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Building Engineer

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Christ House
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Washington, DC
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Published 10 days ago

Christ House is hiring a full-time Building Engineer to oversee all building-related functions throughout our facilities. For 35 years we have been providing comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick, homeless persons in the District of Columbia. The Building Engineer role is central to the success of this mission, promoting healing and wellness by ensuring that facilities are clean, well-maintained, and welcoming to patients, staff, visitors, and residents. More information about Christ House is available on our website: www.christhouse.org.


Position Description:

The Building Engineer, under supervision of the COO, is an active, hands-on, detail-oriented position responsible for the overall coordination of Christ House facilities. This includes in the areas of maintenance, safety and security functions, and vendor contracts, licenses, and permits. The position requires technical knowledge to perform general maintenance, as well as problem-solving skills in project management, repairs, and renovations. Good communication skills, the ability to effectively coordinate with departments and contractors, and the ability to prioritize projects are central to this role. Basic computer skills required. This role supports the overall operations of Christ House, including on-call coverage during emergencies.


Summary of Responsibilities:

Maintenance Coordination:

●      Identify, prioritize, and manage short-term repairs and longer-term renovation projects, in coordination with other departments.

●      Troubleshoot with the maintenance staff and assist with performing general maintenance.

●      Oversee contractors (e.g. HVAC, electricians, plumbers) to ensure satisfactory completion of work and coordinate periodic preventative maintenance to building systems.

●      Coordinate monthly pest control and elimination visits.

●      Sign-off on maintenance invoices and forward to the accounting for payment.

●      Work with the COO and Director of Finance on creating annual facilities budget and developing 5-year capital budget.



Safety and Security Management:

●      Oversee all areas of building safety, making sure that security procedures are established and followed.

●      Attend safety committee meetings.

●      Coordinate monthly fire drills with the management team.

●      Coordinate fire marshal inspections and periodic inspections of fire and security alarm systems, fire extinguishers, emergency generator, elevator, and other building systems.

●      Manage relevant safety files and documents.

●      Maintain an organized tracking system for all building keys.


Vendors, Contracts, and Permits Management

●      Assist COO with facilities-related contracts and relationships with service vendors (e.g. HVAC, elevator, security system) and maintain an organized file system for contracts, work tickets, and invoices.

●      Coordinate with the COO on the renewal and execution of contracts for utilities (e.g. water, electricity, phones).

●      Sign-off on utilities invoices and forward to accounting for payment.


Skills/Qualifications:

●      Minimum of 2 years’ experience required in building operations or maintenance. Strong project-management and execution skills required.

●      Technically savvy, with basic skills in general maintenance (such as painting, drywall, and repairs) and the ability to figure out new systems and problem solve required.

●      Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects, and an eye for detail.

●      Good communication and coordination skills to work with different departments.

●      Basic MS Office computer skills and comfort with word processing and email required.

●      Experience working with underserved or homeless populations a plus


Who We Are Looking For:

We are looking for a detail-oriented, can-do person with building/maintenance experience to fill this position, which is critical not only to day-to-day operations, but also long-term planning for renovations and projects.

Christ House is hiring a full-time Building Engineer to oversee all building-related functions throughout our facilities. For 35 years we have been providing comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick, homeless persons in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

USD 50,000 - USD 60,000depending on experience (incl. full benefit package)

Benefits

• Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Employer-paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance

• 403(b) option with employer contribution

• 19 days paid vacation first year of employment; 13 days paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays

We believe in the whole person and invest accordingly.

• Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Employer-paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance

• 403(b) option with employer contribution

• 19 days paid vacation…

Location

On-site
1717 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to administration@christhouse.org

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to administration@christhouse.org

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