Chief Engineer - Karya Property Management

October 09, 2017

Karya Property Management

Houston, Texas 77024

Job Description Summary

Responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, and supervising all mechanical operations, maintenance, plumbing, communications, energy management and manpower development programs for a 11 story, 207,000 SF office building in Houston.


Job Description

  • Oversee all maintenance/engineering issues
  • Oversee all building systems including fire/life safety, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical issues; must remain current with latest HVAC technology trends
  • Recommend and implement improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an on-going basis
  • Develop and maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals
  • Maintain as-built drawings
  • Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors, tenant finish personnel and engineers
  • Maintain on-going communication with tenants, owners, property management, and vendors
  • Respond to all emergency situations quickly (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and tenant issues
  • Implement and administer inventory control programs, purchase parts and supplies, approve and process vendor invoices
  • Develop specifications and assist in solicitation and administration of maintenance/repair service contracts
  • Ensure compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, government agency, and company directives as it relates to building operations
  • Assist in coordinating needed resources to provide access and support for small non-capital improvement projects
  • Provides input to the Property Manager in support of the Building Maintenance Budget
  • Handles other duties as assigned



  • Vocational/Technical training certificate or college degree in related discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of related work experience in a high/mid-rise commercial property setting
  • Experience in managing/maintaining chiller & boiler systems
  • Appropriate license/permit for trade
  • Universal CFC certification
  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Proficient PC skills; familiar with Energy Management System (EMS)/programming and fire alarm systems
  • Possibility of being only maintenance staff member on duty, may require on call duties
  • The qualified candidate will be detail oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, extremely professional, and customer service oriented


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, stand, climb, frequently lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pumps, tools, ladders) and safely install rigging/lifting devices
  • Regularly required to crouch and reach to install/move equipment by bending forward at the waist or by bending legs and spine
  • Involves movement between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work
  • Ability to read and understand information presented orally and in writing
  • Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, drawings, and schematics