise the performance and maintenance of all mechanical, electrical and craft services, ensuring operation within design capabilities and achieving proper environmental conditions prescribed by Building Management.
  • Oversee and supervise the efficient operation of the facility equipment and systems.
  • Perform requisite daily communication with Building Management on matters relating to the services performed.
  • Develop operating instructions and procedures for equipment and systems.
  • Strive toward a goal of zero downtime in operations by virtue of reliable system performance.
  • Prepare operating budgets relative to the Engineering Department.
  • Implement and conduct training programs for operating the facility equipment and systems.
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures for maintenance, shifting, securing, restarting equipment on designated critical equipment and systems.
  • Establish and maintain periodic operational testing schedules for critical systems and equipment.
  • Administer an effective and accountable preventative maintenance system tailored to the data center facility. Evaluate all equipment and systems operationally and provide the customer with a list of deficiency items and recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor and supervise subcontracted jobs to outside concerns when it is not practical for them to be performed in-house, or as may be requested by building management.
  • Implement and monitor an effective energy conservation and management program to ensure measures are taken to keep operating costs at a minimum.
  • Possess the requisite licenses and permits required by local laws and ordinances to operate, repair and maintain the data center facility equipment and systems.
  • Ensure that the on-site staff conforms to all local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Establish a program for the acquisition, storage and accountability of all operating materials, tools and equipment.
  • Establish a customer approved inventory control system.
  • Develop and maintain a work order system for the control and assignment of all on-call and unscheduled services requested by the customer.
  • Ensure that work responsibilities are allocated properly among subordinates by developing and implementing manpower schedules and work methods and procedures that are designed to obtain low cost and efficient operation.
  • Establish performance standards for each phase of work, adhering to standard practices and quality levels.
  • Carry out policies and procedures of the customer and Enovity concerning safety, administrative requirements, standards, practices and work methods.
  • Perform any additional duties on an as required basis where such duties are within the scope of contractual limitations.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • Lift heavy equipment and carry materials up and down stairs with the capacity of lifting about 50 pounds.
    • Hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.
    • Occasional stooping, bending, or kneeling and entering confined spaces.
    • Constantly uses hands to finger, handle or feel and frequently reaches with hands and arms. Works in various positions; works on ladders, catwalks, and supports at heights of 50 feet above the ground; and works with hands extended above and below head and body. -
    • Typically spends 25 - 35% of time exposed to outdoor and sometimes inclement weather.QualificationsEducation / Experience / Background
      • Two years' college or equivalent trades experience.
      • Supervisor Training.
      • Apprenticeship trades training.
      • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in the implementation of the above.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
        • Strong communication skills to help the team achieve results.
        • Excellent time management skills and the ability to problem solve.
        • Must be highly organized, with excellent attention to detail.
        • Required Certification / Licenses / Training
        • EPA - refrigerant.
        • Fire Pump license preferred.
        • High Rise Fire Safety preferred. -
        • Licensed for equipment - responsible per job location.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia North America, San Jose , Chief Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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