This is a skilled technical position, reporting to the Chief Engineer, in which the Building Engineer utilizes advanced skills to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of buildings, industrial systems, and equipment. In addition responsibilities include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, heating and cooling. The Building Engineer complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and AIA guidelines related to building operations and work safety.
Inspect building systems including fire alarm, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions.
Perform assigned repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance.
Complete maintenance and repair records as required.
Maintain an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.
Maintain the building lighting system including element and ballast repairs or replacements.
Respond quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
Assist in weekly staff change actions for new hires, terminations and moves.
Ensure changes occur in a timely manner regarding furniture and fixtures.
Respond to general maintenance requests from tenants within the physical plant.
Move furniture and equipment in office relocations according to approved move plans; makes necessary repairs to work spaces while in process.
Performs various skilled duties including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical work, installation and reconfiguration of systems furniture, fixing lock sets, changing filters and mechanical repairs.
Performs various repairs on HVAC/Boiler equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
AIA Staff Building tenants Vendors/contractors
Considerable knowledge of skilled trades including construction, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work.
Considerable knowledge of safety requirements and regulations, as part of fulfilling work orders and understanding the interrelationships of various building systems.
Demonstrated trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, heating and cooling.
Demonstrated high level of organizational & time management skills, detail oriented and follow-through.
Ability to meet deadlines and to follow prescribed procedures.
A self-starter with outstanding interpersonal skills to deal effectively with vendors and tenants in a competent, customer-service oriented manner.
Ability to identify inefficiencies and recommend improved work flow processes in a team environment.
Basic skills in Microsoft Office preferred.
Coursework in engineering or construction trades and a minimum of 5 + years related experience. District of Columbia class three engineer’s license is preferred. Experience with VAV DDC controls and Boilers.
This position will work various shifts starting as early as 6:00am and staying as late as 5:30pm Monday through Friday with occasional responsibilities after hours and on weekends. Ability to work alternative work schedules and off hours.
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The AIA, in existence for more than 150 years, works to advance the value of architects and architecture and increase the living standards of people by improving their built environments. The AIA, with a membership of over 80,000, is the largest voice of the architectural community.
*Educating the public to strengthen the value of architects and the overall role of the profession in the build...ing industry. *Using our influence in legislative and regulatory concerns that affect and potentially govern the professional lives of architects. *Researching new job markets and new career specializations to ensure architects can meet society's needs now, and in the future. *Expanding the architectural knowledge base as changes in the profession occur. *Offering a network for support and information exchange with colleagues and industry professionals across the country and the globe.