Jacobs Chief Engineer in Houston, Texas

Chief Engineer

Description

Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine, we primarily serve the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries providing engineering and construction of some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the operational management and effective daily leadership and administration of the engineering team with the objectives of safely, efficiently, and effectively operating machinery and systems in a cost-effective manner. The Chief Engineer must ensure the highest level of professionalism, while meeting the business’ needs, and a commitment to achieving 100% uptime throughout the engineering team. Responsible for protecting and improving the value of the business’ assets and ensuring that building engineering systems continue to perform their intended function. The Chief Engineer will implement and manage the reliability-based maintenance function. The incumbent also executes equipment inspection and monitoring programs; defines and implements maintenance best practices to improve overall mechanical equipment uptime; and continuously evaluates current maintenance, operations and reliability methods and implements changes to enhance effectiveness at increasing value-maximizing performance.

  • Monitors operation and maintains air conditioning equipment; heating, ventilating and hot water equipment; pumps, valves, piping and filters; other mechanical and electrical equipment; reviewing logs as necessary to assure proper operation of equipment; responsible for reporting any problems/malfunctions on an as need basis. Performs preventive tasks. Oversees repair and P.M. of HVAC systems; determines frequency of repair and/or P.M. for HVAC systems

  • Insures the availability of an adequate inventory of tools and other supplies to operate the building. Specific duties include but are not limited to: preparing bid requests, developing sources for stock materials and performing periodic checks of inventory levels and equipment conditions. Responsible for overseeing the activities of contractors working within the buildings.

  • Establish business plans for equipment maintenance and repair, and Grounds, as well as manage a staff of engineers and maintenance technicians while ensuring a safe work environment for employees, customers and visitors, 24/7/365.

  • Coordinate and supervise emergency management operations during natural or man-made emergencies and disasters, pandemics and acts of terrorism including program activities and community preparedness; maintains warning systems.

  • Identify safety hazards within the building and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the building’s staff and occupants work in a safe environment. Implement, administer, and manage safety training program. Ensure that compliance of all regulatory laws and guidelines are met as they relate to the operation of the building’s infrastructure. Responsible for alerting management of building discrepancies. Maintain all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the building including up-to-date building drawings and single-lines as well as documentation mandated for the purpose of maintaining regulatory compliance with Federal, State or Local law.

  • Provides training and support aimed at expanding the capabilities of the operations staff. Specific duties include but are not limited to: demonstrating the proper use and care of tools and instruments, giving hands on instruction in basic maintenance, safety and troubleshooting procedures, recommending relevant outside engineering courses for enrollment and instilling an overall level of professionalism in manner and appearance.

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in and engineering discipline or equivalent work experience, preferred

  • 7 years facility related work experience, including customer service, leadership and supervisory experience, preferred

  • Managerial experience required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of maintenance processes. Understands aspects of construction planning and execution. Exposure to HVAC, fluid handling/pumping, fluid filtering, mechanical systems, welding, and electrical systems engineering and operation. Working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office and CMMS systems, preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.

  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Certification as a Universal Technician for CFC’s, Operating Engineers license (SMA) or equivalent

  • Additional certification preferred in the following: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry or engine repair. Certifications/licenses as may be required by local or state jurisdictions.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Physical requirements to include stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. Must have the ability to operate an EMS and CMMS system. Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to handle multiple projects and make decisions.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: ECR000081