Senior Building Engineer (Facilities/Stationary) - Houston, TX
Parkway has an opening for a Senior Building Engineer at Post Oak
Central in Houston, Texas.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Senior Building Engineer applies trade skills to perform
complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of building
systems for the safe, efficient and proper operation of the
assigned property. The individual in this role must be capable of
completing all tasks as directed by the Chief Engineer, Assistant
Chief Engineer or property management staff with minimum
supervision, taking a leadership role when assigned team projects,
helping and teaching others and accepting responsibility for
actions and results.
Complies with all applicable codes, regulations and governmental
agency and Company directives related to building operations and
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Acts as a role model for shift operations, satisfying work
orders and/or providing technical and procedural assistance for
Arranges for subcontractors when required.
Performs preventive and operational maintenance programs and
Electrical: Possesses a working knowledge of electrical systems,
circuits and electrical safety procedures. Knowledgeable in
troubleshooting, short circuits, grounding issues, etc. of single-
or three-phase AC circuits. Competent in the replacement of
outlets, switches, lighting ballasts, circuit breakers, motor
control starters, motors, etc. Assists in the organization of a
preventive maintenance program for all electrical equipment.
HVAC: Possesses a working knowledge of heating, ventilating and
air conditioning (HVAC) systems and Central Plant operations to
include troubleshooting of same. Assists with the organization of
preventive maintenance for all building mechanical equipment such
as air handlers, pumps, variable air volume units, etc. Proficient
in building automation systems (BAS). Responds to HVAC calls.
Knowledgeable in chemical treatment. Performs inspections on
chillers; makes adjustments and records findings. Replaces belts,
motors, bearings, actuators and valves on all mechanical equipment.
Knowledgeable in pneumatic or direct digital control (DDC)
controllers and actuators for proper operation.
Life Safety: Proficient in the property’s life safety systems
and all life safety recordkeeping. Might share responsibility for
management of the systems and related recordkeeping. Identifies and
responds to fire alarms and trouble calls; properly enables or
disables points. Conducts inspections of emergency generator and
fire pumps; records results. Makes recommendations for outside
service as appropriate.
Miscellaneous: Maintains a basic understanding of mechanical
drawings and wiring diagrams. Repairs or replaces door closures,
hardware and operators. Adjusts or repairs security systems.
Maintains adequate supplies and tools and orders materials
necessary to complete all tasks.
Might contribute to content of engineering budgets for
utilities, repairs and maintenance and capital improvements.
Serves as a role model among the engineering team in
professional behavior and customer service quality.
Contributes toward the development of standard operating
procedures in all areas of influence; continues to find new ways to
improve quality and efficiency.
Updates job knowledge at an appropriate level by participating
in educational opportunities, reading professional publications,
growing personal networks and possibly participating in
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting
ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and
exploring opportunities to add value.
Assists with other duties as necessary and provides general
support of the Parkway mission in whatever way(s) possible.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Solid ability to safely and properly use the following tools:
ladders, lifts, basic hand tools, multimeters, amp probes,
anemometers (airflow meter and hood), pressure gauges, drain
augers, plungers, safety goggles, ear protection and fire
Knowledge of and expertise in the operation of heavy equipment
such as chillers, generators, switchgears, pumps, air handling
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to work
effectively with customers, co-workers and outside vendors.
Effective time management and personal organization skills;
works with a sense of urgency; able to meet deadlines.
Self-sufficiency in computer technology including email systems,
mobile smart phones, memos and spreadsheets.
Professional, effective written and verbal communication skills.
Requires the ability to read, write and speak English to interact
with co-workers and tenants, give and receive direction and
complete tasks and work orders.
Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret documents. Capable
of defining problems, collecting information, establishing facts
and drawing conclusions.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide common units of
measure and apply these concepts to practical situations.
Must be available for after-hours and weekend assignments or
Maintains a valid driver’s license.
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in the building
Universal CFC certification.
Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) and/or Systems Maintenance
Administrator (SMA) designations preferred.
Maintenance Electrician License preferred.
City of Houston Stationary Engineer License (any level)
preferred if position is located within Parkway’s Houston
Physical Demands :
Bending/stooping: working on projects below eye level
Reaching/touching: reach with hands and arms, including raising
arms above head to work on projects; use hands to finger, handle or
feel objects, tools or controls.
Lifting/carrying: up to 50 lbs.
Climbing: climb ladders or stairs
Pushing/pulling: push/pull carts or equipment on wheels
Visual: close/distance/peripheral vision, depth perception,
color differentiation and ability to adjust focus.
Auditory: hear voices in both small and large group
environments; hear alerts from office automation and building
Verbal: speak one-on-one and in groups; in person and via
Environment: Working with mechanical and electrical equipment
both indoors and outdoors. Frequent exposure to hot, cold, wet and
The physical, mental and environmental characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Travel Required No .
Qualifications Skills Required
High School or better.
5 years: Building operations and maintenance.