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  • Engineer in the Tenant Service Center

  • Overview

    JBG SMITH is accepting applications for an operating engineer position in our Tenant Service Center (TSC), which sits at the heart of our engineering operations. The TSC is a world class command and control center where 80+ of JBG SMITH’s buildings are managed and controlled from a central location. From this center all of our buildings are operated, including the control of all set points, schedules, and alarms. In addition, the TSC supports our onsite engineering teams and serves as resource for troubleshooting, optimization, and a host of other engineering and facility management activities. This role will have responsibility over one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country.


    We are recruiting an engineer for night and weekend shift. This is a critical role in our operations, as they are often the only person on shift. The position oversees the operation of mechanical equipment across the portfolio to maintain the proper setpoints and responds to alarms and faulted equipment, as well as program equipment start times. Candidates should have experience using building automation systems, such as Siemens, Johnson Controls and/or Tridium and be comfortable following procedures to address system alarms and property activities, as well as troubleshooting issues with HVAC technicians dispatched onsite.

    This role also reviews building performance reports from previous time periods to identify anomalies, underperforming or malfunctioning equipment, and identify solutions to remedy operational issues. This requires creative problem solving, the ability to self-educate through online learning and research, and a natural curiosity and interest in learning and analysis.

    Strong communication and phone etiquette skills are important criteria and candidates must be reliable and dependable with excellent attendance, and have schedule flexibility to respond to emergencies.


    Education and Experience:

    • At least three (3) years of engineering operations in large office, multifamily, medical, or hotel buildings
    • Industry and trade licenses/certifications a plus (such as a DC 3rd Class License)
    • Military experience working in mission control rooms, propulsion plants, or other mission-critical systems (such as an Officer of the Watch and related fields supervising equipment performance)
    • Work in a power plant, NOC, or other large mission-critical mechanical system monitoring equipment, managing alarm responses, and checking equipment or device performance
    • Work as a controls engineer or controls technician for building automation systems (BAS) / energy management systems (EMS)
    • Working in a 24/7/365 operations center

    JBG SMITH is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.


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