Assistant Chief Building Engineer
Greenwood Village, CO Commercial Property Management
Job Type

The Company:

Schnitzer West, LLC’s vision, mission, promise, culture, values, and goals are at the heart of every decision made. The Company takes pride in and fiercely protects its 5 Core Fundamental Values:

  • Disciplined – Prepare for anything. Anticipate, ask questions, and clarify. Own every moment. Don’t run from risk; mitigate it to create value. Keep your eye on the prize while obsessing over the details.
  • Driven – Work with passion and ambition. Be relentless and work with urgency.
  • Bold – Pioneer true innovation and be motivated by the unknown. Thrive in uncertainty to outperform the expected.
  • Authentic – Work without ego and be a doer, not a talker. Be fair but candid and always willing and able to roll up your sleeves.
  • ‘Cowboy Family’ – Be all in with the firm; pushing and protecting each other to achieve greatness and exceed all expectations. Take pride in being a difference maker and for making a material impact.

This unwavering focus makes Schnitzer West, LLC a recognized and well-respected vanguard in the industry and maintains the framework that allows for superior communications, sound decisive decision making, diversity of thought, and unparalleled business practices, rigor, and innovation.

General Position Summary:

This position is responsible, under direct supervision of Chief Building Engineer, for maintenance and repair of all major building systems, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, security and plumbing, as well as proper operation of the energy management systems for commercial buildings. Position is also responsible for repair/replacement of capital improvements and managing vendor contracts. Typically, responsible for one project and supervising the workflow of one maintenance team.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Responsible for the supervision of the maintenance and engineering property operations of all building systems.
  2. Manage/perform preventative maintenance of all building systems (coordinate with vendors as appropriate), including filter changes for air handling units, cooling tower/condensing unit chemicals, water treatment for fountains.
  3. As needed, contract out work by writing the job scope, developing the bid package, selecting vendors and reviewing contracts.
  4. Prepare and direct all maintenance activities of daily, weekly and monthly tasks using work order system.
  5. Respond to tenant requests for maintenance or repair, including working on HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy management systems.
  6. Respond effectively to all emergencies, which includes coordinating with fire and police department personnel; monitoring safety compliance; testing and maintenance of alarms and sprinklers; maintenance and repair of control and key systems.
  7. Responsible to promote and provide a safe working environment for all employees and building tenants and comply with all local Codes, OSHA and Federal requirements.
  8. Supervise the Building Engineer(s) and indirectly supervise the day porter for each building. Work on developing goals for the future growth of staff members by participating in employee staffing and training.
  9. Provide training and supervision aimed at expanding the capabilities of the operations staff such as, demonstrating proper use and care of tools and instruments to employees
  10. Administer all contracts in conjunction with Investment Manager and help define company’s needs, to protect company assets and interests.
  11. Sustain written/electronic database and produce reports with information regarding items such as building, equipment, variances, security, energy management, work in progress, vendor information, purchase orders, etc.
  12. Process/authorize invoices for payment, as necessary.
  13. Participates on management team with regard to budgeting and operational planning.
  14. 24/7 on-call availability.

Secondary Functions:

  1. Coordinate and manage vendors handling security, parking garage, elevators, fire life safety, HVAC and landscaping services.
  2. Prepare correspondence.
  3. Assist with building construction or tenant improvement closeout and commissioning, including punch list and warranty tracking.
  4. Other assigned operational tasks as may be typically expected of a facility maintenance professional. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Note: Skills required vary somewhat by building or property. The skills noted below are those generally needed for this position.

  1. Knowledge of all building systems, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security and energy management systems.
  2. Fluency with all aspects of trades (e.g., electrical, plumbing, HVAC, janitorial, etc.)
  3. Excellent analytical, trouble shooting, and decision-making skills.
  4. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to tactfully handle complaints and negotiate disagreements.
  5. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of people and to respond appropriately to customer complaints and requests.
  6. Ability to deal with interruptions and to successfully manage multiple tasks.
  7. Ability to effectively manage and mentor staff.
  8. Ability to work effectively in a team situation and to work cooperatively with other staff.
  9. Innovative critical thinking skills to solve new or unique problems.
  10. Understanding of building expense budgeting and variance reporting, with the ability to work within Excel.
  11. Ability to create budget assumptions in Excel.
  12. Working knowledge of basic office machines and computer software (Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.)

Education and Experience:

  1. 4 to 7 years’ experience as a Building Engineer or equivalent position
  2. Minimum of two years post-high school education or vocational training specializing in HVAC, building engineering, stationary engineering, or a similar program.
  3. Certificates/License or equivalent required: Universal CFC, Stationary Engineer, LEED, OSHA.
  4. Plumbing, mechanical, Freon, and boiler certificates or training also desirable, as is factory training in one or more energy management systems.
  5. Driver’s license is required.

Physical Demands:

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.

  1. Visual acuity to read words and numbers, colors, peripheral vision, and depth perception including close proximity and focus.
  2. Ability to exert up to 35 lbs. of force and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs., frequently lift and/or move up to 75 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs.
  3. Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate tools and equipment, including office and computer equipment.
  4. Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the phone in English.
  5. Frequently move about inside buildings and outside, over uneven terrain, while maintaining balance.
  6. Frequently ascends/descends a ladder.
  7. Ability to alternate between sitting and standing frequently throughout day, while walking up to 8 hours a day.
  8. Ability to reach with hands and arms over head often.
  9. Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl when necessary.
  10. Ability to respond to smells and sounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is required to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Schnitzer West is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Description
$80,000-$95,000 per year