Assistant Chief Engineer

Trail Drive Management Corp. - Dickies Arena
Job Description
Assistant Chief Engineer
Trail Drive Management Corp. – Dickies Arena of Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena will be a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena will be owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena, scheduled to open in November 2019, will host concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and will be the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.
Department :  Engineering     
Reports to :  Chief Engineer  
Job Description :
The Assistant Chief Engineer would serve as a “working” supervisor of the Engineering staff which would include, but is not limited to, Building Maintenance Technicians, Head Electrician, Electricians, Carpenters & Painters and would assist the Chief Engineer in providing a well maintained and well-organized facility. This position would coordinate, prioritize and assign all Facility related work requests and equipment PM’s to the Engineering staff, along with performing work requests and equipment PM’s as time allows. This position would be responsible for learning, programming and monitoring the Johnson HVAC Control system and the Creston Lighting Control Systems. This position would also monitor, repair, maintain and/or coordinate repairs of a wide variety of equipment, which includes, but is not limited to, HVAC Systems, Lighting & Electrical Systems, F&B Equipment, Plumbing Systems, Sump Pumps, Fire Protection Systems and all other types of building related systems. They would insure that all repair and maintenance work performed by the Engineering staff would be in compliance with all codes and criteria, and that this work would be performed in a professional manner with technical competence.
Essential Job Functions- Include, but are not limited to the following:
  • The primary duty of the Assistant Chief Engineer is to ensure the smooth daily operation and the client/guest satisfaction of the Dickies Arena venue under the direction of the Chief Engineer. This position will direct the Engineering staff on all building maintenance, minor repairs, major repairs and complex problems, utilizing all available resources.
  • Must be able to issue written and oral instructions to the Engineering Staff, directing work procedures, preparing work schedules to align with daily tasks and event needs, expediting workflow, ensuring productivity, assessing performance and resolving problems. Examines work performed by the Engineering staff for exactness, neatness and conformance to proper procedures and applicable building codes.
  • Assist with Engineering Staff’s Annual performance reviews and have the ability to teach, coach and discipline them when warranted.
  • Must have verifiable experience in the operation, repairing and preventative maintenance of various commercial HVAC equipment that includes, water cooled chillers, cooling towers, large boiler systems, HVAC pumps, constant and variable volume air handlers, FCU’s, ATU’s, BCU’s, RTU’s, VAV’s, VFD’s, Heat Pumps, Split Systems, Ductless Systems and other associated HVAC equipment.
  • Must have General building maintenance skills and/or mechanical abilities that can easily perform repairs and maintenance requests on plumbing, electrical, interior & exterior building lighting systems, doors and door hardware, interior walls, and other various building related systems and equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to work on building equipment in confined spaces and in “high” areas of the buildings utilizing High Lift equipment, scaffolding, swing stages, ladders, etc., using the appropriate fall protection gear. These high areas could include, but are not limited to, the roof area, ceilings up to 65’ high and cat walks suspended 150’ from the arena floor.
  • Coordinate, assign and/or assist with the required monthly, quarterly and annual testing of all building systems, which include, but is not limited to emergency backup generators, sump pump systems, exterior water fountain equipment, fire protection systems, which include fire alarm systems, fire pumps, fire extinguishers and fire sprinkler systems.
  • Coordinate, assign and/or assist in properly maintaining all Engineering maintenance equipment and tools in a professional manner, and making sure all Engineering work areas are kept clean and organized, to promote a safe working environment 
  • Maintain inventory control of all the Engineering departments repair & maintenance equipment, repair/replacement parts and supplies
  • Assist with monitoring and/or directing the work of third-party contractors on building repairs and projects. Ensure contractors adhere to building policies and safety standards, as well as, follow the guidelines of the contract/proposal for the specific project/work.
  • Assist with monitoring and/or directing the work of our Landscape contractor on all the exterior landscape projects, which include the landscape maintenance program, landscape upgrades, irrigation repairs and upgrades, and any other exterior projects
  • Ensure adherence of the Engineering staff to OSHA, NFPA and other safety codes, as well as, compliance and adherence to hazardous materials standards and codes with the goal of ensuring a consistently safe working environment.
  • Assist the Operations department in the setup and reconfiguration of the Arena Bowl seating systems as required, during Arena seating conversions, including the Rodeo setup and strike. This includes the setup & strike of the South Rodeo Deck system and the Priefert Rodeo Stalls, Chutes and Pins. This would also include coordinating, assigning, supervising and assisting the Engineering staff as required to accomplish the seating conversions within established time lines.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Engineering Operating budget and provide insight into the annual capital budget for long range repairs and improvements to the facility.
  • Willing to work in outdoor elements, during all months of the year, on building related items, including but not limited to, exterior lighting & electrical repairs, street light poles, street bollard repairs, along with snow & ice removal as required.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 75lbs of supplies, materials, equipment, etc.., without assistance, using proper lifting techniques.
  • This position must be willing and able to work a flexible work week schedule, a minimum of 40 per week, which could/would include evenings, weekends and holidays as required and scheduled by the Chief Engineer.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain an inclusive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities which are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Preferred Qualifications      
  • Minimum high school graduate and/or trade school graduate with specialized training in a building related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be knowledgeable with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, safety precautions, and emergency procedures related to facility management.
  • 8+ years of experience in facility maintenance including 4+ years in a supervisory/management capacity.
  • 5+ years’ experience maintaining and operating large scale chilled water systems.
  • 5+ years’ experience operating a Johnson Controls building automation system or equivalent
  • Other engineering or maintenance certifications are strongly desirable; i.e. HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing
  • Experience and/or training in the public assembly facility management industry preferred.
  • Must have a valid state of Texas motor vehicle license
  • Keyboarding skills and computer proficiency with software knowledge including MS Office
  • Experience implementing and operating a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be exposed to adverse weather conditions when required to work outside and/ or fluctuating temperatures.
  • Ability to stand for extended/ long periods of time.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as business is called for.
  • Self-motivated with strong client relations and staff management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Superior customer service experience.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external parties.
Job Competencies       
  • Financial Management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Performance Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking.
Supervisory Responsibility
Exercises general supervision over the Staff assigned to the Engineering department, as well as, identified contractors
Intellectual/Social, Physical Demands and Work Environment
The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Intellectual/Social Demands
While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to multi-task under time limits and with moderate to high pressure situations. Position requires constant attention to details and accuracy of specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time; This position also requires frequent use of interpersonal skills with internal and external clients. Employee will frequently communicate via radio and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. This position requires employee to frequently work both independently and as part of a team. Position also requires being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, by being able to openly communicate with clients and guests       
Physical Demands  
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee will frequently operate a computer and other office devices such as calculators, telephones, copy machines and printers. Employee will constantly move about inside and outside various areas of the facility before/during/after events to interact with internal/external clients and supervise the work of employees during events. Employee must constantly communicate via telephone, radios, email and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. Employee may occasionally be required due to business demands and event operations to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. As business, maintenance, operations or emergency situations require, employee may sporadically assist in lifting/moving 100 lbs. or more.
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work in outside weather conditions; however, the duties of this position are performed primarily indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, with the exception of event days, where the sound levels may be higher than moderate.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
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