Chief Building Engineer

Cupertino, 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.  

Pay: The current rate is 14% over scale ($94.16).  However, the collective bargaining agreement is under negotiations and a new rate will be in place 6/1/24

The pay listed is the salary range for this position. An offer will vary based on the applicant's education, experience, skills, abilities, geographic location, and alignment with market data. 

This is a union position and therefore will include Local 39 benefits as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.

Essential Functions:

    • Completes a broad variety of operational tasks including creating data visualization reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential, maintaining executive files, and support the operations team in interpretation of data, and metrics. 
    • Provide hands-on supervision of Building Engineers, managing all mechanical systems/equipment including HVAC, Electrical, Fire and Life Safety systems.
    • Anticipates needs and proactively bring together appropriate people and resources to support the executive in addressing these issues. 
    • Effectively manage projects from start to finish from discovery of requirements to attainment of project goal.
    • Establish client relationships with key accounts, assist in the management of problem solving and creating a solid workflow and follow up on key initiatives.
    • Completes critical aspects of deliverables and special assignments by establishing objectives; determining priorities; managing time; gaining cooperation of others; monitoring progress; problem solving; adjusting plans as necessary. 
    • Enhances company’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 
    • Builds the operational agenda of senior management team meetings and off-sites, and all staff meetings. 
    • Managing external contacts; proactively understanding who they are, who the primary contacts are, and keeping track of periodic communication needed for primary contacts. 
    • Continuous improvement by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes, and communicating to establish team adoption.
    • Effectively handle Leadership related activities and communications with a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and confidentiality. 
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. 
    • Perform additional duties as assigned.


    • 5 -7 years of Engineering industry knowledge, and operational support
    • Supervisory or Team Lead experience required.
    • Has managed large teams of 10 or more.
    • Ability to always remain composed and professional. 
    • Trust and discretion must be beyond question.
    • Excellent verbal and superior writing and report presentation skills.
    • Experienced in presentation skills.
    • Polished professional having significant experience (minimum 3 years) supporting a senior level, fast paced executive.
    • High level of professionalism and demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.
    • Demonstrated success where personal results and accountability are evident.
    • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong sense of teamwork. 
    • Can operate independently and remotely from a supervisor. 
    • Advanced PC skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 
    • Proficient with technology and cloud based SAAS including mobile devices, Microsoft Suite, Google Docs, Smartsheet’s, Oracle TMG.
    • Customer service oriented.
$81.06 - $81.06 an hour
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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