Chief Building Engineer - Confidential

Posted By: Joe Grimes Career Center,


Normal working hours are Monday-Friday, but this position is on-call for the property seven days a week. Must respond to emergencies at all times of the day, after hours, and on weekends.  May work some weekends for special events or to cover an employee who can't work.


This Position Supervises:

Directly supervises at least one maintenance technician and manages the contractual relationships for janitorial, landscaping, and other misc. facility maintenance services.  This includes vendor management for building systems – not limited to, BAS, HVAC, access control, security, elevator, minor AV/IT systems, etc. 


Job Purpose:

The Chief Building Engineer is responsible for maintaining all buildings and grounds located within a World Class portfolio. The Chief Building Engineer performs and supervises all tasks related to BAS, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, security, access control, environmental, safety, custodial, and event coordination. In addition, this position supervises daily repairs and small projects to always maintain the highest level of aesthetics. This position requires a team player attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, and project coordination. The Chief Building Engineer has a clear understanding of acceptable business practices. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and performs all work related to the maintenance of the buildings including but not limited to HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, custodial, landscaping, and security
    • Supervises custodial workers and ensures the facility is kept clean.
    • Supervises maintenance technicians and is responsible for scheduling and confirming work is complete.
    • Ensures that grounds are in show-ready conditions by utilizing staffing and resources accordingly.  Includes monitoring schedules for trash pickup, etc.
    • Ensures landscaping is maintained and curb appeal is kept up.
    • Reports and logs maintenance repairs to be completed by designated technicians.
    • Supervises all facility subcontractors and maintains a log of when each subcontractor is on the property.
    • Maintains accurate records of all maintenance repairs using a computerized work order system.
    • Regularly inspects the property to check the quality of cleaning and landscaping, identify maintenance issues, and address all items of concern.
    • Manages required inspections of elevators and life safety systems.
    • Maintains elevator log of all entrapments and other issues.
    • Maintains accurate records of all inspections.
    • Schedules required inspections with subcontractors and ensures inspections are completed. Report deficiencies to the client for resolution.
    • Manages the computerized facility work order system.
    • Track all maintenance activities in the work order system.
    • Assigns tasks to appropriate team member(s).
    • Input labor hours and material costs for each work order and ensure all billable work is billed accurately.
    • Provide reports to management regarding work order status and completion.
    • Ensures proper scheduling of set up and take down for meetings, events, conferences, and otherwise as directed.
    • Reports problems, solutions, and costs associated with management. Provides a weekly status update on any pending projects.
    • Responds to and follow up on all client/tenant requests in a timely manner.
    • Promotes a positive team attitude with employees, clients, and tenants.
    • Implement emergency procedures for hurricanes, tropical storms, other weather events, power outages, floods, pipe leaks, and so forth.
    • Develops relationships with tenants and address any maintenance issues reported.
    • Serves as primary contact for facility-related emergencies, which may require evening and weekend work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English. Must be able to verbally communicate with all assigned employees, tenants, and leadership. Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • Ability to self-perform the simplest repairs required at a facility.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork both manually and digitally. 
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates excellent time-management skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent rapport with visitors, staff, and employees.
  • Is self-motivated and takes initiative.
  • Ability to execute projects systematically.
  • Good craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to operate a computer and smartphone and be proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must have 3 years of hands-on experience using a Building Automation System to monitor and troubleshoot HVAC issues. Siemens Design experience preferred.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in building engineering, repair, or facility management and supervising others. Experience working on high-visibility properties and complicated mixed-use portfolios is desired.
  • Preferably someone with an industry related designation such as FMA or SMT or some other industry related education.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, crouch, climb, and assist in safely lifting 50 pounds. Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather common in South Florida including extreme heat and humidity.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured by the company’s insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a criminal background check as well as any additional background checks required for a specific client site.

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