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Assistant Chief Engineer

Job Title: Assistant Chief Engineer

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

Department: Property Management

Reports To: Chief Engineer

Salary: $58 - $62/hour

Schedule: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday

Please note this is a non-union position. You will be considered an administrative employee, eligible for the benefits listed below.


The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is a not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC strives to provide an environment in which innovative companies can take root and grow.

The Assistant Chief Engineer will participate in the development and execution of various engineering projects. They will provide statistical reports and data on such projects, carefully documenting the process and developing policies & procedures for future projects.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Key personnel responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining all HVAC systems and associated equipment
  • Consults with tenants, architects, engineers, and contractors regarding preliminary layout, construction procedures, code requirements, and equipment specifications
  • Conducts health and safety surveys of structures; establishes and implements ongoing preventative maintenance plans including carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, HVAC, and HVAC maintenance contracts
  • Maintains compliance with City, County and State ordinances and codes
  • Supports afterhours building activities and emergencies
  • In coordination with Chief Engineer, prepares operational procedures
  • Supervises, trains, and assists staff
  • Performs facility walkthroughs for data gathering, photography of equipment, audits and inspections
  • Interacts with tenants to interpret their needs and represent them in the field
  • Completes work orders on facilities’ mechanical, electrical and other installed systems
  • Inspects and repairs interior and exterior areas, including walls and flooring, installed fixtures, roofing systems, lighting, etc.
  • Tests, inspects, and troubleshoots equipment installation
  • Monitors contractor performance to ensure work is completed according to specifications
  • Performs other duties and ad-hoc projects as assigned
Required Skills and Abilities
  • 5+ years field experience in HVAC maintenance and repairs, Fire and Life Safety Systems, Building Automations Systems, Pumps, VFD’s, HVAC controls, Motors, Cooling Towers, Boilers, Generators, and other modern-day Plumbing and Mechanical Systems
  • Strong project management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively and manage multiple deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with tenants, contractors, sub-contractors, clients, and employees
  • Ability to look for new ways to improve internal processes and workflow
Required Certifications
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • EPA Universal Technician
  • Sprinkler S-12 Certification of Fitness (FDNY)
  • Standpipe S-13 Certification of Fitness (FDNY)
  • Q01 Refrigeration Machine Operations License
  • F89 Fire & Life Safety Director (FLSD) (Must obtain within one year of employment if not already certified)
Preferred Certifications
  • OSHA 30-Hour or OSHA 511
  • Category 7G Cooling Tower Water Treatment License (DEC)

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or a victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.


BNYDC is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. Some of the highlights include:

  • Employer-funded pension plan, with annual contributions up to 14% of your salary
  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage options
  • Annual HRA (health reimbursement arrangement) of $6,000 to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employer-funded Basic Life/AD&D coverage
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Teledoc & TotalCare EAP memberships
  • Transit/Commuter & Let’s Ride NYC (Citi Bike) benefits
  • Discounted pet insurance through MetLife
  • 4 weeks of PTO, paid sick leave, and Summer Fridays!
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