Chief Engineer

La Jolla, CA
Able Services Field – Engineering, Chief Engineer /
Full time /
ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, is looking for a Chief Engineer.

The Chief Engineer oversees all activities and staff related to the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical systems within a property. The goal is maximum life and reliability of all systems. The Chief Engineer must be flexible and willing to perform all duties that are assigned. Those duties may include maintenance and operations of HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. They may also include general building maintenance and building inspections. The Chief Engineer must respond to client requests, open and assign work orders and order parts when necessary. The Chief Engineer must also ensure compliance with expense guidelines, company policy, and governing codes.

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and over 130,000 employees in 300 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. Founded in 1909, ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports.

The Company may require that the successful candidate hired for this position be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19, if and to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Company will make exceptions for medical, sincerely held religious belief, or other legally required exceptions.  

Essential Functions:

    • BASIC FUNCTION - Supervise, control, direct, administer and coordinate all engineering operations and mechanical/electrical maintenance of the facility under the general direction of building management and the ABM Facility Manager.


    • Mechanical
    •  Demonstrated functional experience in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of various MEP systems including to accomplish proper and efficient operation of the following:
    • - Central Plant configuration
    • - AC package units
    • - VAV air distribution
    • - Building automation systems
    • - DDC and pneumatic controls
    • - Life Safety systems
    • - Plumbing systems
    • Project Management
    •  Proactive with maintenance and repair of building systems.
    •  Proficient in reading blueprints.
    •  Assist with oversight of all construction Capital and Tenant Improvement activities including
    • code compliance, impairments to the fire life safety system, electrical safe off, proper
    • installation & commissioning of the HVAC  system components, access points for all
    • Mechanical, Electrical Plumbing, HVAC, Central Plant Operations (chilled water/boiler), distribution boxes, etc
    • Assist with all commissioning of the HVAC system and air balance process.
    • Experience in managing and maintain inventory control of all supplies/tools/equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and implement Standard Operating Procedures to improve building operations and efficiency and customer/retail experience.
    • Financial
    • Must be able to create and maintain engineering budget categories, including utility consumption.
    • Other Skills
    • Demonstrated “leadership qualities” to include guide and direct personnel, participate in direct report evaluation, provide feedback and identify opportunities for staff growth, model professional attributes that adds value to the Company. 
    • Manage shift personnel; ensure all employees follow URW policies and procedures
    • Ability to train and upskill existing team
    • Build/Maintain relationships with Key External Partners (AHJ) 

Minimum Requirements:

    • 7 – 10+ years of experience in commercial property, multi-unit residential and/or related facilities maintenance role.
    • Technical Expertise
    • Advanced communication skills (oral, written)
    • Financial Management
    • Education/Training
    • - EPA Certification Section 608 Certification II, III or IV
    • Safety Certification/Training
    • - OSHA 30 Certification
    • Computer
    • - CAD, Bluebeam, etc.
    • First-Class Chiller Engineer License or equivalent
    • Advanced Electrical Certification (i.e., CA C10
    • License or equivalent)
$45 - $45 an hour
Pay: $ 45.00/ hourly
The pay listed is the hourly range or the hourly rate for this position.   A specific offer will vary based on applicant’s experience, skills, abilities, geographic location, and alignment with market data. 
Shift: TBD
 Benefit Information: 
ABM offers a comprehensive benefits package.  For information about ABM’s benefits, visit ABM 2024 Employee Benefits | Front Line Team Members (Programa de Beneficios de ABM)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of duties that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

ABM offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) plan with immediate vesting, short and long-term disability, PTO, paid holidays and more.
ABM values the rich diversity of its workforce. We strive to foster a work environment of respect and engagement that harnesses our workforce’s diversity to our common goal of providing prompt and superior client service. 

ABM is an EOE/AA (M/F/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation)and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in completing the employment application, please call 888-328-8606. We will provide you with assistance and make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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