The Lead Building Engineer performs general electrical work and
mechanical maintenance to provide safe, and well maintained buildings
within all facilities owned and/or maintained by The Blake School.
Managing the completion of all preventative maintenance tasks and
Coordinating daily work & project schedules for the two
person engineer team and/or any vendor partners
Lead by example and ensure all safety expectations are being
The Building Engineer should be an expert in many areas of electrical
& mechanical maintenance and repair, provide mentorship and
training to Buildings & Grounds and Maintenance Staff. The Lead
Building Engineer models an ideal team player by fostering and
maintaining ethical, professional, and courteous relations with
community members, contractors, and vendors.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Building Engineer provides hands on support, manages training and
delegation of repairs within the Buildings & Grounds and
Maintenance Staff in the areas that include but are not limited to:
Daily mechanical repairs.
Routine and annual building inspections.
Inventory purchases of maintenance and building supplies.
Installation of services and managing their maintenance once the
building is completed.
Follow health and safety requirements and support environmental legislation.
Serve as a vendor liaison.
Support energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.
Knowledge and expertise in the areas of facilities management,
electrical repair, mechanical maintenance, carpentry, welding, and
minor vehicle and grounds equipment repair & maintenance. Air
Conditioning (HVAC) maintenance skills desired but not mandatory.
Maintain an inventory of spare parts.
Perform Health & Safety tests and inspections.
Maintain records on maintenance work performed.
Operation and maintenance of Building Automation Systems.
Fill in for Lead people in emergency situations.
Ability to manage budget in a fiscally responsible manner.
Ability to be flexible, set priorities, handle multiple tasks and
organize work flow.
Key job characteristics include thorough knowledge of the current
National Electrical Code and knowledge of current practices in the
electrical trades, including safety practices, tools, and testing
devices; thorough knowledge of building codes, fire codes and
relevant ordinances as they pertain to electrical work and safe
working conditions; knowledge of motorized, and non-motorized
equipment maintenance and repair; good project management skills
with the ability to prioritize work; a working ability to read and
follow verbal and written instructions (in English); good
planning, organizational, and negotiation skills; good oral
communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with
Lay-out, plan, install, maintain and repair all types of
Applies for all electrical permits for work performed in the
Directly oversees projects as assigned and provides electrical
expertise as requested.
Signs all electrical plans for the school requiring a Master
Performs preventive and predictive maintenance tasks.
Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Buildings and Grounds.