• Chief Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    ID 2018-1434
    Property Maintenance
    Postal Code
  • Overview

    Draper and Kramer is a family owned company with over 100 years of experience providing vertically integrated property and financial services throughout the United Sates.  Through our Residential Services Team, we offer full scale property management services for Rental, Condominiums and Commercial properties across the United States.


    With over 600 Draper and Kramer employees and another 1,200 managed property employees, we are one of Chicago’s best employers offering opportunities for career advancement, supportive work environments and competitive benefit packages. We encourage you to learn more about joining the extended Draper and Kramer Team.


    The Chief Engineer reports directly to the Property Manager, and while specific responsibilities will vary based on location, the engineer will be responsible for physical asset management of the property and is on call 27/7 for maintenance emergencies. The ability to manage a staff, multi-task and be adaptive to changing responsibilities while keeping a positive attitude are crucial. Strong communication and organizational
    skills are also key. Membership in the Union may be a requirement based on location. 



    • Manages building work tickets, delegates work and ensures all projects/repairs are completed in a timely manner

    • Supervises the maintenance of the building to ensure efficient and effective functioning, safe and in accordance with budget

    • Produce monthly building inspection report and weekly maintenance log for Property Manager

    • Communicates property maintenance issues, solutions and emergencies in a timely manner to the Property Manager, Board of Directors and Staff 

    • Ensures all areas of the property are well maintained, safe, clean, and organized

    • Oversee emergencies and complete documented procedures, when applicable

    • Accountable for the upkeep of all maintenance equipment and tools

    • Schedule and supervise preventive maintenance such as HVAC units

    • Develop yearly budget plans for maintenance projects and needs

    • Evaluate and obtain competitive bids with the assistance of the Property Manager, as needed

    • Available for on-call 24/7

    • Other duties as assigned


    • 3-5 years of experience as a Chief Engineer (or higher) for a multi-unit high rise

    • HVAC Certification

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

    • Must have excellent knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire and safety systems

    • Ability to maintain professional disposition while exercising judgment and discretion in work

    • Must be a self-starter and able to multi-task

    • Must have strong leadership skills

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment

    • Strong time management, organizational and problem-solving skills

    • Proficiency in basic computer operation 


    It always has been and continues to be Draper and Kramer’s policy that employees should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of unlawful employment discrimination. All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.


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