Asst Chief Engineer

Arlington, Arlington, Virginia
Jul 02, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Executive, Management
Career Level
Student (High School)
Full Time

About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit

Job Qualifications:
Candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience with commercial building operating systems and general building maintenance procedures, and a minimum of two (2) years of maintenance management experience. High School diploma or GED equivalent. GSA experience is a plus. Position requires the ability to pass an agency required clearance process in order to work in the building. Position requires the Universal Technician Certification, (CFC) and Operating Engineer’s license (SMA) or equivalent. Additionally, the ACE should have certificate’s showing advanced training on each of the major building systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and General Building Operations). Ability to troubleshoot all building systems to include electric and pneumatic controls and thoroughly understand how to interpret blueprints and schematics. Excellent skills in operating hand and power tools, power lifts, scaffolding, ladders and be able to read digital meters and voltage testers. Also must have the ability to troubleshoot all building systems to include electric and pneumatic controls and thoroughly understand how to interpret blueprints and schematics. Have the ability to effectively communicate and present information in one-on-one and/or small group situations with customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent reasoning ability including the ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos, and write simple correspondence. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations, while being able to rationalize problems and critical issues with minimal senior engineering and/or management input. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals with a basic understanding of geometry and its practical uses. Knowledge to prepare and explain energy savings models presented to the engineering and management team, showing cost savings and all associated costs with value added programs. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office/Suite. Experience with a CMSS system, such as 360, a plus. Must have excellent work ethic, pleasant attitude, client/tenant interface experience and willingness to learn new technology methods (Building Engines, 4Sight, EnerNoc, etc). Candidate must also be willing to work closely and effectively with a team, utilizing his/her resources while being able to work independently.

*Job Responsibilities:
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, effectively solve problems in stressful situations, and consistently make effective, high quality decisions. Assist the Chief Engineer in the organization and management of all administrative functions related to the engineering department including budgeting and financial control, compliance with all applicable national and local codes and regulations, reporting on budgets, energy accounting, and productivity. Client services, preventive maintenance, assisting the Chief Engineer in the supervision of the crew (including staff development), purchasing and inventory control, contracted maintenance, and following the Firm’s guidelines regarding general maintenance practices. The Assistant Chief Engineer is expected to have an intimate knowledge of codes, laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the facility, and be able to implement and supervise activities while mitigating risk. Oversee the efficient operation of all building systems and to inform the Chief Engineer and General Manager of any condition affecting building services and Facility or Client safety and comfort. Responsible for insuring and maintaining up-to-date files of building plans, equipment specifications, and all maintenance logs. Respond to building emergencies as needed and as directed in accordance with the building Life Safety Program. Assist the Chief Engineer in the formulation and implementation of the preventive maintenance program including scheduling of preventive maintenance with minimum disruption of building services. Participate in the implementation of new systems and processes from a mechanical perspective in order to thoroughly understand the principal assuring the ability to train all maintenance staff on preventive and corrective maintenance. Assist in creating purchasing specifications and competitive bid analysis and assist the Chief Engineer relative to monitoring the quality and pricing of maintenance work performed by outside contractors including insuring the timely performance of maintenance contract. Work with vendors and contractors regarding installations, preventative maintenance, and modifications ensuring that all JLL safety procedures and guidelines are followed. Ensure a safe work environment while maintaining a clean and organized work area. Maintain a courteous and professional work ethic, appearance, and attitude Maintain compliance with the Engineering Services Compliance Program. Demonstrate improvement from previous scores. Demonstrate the ability to understand the engineering design and operational aspects of the Base Building systems and be able to immediately recognize system performance deficiencies and respond to operational and emergency situations. Assist the General Manager and Chief Engineer with management of all tenant and capital improvement construction projects from construction document review to project closeout and completion. Construction coordination including contractor management and review, review of facility build out plans and pre-occupancy inspections. Setup a comprehensive program to track and manage the consumption of all utilities servicing the property, such as Electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water. Working with the General Manager and Chief Engineer, annually prepare the operational and capital portion of the budget. Monitor operational expense performance throughout the year. Provide support to the Chief Engineer or General Manager on all standard JLL initiatives such as 4Sight, Compliance Excellence Program, IPMP, Energy Star, Engineering Audit, etc.


Directly supervises employees reporting to the assigned buildings. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the policies enumerated within the Jones Lang LaSalle Personnel Handbook and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Knows, understands and sets an example relative to the policies within the Jones Lang LaSalle Personnel Handbook.

*Building Description (i.e., class, rsf, special features and amenities, etc…):
A single-tenanted, two-building office complex in Arlington, VA containing approximately 503,776 rentable square feet.


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