Brandywine Realty Trust, a premier commercial Class A full service real estate company with operations nationwide, has an immediate opening for an experienced Lead Building Operating Engineer based in Fairfax, VA with an emphasis on HVAC experience. This person will have responsibility for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of various types of HVAC systems operating in three multi-story suburban office buildings. The incumbent will perform a range of duties consistent with the Company's need for delivery of engineering services and chemical systems. While this position reports to the Richmond regional office, these buildings are located in Fairfax, VA.
Complete necessary operating, maintenance, and repair tasks to assure maximum life and reliability of various types of mechanical equipment including chillers, VAV boxes, fan coil units, induction type units, refrigeration circuits, piping, pneumatic controls, DDC controls, air compressors, steam systems, cooling towers and pumps.
Complete daily HVAC rounds and document findings.
Complete HVAC related work orders.
Respond to HVAC related service requests, trouble calls or requests for assistance from tenants.
General building maintenance, including but not limited to door and lock repair, lighting repair, painting, ceiling repair, floor repair, miscellaneous and other.
Record maintenance and repair information in accordance with guidelines established by management direction or policy/procedure.
Provide safety services in inclement weather: shovel snow; spread salt on walkways to assist with footing and reduce ice build-up; position caution signs or cones in rain-slick traffic areas, etc.
Maintain positive working relationships with tenants, responding to requests and issues in a timely, professional, and courteous manner.
Maintain productivity-enhancing communications and working relationships with co-workers, management, third-party contractors and suppliers.
Attend meetings as directed by the Chief Building Operating Engineer or Property Manager. These may include training sessions led by Chief Building Operating Engineer to increase job-appropriate knowledge and skills, safety orientations, and scheduled staff meetings. Meetings may also include outside training at the direction of management.
Perform property-specific duties as assigned. Typical duties may include: Open and close one or more buildings each day.
Monitor building temperatures, making necessary adjustments as dictated by temperatures, tenant requirements, etc.
Perform scheduled preventative maintenance routines on central plant equipment, fan room equipment cooling tower, all motors, all house pumps and sump pumps.
Install or remove elevator pads as needed.
Report janitorial issues to Building Management.
Repair doors, ceilings, cove base, handrails, etc. as needed.
Clean shop areas.
Remain familiar with alarm, security and emergency evacuation procedures.
Keep accurate, up-to-date records on preventative maintenance of all equipment in accordance with direction from management.
Use knowledge of chemical water treatment process and testing necessary to ensure proper treatment. Maintain log of daily test results.
Repair and/or replace light fixtures, ballast, motors, breaker, switches and receptacles.
Complete all other maintenance and repair duties as assigned by the Chief Building Operating Engineer, Assistant Chief Building Operating Engineer, or Property Manager.
Complete service and repair tickets legibly and turn in to Property Administrator or designated individual on a daily basis. May use Utility Summary system for records and tracking.
Respond to after-hours emergency calls.
Perform other duties as assigned
Education /Training, Skills and Experience Needed:
High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of building trades curriculum at a recognized technical school is desirable.
5+ years of experience in commercial or institutional buildings with complex HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Strong HVAC maintenance experience required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must possess valid state-issued driver's license needed to travel to adjacent properties and to respond to after-hours trouble calls.
Computer Skills: utilize basic PC-based business software, including Microsoft products for word processing and email. Use systems tools for maintaining service records.