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Chief Building Engineer - 2209265

  • Location Ridgeland, MS
  • Salary $75k/year - 80k/year
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Posted May 31, 2024

We are seeking a Chief Building Engineer for a commercial real estate company. The successful candidate will oversee and coordinate the operation and maintenance of a diverse portfolio of properties, including retail, Class A office, medical, hospitality, and multi-family. This role ensures all facilities and equipment function optimally. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical problem-solving skills and a proven ability to lead and develop a high-performing team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise facility conditions and maintain a high standard of customer-facing appearance.
  • Train and mentor building engineers and maintenance staff, ensuring accountability and performance.
  • Respond promptly to emergencies, including nights, weekends, and holidays, coordinating additional assistance as necessary.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs to maximize the lifespan of buildings, systems, and equipment.
  • Schedule and coordinate preventive maintenance activities with vendors and subcontractors to minimize disruptions.
  • Use maintenance software and management tools to monitor staff performance and facility conditions.
  • Oversee construction activities, including tenant improvements, capital projects, and large-scale maintenance efforts.
  • Ensure service providers meet contractual standards and adhere to budget guidelines.
  • Monitor building systems, such as Building Management Systems, to maintain business continuity.
  • Utilize technology, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs, for management tasks and communication. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.
  • Prepare budgets for maintenance activities and monitor expenses.


  • 15+ years of experience in building maintenance, with expertise in HVAC, electrical, and plumbing.
  • 5+ years in a leadership role such as Chief Building Engineer or a similar position.
  • Relevant certifications and educational background are preferred.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Physical capabilities to perform tasks including stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, and lifting/carrying loads of 50 lbs. or more.


  • $75,000 to $80,000 DOE
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • 401(k)

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