Chief Engineer

Arlington, VA
Mar 08, 2019
Apr 11, 2019
Engineer, Executive, Chief
Full Time
    Direct and oversee all building maintenance and operationsRecommend appropriate staffing levels and hire, supervise and coordinate activities of engineering staff while assuring compliance to company standardsDirect and maintain an effective operation and general maintenance program with accurate, up-to-date records including, but not limited to: HVAC , MEP, electrical and plumbingTrain engineering staff, including but not limited to: building systems, equipment function and purpose, operation and maintenance proceduresMaintain current and historical preventive maintenance and repair records on all mechanical equipmentEnsure property compliance with all City, State and Federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulationsEstablish and implement prompt and courteous response to tenant requests within the guidelines set for by CompanyMaintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with contractors and tenantsEstablish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the entire operation staff and perform as a team member.Follow and maintain all current emergency procedures set forth by company and the assigned property, including but not limited to:
    Direct and assist with evacuations, bomb searches and life safety alarms as neededAssist emergency authorities and response teams in capacity of fire/life safety director
    Control engineering activities and building mechanical systemsMonitor and approve engineering personnel time sheetsAdhere to all company and property policies and procedures and perform all duties in a safe manner and help ensure compliance with city, state and federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations.Actively participate in required training activities and seminarsEstablish inventory control programs with appropriate parts stocking levels with accurate and timely records of receipts and issuesProvide engineering staff with correct equipment, tools, and training as appropriate to the propertyDevelop long-term strategic plans and forecasting for the property.Evaluate and counsel engineering staff on performanceProvide staff leadership, counseling, training and staff scheduling.Prepare annual budget proposal, and monitor and explain variances from approved budget to actual expenses/income Establish vision and goals for the engineering department personnelTest, maintain, and keep records to ensure emergency equipment in good working orderInitiate any necessary insurance claims on HVAC and other central plant equipmentEvaluate, recommend, and monitor mechanical contractorsMaintain and update blueprint and equipment operations and maintenance information organizationMonitor building energy use, produces reports, proposals, and maintains energy management programsMonitor metered tenant bill backsModerate participation in regional and firm-wide initiatives and assignmentsOversee tenant construction to ensure building integrityMaintain required OSHA and Worker's Compensation safety and accident reports on engineering personnel and facilitiesAssume additional responsibilities as delegated by Property Manager or Vice President – Engineering Services
    Five or more years’ experience as a Chief Engineer or equivalent facilities technical tradeTwo or more years supervisory experience required Ability to supervise, teach and motivate staffBudget preparation and administration experience requiredHigh school diploma or equivalent


    Knowledge of property management procedures and concernsAbility to efficiently handle and coordinate multiple tasks and project assignmentsContract administrationStrategic supervisory and decision-making skillsRead and use all types of testing equipment, analog digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow measuring devices, and leak detection devicesKnowledge and proper use of basic hand tools (i.e. socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and hammers, etc.)Understand correct usage of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinder, and impact wrenches, etc.Read and understand a variety of instructions, including equipment instruction manuals, furnished in written, oral, or schedule formAnalyze data and determine time, place and sequence of operations or action to be taken on the basis of analysis of data; execute determinations and/or report on events.Perform mathematical computations related to building operations for problem solving building comfort and operation issues.Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Possess strong computer skills in order to effectively administer and implement changing requirements within the engineering programs.Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy.Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situationsUnderstand and apply correct usage of all personal safety equipmentWhen applicable*, obtain required city and/or government licenses or permits (i.e. Boiler Operating Permit, State Maintenance Electrician’s License, EPA CFC Universal Certification Technician certificate, etc.)

*If, upon hire or promotion to this position, an individual does not have the required permits or licenses,
the individual will obtain those permits or licenses within six months of the hire/promotion, or six months
from the date eligible for the license or permit.

    Strong financial analysis skills and controlling budgetsStrong problem-solving skills

Physical abilities/Working Conditions

    Must be able to perform work outdoors and indoorsWork standing all dayLift 50 lbs. or moreClimb up and down stairs and laddersAccess remote work areas and confined spaces (i.e., crawl spaces, roofs)Use full range of manual dexterity (i.e., sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, walking, and lifting)Meet the shift working requirements of the assigned property; shifts may include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and some holidays.Work overtime as business needs deem appropriate

Thorough Background investigations will be conducted prior to hire. Excellent salary and benefits! 


Polinger Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.

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