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Lead Operating Engineer

  • Atlantic Realty Company (ARC)
  • $99,680.00 - 149,950.00 / Year *
  • Washington, DC 20071
  • Full-Time



Lead Operating Engineer

Atlantic Realty Company (ARC) is a Washington, DC-based development and property management firm, which is seeking a Lead Operating Engineer to perform a variety of functions within the Property Management Team. ARC specializes in the development, construction and property management of a large portfolio of office buildings, retail and mixed-use projects located throughout the DC area. In alignment with corporate goals, specific responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

Job Summary

The Lead Operating Engineer s primary responsibility is to oversee the efficient operation of all building systems and to inform the Chief Engineer and Property Manager of any condition affecting building services and Facility or Client safety and comfort

Specific areas of responsibility include Client services, preventive maintenance, assisting the Chief Engineer in the supervision of the crew (including staff development), purchasing and inventory control, contracted maintenance, and following the Firm s guidelines regarding general maintenance practices.

The Lead Operating Engineer is responsible for protecting and improving the value of the Owner s or Client s asset, and ensuring that the facility and building systems meet or exceed their rated life. Additionally, the Lead Operating Engineer is expected to have an intimate knowledge of codes, laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the facility, and be able to implement and supervise activities while mitigating risk of the Client and ARC Management. The Lead Operating Engineer will be held accountable to be in compliance with all firm policy and procedures including any audit requirements.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the education and knowledge to be able to perform each essential duty, listed above, in accordance with standards set up by ARC Management for this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for the position of Lead Operating Engineer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience Lead Operating Engineer (LOE) should have a High school diploma or equivalent. The LOE will have a minimum of five (5) years experience with commercial building operating systems and general building maintenance procedures, and a minimum of two (2) years of maintenance management experience. This position requires the Universal Technician Certification, (CFC) and Operating Engineer s license (SMA) or equivalent. Additionally, the Lead Engineer should have certificate s showing advance training on each of the major building systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and General Building Operations).

Communication Skills The LOE will have the ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos, with the ability to write simple correspondence, instructions and will also have the ability to explain issues in a clear and basic format dealing with operational and mechanical systems. Have the ability to effectively communicate and present information in one-on-one and/or small group situations with customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals with a basic understanding of geometry and its practical uses. This position will require the knowledge to prepare and explain energy savings models presented to the engineering and management team, showing cost savings and all associated costs with value added programs. Training will be given to keep all positions up to date on Owners cost objectives and operating expense.

Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form. The LOE shall have the ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations, while being able to rationalize problems and critical issues with minimal senior engineering and/or management input.

Other Skills and Ability - Excellent skills in operating hand and power tools, power lifts, scaffolding, ladders, and be able to read digital meters and voltage testers. Also must have the ability to troubleshoot all building systems to include electric and pneumatic controls and thoroughly understand how to interpret blueprints and schematics. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office/Suite, and any other software program or piece of technology identified as standard for ARC Management or requested by the Client. Experience with a CMMS system, such as 360, a plus.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Walking and standing for long periods of time are regularly required when performing the duties. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in a confined space. Must have the ability to work at heights up, and sometimes exceeding, 100 feet. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds and frequently move up to 100 pounds, while adhering to ARC Management safety instructions prescribed in the safety handbook and all other safety courses provided. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; therefore the applicants must have 20/20 vision or wear glasses/contacts that bring their vision to 20/20.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in high and precarious places and may be frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally could be exposed to toxic and/or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. When working in the above listed conditions the employee will be furnished with the correct safety equipment (PPE) and training for the conditions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ARC Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ARC Management is an equal opportunity employer and committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. ARC Management strongly believes in equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran s status, genetic information, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, training, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, effectively solve problems in stressful situations, and consistently make effective, high quality decisions. Assist the Chief Engineer in the organization and management of all administrative functions related to the engineering department including budgeting and financial control, compliance with all applicable national and local codes and regulations, reporting on budgets, energy accounting, and productivity.
  • Respond to and perform special requests as designated from the Building management.
  • Be responsible for insuring and maintaining up-to-date files of building plans, equipment specifications, and all maintenance logs as required by Owner, ARC Management, Local, State and National regulations.
  • Respond to building emergencies as needed and as directed in accordance with the building Life Safety Program.
  • Order supplies and parts for delivery and/or pick up as approved and directed by Chief Engineer and /or Property Manager.
  • Assist the Chief Engineer in the formulation and implementation of the preventive maintenance program including scheduling of preventive maintenance with minimum disruption of building services
  • Participate in the implementation of new systems and processes from a mechanical perspective in order to thoroughly understand the principal assuring the ability to train all maintenance staff on preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Assist in creating purchasing specifications and competitive bid analysis and assist the Chief Engineer relative to monitoring the quality and pricing of maintenance work performed by outside contractors including insuring the timely performance of maintenance contract
  • Work with vendors and contractors regarding installations, preventative maintenance, and modifications ensuring that all JLL safety procedures and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure a safe work environment while maintaining a clean and organized work area.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional work ethic, appearance, and attitude
  • Maintain compliance with the Engineering Services Compliance Program. Demonstrate improvement from previous scores.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the engineering design and operational aspects of the Base Building systems and be able to immediately recognize system performance deficiencies and respond to operational and emergency situations.
  • Assist the Property Manager and Chief Engineer with management of all tenant and capital improvement construction projects from construction document review to project closeout and completion.
  • Construction coordination including contractor management and review, review of facility build out plans and pre-occupancy inspections.
  • Setup a comprehensive program to track and manage the consumption of all utilities servicing the property, such as Electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water.
  • Working with the Property Manager and Chief Engineer, annually prepare the operational and capital portion of the budget. Monitor operational expense performance throughout the year.
  • Provide support to the Chief Engineer or Property Manager on all standard JLL initiatives such as 4Sight, Compliance Excellence Program, IPMP, Energy Star, Engineering Audit, etc.

Additional Duties And Responsibilities for all Lead Operating Engineer roles include:

  • Conduct or assist with semi-annual reviews of the engineering staff using the IPMP Tool. Assist engineering staff in developing their goals and objectives.
  • Organize and manage all administrative functions related to the engineering department, such as a work order and PM program, work schedules, monthly reports, budgets, timesheets, ordering supplies, etc.
  • Provide training and supervision aimed at expanding the capabilities of all engineering team members.
  • Plan and layout the daily assignments of maintenance personnel insuring that required tools, skills and safety procedures are available and understood.
  • Demonstrate the proper use and care of tools and instruments and give hands on instruction in basic maintenance and trouble-shooting procedures.
  • Evaluate job performance for all employees that report directly to the Assistant Chief Engineer on an ongoing basis and conduct progress reviews in conjunction with the Chief Engineer.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.