Property Engineer

Oxfordshire, Salary £80,000 PA Gross

EHS #6777

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Our client is seeking an experienced Property Engineer to work on their Estate in Oxfordshire.

To apply for this role you must be living within a commutable distance of the property which is 5 miles south of Oxford centre and be fully legally able to work in the UK.

Duties of the Property Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to Assistant Chief Engineer and/or Chief Engineer with organising and scheduling maintenance
  • Responsible for maintaining a preventive maintenance program within the restrictions of an annual budget; this includes all heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical as well as maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment
  • Responsible for HVAC maintenance and repair including chillers, air handlers, pump repair, motor replacement, and water treatment to related equipment
  • Responsible for electrical repairs including breaker replacement, general wiring, lighting ballast replacement, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, and tube replacement
  • Responsible for plumbing maintenance including garbage disposals, P-traps, general sewer line on property and faucet repairs
  • Responsible for generator testing and reporting, as well as vendor coordination and refuelling of Gen-Set
  • Coordinate necessary property access with the Assistant Chief Engineer and Chief Engineer
  • Assist in maintaining blueprint inventory, operation manuals, stock supplies, and specifications as they apply to primary duties
  • Assists in periodic structural inspections and evaluations of property facilities
  • Participates in and contributes to the development of a response program, particularly in the areas related to response during and after seismic events
  • Provide training to new and existing employees
  • Maintain daily work order tracking
  • Keep up on technological changes such as retrofitting machinery to meet today’s new laws and efficiency standards
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Chief Engineer and/or Chief Engineer/Estate Manager

Candidate Skills:

  • Relates well with employees, vendors, customers, and others
  • Demonstrate good personal control and judgment under normal and stressful conditions
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s Licence and maintain a satisfactory CA DMV record
  • Ability to be on-call and participate in 24-hour radio/pager rotations
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts of morning and evenings along with weekends and holidays
  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally
  • Ability to relate and interpret documents such as safety roles, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to complete problem identification and resolution
  • Personal vehicle use is required to travel between property locations.  Mileage reimbursement through the client
  • Ability to recognise potentially dangerous conditions
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to prioritise and handle multiple tasks demonstrating good time management
  • High energy level and stamina along with the ability to exhibit attention to details is a must

Candidate experience and education requirements:

  • The qualified applicant should ideally have a combined 5-10 years of commercial building engineering, Construction Management or Facilities Management experience
  • Requires 5+ years of facilities operational experience over multiple buildings
  • Strong HVAC, plumbing or electrical required
  • Extensive experience in reading complex architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, communications and landscaping plans
  • In-depth knowledge of general maintenance practices for structural, mechanical, electrical and landscaping components. Working knowledge of the functioning of HVAC units
  • High School degree or equivalent.  College degree preferred
  • Equivalent time in another Building Trade is acceptable
  • EPA Technician certification required, preferably Universal Classification
  • Highest-level state/local license for stationary engineer and/or HVAC plus universal level refrigerant recovery license. BOMA courses are desirable
  • SMA designation preferred
  • Intermediate computer skills and building automation systems experience required

Ideal start date - March/April 2024

Salary on offer of £80,000 pa (Gross)

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Property Engineer

EHS #6777

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