The JBG SMITH Corporate Office

  • Assistant Chief Engineer at L'Enfant Plaza

  • Overview

    The Assistant Chief Engineer is responsible for the management, administration, supervision, and performance of maintenance and repair operations for a group of properties and may be assigned to stand a regular engineer's shift to operate building systems.  The Assistant Chief Engineer will receive general supervision from the Chief Engineer or other designated authority.


    • Manages performance and personnel issues; conducts corrective action meetings with operations manager; performs staff evaluations; develops employee professional development plans; trains and coaches direct reports on job responsibilities and performance; reviews and edits staff evaluations
    • Coordinates and conducts effective Toolbox Meeting and Orientation programs in accordance with Company standards and the specific needs of direct reports
    • Identifies staffing needs and recommends staffing adjustments; sets work schedule to maintain efficient labor utilization; assists with the selection process of new employees
    • Implements the occupational safety and health program initiatives and standards
    • Reviews and performs quality checks on operations documentation to ensure compliance with Company standards
    • Assists with the management of budgets; approves purchase requisitions; controls, maintains accountability, and oversees the issuance and use of supplies, spare parts, tools, and equipment inventories
    • Assists with the development and implementation of energy conservation programs for assigned properties; continually implements operational adjustments and makes recommendations for equipment upgrades to reduce energy consumption
    • Monitors service request activity to manage customer service, staff performance and compliance to standards; analyzes service request data and reports for trends to diagnose issues and identify opportunities for operational changes
    • Maintains accurate property asset data; develops and manages preventive maintenance programs for assigned properties; manages performance and compliance to standards; reviews weekly schedule and assigns preventive maintenance requests and repair requests
    • Performs preventive and reactive equipment maintenance as required by Company standards and manufacturers' specifications and documents actions/measures with the service request system
    • Quickly responds to and resolves tenant and property management service requests and documents actions with the service request system
    • Conducts periodic inspections of mechanical, common and vacant spaces and appurtenances; maintains these areas in a clean, operational, orderly and safe condition
    • Ensures that required documentation, operating logs, and maintenance forms are completed accurately and clearly and are maintained in Company Compliance Books, paper files, and electronic data/filing systems
    • Responsible for complying with and enforcing policies from the Employee Manual, Maintains a clean, safe, and accident free workplace and exercises common sense and good judgment when performing duties
    • Carry and utilize Company issued communication devices for emergency response and daily communication
    • As essential building personnel the responsibilities of this position occasionally require work beyond regular business hours, during weekends and on holidays on a scheduled, short-notice or emergency basis


    Supervisory Responsibilities/Experience:

    • Supervisory Experience: Three or more years preferred
    • Possesses strong leadership skills, capable of motivating and developing teams and individuals to exceptional performance through assessment, coaching/mentoring, conflict resolution

    Education / Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    • A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required
    • Possess and maintain a current license as a Class Three Steam Boiler Engineer (at minimum) from the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration, or equivalent licensing acceptable to the Company
    • Specific licensure in another building-related trade is desired, but not required
    • Certification as a CFC Universal Technician from an US EPA-approved program is required

    Technical Experience:

    • General Facility Operations/Maintenance/Repair Experience: Eight or more years of experience within the disciplines of stationary engineering, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, other mechanical systems and/or general building/facilities maintenance
    • Specialized Experience: Five or more years in mechanical operations maintaining boilers, chillers and HVAC systems (large commercial/residential facilities preferred)
    • Experience managing operations, asset inventories and service history with a computerized maintenance management system
    • Familiarity with the operation of building automation systems is preferred
    • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, controls and components using appropriate tools
    • Ability to read construction documents, blue prints, pneumatic mechanical and/or electric control drawings
    • General knowledge of safe work practices & OSHA regulations, OSHA 30 training is preferred
    • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office software (Word, Excel and Outlook) to prepare reports and other operations documentation; general capability with the operation of a PC and mobile communication devices, including Internet browsers


    Other Skills/Requirements:

    • Ability to set goals and priorities, think strategically and manage projects, develop budgets and staffing plans
    • Ability to work independently and within a team environment, proactively contributes ideas to improve operations
    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, able to effectively articulate instructions and directions to others.
    • Provide an effective means for contact after normal working hours and be able to respond to urgent building issues
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure, manage concurrent tasks with multiple deadlines, flexible, versatile and quickly adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
    • Maintains a composed, friendly demeanor; professional appearance; possesses effective interpersonal relationship skills, and the ability to communicate in a confident, positive, professional manner to customers, employees, visitors, and vendors.
    • Must be reliable, dependable with excellent attendance, and have schedule flexibility to respond to callbacks and work overtime as required to meet business needs


    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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