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Facility Systems Performance Engineer Manager

Location:

This position is located in Tampa, Florida.

Position Purpose:

The Facilities Performance Engineering Manager (FPE Manager) serves as the manager of the project to which they are responsible. The FPE Manager is responsible for formulating and enforcing work standards and processes, assigning schedules, reviewing work performance, and communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the firm to their team. This person leads the team through professional and effective communications to ensure team members under their management are productive, but also motivated and inspired to achieve success independently and collectively as a company team. These skills must be applicable to managing multiple teams and multiple projects that may be working concurrently in separate locations.

In addition to managerial skills, the FPE Manager must be proficient with skills directly associated with the work their personnel are performing including proficiency in all building codes and all Cx software, Cx database, energy modeling, economic analysis and scheduling. These skills are maintained by engaging in ongoing training of team members and clients along with professional development through continuing education.

The FPE Manager must also carry out job functions related to client relationship management. This includes communicating the services that the firm can be contracted for, supporting the Synergy Sales Team in responding to a request for proposal, then follow-up with the clients.

 

Key Result Areas:

Include, but not limited by the following:

Management & Administration (Facilities Performance Engineer Team)

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing company procedures, procedures, and regulations;
  • Maintains all electronic files to Synergy’s cloud file server.
  • Ensures product and company compliance by abiding by federal, state and local regulations;
  • Execute all duties and responsibilities with professionalism; clear communication (written and verbal) skills, accountability;
  • Promotes and maintains professional collaboration through management of project team, including all engineering disciplines, equipment vendors, architects, contractors, construction manager and project client/owner;
  • Ability to work on multiple inter-company initiative teams (process improvement & company standards) and client’s project teams simultaneously while monitoring/managing personal and Synergy Key Performance Indicators
  • Basic knowledge in system design and testing, including but not limited to; air systems, hydronic systems, HVAC equipment and controls, plumbing equipment and controls, electrical equipment and controls, and life safety systems.
  • Basic knowledge of system specific installation and operational checklists, inspection reports, and testing protocols;
  • Ensure adequate review and submission of project deliverables in conjunction with design and construction schedule milestones
  • Supports with conducting employee performance evaluations;
  • Contributes and collaborates with Department Directors, Service Team Leaders, and Teams to evaluate Synergy Operational Performance Goals and implement improvements
  • Contribute and collaborate with the Department Directors, Service Team Leaders, and Teams to evaluate Synergy Operational Performance Goals and implement improvements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently lead productive service team and project team meetings.
  • Prepare and present Engineering Service Scorecard to direct report and Executive Team.
  • Assists to establish and improve departmental processes, procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • Participates in Engineering Department meetings and attends other meetings as necessary to support the planning and operational needs of the firm.
  • Supports with serving on employee selection committees or meetings as it relates to the engineering department.
  • Supports in developing the business plan for the engineering department, including monthly, quarterly, and annual goals, objectives, and systems.
  • Assists with the company-wide committees including the wellness training, environmental health and safety, activity, and culture and communications committees.
  • Participates in the continuous implementation of a team-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Project Execution

  • Demonstrate Leadership with client and Synergy project teams in executing new building systems (MEP & envelope) consulting services: services including design reviews, construction verification, and validation of performance, and optimization services,
  • Demonstrate Leadership with client and Synergy project teams in executing existing building system (MEP & envelope) evaluation and optimization consulting services.
  • Proficient in the Owners Project Requirements (OPR) Process
  • Supports demonstrating leadership of OPR workshop with a Project Team (client)
  • Interpretation of technical specifications, equipment cutsheets & catalog data;
  • Lead the utilization of Trace 700 economic analysis software (energy modeling);
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Data Analytics software, interpretation of utility bills, utility rates structure, utility rebates and incentive programs;
  • Proficiency in energy analysis of existing buildings
  • Proficiency in technical report writing including oversight of project teams in the development of the deliverable.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead commissioning meetings with design and construction teams.
  • Performs field observations on static (not started/rough-in field observation) equipment;
  • Performs field observations on equipment start-ups.
  • Performs functional testing on primary and secondary equipment, as well as system-level functional testing.
  • Authors checklists and functional test scripts.

Client Management

  • Consistently get feedback from clients via participation in client surveys.
  • Confirms work product (client deliverables) standards compliance by conducting quality control assessment protocols of the PMs under their management based on submission of OPR’s, project Cx reports, etc.;
  • Represents Synergy in a professional manner in all written and verbal communications with the client, as well as performing in a manner that aligns with the company’s vision and culture.
  • Maintains regular, proactive and timely with direct communication with client(s) as it relates to project expectations, status, and issue resolution.
  • Promote the participation of clients in Synergy Events.
  • Promote the recognition of client’s projects and goals through Synergy or Industry Organizations Social Media Vehicles and Events.
  • Identifying and responding to new project opportunities per Synergy protocol.

Accounts Receivable Management

  • Direct understanding of construction contracts with relation to invoicing and the communication of these matters with assigned PM and client if necessary;
  • Ensure PMs invoice projects to match level of percent complete, align with scope/contract and follow invoicing protocols through company billing review process.
  • Maintain timely communication and documentation of client collections’ efforts (past due invoices).
  • Review the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Aging reports on a monthly basis;
  • Review the Accounts Receivable (A/R) Aging reports on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinate and complete Client Invoicing by the 1st of each month.

Continuing Education & Professional Development

  • Contribute industry leading ideas, principles, and technology to the Synergy Engineering Department
  • Maintain steady participation in CEU’s that is focused on the main principles of MEP engineering, MEP construction, and Facility Operational Performance; including local and national industry organizations indicated below.
  • Acquire and Maintain a current LEED EB Proficiency certification;
  • Acquire and Maintain a commissioning professional certification such as BCxA, UofW Madison CxQP, or NEEB;
  • Acquire and Maintain an Association of Energy Engineers professional certification such as CEM or CEA;
  • Acquire and Maintain an Industry Professional Institution certification such as Niagara or Infrared level 1;
  • Maintaining membership in a professional organization (ie. AEE, ASHRAE, student ASHRAE, BCA);
  • Provide training to the team on various topics post Continuing Education.

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Qualifications:

Minimum

  • 10 years experience in Mechanical and Electrical Systems Commissioning, including construction drawings & specification review, equipment submittal review, and construction installation & startup inspections, performance testing, and BMS systems (points lists, sequence of operations, networks, control protocols) or
  • Licensed Master Electrician or Mechanical Contractor (Service or Installation) or Controls System Project Engineer/Manager
  • Commissioning Professional Certification
  • Proficient in the Commissioning Process per FGI, http://www.fgiguidelines.org/
  • Proficient in the Commissioning Process ASHRAE Guidelines 0, 1, & 2
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, and Excel;
  • Requires strong analytical and mathematical skills, quick thinking, and a solid understanding of the main principles of MEP engineering, and construction;
  • In-depth, technical understanding of Chilled Water Plants, Heating Plants, Hydronic Distribution Systems, Air Distribution Systems, and Building Management/Automation Systems (BMS). or
  • In-depth, technical understanding of Electrical Power Distribution Systems; and Lighting Systems and Fire Alarm Systems, including proficiency in authoring Electrical Power, Lighting, and Fire Alarm system assessment reports;
  • Strong technical understanding of information technology networks.
  • Familiar with Renewable Energy Systems.
  • Familiar with Energy Conservation and Optimization Industry Standard Principals, and
  • Must be able to travel anywhere in the United States typically not more than one week per month outside Michigan.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology;
  • Proficient in Energy Modeling Software (Trace Load 700 & DOE2);
  • Proficient in the application of mechanical and plumbing building codes, NFPA 70, 99, 101, & Healthcare Codes.

Other considerations

  • Proficient in Building Modeling Software (Revit and Navisworks);
  • Experience with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems);
  • Experience with IT networking design, installation, and commissioning.
  • Experience commissioning Critical Environments, such as Data Centers, Hospitals, Cleanrooms.
  • Experience with Building Envelope Commissioning
  • Experience with Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing.
  • Proficiency with database & software programming, including SQL, Haystack, JSON, CSS, HTML, C-sharp.
  • Experience in LEAN and/or Process Improvement, including certification in Six Sigma
  • Experience with Green Building Guidelines, such as LEED, Green Globes, International Well Building Institute

 

Work Environment & Requirements:

  • Average 45-hour workweek
  • Walking job sites and inspecting systems as the projects require.
  • Traditional office setting
  • Virtual/Remote office setting
    • Work from a professional home office with video conferencing and online tools
    • Business like virtual communication and home office standards to be maintained

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting for long periods of time working on a computer or travel;
  • Standing or walking for long periods of time at Project Sites/Facilities.
  • Continual use of arms, hands, fingers, eyes, hearing, talking, walking; and
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50lbs.

 

Synergy Consulting Engineers, INC. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Veterans, Women, and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Submit your resume to us at danellen@synergy-engineers.com to apply