Engineering Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $85,000
Maximum: $95,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



591 Main Street
New York
New York
United States


What we're looking for:

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) seeks a highly organized Engineering Manager with strong time management, customer service and community relations skills who under the Director of Asset Management, leads and manages resources in support of facility infrastructure in a safe, functional, and efficient manner in conjunction with standards and procedures set forth by RIOC.

The Engineering Manager has responsibility for more than one facility and manages the related maintenance staff. Adheres to the policies and procedures set forth by RIOC and has overall responsibility for ensuring the day-to-day operational efficiency and maintenance of all building systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety systems, water treatment, pumps, etc.) for all facilities. Will supervise and lead a team of handymen and other skilled trades and coordinate their efforts in the operational support of the facilities.

What you'll do: 

  • Oversee the completion of planned, ad-hoc engineering and preventive maintenance work assignments for all facilities. Must have the ability to effectively delegate assignments to staff or vendors focusing on engineering, mechanical, and maintenance trades.

  • Organizes, monitors, and assesses the performance of supervisor in conducting and completing preventive maintenance inspections/repairs as mandated by local municipalities and per building/client requirements on systems such as: fire suppression and sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, backflow prevention device testing, and, if qualified, HVAC systems.

  • Reviews and analyzes the monthly or periodic inspections of building systems, i.e., HVAC, electrical distribution, structural, vertical transportation, roofs, parapets, gutters and leaders, parking area, drainage, ramps, and approaches, irrigation and Fire/Life Safety, Water treatment, BMS, HVAC controls and Plumbing Systems in order to determine more effective and cost-saving methods of preventative maintenance, repairs, and corrective actions.

  • Ensures that the staff effectively maintain mechanical equipment rooms to ensure clean and safe conditions at all facilities.

  • Serves as the point person, taking the lead in all rapid response, investigation, and management of emergency facilities related situations and complaints.

  • Trains subordinates on the proper procedures for securing and containing the area, assessing cause and extent of damage, taking appropriate actions, and developing action plans/next steps for remediation.

  • Conducts post-emergency evaluations, and creates a detailed assessment report, implements appropriate changes, as needed, and follows up with stakeholders/owner groups, affected business units, government and local agencies, and property and facilities management staff.

  • Ensures that staff work closely with all Departments in handling requests for service calls, effectively evaluating requests and dispatching appropriate resources and contractors, utilization of appropriate call centers, and that staff are trained and have complete working knowledge on creating, closing and tracking "work requests" (WR).

  • Requires staff to monitor the performance and note deficiencies of service contractors and recommend changes as necessary.

  • Supports and guides other, non-direct reports in the preparation of specifications and bidding documents for scheduled service contracts such as HVAC maintenance, elevator/escalators and Fire/Life Safety Systems. Directly involved in the bidding and negotiating process, as necessary.

  • Ensure compliance with all building regulations and permits (equipment use permits, Certificate of Occupancy, etc.) for all facilities. Ensure corrective action is taken quickly and efficiently for all violations requiring repairs to building systems. In coordination with the Legal Department, ensure documentation is filed with appropriate agencies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


What we offer:

A highly competitive benefits package, including:

  • Fully paid health, dental and vision plans for you and your dependents
  • Paid holidays, sick and vacation days
  • Commuter benefit programs, including, transit check and/or free parking on RIOC
  • Retirement savings plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • LTD and Life Insurance Programs
  • An exciting work environment with a beautiful view of Manhattan and Long Island City

Level of Language Proficiency

What you'll bring: 

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; or two-year technical degree plus 3 to 5 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

  • Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or completion of Technical school study relating to HVAC design and Maintenance preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of management level experience in facilities/property maintenance, engineering and / or Critical Systems, installation and operation of Building Systems (HVAC, plumbing, Fire/Life Safety, etc.) and supervision of skilled trades and technical staff.

  • Knowledge of all aspects of building systems operations, contractual maintenance, construction and related services, and Local Laws pertaining to building operations, codes, and safety.

  • A high level of functional/technical knowledge of building system operation is necessary and must have proficiency in plumbing, HVAC, and electrical distribution systems.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills required. Must have the ability to make presentations and respond to questions from stakeholders.

  • Ability to quickly define problems, gather and assess relevant data and information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in order to implement solutions and repairs and delegate to appropriate personnel. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions and drawings.

What you'll need:

  • Ability to regularly travel from floor to floor and outside between buildings in varying outdoor weather conditions, required. 
  • The ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time; regularly use hands to operate office machinery including, but not limited to, telephones, computers, fax, and photocopy machines; regularly required to walk, talk, and hear, required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume with the subject line: Engineering Manager via email to: or by applying directly with your LinkedIn profile.