Building Engineer

  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA
  • Posted: 02/06/23

Job Description Summary

Basin Street Properties Building Engineer (E2) has exceptional customer service skills and is enrolled in a formal trade school or is receiving training from a Journeyman Engineer (E1). The E2 Engineer is experienced in preventative maintenance and repair of building mechanical and non-mechanical systems. This individual is self-motivated and can work both individually and in a team environment.

The E2 Engineer performs building systems maintenance and completes tenant requests. This position may require occasional oversight, training, and coaching of entry level E3 Engineers as assigned by engineering leadership. The E2 Engineer accurately records and reports daily work duties in a clear, concise, and timely manner and must be available afterhours for emergencies and special assignments as needed. Salary depends on experience.

Functional knowledge and skills in the following

· Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

· Experience and understanding of building management systems (BMS- Operator Level)

· Direct Digital and Pneumatic Controls operations and troubleshooting

· HVAC systems design, operations and troubleshooting including and not limited to hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of air and water source central plant and rooftop equipment, including but not limited to, chillers, compressors, boilers, cooling towers, VFDs, pumps, fans, water treatment and all other HVAC support equipment as applicable

· Refrigeration system repairs, operation and troubleshooting

· Electrical systems maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and safety

· Emergency power systems including and not limited to generators, automatic transfer switches, UPS, and PDU units

· Lighting and ballasts

· Able to read and interpreting drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams

· Energy management best practices and current standards

· Fire alarm systems maintenance, testing and operation

· Plumbing design, troubleshooting and repair

· Building envelope including waterproofing, roofing, and special vapor barrier systems

· Knowledge of high-end home systems, maintenance, and troubleshooting a plus

· Asphalt systems knowledge

· Maintains and orderly shop environment

· Participate in safety programs

· Must comply in procurement policies and accounting requirements


· Must be able to function in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook

· EPA 608 Universal Refrigeration Certification

· Must have a valid driver license and satisfactory DMV record

· Must comply to local, state, and federal codes and regulations

· Excellent customer service skills a must

· Must maintain a professional appearance

· Must be willing to participate in training and education

· Must exhibit good writing and speaking skills

· Must have a flexible and collaborative work style

· Must be able to effectively support other functional groups

· Must practice and promote best safety practices in all aspects of the position

Education and Experience Requirements

· High School Diploma

· 2+ years of experience in the building trades

· Trade school certification in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems preferred

· Related BS degree a plus

Work Environment and Physical Demands

· Building maintenance environment, indoor/outdoor, consisting of exposure to moving mechanical parts and seasonal temperature changes

· May be exposed to high places, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and loud noises

· Vision requirements include both close range and long distance

· Must be able to lift 50lbs

· Must be able to climb ladders and crawl into confined spaces

· Must be able to endure walking, squatting, bending, balancing, climbing, kneeling, crawling and prolonged standing

· Must be able to use hands to grip power and hand tools

Other Information

· Full time position, 40 hours/week

· Must participate in rotating on-call schedule outside building operation hours

· Occasional overtime may be required

· Local travel is expected

· Salary depends on experience

· Must legally be allowed to work in the U.S.

· Full time employees are eligible to participate in company benefits

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $32.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Home daily
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Year round work

Work setting:

  • In-person

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Santa Rosa, CA 95401: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • HVAC: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Building Trades: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Building Management Systems: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Plumbing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Electrical: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Fire alarm: 1 year (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)


  • Trade School Certification (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location