B.F. Saul Company

Residential Engineer

Washington, DC
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The Engineer is responsible for assisting to maintain the property: processing all resident service requests in a timely manner, performing preventative maintenance duties and unit inspections, troubleshooting and repairing HVAC and appliances, plumbing, carpentry; and performing turnovers and renovation of apartments.

Duties & Responsibilities

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform any maintenance necessary to buildings and grounds to maintain apartment complex in good repair and appearance.
  • Operate the buildings energy management system under the direction of the Chief Engineer.
  • Perform assigned work orders in all units in a timely and professional manner.
  • Process service requests and perform scheduled maintenance duties
  • Perform turnovers and renovations of apartment units
  • Perform installation, troubleshooting and repair of appliances, garbage disposals; installation of outlets and light switches with a working knowledge of electrical wiring.
  • Perform general carpentry repairs to include installation of doors, frames, counter tops and window repairs.
  • Periodic inspection of grounds at night, when on duty, to check all outside lights.
  • Perform preventative maintenance to include replacing HVAC filters, cleaning fan coils, and service heat pumps, replace smoke detector batteries, water filters and cleaning lent traps in dryers.
  • Perform snow and ice removal as required by community policy and local code.
  • Inspect fitness center equipment and report any needed repair to supervisor.
  • Must have own tools for performing the work required.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Chief Engineer.

Qualifications & Skills


  • Strong technical knowledge of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, appliances and carpentry
  • Ability to maintain ethical, professional and courteous relations with residents, contractors and colleagues
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills
  • Ability to oversee preventative maintenance programs
  • Ability to respond to after-hours emergency calls as required
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Must be able to lift (60 lbs.) and safely move appliances
  • Available for Emergency On-Call duty on a rotating basis



  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Engineer
  • Residential experience required



  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience required
  • Universal CFC Certification
  • Pool Operator’s License
  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety regulations and environmental issues


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled



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