B.F. Saul Company

  • Commercial Real Estate Assistant Building Engineer

    Arlington, VA
    Job Category
  • Overview

    Saul Centers, Inc. is searching for an Assistant Building Engineer to help with the continual and efficient operations and maintenance of the Washington Square property located in Alexandria, VA.  Washington Square is a 235,000 square foot Class A mixed-use office/retail complex developed on a two-acre site along Alexandria's main street, North Washington Street, in historic Old Town Alexandria. Washington Square features twin four-story buildings with brick and cast stone exterior façades and glass curtain walls overlooking a spacious courtyard. Tenants are attracted by the property's 3-story atrium lobbies, fitness center, concierge service, 600 space parking structure and computerized energy management system. 



    Duties & Responsibilities

    1. Responsible for the repair, maintenance, and operation of assigned properties. Maintains building and site equipment for proper operation, doing repair work or calling for outside services as required. Major building systems include but are not limited to chillers, cooling towers, package units, pneumatic controls, energy management systems, transformers, switchgear, elevators, plumbing, and security systems.
    2. Performs general maintenance repairs such as: basic carpentry repairs, floor repairs, minor plumbing and electrical repairs, painting and plaster repairs, minor glazing, light bulb and fluorescent tube replacement, and other related building repairs or maintenance.
    3. Assists building engineering staff in duties requiring physical labor; correction of emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups or water flooding of office space; erection of scaffolding; snow removal; cleaning of boilers or operating equipment; and other related tasks.
    4. Inspects properties daily to ensure that buildings are in good operating order and appearance.
    5. Assists and supervises outside contractors to ensure that complete and acceptable service is provided. Supervise all cleaning vendors to assure adequate cleaning of building.
    6. On a 24 hours basis, responds as necessary to any building emergencies. Engineer carries a pager at all times in order to respond to emergencies.  Takes necessary steps to safeguard or minimize damage to property.
    7. Demonstrates by word and deed a positive customer service attitude for all staff members, emphasizing the importance of tenant satisfaction and retention.

    Qualifications & Skills



    • Two to three years work experience in a service or maintenance position.
    • Previous work experience demonstrating a mechanical aptitude in a trade such as HVAC, electrical and/or plumbing.
    • Hands on experience with basic tools and materials in the performance of maintenance repairs.



    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • CFC Refrigerant Handling Certification (preferred)


    Physical/Environment Requirements:          

    • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation to properties located in the Greater Metro Washington area.
    • Ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to perform maintenance duties for an office property including but not limited to some heavy lifting, working with hand tools, climbing ladders, crawling into and around equipment, reading instruments, and using computers.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled



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