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Boston Properties Regional Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Primary Purpose of Position:

Oversee, monitor, and facilitate engineering operations for existing assets, new development, and acquisition projects in the regional portfolio. Provide the technical and operational oversight, expertise and training required for a best-in-class operation.

Essential Functions:

Building Operations

  • Oversee management of engineering operations at existing assets and new development projects to ensure consistency of performance, including operations plans, standard operating procedures (SOP), emergency response and safety protocols.

  • Lead, support and develop high performance teams.

  • Assist in the development and tracking of utility budgets, research and execute energy and resource conservation opportunities.

  • Represent BXP at tenant construction meetings as necessary.

  • Manage drawing review process for ground up development, asset repositioning and tenant alteration processes.

  • Accountable for compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and requirements including but not limited to Arc Flash, NFPA-92 and ASHRAE 188 Water Management Plans.

  • Manage the proficient operation of assets to certify all systems are maintained in first class condition. Building systems to include and not be limited to: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, elevator, energy management, fire alarm, sprinkler and associated support equipment.

  • Oversee engineering operating budgets.

  • Procure and evaluate bid proposals for service contracts and one-time projects e.g., life safety, electrical and mechanical services.

  • Liaise with engineering labor contractor to coordinate all engineering related services; coordinate staffing requirements and recruiting efforts.

  • Manage engineering related functions from design input, construction, commissioning and transition from construction to operations.

  • Assist with company acquisitions by conducting building conditions assessments and developing operating budgets and capital plans.

  • Manage Angus Anywhere preventative maintenance, loss control and service call programs; manage work productivity through service call and preventive maintenance program reporting.

  • Ensure contracted maintenance, repair and/or construction activities conform to established building policies and standards.

  • Conduct periodic building inspection and audits to confirm compliance with operations and maintenance programs including service call programs, preventative maintenance, loss prevention activities, safety training, hazardous materials, OSHA compliance, water treatment and record keeping.


  • Provide direction in managing the engineering staff through hiring, performance management and annual performance review and compensation process for assigned engineering staff, if applicable.

Region/Building Specific Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent educational certification required.

  • Accredited technical school, military or college certification in HVAC or Operating Engineering Technologies preferred.

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the engineering, construction, and operations of class A commercial office buildings.

  • Knowledgeable in applicable codes and standards at local, state and federal levels for commercial office building operations; develop working relationships with both internal and external resources to assist with code review and interpretation.

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) preferred.

  • RPA Real Property Administrator (RPA) preferred.

  • Operating and/or Steam Engineering license preferred.

  • Licensed mechanical engineer certification preferred.

  • Knowledgeable in OSHA and National/Local Building Codes.

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and a demonstrated proficiency in the operation, and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.

  • Excellent technical and proven problem-solving skills.

  • Proven customer service skills.

  • Excellent leadership skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as an effective team member or leader.

  • Excellent communications and organizational skills.

  • Ability to coordinate work efficiently, set priorities and motivate others.

  • Ability to demonstrate multi-task management skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Valid Driver’s License required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed sitting such as operation of a computer.

  • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed standing such as operation of a fax and printer.

  • Involves movement between departments to facilitate work.

  • Vision ability must allow the reading of printed materials, prints and drawings.

  • May be required to stoop, crouch, kneel, crawl, balance, climb stairs, and work at heights and in environment with temperature ranges both while working outside and inside.

  • May be required to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.

  • Travel between buildings is required.

Internal and External Contacts:

  • Regularly interfaces with tenants, various Boston Properties staff, vendors, construction professionals and consultants.

Reporting Structure:

  • Reports to the VP, Engineering who provides supervision, guidance and evaluates work performance on a periodic basis.

Boston Properties is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fair and impartial treatment in all of our relations with employees, as well as applicants for employment, to recruit, upgrade, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.