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Assistant Chief Engineer – Real Estate Internships Summer 2023 New York

    Website CBRE

    Position Title: Assistant Chief Engineer

    Company: CBRE

    Location: New York, NY, USA

    Job Description:

    Leads shift operations and directs vendors and subcontractors. Utilizes advanced skills to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of buildings, industrial systems, vehicles, equipment and grounds. Working under limited supervision, monitors building system operations and performance. Utilizes several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, heating and cooling.


    • Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
    • Leads shift operations, assigns work orders, and/or provides technical and procedural training of coworkers and subcontractors. Arranges for subcontractors as needed.
    • Reviews monthly tenant service request summaries to pinpoint and correct recurrent operational problems.
    • Oversees and inspects the work performed by engineering staff. Determines that work is complete, equipment is fully functional and client space is in prime working condition.
    • Formulates and implements a preventive maintenance program to ensure that building machinery and systems meet or exceed their rated life.
    • Inspects building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.
    • Reviews assigned work orders. Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair. Maintains inventory of adequate supplies and tools and orders necessary materials to complete all tasks.
    • Consults with clients to schedule preventive maintenance and other downtime to minimize business interruption and inconvenience.
    • Performs assigned repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance. Completes maintenance and repair records as required.


    • Universal CFC certification required.
    • Additional certification in two or more of the following: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry or engine repair.
    • Certifications/licenses as may be required by local or state jurisdictions.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
    • Ability to effectively present information.

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