Brandywine Realty Trust

  • Building Operating Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 days ago(12/7/2018 1:07 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, integrated real estate companies in the US, headquartered in Philadelphia, with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a REIT, we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio. At Brandywine, we believe excellence is rooted in process, people, and passion. We work together toward a shared vision, and within a culture emphasizing ingenuity, work/life balance, and civic engagement. We value the customer experience above all else, and strive to exceed expectations in every interaction.


    Brandywine Realty Trust is seeking an experienced Building Operating Engineer for their Austin, TX operations.


    • Complete necessary operating, maintenance, and repair tasks to assure maximum life and reliability of mechanical systems.  Systems include, but are not limited to:
      • HVAC
      • Plumbing
      • Electrical (as allowed by applicable Codes and/or incumbent licensing)
      • General building maintenance, including:
        • door repair and keying
        • painting
        • ceiling repair
        • floor repair
        • miscellaneous and other  

    A significant duty for the Building Operating Engineer is to respond to trouble calls or requests for assistance from tenants.  Completing equipment repairs and replacements is a component of the job under direction from the Chief Building Operating Engineer or Assistant Chief Building Operating Engineer.


    • Record maintenance and repair information in accordance with guidelines established by management direction or policy/procedure. 
    • Maintain positive working relationships with tenants, responding to requests and issues in a timely, professional, and courteous manner. 
    • Maintain productivity-enhancing communications and working relationships with co-workers and management. 
    • Maintain productivity-enhancing communications and working relationships with third-party contractors and suppliers. 
    • Attend meetings as directed by the Chief Building Operating Engineer or Property Manager.  These may include training sessions led by Chief Building Operating Engineer to increase job-appropriate knowlede and skills, safety orientations, and scheduled staff meetings.  Meetings may also include outside training at the direction of management. 
    • Perform property-specific duties as assigned.  These may vary from property-to-property and from incumbent-to-incumbent.  Typical of these duties are: 
      • Open and close one or more buildings each day.
      • Monitor building temperatures, making necessary adjustments as dictated by temperatures, tenant requirements, etc.
      • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance routines on engine room equipment, fan room equipment cooling tower, all motors, all house pumps and sump pumps.
      • Install or remove elevator pads as needed.
      • Report janitorial issues to Building Management.
      • Repair doors, ceilings, base, handrails, etc. as needed.
      • Clean shop areas.
      • Maintain air compressors for maximum efficiency.
      • Maintain Emergency Diesel Fire Pumps in good operating condition with weekly operation for one hour under load condition.  Update logs as appropriate to confirm completed testing.
      • Remain familiar with alarm, security and emergency evacuation procedures.
      • Keep Emergency Power System in good operating condition with weekly operation for one hour under load conditions.  Maintain a log to confirm weekly testing.
      • Keep accurate, up-to-date records on preventative maintenance of all equipment in accordance with direction from management.
      • Use knowledge of chemical water treatment process and testing necessary to ensure proper treatment. Maintain log of daily test results.
      • Complete or facilitate basic and emergency plumbing repairs such as plugged sewer lines, urinals, commodes, faucets and water valves.
      • Repair and/or replace light fixtures, ballast, motors, breaker, switches and receptacles.
      • Re-key, repair, or change locks when necessary.
      • Complete all other maintenance and repair duties as assigned by the Chief Building Operating Engineer, Assistant Chief Building Operating Engineer, or Property Manager.
      • Complete service and repair tickets legibly and turn in to Property Administrator or designated individual on a daily basis.  May use Utility Summary system for records and tracking.
    • Respond to after-hours emergency calls.
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • High School diploma or equivalent.  Completion of a building trades curriculum at a recognized technical school is desirable.
    • One year of successful experience in commercial or institutional buildings with complex mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.
    • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Possess trade valid licenses as required by local regulatory authorities.  Possess valid state-issued drivers license needed to travel to adjacent properties or to respond to after-hours trouble calls.


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