Lead Building Engineer – Hertz Investment Group

Job Title: Lead Building Engineer
Company: Hertz Investment Group
Post Date: 9/8/16

The Lead Building Engineer reports to the Chief Engineer and works directly with the Property Management staff, providing support as needed to all team members.  It is the responsibility of the Lead Engineer not only to exhibit exceptional client service when communicating with tenants, vendors and team members, but also to focus on productivity and results.  The Lead Engineer manages shift operations and directs vendors and subcontractors. The team member utilizes advanced skills and trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing and HVAC to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of building systems. Working under limited supervision, the lead engineer monitors building system operations and performance. The Lead Engineer is expected to assist in the implementation and administration of policies, procedures and programs on a daily basis that will assure that all projects and maintenance is well managed.


General Engineering Duties:
Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and company directives related to building operations and work safety.
– Leads shift and plant operations.
– Participate in On-Call rotation with other engineers.
– Provides technical and procedural training of coworkers and subcontractors.
– Oversees and inspects the work performed by outside contractors.
– Inspects building systems including Fire Life Safety systems, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions within building standard and requested by tenant.
– Reviews assigned work orders to ensure they are completed within established departmental goals and timeframes.
– Estimates time and materials needed to complete repairs.
– Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and tools necessary to complete all tasks.
– Performs assigned repairs, both emergency and preventive maintenance.
– Completes preventive and repair maintenance records as required.
– Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
– Performs other duties as required.

Technical Requirements – Direct experience in a Commercial/Industrial property to include a hands-on, technical working knowledge in the following skill areas:
– HVAC Systems including large chillers, cooling towers, water source heat pumps, split systems, steam/hot water systems.
– Knowledge and maintenance of Pneumatic Controls
– 3 Phase 480V systems including generators, switch gear, electrical distribution
– Mechanical and plumbing systems.
– Ability to operate Energy management and Building Automation Systems.
– Ability to supervise and operate Fire Life Safety Components.
– Ability to read blueprint and schematic drawings.
– Knowledge of OSHA standards.

General Requirements
Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year technical college or technical school and minimum of seven years’ experience in complete building operations.  Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Uses personal computer or PDA for work order system, email, and training.
– Basic skills with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
– Ability to keep information strictly confidential.
– Positive attitude and highest level of professionalism.
– Ability to effectively lead, mentor, and train other engineers on difficult repairs and new tasks.
– Relationship Skills – Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written reports. ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships; professional phone manner; mature and self-motivated team player with good conflict-resolution skills; committed to personal growth and integrity aligned with Hertz Investment Group objectives.
– Organizational/Multi-Task Skills – Able to allocate one’s time effectively and manage tight deadlines; ability to work under pressure and achieve quality results; ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities, and adapt to new ideas and constant changes; results oriented, detail oriented and accurate.
– Decision Making Skills – Able to resolve problems using facts and sound reasoning; able to achieve goals using a strategic approach; proven innovation with a willingness to manage and adapt to change.

Please send resumes to Tom Niswonger at tniswonger@hertzgroup.com.