Chief Engineer
Transwestern 26 reviews - Washington, DC

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Transwestern, a national full service commercial real estate company is seeking an experienced chief building maintenance engineer to work in its Washington, DC property. The Chief Building Engineer is responsible for working directly with the property and engineering management in implementing and maintaining the energy management, preventive maintenance, quality standards, operating objectives, and goals of the owner and Transwestern (TW). This must be done in a manner that not only protects, but also maximizes the value of the property. Your contact with tenants, prospective tenants, owners, and vendors is to be guided by the highest professional standards including positive, supportive, friendly behavior and legendary service.

Supervise facilities maintenance staff, including hiring, training, personnel development, reviews, etc.

Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal/external customers and facilities

Recommend/implement improvements for the preventive maintenance program on an on-going basis

Develop/maintain effective building-specific maintenance and safety procedure manuals and enforce compliance

Implement, supervise and ensure quality assurance for facility services contractors including (janitorial, food services, building maintenance, security, landscaping, service technicians, etc.

Perform all plumbing, electrical or HVAC requirements of the building(s)

Maintain heaters, chillers, pumps, fan coil units, etc.

Monitor and adjust all mechanical/pneumatic equipment, control gauges, distributor panels, valves, thermostats, diffusers and other equipment necessary to provide a comfortable environment for the buildings

Inspect engine room equipment, fan room equipment, cooling tower, all motors, house pumps and sump pumps

Document and report activities

Troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations to upgrade maintenance operations and/or implement savings opportunities

Possess competent knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment used in facility and ground maintenance

Respond immediately to emergency situations and customer concerns.

Inspect buildings, ground and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions

Inspect new installation for compliance with building codes and safety regulations

Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives as related to building operations and practice safe work habits


High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

Minimum 5 years building engineering/facilities management experience with significant supervisory responsibility

Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License or City Licenses

Argus and Paging System knowledge preferred

Pre-employment background checks and drug screenings are required by Transwestern

May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments)

May require shift work and/or on call duties

Must have a thorough understanding of HVAC, electrical and building automation systems

Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical blueprints and schematics

Physical requirements to include stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pump, tools, ladders) and ability to safely install rigging/lifting device

Must possess basic computer skills, ability to operate Windows based software

Apply today!

Transwestern offers an exciting work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits which includes medical, dental, vision coverage and 401(k). Transwestern is an equal opportunity employer. Please include resume, salary requirements and references. Please, no phone calls.

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Transwestern provides a transcendent array of commercial real estate services, transcontinentally. The company manages a portfolio of more...