Lead Engineer (Chief)

Position: Lead Engineer (Chief)

Job ID: 164304

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: AUS N ADMIN

Talent Area: Skilled Crafts Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p, Mon-Fri

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s has been expanding in Austin since March 2018, when we opened Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more.   Set to open in 2024, the North Austin Campus will be a 52 bed, 365,000 square foot hospital for children and women.The hospital and its 170,000 square foot adjacent outpatient building will be designed, equipped, and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and women. North Austin facilities include emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms, acute care beds, pediatric, cardiovascular, and neonatal intensive care units, as well as women’s services and a fetal center.Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff,and learnersthroughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Lead Engineer (Chief) -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising assigned activities of the Facilities Operations Department and services functions that are necessary for maintaining the physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utilities, and grounds of the hospital in an operative and safe working condition. This position is also responsible for safety training of maintenance personnel in operations and maintenance of all buildings, structures, and equipment.

Responsibilities :

  • Administers and supervises the predictive and preventive maintenance programs to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the entire hospital, monitoring its application to assure maximum effectiveness and providing appropriate documentation of it.
  • Reports daily to the facilities Operation manager regarding the physical and structural conditions of hospital facilities, plant operations, and the status of work in progress.
  • Oversee and assist in required daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual required building inspections, testing, and instituting required corrections and/or preventative maintenance systems and schedules as needed.
  • Ensures equipment is maintained and services are performed in accordance with the standards established by the Department, Hospital, federal, state, and local agencies. Ensures all required inspections and certifications by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
  • Participates in the development and applications of standards of quality and productivity for the Facilities Operations Department.
  • Supervises and directs Facilities Operation's personnel in the use of policies, procedures, and standards of work performance for maintenance and repair of equipment, buildings, and associated building systems. Ensures staff work is compliant with all safety codes, building codes, and operating processes.
  • Supervises scheduling of department personnel. Lead Engineer provides coverage and backup coverage to and for the Operating Engineers as needed due to vacancies, vacations, absences, and general workload coverage.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of the new employee's orientation and the continuing education of department employees in the repair and maintenance of all equipment. Instructs personnel regarding hazards and safety to ensure safe procedures and safe use of equipment.
  • Works closely with other departments and administration, negotiate priorities, plan work schedules, and make job assignments, place orders for materials, supplies, and parts. Recommends use of outside specialty contractors as necessary.
  • May perform other duties as assigned and as needed


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Required H.S. Diploma or GED, with a preferred associate degree and experience in facilities, healthcare, business management, or other related capacity
  • Preferred Licenses/Certifications: STATENG1 - Stationary Engineer, 1st Grade by the State of Texas, and/or local municipality if applicable, ACR - AC/Refrigeration Contractor by the State of Texas, DL ANY - DRIVER'S LICENSE ANY STATE by Any State, Sec 608 Tech Cert-Universal by the Environmental Protection Agency, CHFM - Cert-Cert HC Facility Mgr by the American Hospital Association
  • For the "Sec 608 Tech Cert-Universal" Certificate - We will accept it from any certifying organization listed on the Environmental Protection Agency web page, including the organizations that no longer offer it
  • Required 3 years’ experience in facilities, healthcare, or business management field with a preferred 3 years’ experience in a healthcare facility

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