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CommonWealth REIT

CommonWealth REIT is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which primarily owns office and industrial buildings located throughout the United States. The majority of our properties are office buildings located in suburban areas and central business districts, or CBDs, of major metropolitan markets.CWH was founded in 1986 and went public on the New York Stock Exchange as a REIT that owned healthcare related properties. In the 1990’s we transformed into an office REIT by selling healthcare a... Read More

Address      CommonWealth REIT Two Newton Place 255 Washington Street Newton, MA 02458-1634
Website      www.cwhreit.com/
Holding      No Holding Details

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Area Chief Engineer


·         Responsible for the overall management of the mechanical, life/safety, electrical and plumbing operations for the area’s commercial buildings and for the start-up of operations for new acquisitions in the area.

·         Responsible for the supervision of all Chief Engineers, Building Engineers and other on-site mechanical and maintenance staff.

·         Manage the flow and schedule of maintenance and repair projects.

·         Collaborate with the Regional Vice President or Area Manager in developing and managing projects, such as upgrading mechanical systems and tenant improvements.



·         Under the direction of the Senior Director, National Engineering, establish and coordinate the implementation of new building systems technology to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of operations throughout the portfolio.

·         Develop, implement and improve procedures related to preventative maintenance, energy management and indoor air quality.

·         Create and conduct staff development programs for engineering and operations personnel.

·         Participate in market development, due diligence and proposal preparation for new management business.


General and Administrative:

·         Train, supervise and conduct performance reviews for Chief Engineers and other on-site mechanical and maintenance staff.

·         Oversee the coordination of all technical service providers, including bidding contracts and the monitoring of quality control.


Financial Reporting:

·         Assist the Regional Vice President or Area Manager with preparing monthly reports and operating and capital budgets for the properties.


Tenant Improvement Work:

·         Assist Regional Vice President or Area Manager with the development of standards and procedures for the management of tenant construction and improvements in accordance with building rules, regulations and practices.

·         Assist Regional Vice President or Area Manager in the development of an Asbestos O&M manual.

·         Review tenant construction drawings to ensure all building design requirements are met.


Operations and Tenant Services:

·         Monitor staff efforts in the quality and timeliness of completing tenant work requests.

·         Conduct meetings with tenants regarding any concerns related to the building's mechanical systems, indoor air quality or other issues as required.

·         Oversee Chief Engineers and Building Engineers in the implementation of a comprehensive life safety program, including tenant fire drills, system testing and regulatory compliance.

·         Analyze energy usage and demand information and implement operating strategies to reduce costs.



·         10 years of direct experience in the management of mechanical, electrical and plumbing operations for commercial office buildings

·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

·         Experience managing, coaching and training building engineering staff

·         Experience implementing companywide policies and procedures relating to the mechanical operations, safety, code compliance and technology utilization

·         A proven track record of monitoring and implementing energy conservation measures in a wide variety of commercial properties

·         Experience with proactively managing indoor air quality issues including water leaks and floods

·         Familiarity with the USGBC and LEED certification requirements and with Energy Star ratings and labeling requirements

·         Experience handling building emergencies such as floods, power outages, inclement weather, earthquakes and bomb threats

·         Experience with OSHA, EPA and other regulatory agency requirements including asbestos O&M plans and NESHAPS renovation requirements

·         Experience with the opening, staffing and commissioning of newly acquired buildings

·         Project management experience related to the upgrade and/or replacement of major building systems and tenant construction improvements

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

·         Must be team oriented and a problem solver.

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required.

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