Building Engineer

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Houston, TX, United States

Phone: 7139665208
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Building Engineer


Minneapolis, MN 

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When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.


As a Building Engineer with Hines, you will maintain basic operation and maintenance of all building equipment and systems by routinely reviewing operating conditions and established programs with Supervisor to understand and resolve any abnormal operating issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Perform preventive maintenance and repairs on all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems including, but not limited to pumps, chillers, boilers, air compressors and air handling units.
  • Make adjustments and changes to HVAC and related equipment in order to maintain established operating criteria within the guidelines set forth by the Supervisor. 
  • Perform general repairs, maintenance and replacement of building components including, but not limited to: building fixtures and appliances, plumbing and electrical.
  • Participate in the water treatment chemical programs established in the property.
  • Maintain operation logs and files, where appropriate, to include, but not limited to: central plant operations, chemical consumption logs and other equipment or operation inspection logs specific to the property.
  • Apply working knowledge and skills in HVAC distribution and controls in order to make adjustments and/or corrective actions to resolve work orders.
  • Provide prompt and courteous response to tenant requests within the guidelines set forth by Hines.
  • Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with contractors and tenants.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the entire operation staff and perform as a team member.
  • Demonstrate full competency in all current Hines and property emergency procedures including but not limited to:
  • Assist with directing building occupants with evacuations
  • Assist with bomb searches
  • Assist with life safety system alarms
  • Assist emergency authorities and response teams
  • Utilize fire alarm and life safety systems at assigned property and make adjustments as needed.
  • Adhere to all Hines and property policies and procedures and perform all duties in a safe manner and help ensure compliance with city, state and federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Actively participate in required training activities and seminars.


Minimum Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Two years commercial HVAC or related experience.
  • Successful completion of the Hines “Introduction to Engineering” training program.
  • Functional knowledge of the Engineering Assessment Guidelines and can demonstrate proficiency in the assigned area(s) of the Guidelines.
  • Read and use all types of testing equipment, analog digital multi-meters, pressure, and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow measuring devices, and leak detection devices.
  • Knowledge and proper use of basic hand tools (i.e., socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws, and hammers, etc.).
  • Read and understand a variety of instructions, including equipment instruction manuals, furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • Understand correct usage of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinder, and impact wrenches, etc.
  • Compute basic mathematical equations for equipment performance testing and building operations.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess sufficient computer skills to effectively administer required engineering programs.
  • Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy.
  • Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations.
  • Understand and apply correct usage of all personal safety equipment.
  • When applicable, obtain required city and/or government licenses or permits (i.e., Boiler Operating Permit, State Maintenance Electrician’s License, EPA CFC Universal Certification Technician certificate, etc.

Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 28 countries. We manage a $92.3B¹ portfolio of high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 634 properties totaling over 225 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit and follow @Hines on social media. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2022.



We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.


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