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    Chief Building Engineer

    FL St Petersburg

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    Chief Building Engineer

    About the Position

     We move fast around here, so we’re in need of a Chief Building Engineer to help keep our buildings in tiptop shape so that we can stay cool and safe while bustling. Not only will you get to maintain some of the coolest buildings in beautiful St. Pete (not to brag, but they are pretty cool), you’ll be in charge of developing and executing building-specific maintenance and safety procedures. You’ll also manage all operational aspects of building systems, but we’ll dive into that next… 

    Position Responsibilities

    • Oversee all building systems including fire/life safety, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical issues 
    • Must remain current with latest HVAC technology and safety trends
    • Develop specifications and oversee maintenance/repair service contracts; develop and write RFP’s while maintaining budget impacts as required for projects
    • Oversee preventative maintenance schedule on all HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems
    • Recommend and implement improvements for preventive maintenance programs on an on-going basis
    • Develop comprehensive annual inspection process for facilities 
    • Coordinate with outside contractors for equipment service and repair
    • Request, review, and submit work orders, bids, and proposals from vendors
    • Schedule and document maintenance and repairs on building equipment (including updating equipment records)
    • Communicate frequently with employees and vendors to resolve issues and provide project status updates
    • Coordinate and manage Jira tickets with employee review
    • Prioritize daily workflows of the building maintenance team
    • Manage inventory levels and ensure accuracy of stock quantities
    • Manage asset lists and keep all buildings up to date

    Here’s What We’re Looking For

    • Strong mechanical and HVAC background and knowledge including VRF/VRV, VAV, and RTU systems; Daikin Certified preferred 
    • Minimum of 7-10 years of related work experience in a commercial property setting or any similar combination of education or experience
    • Proficient PC skills; familiar with Energy Management Systems (EMS), building automation (Johnson Metasys and Tridium Jace preferred), and fire alarm systems
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven leadership ability
    • Vocational/technical training certificate or college degree in related field required
    • Meet necessary health and physical qualifications
    • Demonstrate and uphold all of Power Design’s core values, which include integrity, accountability, teamwork, innovation and growth

    Benefits and Perks

    • Competitive salaries
    • Cutting-edge headquarters with an on-campus café, fitness center, game room with golf simulator, electric scooters, lake with running path, training facility, and tobacco-free campus
    • Exciting, award-winning workplace culture focused on employee appreciation, recognition, and fun
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance offered
    • Short and long-term disability plans
    • 401k with company matching and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) options available
    • Paid time off and company holidays provided
    • Discounts to a variety of services, mental and physical wellness resources, free memberships, and other perks given to all Power Design team members


    At Power Design, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Power Design believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is paramount to our success as a national company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool nationwide

    About Us

    Power Design is a National Design Build Contractor, focused on innovative construction across multiple trades: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and systems technologies. Since 1989, we’ve disrupted the industry by putting next-generation ideas to powerful, practical use because we care. We design breakthrough solutions that push the limits of what’s possible by harnessing the collaborative power of our teams to elevate experiences and empower the communities where we live and work. In an industry that tends to look back, we’re building better by staying grounded in our values, dedicated to our unique culture, and supportive of work-life balance – making us built to last. By investing in our people and doing things differently, we’re designing what’s next.