Building Manager

Alexandria, VA
$57,419.70 - $101,045.88 Annually
Jan 11, 2023
Feb 01, 2023
Full Time
Building Manager

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City’s square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Building Manager position.

An Overview

The Building Manager is responsible for maximizing and enhancing the value of the City’s investment in real property. This position plans, organizes and controls the activities of the properties under supervision so as to optimize the utilization of all resources available and participates in the formulation of overall property objectives, policies and plans appropriate to the scope of services on each specific assignment.

What You Should Bring

Bring your experience and knowledge of building systems and how to manage building projects. You should also bring your experience and knowledge of building systems and how to manage building projects. You should also be knowledgeable of building code compliance, how to write and enforce contracts, how to read and enforce contract plans and specifications. The ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, customers, vendors and the public is essential.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Understand mechanical, fire, electrical, plumbing, security and windows/doors systems located in assigned portfolio area and understand facility impacts on customer(s) operations;
  • Interpret/apply applicable building codes, laws, policies, rules and regulations related to facilities operations and construction to ensure safety and compliance
  • Coordinate work of contractors, vendors and suppliers in HVAC, environmental issues (lead paint, asbestos abatement/encapsulation), carpentry and other trade work of minor and major facilities construction projects.
  • Conduct annual facility audits for assigned buildings.
  • Identify, define and write scopes of work for projects, defining requirements and project deliverables understanding the resources required to execute the project.
  • Prepare procurement Request For Proposals or Quotations and other related documents to secure bids in compliance with city procurement requirements
  • Prepare work specifications following standards for trades work, include project timeline and milestones with deliverables
  • Prepare reports to include project status updates, prepare and maintain project files, and document project status (photos, memo to file, daily reports)
  • Develop, track and report project budgets, requests for POs and payments
  • Plan and manage project stakeholder communications from project inception/concept to project close-out to include written communications on project status and updates
  • Project closeout completion with checklist and notes

About the Department

Our mission is to provide exceptional management of the City’s real estate, property, and other support services for all our customers, internal and external. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City’s assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Completion of courses in structural engineering or building construction; three years of experience in building and construction work; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of building construction methods, practices, materials, and codes; thorough knowledge of planning for new construction; some knowledge of real estate practices; ability to work harmoniously with others; ability to draft specifications for construction work; ability to inspect, supervise and coordinate the work of others; physical ability to work under adverse weather conditions; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


Outside of general business hours the Building Manager will be required to work evening and weekend hours as needed and/or on a rotational bases.

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a first response department and as such all DGS employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and maybe required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies.