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Building Engineer

Building Engineer

Make your next move an expert one.

At Colliers it’s not our success that sets us apart, it’s how we achieve it. Our people are passionate, take ownership and always do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.

Why Colliers?

Our enterprising environment needs your expertise to facilitate Colliers’ continued growth as an industry leader. Our nimble, decentralized culture can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn about our business and quickly gain experience to accelerate your career.

About you

As the Building Engineer, you are a technical and engineering expert, familiar with maintenance systems and equipment. You bring strong organizational skills, a customer-centric approach, and a positive outlook to everything you do.

You’ll be responsible for all preventative maintenance, necessary maintenance, and repairs to the buildings mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems, ensuring the maintenance systems are running efficiently – and to ensure the safety of our clients and their properties.  You will respond to client requests, prioritize, and assign work orders to be performed by Building Engineers, and follow up to ensure minimal downtime.  You are familiar with the location and have a working knowledge of life safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations and be able to act upon any conditions that are out of the ordinary.

You also understand how to develop and maintain strong relationships with property managers, suppliers, and department leaders. And with a keen eye for details, you’ll be able to successfully manage multiple priorities and reports, including inventory, records, and schedules.

The Building Engineer role will be based in Portland, Oregon. 

In this role, you will…

  • Maintain and check daily operating logs for the following: air conditioning, fan units, graph charts, utility meters and general complaints.
  • Ensure that building systems and tenant service requests are handled efficiently at the most economical cost.
  • Successfully coordinate contractor, tenant, and management approvals for work orders
  • Demonstrate a clear understating of operating procedures and proper chemical treatment levels for cooling towers and boilers.

What you’ll bring

  • At least 3 years' experience in building/property maintenance or engineer experience preferable within commercial buildings
  • Solid working knowledge of HVAC systems/maintenance, electrical, plumbing, energy management systems and other building mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of building and fire codes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel)
  • Flexibility to be on-call to respond to after-hours / weekend emergency requests.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Clear motor vehicle record (MVR)

Bonus Skills and Experience

  • Holding any necessary/required licenses based on building and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent communications skills


Make your next move an expert one and join us as we lead the industry into the future.

Direct applicants only please, no agencies.

Colliers provides equal employment opportunity to all persons. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, creed, origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, otherwise qualified disabled or veteran status 

Contact Stacey Glenewinkel

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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