Chief Engineer

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/28/2018 9:52 AM)
Job ID
Experience (Years)
Operations and Maintenance - Experienced
Company : Name Linked
Complete Building Services


Complete Building Services, a building operations and facilities maintenance company, is currently seeking a Chief Engineer in Washington DC. CBS is a division of The Donohoe Companies, Inc. - Washington's oldest real estate company. The Chief Engineer shall be responsible for all mechanical and electrical operations, maintenance, plumbing, keying, life safety, and energy management within the facility. 


Major Duties:

  • Assist in developing, managing and operating and capital budgets
  • Develop and implement plans and schedules to achieve company and department goals
  • Develop processes, procedures and standards for the facilities operational performance
  • Read and understand contract and RFP requirements
  • Create an atmosphere of professionalism and mutual support among employees
  • Review work performance of subordinates
  • Manage and maintain the completion of the facilities scheduled PM's through the CMMS
  • Assist with environmental compliance
  • Assist with the compliance of local, state, and federal codes
  • Develop, manage and coordinate all shift schedules including holiday, vacation, sick and emergency coverages
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings to discuss facility operations, project status, toolbox safety and other relevant information
  • Review, approve and submit weekly time sheets, work order tickets and other required documentation
  • Accurately document work performed on tickets and/or work orders
  • As required, prepare and submit a cost analysis report for contracted work
  • Assist with updating and implementing HAZCOM and environmental programs
  • Set-up, maintain and use filing system
  • Perform tool and equipment inventory monthly
  • Maintain skills and knowledge to industry standards
  • Perform annual and semi-annual performance reviews
  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Will have completed formal vocational/technical training in maintenance/mechanical/electrical related work
  • Three (3) years' experience within the last five (5) years in a supervisory capacity for an operation and maintenance program with HVAC, Elevator/Escalator, Electrical and General Maintenance mechanics in a single building of comparable size (1,000,000 sq. ft.)
  • Ability to plan, organize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and prioritize work, as required
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of engineering and building systems
  • Ability to read, review and understand blueprints
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing a data center to include Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), Power Distribution Units (PDU's) and back-up generators


Skills & Attributes Necessary for Success:

  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong planning, organizing and supervisor skills
  • Coaching, counseling, initiative and leadership skills
  • Strong customer services skills
  • Business acumen and P&L experience
  • Initiate continuous improvement skills initiatives for staff
  • Able to read and understand blue prints, schematics, technical materials, and manufacturer's manuals
  • In-depth working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems and hardware
  • In-depth knowledge of hand tools, electrical, power tools, meters and gauges
  • Ability to plan and execute work activities with minimal direction
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly motivate
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptability
  • Strong Initiative
  • Extremely flexible
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • In-depth knowledge of industry guidelines and regulations
  • Moderate computer skills




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