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Chief Building Engineer

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Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Property Management
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United States

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Chief Building Engineer needed for high-rise condominium building in the downtown Houston area.  The Chief Engineer will plan, coordinate and oversee all maintenance and repairs activities for the HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life-safety systems for a Class A building, consisting of over 500,000 square feet, which will require knowledge of commercial, multi-family and retail operations.  Seeking a seasoned individual that must be a self-starter, be able to work within a budget guideline, and possess problem-solving capabilities.  Must also possess administrative capabilities and computer skills, in addition to a hand’s on attitude, overseeing all general building maintenance, inspections, daily operations, and projects as well as ordering operational parts and supplies. 

The Chief Engineer must work hand-in-hand with the building manager to follow the annual projects schedule to ensure timely completion within the budget guideline.


·       Daily building maintenance operations.

·       Implements and carries out preventative maintenance programs to ensure useful life of building systems and equipment.

·       Obtains competitive quotes on building repairs as needed.

·       Monitors building systems and programs modifications if needed.

·       Maintains, orders and purchases all operational maintenance supplies stock.

·       Assists with budget preparations involving maintenance and repairs.

·       Provides a monthly maintenance report to the building manager.

·       Coordinates projects with vendors and supervises as needed to ensure project and/or contract performance.

·       Ensures quality control with service providers along with specific performance.

·       Works diligently on maintenance contract renewals.

·       Maintains building equipment and maintenance records while overseeing warranties.

·       Implements scheduled inspections required by City codes and ordinances.

·       Stays abreast of life-safety issues and new regulations that may affect maintenance operations.

Qualifications/Experience Requirements:

·       15+ years of experience in building maintenance or comparable experience in the Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing industries

·       10+ years as a Chief Building Engineer

·       Maintenance Electrician’s License

·       Stationary Engineer’s (Boiler) License

·       Metasys knowledge

Other Requirements:

·       Physical requirement will include climbing ladders, stooping, carrying heavy loads of 40-50 lbs., climbing stairwells, and being on your feet throughout the day

·       Knowledge of construction MEP drawings


·       Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications

·       Full-Time Position, Monday thru Friday, includes benefits (medical and dental visional insurance, paid time off, 401K)

·       Occasional overtime and some emergency call-outs as needed

  • Background screening and drug test required

Job Function

  • Maintenance

Job Sectors

  • Residential
  • Retail


5+ to 7 years

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