U.S. Embassy in South Africa Building Maintenance Engineer Jobs

U.S. Embassy in South Africa Building Maintenance Engineer Jobs


Under the supervision of the Deputy Facility Manager, the Building Maintenance Engineer leads a team of skilled tradespersons responsible for maintaining all the Chancery operating systems.

Included among these are the Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Building Automation System (BAS), Chiller Plant, Air Handling Units, VAV System, Potable Water, Sanitary Sewage, Storm Sewage, Oil Water Separator Systems, Fuel delivery distribution & Fuel Monitoring Systems, Fire Alarm & Fire Suppression Systems; Electrical Power Generation & Distribution Systems; Voltage Regulators; Transformers; Switchgear; Panel boards, Automatic Transfer Switches; Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors & controllers; and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems.

Additional responsibilities include supervision of the custodial and grounds maintenance staff and overseeing an aggressive recycling and energy conservation program.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience working as a project manager/supervisor/foreman at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex, or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates or utilizes a CMMS to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses.

  • The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.

    Job Knowledge:

  • The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of preventive maintenance techniques and practices, and the use of KPIs in managing an effective preventive maintenance program.

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles, well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and
    gravity dampers, building pressurization, building automation systems and sensors; a thorough understanding of International Building Code standards, mechanical/ASHREA standards, indoor air quality standards, ductwork sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes.

  • Must have excellent knowledge of power generation and electrical distribution systems, voltage regulation, automatic transfer switches, branch circuit electrical wiring, and Ohms law.

    Education Requirements:

  • The completion of a 4 year Bachelor of Science degree, in Mechanical/Electrical/General/Civil Engineering from an accredited university program is required.

  • Toe be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.



  • Good working knowledge; speaking, reading and writing of English is required. (This will be tested).

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled at writing detailed technical reports that may include translating technical jargon into laymen's language.

  • Local Driver's license for at least five years.

  • Basic keyboard/typing skills.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Must be highly organized. Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint are required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in South Africa Building Maintenance Engineer Jobs

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