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Property Engineer

Houston, TX | Full Time

Job Description


The Property Engineer, role reports to the Property Manager and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of all building systems and equipment with minimal supervisory assistance under the direction of the Property Manager.

Focus Areas of Responsibility

  • Operates and performs maintenance and repairs on all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC related equipment as outlined by the supervisor including, but not limited to:
  1. Pumps: including but not limited to alignments, annual inspections, and greasing of bearings.
  2. Chillers: including but not limited to annual inspections, tube cleanings, and safety control checks.
  3. **Boilers: including but not limited to annual inspections, fan bearings, lubrication, and cleaning. As well as checking all safety controls.
  4. Air compressors: including but not limited to filter cleaning, oil checks and change, and inspection of control and safety operation.
  5. Air Handling Units: including but not limited to replacing filters, cleaning coils, pans, interior and exterior surfaces, bearing lubrication, controls operations inspections, maintaining equipment room conditions, and aligning moving parts.
  • Adjust changes to HVAC and related equipment to maintain the established criteria within the guidelines set forth by the Property Manager including but not limited to:
  1. Cooling and heating systems
  2. Building environmental controls: thermostats, cold and hot deck temperature regulators, fresh air and exhaust systems, duct dampers and splitters, damper motors, belt and pulley adjustments and replacements, start and stop HVAC machinery, and building automation control system(s).
  • Perform repairs, maintenance, and replacement of building components including but not limited to:
  1. Building furnishings such as door handles, hinges, closers, curtain wall glass, gaskets, ceiling tiles, cove base, mini-blinds, floor and wall coverings.
  2. Plumbing with restroom fixtures and unstopping drains.
  3. Electrical work on lights, lighting ballasts, wall receptacles, switches, circuit breakers, mechanical parts such as fuses and starters, magnetic starters and control components, emergency generator, and emergency power distribution.
  4. A/C Controls like thermostats and cold deck controllers.
  • Make adjustments and changes to fire alarm and life safety systems at each assigned property including but not limited to:
  1. Activating and deactivating zones
  2. Trouble, alarm, and supervisory response
  • Participate in the water treatment chemical programs as set forth by the Property Manager:
  1. Ensure biocides in the system are maintained at a proper level
  2. Perform chemical analysis and make corrections for abnormalities or substandard results
  3. Participate in continuous inventory of chemicals
  • Maintain operation logs and files when appropriate or required, to include, but not limited to:
  1. Rounds for required building(s)
  2. Central Plant Operations
  3. Inventory consumption logs
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in HVAC distribution and controls by actively participating in house calls by making adjustments and/or taking corrective actions to resolve work orders.
  • Clean and paint equipment in areas designated by the Property Manager
  • Must be on rotation for “on call” schedule with other engineers and be available to work off hours when needed.
  • Ability to read and use all types of testing equipment such as analog digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow measuring devices, and lead detection devices.
  • Ability to perform required tasks using all basic hand tools (i.e., socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws, and hammers, etc.) in the correct and safe manner
  • Understand the correct usage of power tools (pneumatic, electric, or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinders, and impact wrenches correctly and in a safe manner
  • Review and understand the location of all important valves on the property and in the building(s) for the Fire-Life Safety system isolation (sprinkler system), the domestic water supply isolation valves, heating and cooling isolation means for the property.
  • Identify and have basic knowledge of the location of emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, fire hoses, etc.) which are both located in the building’s tenants and non-tenant spaces.
  • Monitor lighting system, make seasonal adjustments to lighting schedule, change light bulbs and ballasts when required
  • Identify bad trends and be available and able to help with owners request to assist with facility cafeteria setup/tear down, special events and functions, anything within our scope to assist the owners operations.
  •  Complete owner work orders in a timely manner, document resolution and communicate owner reps.


  • High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong customer service orientation and the ability to professionally respond to tenant requests.
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • SMT or / and SMA preferred
  • Pneumatics as pertaining to HVAC controls a plus
  • 3rd Grade Stationary License
  • Ability to understand and comply with policies and procedures of both Midway and the property.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills essential including strong spelling, editing, proofreading and punctuation.
  • Ability to manage all information with the highest degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, including equipment manuals, furnished in written, oral, or scheduled form.
  • Exceptional follow-through skills.
  • Ability to plan ahead and think “outside the box”.
  • Ability to think analytically, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Certifications/Training Required

  • Successful completion of the Engineering Training onboarding requirements, as required for the Property Engineer position.
  • Display proficiency in two (2) or more categories of the Engineering Assessment Checklist and possesses the ability to provide training in these areas.
  • SMT and or SMA Designation
  • The EPA CFC Universal Certification Technician Certificate is required or must be obtained within two years of filling the Property Engineer position.
  • Stationary Engineer License or Boiler Operators permit or 3rd Grade Boiler Permit
  • State of Texas Maintenance Electrician License is required or must be obtained within five years of Engineering experience.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters GALLOWAY, OH
  • Size 50 - 100
  • Founded
  • Type Private
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Transportation
  • About midway

Skills for Property Engineer

Career Path for Property Engineer

The following is the career advancement route for Property Engineer positions, which can be used as a reference in future career path planning. As a Property Engineer, it can be promoted into senior positions as a Civil Engineer IV that are expected to handle more key tasks, people in this role will get a higher salary paid than an ordinary Property Engineer. You can explore the career advancement for a Property Engineer below and select your interested title to get hiring information.