Residential Lead Building Engineer

Who We Are
Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, developing, leasing, financing and managing commercial and residential buildings. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have committed more than $5.6 billion in acquiring and developing more than 100 properties in downtown Detroit and Cleveland, totaling more than 16 million square feet.

Bedrock is leading Detroit's building boom, with the city's largest and most ambitious projects. These projects meet an increasing demand for Class A office space and modern living options in a growing and technology-centric urban core, with an emphasis on ground-level activation and increased walkability. In the next 5 years, Bedrock plans to deliver 3,500 new residential units to the market, from City Modern, an 8.4-acre neighborhood where residents can age in place; to 28Grand, where residents use the city as their living room; to the Hudson's project, which will soon be home to Detroit's tallest building and most landmark address. So come join us, as Bedrock is leading a movement! For more information, visit or engage with us on Twitter @BedrockDetroit and Facebook.

Job Summary
The Residential Lead Building Engineer assists the Engineering Manager and Property Manager with the planning, coordination and management of all mechanical operations, maintenance, energy management and employee development programs to Bedrock quality standards and operating objectives.


  • Apply Bedrock Engineering operation and maintenance standards to ensure safe, efficient and operational longevity of all HVAC- and MEP-related equipment
  • Work with all members of the leadership staff to ensure compliance with all company policies and mandates
  • Accept responsibility for one or more residentially focused Bedrock Engineering programs
  • Assist with the administration and presentation of all company-mandated assessments
  • Coordinate, oversee and participate in the successful completion of the assigned duties of the Residential Engineering team
  • Prioritize assigned tasks of the Residential Engineering team and execute necessary changes
  • Act without approval to ensure that standards are maintained in the absence of the Team Leader
  • Ensure adequate supply of common and special parts, supplies, tools, equipment and materials required by the Residential Engineering group
  • Assist in the administration of the Preventive Maintenance program (Yardi) to ensure records are accurate and complete, tasks are performed on schedule and historic data is preserved
  • Monitor and approve time cards for hourly staff
  • Guide team members to ensure strict adherence to start, lunch and stop times
  • Guide team members to ensure optimal productivity and time management
  • Provide support to Team Leaders to ensure compliance with all governmental codes, laws and regulations
  • Supervise and coordinate contractor activities, including all necessary utility/equipment shutdowns
  • Develop and maintain favorable professional relationships with tenants and property management by providing a prompt and courteous response to service requests
  • Conduct at minimum weekly department meetings with the hourly staff to communicate expectations, property developments, company information, etc., to help ensure the inclusion of the hourly engineers with Leadership
  • Coordinate team member shifts (flex) and overtime assignments
  • Perform chemical analysis tests as set forth by the Team Leader, reporting any abnormalities and substandard results
  • Start and stop equipment as directed by the Team Leader
  • Assist in the training and development of all fellow team members
  • Repair, maintain and replace a variety of equipment
  • Conduct periodic general preventive maintenance on the mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems, including normal lubrication, adjustment, cleaning, replacement of consumable parts and periodic testing of equipment
  • Perform manual snow removal and salting in all weather conditions
  • Perform exterior grounds upkeep, sidewalk cleaning and sweeping, window washing, etc.
  • Inspect buildings, grounds and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions
  • Perform all assigned work to ensure the safety of the building's tenants and the continuous operation of the site(s)
  • Prioritize service calls and follow up upon completion
  • Order parts and supplies and maintain stock and inventory control
  • Respond promptly to tenant complaints regarding safety, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and environmental needs through both personal interaction and work order systems
  • Develop a working knowledge of all common Engineering operations through working exposure, cross-training, educational opportunities and independent study
  • Participate in training programs both as a student and as a teacher

  • Demonstrated leadership in a mechanical environment
  • Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Ability to work standing all day
  • Ability to access remote work areas (for example, crawl spaces and roofs)
  • Ability to use of olfactory, auditory and visual senses
  • Ability to utilize full manual dexterity (for example, sitting, squatting, bending, crawling, kneeling, lifting, walking and manipulating tools with limbs extended)
  • Ability to meet the highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to accommodate varying work schedules
  • Intermediate working knowledge of electrical, electronic, pneumatic and mechanical control devices
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools (for example, socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and hammers)
  • Knowledge of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive) such as drill motors, saws, grinders, impact wrenches and drain cleaner
  • Ability to read and use shop manuals and drawings
  • Ability to read steam, gas, water and electric utility meters
  • Ability to use basic measuring and recording equipment such as temperature indicators, pressure gauges and voltage testers
  • Ability to use deductive logic for troubleshooting equipment
  • Intermediate computer keyboard interface skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with all Bedrock Engineering programs and standards
  • Ability to calculate surfaces, volumes, weights and measures
  • Ability to perform fundamental electrical calculations and to apply Ohm's Law
  • Ability to perform fundamental heat transfer and fluid/air flow calculations
  • Bedrock integration (Tridium) system knowledge and the ability to control systems through on-site staff training sessions
  • Successful completion of all mandatory Bedrock Engineering training programs and the ability to assist as needed with the implementation of these programs

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