Building Engineering Manager

Glenstone Museum

This post is expired. Click here to search for more listings.

An Introduction to Glenstone Museum

Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape in a serene and contemplative environment, Glenstone is an art museum located on nearly 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1,300 works by more than 200 contemporary artists. Glenstone welcomes the public four days a week and admission is always free.

Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do stimulating and fulfilling work. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the support required to assure excellence. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.

We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art, architecture and landscape; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Maintenance, the Building Engineering Manager performs operation-critical maintenance, repair and installation of equipment that is essential to both the protection of the art collection and the comfort of the visitor experience. This position provides a unique opportunity to work in a brand-new facility operating and maintaining the highest quality state-of-the-art building management and environmental systems. This is a working manager position which includes supervision and participation in work scheduling, supervision of trade technicians, preventive maintenance programs, corrective maintenance, managing outside contractors, utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and detailed record keeping.

The successful candidate will be joining a team of highly motivated maintenance professionals who pride themselves on our excellent service and ability to maintain precise conditions for the art in our care.

  • Utilize the CMMS to maintain the preventive maintenance program. Ensure that all appropriate systems are being properly maintained using industry best practices.

  • Utilize the CMMS to evaluate and prioritize routine and special maintenance work requests from other departments. Coordinate and assign such work. Manage parts inventory.

  • Make recommendations to the Director regarding appropriate procedures, methods, tools, equipment and technologies to support facility maintenance.

  • Perform routine inspection of all environmental systems and areas served.

  • Assist in the operation, maintenance, replacement, and repair of (but not limited to) chillers, cooling towers, pumps, RO/DI water filtration, clean steam plant, humidification/dehumidification systems, AHU’s, FCU’s, VAV’s, VFD’s, DOAP’s, cool rooms, ultra violet water sterilization, sand/media water filtration, electrical distribution, emergency power generators, plumbing (sanitary and potable), building management and control systems and related equipment.

  • Solicit and oversee contracted maintenance services and small building and installation projects.

  • Operate all plant to maintain very precise parameters within all art spaces.

  • Provide work performance feedback to staff; provide coaching and take action to correct defective work as required. Complete annual performance evaluations for all direct reports.

  • In collaboration with the Director meet with staff to establish professional development goals and objectives. Once goals are developed work with the -Director to procure relevant and appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.

  • Assist the Director in developing and administering the department budget.

  • Participate and coordinate rotating “on call” schedule (7-day schedule).


Required Skills & Experience

  • Completion of a four-year vocational/technical high school program or technical/mechanical trade apprentice program and five years electrical and/or mechanical experience in facilities operations. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Journeyman or equivalent HVAC license

  • Universal EPA refrigeration certificate

  • Able to complete required professional training including but not limited to Confined Space, Fall Protection, CPR, Hot Work, and Lock Out Tag Out

  • At least five years’ experience in staff supervision including documented strong personnel management/leadership skills. Facilities management experience that includes supervision of multiple trades performing HVAC, mechanical, electrical and generalist tasks.

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the use of personal computers and the application of automated technologies in facilities management is preferred. Familiar with MS Office, CMMS, computerized lighting systems and building management systems.

  • Able to read blueprints and assist with specification preparation.

  • Demonstrated experience with planning, coordinating and supervising multiple tasks and projects and meeting self and other-imposed objectives and deadlines.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices employed in the building trades with strong emphasis on mechanical trades including quality assurance inspection methods. Knowledge of the principles of preventive maintenance.

  • Knowledge of the application of local codes of health, safety and security standards to the performance of maintenance work.

  • A valid motor vehicles driver’s license is required.

  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, holidays and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical knowledge equal to a Maryland-licensed Class “A” Stationary Engineer preferred.

  • HVAC/Plumbing/Electrical Journeyman or Master level certification preferred.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a list of three professional references to our Glenstone Jobs Portal:

Posted on March 18