Chief Building Engineer

Jacobs Engineering Baton Rouge , LA 70804

Posted 3 months ago

The Building Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a commercial property with assistance from the Chief Engineer. Responsibilities include HVAC, plumbing, electrical, other mechanical systems, fire/life/safety, construction management and safety.

Utilizes advanced skills to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of buildings, industrial systems, vehicles, equipment and grounds. Working under limited supervision, monitors building system operations and performance. Utilizes several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, heating and cooling.

Roles And Responsibilities

Operate within prescribed policies and procedures to ensure consistent implementation of engineering specifications, standards, and processes.

Assist in monitoring contractual obligations with vendors and contractors for facility construction, electrical, mechanical, life safety, critical backup systems support, cleaning services and any other relevant vendor and contractor services.

  • HVAC experience to perform building repairs and preventative maintenance on A/C equipment. Preferably 2nd grade stationary engineer license.

  • Coordinate and execute customer/tenant request.

  • Participate in establishing and maintaining building security, evacuation procedures, and periodic drills. Remain on call to respond to emergency events.

  • Perform typical maintenance task and participate as a team member on more complex projects

Requirements Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction

  • Oversee operation of building systems and perform preventive maintenance and repairs

  • Supervise and monitor contractors who perform routine maintenance and repair work as required.

  • Respond quickly, accurately and efficiently to tenants, contractors and vendors

  • Ensure compliance with property management policies and procedures, codes, regulations and government agency directives

  • As required, maintain and enhance the operating efficiency and the physical appearance of assigned property.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of five years' experience in facility maintenance and/or engineering environment.

Required experience:

  • Electrical Apprentice or Maintenance license

  • CFC Universal Certification

  • Possess at least one of the following licenses/certifications: Stationary Engineering License (City of Houston); SMT/SMA Certification from BOMI; FE Certification from Houston SEAS

  • Working knowledge of HVAC (split systems, package units, chilled water systems, pneumatic systems, DDC, EMS), plumbing, and electrical systems

  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

  • After-hours accessibility to address emergencies

  • Minimum 3 years recent general building maintenance experience in commercial properties

  • Strong tenant relationship skills

  • Strong desire to excel

  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and changing priorities

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Required licenses or certifications:

  • FE Certification from Houston SEAS

    • CFC Universal Certification
  • Electrical Apprentice or Maintenance license

  • Stationary Engineering License (City of Houston)

Language Skills

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from vendors, contractors and customers/tenants.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to operate proactively in an organized, independent and effective manner. Requires using considerable judgment when performing and planning to perform task


  • Must be able to perform but not limited to the following skills: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, HVAC, electrical, machine repair, facilities layout, painting, and janitorial.

  • Required to be familiar with and use all hand tools and power tools common to the skills of a building/facilities engineer.

  • Must be able to read and interpret drawing, sketches, instructions and specifications.

  • Must feel comfortable with working in a team environment consisting of employees and outside contractors.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Individual must be a team player and have a good ability to work in a cooperative environment. Must be able to work effectively with peers, subordinates, and superiors.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the ability to participate in on-call rotation

  • Exposure to a combination of normal office type environments and shop environments. Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes, extreme temperature changes and noise.

Other Work Requirements

  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbent will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor.

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