Job Position

Chief Building Engineer


Construction Management

Reports To

Director of Real Estate Management

Salary Rate

Competitive. Based on Relevant Experience & Education.


8:30 am - 5:30 pm (or as required)

Job Type

Full Time Exempt

Required Education

High school or GED equivalent.

Required Experience

Minimum five years experience - see job description below.

Required License or Certification

Industry-specific certifications preferred.


The Chief Building Engineer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining an efficient operation of all building systems and to inform the Real Estate Manager of any condition affecting the building services, facility or client safety and comfort. The Chief Building Engineer will provide direction, support, and supervision of staff and collaborate with contractors to ensure that the engineering team meets objectives safely, efficiently and effectively while properly operating machinery and managing systems in a cost-effective manner.


High school or GED equivalent.

Minimum five years of experience in multi-story office buildings, commercial or office building facility management, engineering work, and/or in-building facility operations.

Certifications or training in OSHA or workplace safety, Universal Technician Certification, CFC, Stationary Engineer Journeyman card and LME licensing preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of building mechanical systems, a working knowledge of building energy conservation strategies, and strong computer proficiencies in Building Engines, MS Word, and Excel, and demonstrated ability to operate building HVAC systems.

Knowledgeable with codes, laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of a facility and understanding of blueprints and schematics.

Ability to troubleshoot all building systems including electrical and DDC controls.

Ability to operate power tools, power lifts, scaffolding, ladders and read digital meters and voltage testers.  (See more below).

Ability to walk, climb, kneel, lift, crawl, squat, bend, and other physical actions to perform office-related activities.  (See more below).

Excellent organizational and communication skills.


Oversee the operational and administrative duties of the engineering team. Complete personnel duties related to the team including hiring, counseling, and performance appraisals, etc.

Provide recommendations for operational and capital improvements

Protect and improve the value of the physical building asset and ensure that building engineering systems continue to perform their intended function

Maintain positive tenant relations through a prompt, courteous response to all tenant inquiries, requests, and concerns

Monitor operation and maintenance of fire alarm systems, electrical, water and/or gas systems including: refrigeration, water cooling and air conditioning equipment; boilers, heating, ventilating and hot water equipment; pumps, valves, piping and filters; other mechanical and electrical equipment; review logs as necessary to assure proper operation of equipment; responsible for reporting any problems / malfunctions on an as need basis

Develop, implement, and maintain programs, guidelines and policies for the maintenance and replacement of all HVAC equipment, and plumbing and electrical systems in all facilities.  Assure that there are detailed records of preventive maintenance and appropriate recording for reporting

Oversee repair and/or preventative maintenance of HVAC systems; determine preventative maintenance frequencies

Prepare and submit purchase order requests, and perform periodic checks of inventory levels and equipment conditions

Identify safety hazards within the buildings and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the building’s staff and occupants work in a safe environment.  Train facilities management employees on appropriate safety measures. Monitor and work to ensure that OSHA requirements are met and maintained.

Recommend and estimate facility repairs and improvements for inclusion in the annual budget

Perform any other duties as needed or requested


The physical demands 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. Walking and standing for long periods of time are regularly required when performing the duties. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in a confined space. Must have the ability to work at heights up, and sometimes exceeding, 100 feet. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds and frequently move up to 100 pounds, while adhering to safety instructions prescribed in the safety handbook and all other safety courses provided. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; therefore the applicants must have 20/20 vision or wear glasses/contacts that bring their vision to 20/20.

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