Job Title: Building Engineer
Reports To: Community Association Manager/Supervisor of On-site Staff
Department: Community Management
Exemption Status: Exempt/Salary $65,000-$75,000
Summary: The Building Engineer is responsible for the effective and efficient operation and cleanliness of the building, completing established preventative maintenance programs of the building and its equipment, and providing direction to outside contractors as needed. In addition, the Building Engineer is responsible for supervising staff and completing maintenance duties in the absence of staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Tour the building daily, identifying items requiring housekeeping and maintenance (in-house or from an outside contractor). Such items should be reported to the Community Association Manager.
- Direct the performance of contracted vendors and performance of the maintenance staff as needed.
- Utilize Hammersmith Construction Services for maintenance and project support of the buildings.
- Establish and maintain all appropriate building logs/records, plans, reports, and preventative maintenance calendars.
- Enter and monitor work orders for tracking and completion.
- Follow preventative maintenance procedures and guidelines for the building, equipment, public space, grounds, etc. This includes routine testing and monitoring of the fire suppression system, plumbing systems, HVAC systems, the emergency generator, and other mechanical and building components outlined in the Association’s preventative maintenance calendars.
- Complete work orders as assigned. Review and evaluate results during and at the conclusion of projects.
- Obtain requests for proposals for outside contractors as required for repairs, and preventative maintenance contracts on all building systems.
- Inventory, track, and maintain all Association owned equipment and needed supplies.
- Ensure cleanliness and organization of all work areas.
- Provide operational recommendations to the Community Association Manager and Board of Directors for process improvements and increased efficiency through a monthly Maintenance Report.
- Provide written reports, as requested/needed, on the condition of all aspects of the building.
- Respond to emergency calls when necessary. Responses may include coordinating repairs with the proper contractor, consulting the Community
Association Manager as to what action to take, or personally visiting the property to resolve the issue.
- Schedule and arrange for system inspections as required by Federal, State, and Local laws.
- Assist in enforcing Association Rules & Regulations.
- Attend monthly Board of Director Meetings and give Maintenance Report.
- Cross-train on other high-rise buildings to provide support to the engineering team.
- Contribute and be a part of the reserve study and annual budgeting process as it affects their areas of responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other Qualifications:
- Must possess personal values that are in alignment with those of the company: Excellence, Partnership, Professionalism, Integrity, and Life Balance
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of building and facilities management, building codes, and safety codes
- Knowledge of all aspects of building engineering, including but not limited to HVAC systems, plumbing systems, fire suppression systems, smoke control systems, elevators, emergency generators, building security
- Skill in organization, customer service, attention to detail, and follow through
- Skill in decision making and problem solving
- Ability to read and understand technical drawings and Oms
- Ability to utilize different computer software programs
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
- Ability to perform duties with limited supervision
- Ability to be work a flexible schedule in order to meet deadlines
- Ability to supervise as necessary
Education and Experience:
- Four-year degree in Business Management, Engineering, or a related field preferred
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience and working knowledge in all aspects of building engineering including HVAC systems, plumbing systems, fire suppression systems, smoke control systems, elevators, emergency generators, building security etc. required
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Possess a Standing Facilities Certification (ICC Issue or Equivalent) or equivalent through years of experience working in all aspects of Facilities Maintenance required
- HVAC certification required
- Current boiler license and Certified Pool Operator required
- Exhibit Cost Control and use of resources.
- Perform all assigned work to ensure the safety of the building occupants and the continuous operation of the facility.
- Meet OSHA compliance.
- Ability to execute upon assigned Work Orders.
- While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather conditions. The work environment is also subject to loud noises and vibration due to equipment. May be required to wear a uniform.
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.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently engage in different types of movement, such as; climbing, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. This position may require occasional lifting of light to medium weight objects.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Job Type: Full-time