Chief Building Engineer

Santa Monica, California Engineering Posted January 24, 2024
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Job Title: Chief Building Engineer
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Start Date: 01/29/2024
Estimated End Date: 05/10/2024
Hours Per Week: 40.00
Pay rate: $57/hr
***Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC.


  • Follows all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency, and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
  • Directs shift operations, assigns work orders, and/or provides technical and procedural training of coworkers and subcontractors.
  • Arranges for subcontractors as needed.
  • Reviews monthly service request summaries to pinpoint and correct recurrent operational problems.
  • Oversees and inspects the work performed by engineering staff and contractors.
  • Determines that work is complete, equipment is fully functional and space is in prime working condition.
  • Formulates and implements a preventive maintenance program to ensure that building machinery and systems meet or exceed their rated life.
  • Inspects building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed.
  • Reviews assigned work orders.
  • Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair.
  • Maintains inventory of adequate supplies and tools and orders necessary materials to finish the tasks.
  • Consults with clients to schedule preventive maintenance and other downtime to minimize business interruption and inconvenience.
  • Performs assigned repairs, emergency, and preventive maintenance.
  • Complete maintenance and repair records as needed.
  • Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
  • Available for OT, after hours work, and on call rotation as needed.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience in complete building maintenance.
  • Must have solid experience with HVAC systems, high voltage electricity for trouble shooting, plumbing, building facility systems
  • Must be proficient with computers/email
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and courteous service.
  • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles and to understand operating budgets.
  • Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions.
  • Conducts basic financial analysis.
  • Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.
  • May require valid driver's license.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of 4 years of related experience in complete building maintenance.
  • Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school is preferred. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Universal CFC certification preferred.
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