Areas of Responsibility

The Chief Engineer for Building 77 is a critical role at the building and will be primarily responsible for the building’s technical operations. The Chief Engineer will help identify, develop, and execute engineering operations at the building in accordance with applicable regulations and industry standards.  This position will provide leadership and support for our tenant's various projects, including design, planning and installation of equipment in tenant spaces. 

  • Serves as the key personnel in the building responsible for operating and maintaining all HVAC systems, associated equipment, and repairs
  • Consults with tenants, architects, engineers, and contractors regarding preliminary layout, construction procedures, code requirements, and equipment specifications that apply to tenant spaces and building projects
  • Conducts health and safety surveys of structures; establishes and implements ongoing preventative maintenance plans for the building and its systems, to include carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, HVAC, and HVAC maintenance contracts
  • Maintains compliance with City, County and State ordinances and codes
  • Supports afterhours building needs and activities as required by responding to emergencies
  • Works with BNYDC Leasing and Development departments to review and approve engineering and architectural drawings
  • In coordination with Director of Property Management, prepares operational procedures
  • Keeps abreast of new technologies, developments and efficiency protocols for building operations
  • Supervise, train, and assist newly hired and junior engineers as necessary
  • Ensure facility walkthrough’s for data gathering, photography of equipment, facility audits or assistance with inspections
  • Ensure that all work and operations are carried out in compliance with safety procedures, client safety requirements, company policy and procedures, as well as applicable regulations and industry standards.  This includes preparing pre-job safety analysis, job hazards analysis, and invoking Stop Work Authority when warranted; prepares reports on work performed

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Strong project management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively and to manage multiple deadlines
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office software, specifically Excel and Word
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with tenants, contractors, sub-contractors, clients, and employees
  • Ability to look for new ways to improve internal processes and workflow


Minimum Qualifications


  • Working knowledge of equipment and methods of operation (BMS system, fire/life safety, and other systems) inclusive of assessment of these systems required
  • Familiarity with Auto CAD, knowledge of building process, Knowledge of structural code requirements, ability to read blueprints required
  • Must be F58 certified (FSD) Fire Safety Director
  • EPA 608 Technician Certification or Universal R-410A Technician Certification required
  • Refrigerating System Operating Engineer Certificate of Qualification (FDNY) required
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 Hour General Industry Course required
  • Must have Building Automation Systems (BAS) experience; certification preferred.  Note:  BAS is also referred to as Building Management Systems (BMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS)
  • 5 + years’ experience required
  • HS Diploma/ GED preferred
  • Fire Safety / F59 Emergency Action Plan Director Certificate of Fitness (FDNY) a plus
  • Structural, mechanical, manufacturing engineering background a plus
  • Category 7G Cooling Tower Water Treatment License (DEC) a plus
  • Sprinkler S-12 Certificate of Fitness (FDNY) a plus
  • Standpipe S-13 Certificate of Fitness (FDNY) a plus
  • Air Compressor Certificate of Fitness A-35 (FDNY) a plus
  • OSHA 30-hour or OSHA 511 Course a plus

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BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status