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  • Director of Engineering

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/20/2018 11:51 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Property Management
  • Overview

    We are seeking a seasoned Director of Engineering for BLVD Reston, a high-rise luxury apartment building with 448 homes in Reston, VA.  The Director of Engineering is responsible for the operational management and effective daily leadership and administration of the maintenance team with the objectives of safely, efficiently, and effectively operating machinery and systems in a cost-effective manner. The Director of Engineering must also ensure the highest level of professionalism, while meeting/exceeding the needs of the tenant and ownership, and a commitment to achieving the goal of 100% uptime and customer satisfaction throughout the maintenance team.


    This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career with a growing company! We offer a competitive salary with potential for quarterly bonuses, generous benefit package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match, Life), opportunities for advancement, tuition reimbursement, employee discount, friendly work environment and more!


    • Provide stellar customer service
    • Train, coach and motivate a team of three maintenance team members
    • Protect and improve the value of the client’s assets and ensure that building engineering systems continue to perform their intended function
    • Implement and manage the reliability-based maintenance function.  Inspect and monitor programs; define and implement maintenance best practices to improve overall mechanical equipment uptime; and continuously evaluate current maintenance, operations and reliability methods and implement changes to enhance effectiveness at increasing value-maximizing performance
    • Monitor operation and maintain refrigeration, water cooling and air conditioning equipment; heating, ventilating and hot water equipment; pumps, valves, piping and filters; other mechanical and electrical equipment; review logs as necessary to assure proper operation of equipment; responsible for reporting any problems/malfunctions on an as-need basis
    • Perform preventive maintenance tasks when required
    • Oversee repair and P.M. of HVAC systems; determine frequency of repair and/or P.M. for HVAC systems
    • Maintain PM service logs for all common area and unit-based equipment
    • Review property daily for overall condition and appearance and establish maintenance schedules necessary for maintaining a Class “A” property
    • Oversee the activities of contractors working within the building either as representatives of the building itself or tenants operating within the building
    • Identify safety hazards within the building and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the building’s staff and occupants work in a safe environment
    • Implement, administer, and manage safety training program
    • Ensure that compliance of all regulatory laws and guidelines are met as they relate to the operation of the building’s infrastructure. Alert management of building discrepancies
    • Maintain all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the building including up-to-date building drawings and single-lines as well as documentation mandated for maintaining regulatory compliance with Federal, State or Local law


    • Extensive knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems in multi-family housing and mid to large size facility operations
    • Exposure to budgeting and basic accounting
    • At least 5 years of Residential or hotel facilities operation experience
    • At least 5 years building facilities operation experience in a high-rise, luxury apartment or hotel building
    • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience as senior engineer/technician or equivalent position in facilities management
    • Building automation systems experience
    • Proven experience providing excellent customer service experience
    • Understand elevator maintenance, fire sprinkler/alarm systems and high-rise buildings
    • Proficient with computers and relevant computer programs
    • General understanding and use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Experience with Yardi preferred
    • High School Diploma
    • Current Driver's License
    • EPA Section 608 Universal Certification
    • Master of Electrician and Plumbing preferred
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills
    • Strong problem-solving and customer service skills
    • Ability to multi-task and follow through in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work after hours, as needed including on-call rotation 


    • Required to stand for long periods and walk, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, stretch, twist, and/or reach
    • Push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds
    • Continuous repetitive motions
    • Work under variable temperature conditions (or extreme heat or cold), under variable noise levels, outdoors/indoors, around fumes and/or hazards, around dust and/or mite hazards, around chemicals and bio-hazards


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