Chief Engineer

Arlington, VA on site in Class A commercial building

8-5 M-F with some on-call when necessary

$72,000 – $83,000

As the Chief Engineer you are responsible for directing, coordinating, and exercising functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of the entire mechanical, electrical, and life safety components of the project.


Operations: Develops and maintains operational as well as capital budgets and schedules for the assigned engineering project. Operates, inspects, repairs and maintains all HVAC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and associated equipment, electrical distribution equipment, building interior/exterior repair and related grounds in assigned facilities to maximize operating efficiency and life expectancy. Maintains current property-specific CMMS information, such as scheduling of preventative maintenance with a minimum disruption of building services; performing and/or delegating preventative maintenance tasks to the appropriately qualified maintenance staff or vendor; ordering parts and equipment required for repair, maintenance and installation of new equipment and facilities; and maintaining inventory. Acts as foreman and advisor for maintenance technician personnel with regard to the installation, repair, and maintenance of all base building and critical system machinery and equipment. Ensures the timely performance of maintenance contract work, overseeing the fulfilment of equipment warrantee obligations by the installer and securing equipment manuals and drawings from the installers/contractors. Assures that equipment is maintained in an energy efficient and safe manner. Manages the subcontractor resources required to support building operation and maintenance. Maintains compliance with state, county and city ordinances, codes and laws. Performs inspections and repairs of assigned property interior and exterior areas, including walls and flooring, installed fixtures, roofing systems, lighting, etc. Prepares and submits management summary reports listing conditions found in the performance of assigned work, and recommends appropriate action to be taken. Responds effectively to all emergencies. Complies with all safety procedures, maintaining good housekeeping and safety of work areas. Recognizes danger and safety hazards and proposes methods to eliminate. Provides guidance, training and supervision aimed at expanding the capabilities of the operations staff. Specific duties include but are not limited to: demonstrating the proper use and care of tools and instruments, giving hands on instruction in basic maintenance, safety and troubleshooting procedures.

Full knowledge and mentor of Change Control Policies and Procedures, including initiation of change control and Method of procedures (MOP) writing.

Manages 2-5 employees in the Engineering Department.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

3-5 years of experience as a Lead Engineer or Chief Engineer

Experience with chillers, BMS, and VAV’s is highly desired

You must be fully vaccinated and will follow all Covid safety protocols

Up to $83,000 with 100% paid health benefits, tuition aid and training