Building Engineer - Houston

Houston, TX
The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized servic

Job Description

Building Engineer

Posted: Saturday, 4/20/2024
Transwestern Real Estate Services adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through comprehensive solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets and Research & Investment Analytics.

Our firm’s award-winning culture and reputation for exceptional service are built on a common purpose – Empowering Good People to do Extraordinary Things Together. This unique approach, reinforced by the hiring of smart, passionate, hard-working people who understand the benefits of both collaboration and independence, create value for our team members and clients every day.

The Building Engineer is responsible for completing work orders, grounds maintenance, painting, caulking, HVAC, plumbing, drywall, electrical and completing maintenance on buildings as needed. The Building Engineer will perform general preventive maintenance and corrective repair of a Life Science building, industrial systems, equipment and grounds. The Building Engineer will also monitor the building operations and performance.


  • Perform preventive maintenance and corrective repair of buildings, industrial systems, equipment, and grounds.
  • Inspect building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.
  • Perform assigned repairs, emergency, and preventive maintenance. Complete maintenance and repair records as required.
  • Take the lead to troubleshoot and repair of buildings and installed systems to include, but not limited to: electrical system, plumbing systems, kitchen equipment, roofs, drains, and HVAC.
  • May be required to direct mechanics, technicians, and outside contractors on assigned projects.
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
  • Maintain an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.
  • Maintain the building lighting system, including bulbs, ballast and driver repairs or replacements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of two years of related experience and/or trade school training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years building maintenance experience.
  • Thorough knowledge in all building systems operations, maintenance and repair.
  • Appropriate license/permit for trade as may be required, i.e. Journeyman or Master Electrician License or City Licenses, such as Refrigeration Certificate of Fitness, Boiler License, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in energy management systems, techniques, and operations.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of HVAC, electrical and building automation systems.
  • Ability to understand and give general instructions in standard situations.
  • Operate and use necessary manual and power-driven tools.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • May require shift work, overtime and/or on call duties.
  • Stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment (pump, tools, ladders) and ability to safely install rigging/lifting device.
  • May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments).
  • Climb ladders and stairs.


The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.
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