Date posted: June 2019

Roving Building Engineer


Avison Young is a Canadian-based international real estate solutions firm, and is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.  From our principals to our on-site teams, we have the people, knowledge and unyielding commitment necessary to increase the value of the properties we manage.

We currently have a great opportunity for a Roving Building Engineer for our properties located in Bethesda, Landover, and Washington, DC.

Position Summary:

Performs general interior and exterior maintenance tasks to the assigned properties.  Has knowledge and skills to work on major operational systems at the property.  Procures materials needed to complete duties using purchase order system.  Skill set includes drywall, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.  Performs basic HVAC preventative maintenance, including filter and belt changes, coil cleaning, control setting, and assisting with complex repairs.  Responds to tenant’s maintenance requests, and assists with the conduct of preventative maintenance programs.  Reports to Chief Engineer or Property Manager.

Position Responsibilities:

  • General grounds and interior maintenance, including walking the interior and exterior of the properties.  This also includes occasionally shoveling snow and spreading of ice melt.
  • Maintains and operates rooftop units, circulating pumps, fan coil units, VAVs, and other building equipment.  This includes gaining access to this equipment, which may require climbing ladders and bringing the appropriate parts and tools.
  • Check all mechanical and electrical equipment, valves, and other components to assure the building has continuous heat or air conditioning, power, and hot water.
  • Monitors energy management systems, lighting controls, logs consumption and changes for optimum efficiency.
  • Maintain certificates of inspection for HVAC equipment and elevators. 
  • Maintain testing schedules for emergency lighting and power systems, electrical switchgear inspections, plumbing/back-flow prevention, and fire protection as required, including monthly alarm testing.
  • Implement corrective maintenance as required to keep systems in compliance.
  • Maintain preventative maintenance program for building equipment, including, but not limited to filter changes, lubrication, belt adjustment, shaft and pulley alignment.  Maintain building lighting, including bulb and ballast replacements, which may involve the use of extension ladders.
  • Periodically inspect the building and equipment to determine and perform maintenance and repair requirements. Examples of this include roof top coil cleaning and replacement of ceiling tiles. 
  • Correct emergency conditions such as flooding, sewer backup, and equipment malfunctions.  This includes resolving the problem and cleanup during and after corrective action has been taken.
  • Assist the property manager with obtaining proposals and coordinating work performed by outside contractors.
  • Establish working relations with tenants and respond to their maintenance requests, using work tickets to track calls.
  • Supervise daily contracted services, including cleaning and porter operations.  Maintain a daily log, including assignments to be completed by the porter.  Police property daily.
  • Maintain building files and records relevant to building operations and tenants.  Maintain equipment inventory, maintenance and service records, and building specification manuals and blueprints.
  • Purchasing of necessary supplies and equipment, this may include the loading and unloading of these materials.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



Education and Work Experience:

High School diploma or GED.  Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.  5 plus years of maintenance experience.  CFC Certification required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • General handyman experience.
  • Experience with VAV systems, chillers, cooling towers, air handling units
  • CFC Certification.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Dependable and good time management skills.
  • Excellent management skills and ability to work with all levels of employees, tenants and vendors.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations, and the ability to lift and manipulate weights of 75 - 100 pounds.  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors.

Reporting to this position:  None


Avison Young rewards hard work with a comprehensive compensation program including competitive wages and a robust benefits package, 401(k), paid time off and more!  Eligibility for our benefits is on the date of hire.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations via Career Builder, or submit via email, fax or regular mail:

Avison Young - Human Resources
11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 200
Rockville, Maryland  20852
Fax:  301-548-7390


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Please, no calls from recruiters.   Avison Young subscribes to the spirit and laws regarding Equal Employment Opportunity.   Additionally, Avison Young operates in according with a Drug Free Workplace and conducts drug and alcohol tests.

Our Equal Opportunity Commitment:

Avison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world. We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity.  The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law.  For those requiring assistance with disabilities, Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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