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CBRE Chief Building Engineer Supervisor in Cleveland, Ohio


Two Institutions, One Ambitious Goal: Transform Global Health Care:

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are building the future of health care with the Health Education Campus (HEC) and Dental Clinic (DC). Set to open in 2019, the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion will welcome dental, medical, nursing, and physician assistant students to a space expressly designed to advance inter-professional education.

"For health care workers to work well together, they need to learn together. They need to take classes together, study together, eat and 'hang out' with each other."

— Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University

Starting with a 21,600-square-foot atrium that includes dining, the entire building actively encourages interaction. From shared lounge and study areas to classrooms planned around group work, the building provides faculty and students constant opportunities for informal interactions — as well as joint courses and other academic activities. The conference center, which features a 7,000-square-foot auditorium and 4,800-square-foot lecture hall, will further encourage collaboration and innovation.

The HEC was designed by world-famous architect Lord Norman Foster (Foster + Partners of England) and is a $515 million, 485,000 square foot building on an 11-acre site. His credits include some of the world's most impressive and astonishing contemporary buildings and structures, including the bone-thin Millau Viaduct in France; the renovated Reichstag in Berlin, whose glassy dome has become a symbol of transparent government; and the HSBC Tower in Hong Kong, which displays its elegant, earthquake-resistant steel structure outside its glass skin.

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic have formed a joint venture and CBRE is privileged and honored to be selected to manage this state-of-the-art two-building campus and to ensure the highest occupant experience for the students, faculty, and visitors from around the world. Our Client is a joint venture of multiple owners with multiple buildings. The buildings are designed with some of the most technologically advanced MEP/BAS systems to maximize efficiency and occupant comfort.

Cleveland Clinic/CWRU Health Education Campus Video:


The HEC-DC will be led by Kevin Malinowski, Managing Director. Mr. Malinowski is a 22-year veteran of CBRE and has held numerous leadership positions throughout his tenure. He will be responsible for overall client relationship management, facilities operations, and the occupant experience. Reporting to the Managing Director will be the Chief Building Engineer Supervisor and the Community Experience Leader. The Chief Building Engineer Supervisor will be responsible for running and managing the facilities management team for both buildings and the Community Experience Leader will be responsible for the occupant/visitor experience.


The Chief Building Engineer Supervisor is a Player-Coach Role that will be responsible for running and managing two very technically advanced buildings with an array of complex MEP systems.

Chief Building Engineer Supervisor – Plans, implements, coordinates and manages all mechanical operations, maintenance, communications, energy management, and manpower development programs for a facility, campus or portfolio of buildings.


As a Player-Coach, the Chief Building Engineer Supervisor will have management and hands-on responsibilities to run building operations, maintenance, and preventative maintenance supported by a proposed team of building engineers, planner/scheduler, and dock coordinator. Duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

· Manages all building operations as well as the development of operating and capital budgets.

· Manages operations and maintenance issues, troubleshooting and problem solving as required.

· Recommends and implements improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an on-going basis and develop/maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals. HSC will be supported by a local CBRE variable resource.

· Coordinates maintenance efforts with outside contractors. Oversees all building systems including fire/life safety, plumbing, HVAC and electrical issues and must remain current with latest HVAC technology trends.

· Maintains on-going communication with designated client team members, facility management team, and vendors.

· May assist in solicitation and acquisition of new management contracts. Coordinates development and maintenance of as-built drawings.

· Responds to all emergency situations quickly (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns.

· Implements and administers inventory control programs/purchase parts and supplies.

· Develops specifications and assists in solicitation and administration of maintenance/repair service contracts.

· Establishes and monitors programs to ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agency and company directives as relates to building operations.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's RISE values.


This team will be supported by other CBRE Variable Resources.


· CMMS/Call Center

· Project Management


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university and a minimum of four years experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and understanding of all applicable practices and techniques, laws, project controls and environmental regulations to include safety regulations.


Universal CFC certification required. Additional certification in three or more of 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.


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.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


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


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.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.


Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level,

  2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related requirements at all times,

  3. Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.

  4. Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required.

As a Manager:

  1. While adhering to all HSE requirements established for CBRE employees, supervisors and managers are additionally required to:

a. Provide sufficient distraction-free time for employees to complete all required HSE training & support the HSE training program implicitly,

b. Investigate and resolve (if possible) all reported unsafe conditions / acts and communicate results back to the affected stakeholders,

c. Support "stop work" authority when it is exercised in good faith,

d. Communicate any / all potential workplace hazards and workplace procedures.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans