Chief Building Engineer

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 12, 2022
Mar 03, 2022
Engineer, Executive, Chief
Full Time
The Chief Building Engineer will provide leadership, technical direction, and support for the operational and maintenance for two 100,000rsf buildings. The Chief Building Engineers primary responsibility is to maintain base building services and operations at all times. This requires technical knowledge of all base building systems to implement maintenance and repairs to ensure optimal operations. The Chief Building Engineer will implement and manage staff, training, safety, policies, procedures, standards, and reporting related to all maintenance functions and repairs. This position reports directly to the Director of Logistics for Dewberry's Corporate Headquarters in Fairfax Virginia.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Staffing
  • Training
  • Safety and Compliance
  • Building Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Building Automation / Utility Management
  • Tenant Requests
  • Building Notifications
  • Reporting
  • Capital Budget
  • Project Management
  • Coverage / After Hours Coverage
  • Requisitions / Invoices

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Associates Degree in technical area or equivalent experience and license.
  • Possess a current Virginia Journeyman Mechanical License is highly preferred.
  • Electrical or Plumbing License a plus.
  • Must be certified as a Universal Technician for CFC's
  • Possess a boiler operator's license
  • Minimum of 10+ years as a Lead or Chief Building Engineer.
  • Minimum of 5+ years effectively supervising Building Engineers.
  • Experience managing and using Building Automation System. Siemens Insight/Desigo experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of building systems, applicable laws/codes, and proper safety documentation requirements
  • Experience managing staff, contractors, vendors, major repairs/replacements, tenant build-outs, renovations, and capital improvements.
  • Must be able to respond to emergencies within 30 minutes on a 24/7 basis.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management and staff.
  • General computer knowledge to include Microsoft Office 360.
  • AutoCAD and Building Automation Software knowledge a plus
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record.

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position , performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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