Director of Engineering

Washington, DC
Able Services Corporate – Director of Engineering /
Full time /
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 Director of Engineering is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an overall Strategic Maintenance Management Plan focused on the safe, productive, and efficient operation, quality maintenance and validation of work activities for all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire and life safety systems for the facility building infrastructure and operations.  

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. 


    • Comprehend the impact that building systems have on the workplace experience for occupants and works collaboratively with complementary positions within the organization to positively influence an optimal workplace environment.
    • Responsible for the implementation, management, scheduling and planning activities that promote the maintenance, efficiency, and reliability of the assets in the facility while focusing on the facility “well-being” and building population comfort.
    • Responsible for providing direction and oversight of the engineering team in support of the Client as they develop guaranteed energy efficiency projects, renewable energy projects, and other energy savings related capital improvement projects.
    • Based on client’s budget constraints for any specific project, conducting value engineering studies.
    • Initiate and support energy conservation measures, including performing energy audits in concert with ensuring energy engineering project deliverables are completed on schedule.
    • Standardize the use of root cause analysis for deficiencies to promote progressive and proactive teaching and learning moments.
    • Responsible for strict compliance of the Able/ABM/IMF contractual agreement and Statement of Work.
    • Develop a strong client relationship that is based on integrity, professionalism, respect, responsiveness / urgency, and quality performance.
    • Strong knowledge of local building codes
    • Develop, track and report on KPIs that support the management of contractual targets, quality performance, workload balancing and other critical elements of the program as it relates to Hard Services responsibilities.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of building systems, especially mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
    • Promote the use of the energy management and building automation systems for monitoring, initiating, managing, and reporting on energy efficiency measures and building operating systems optimization.
    • Demonstrates good analytical skills, inquisitive and interrogates disparate sources of data and correlative metrics to uncover unfavorable trends in performance and recommend continuous improvement opportunities.
    • Provide capital and operational project support which include but not limited to design reviews and recommendations on equipment selection, functional applications, and technology solutions.
    • Collaborate with the IMF and Engineering teams to identify, introduce, and implement industry best practices and innovation.

Job Specifications:

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
    • Minimum of 10+ years’ maintenance field experience, and 4-5 years working knowledge of Reliability Centered Maintenance and other maintenance management strategies
    • Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) or other similar accreditations preferred
    • Strong knowledge of OSHA regulatory requirements
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, verbal / written communication skills, planning / scheduling, problem solving, project management experience, and proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, delegate and follow up
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (spreadsheet, word processing, project, etc.)
    • Advanced Excel skills and other analytical applications desirable
    • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management System & Energy Management System programs, specialty predictive equipment, and other equipment and tools to perform the tasks outlined in the job description.
    • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours/weekends, as required.
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 participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Este empleador participa en E-Verify y proporcionará al gobierno federal la información de su Formulario I-9 para confirmar que usted está autorizado para trabajar en los Estados Unidos.

ABM is an EOE (Minority / Female / Veteran / 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.