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    Commercial Building Engineer - Grade 1

    EastBanc, Inc.
    Fairfax, VA 20151
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Work involved in operating and maintaining heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment. Analyzes and solves technical maintenance problems. Assures security and fire alarm systems kept in good working order. The Engineer is trained in all phases of the life cycle of a building and develops an appreciation of the building as an advanced technological system requiring close integration of many sub-systems and their individual components. Technical problems are identified and appropriate solutions found to improve the performance of the building in areas such as:

    • Energy efficiency, lighting and acoustics;
    • Construction management;
    • HVAC and control systems; Indoor air quality;
    • Advanced building materials; building envelope;


    This position performs a variety of complex functions under the direction of the Chief Engineer. Duties include, but are not limited to, the installation, testing and repair of building Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Equipment such as VAV boxes, Self Contained Indoor Environmental Units, Pumps, Fans, Water Treatment Systems, Humidifiers, Building Automation Systems and Associated Controls, Fire Alarm/Automated Fire Suppression Systems, Complex Electrical Equipment, Generators and all equipment and tasks associated with operating a Class A office building. Other duties will include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and other tasks associated with maintaining the asset.

    General Responsibilities:

    • The Engineer is responsible for the operational, maintenance and repair of systems and equipment of building/property operations.
    • Responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment in the property.
    • Provides hands-on service operations and maintenance of building systems.
    • Responsible for carrying out systems preventive maintenance programs.
    • Maintain inventory of needed tools and spare parts.
    • Supervise contracted maintenance and service vendors.
    • Maintain energy conservation programs.
    • Review building and tenant alterations to assure conformity with design criteria reporting deficiencies to the Chief Engineer.
    • Daily review of log entries from the previous work day.
    • Assist in maintaining oversight of all keying schedules.
    • Provides on-call support for after hour issues that may arise within the facility. Position is considered part of the essential personnel to the asset. May be required to work weekends or Holidays.
    • Demonstrate and maintain Outstanding Customer Service in all areas of responsibility including those of subordinates.
    • Maintain knowledge of applicable municipal building codes. Exhibits familiarity with OSHA, NEC, NFC and Life Safety Codes.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Qualified candidate will have 7 to 10 years’ prior experience in commercial building operations and maintenance. Candidate must have knowledge of energy management techniques, plant operations, building systems operations, repair and maintenance, and familiarity with security operations, cleaning procedures, emergency and general building procedures. Be able to demonstrate organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to use time efficiently, and proficiency at problem solving, ability to supervise other on-site personnel, common sense and good judgment.
    • Computer proficiency preferred, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Accredited technical school, military or college certification in HVAC and or Operating Engineering Technologies and/or equivalent job related training and experience.
    • Universal CFC certification.
    • Continuing education in the field.
    • Building Automation/Direct Digital Controls Experience
    • Able to climb ladders and work from heights during the normal performance of duties, physically capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds or more of equipment and materials.

    Employee has demonstrated to management that they have achieved the level of experience, initiative and knowledge base to merit the position.

    Educational Requirements:

    (Preferred Accreditations)

    General Certificate of Engineering (National Association Of Power Engineers)

    Required classes include:

    • Principles of Electricity
    • Low Pressure Boilers
    • Air Conditioning 1
    • Electrical Systems, Code and Theory
    • Controls

    General Certification of Electrical Proficiency (National Association Of Power Engineers)

    Required courses include:

    • Principles of Electricity
    • Electric Motors
    • Electrical Systems, Code and Theory
    • Schematics


    • Develop and install electrical components and systems
    • Assess and modify existing power distribution systems
    • Troubleshoot relay and data system designs
    • Research and document relay test results
    • Track project time lines to complete tasks on schedule
    • Ensure reliable operation of equipment


    • Previous experience in electrical engineering or other related fields
    • Familiarity with electrical diagnostic equipment
    • Knowledge of relay design standards
    • Excellent root cause analysis skills
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask

    Company Description

    EastBanc Inc. is a multinational Real Estate Development company specializing in the acquisition, redevelopment and management of commercial real estate assets, in particular in the area of urban revitalization.

    In its 25-year history, EastBanc has invested over $3.5BN worldwide achieving a record of steady investor returns ranging from 15-45% p.a. Its long-term strategy emphasizes value creation in targeted markets, specifically by influencing sizable portions of urban streetscape with significant capital upgrades and master-planned leasing. With a focus on revitalization and urban mixed-use development, EastBanc projects include upscale retail, luxury residential, Class A and B office and luxury hotels.

    In addition to its core developments in Washington DC, Eastbanc has a significant presence in Portugal in both development and property management and has pursed opportunities in other parts of Europe including Russia, North and South America, and the Arabian Gulf. In everything that it does, EastBanc targets unique, untraditional ideas and strategies that ultimately result in minimal competition and outsized returns over the long term.
    Posting ID: 563299171Posted: 2021-01-15