The average salary for a Chief Building Engineer is $70,838.
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Job Description for Chief Building Engineer
Chief building engineers are tasked with supervising teams of building engineering and maintenance staff, as well as hiring, disciplinary action, and overseeing other contractors who work within the building. They may also train subordinates in CFWA (Critical Facility Work Authorization), provide hands-on support as needed, help facilitate the use of external training courses, and set a standard of professionalism. Chief building engineers typically have several years of experience as building …Read more
Chief Building Engineer Tasks
- Lead building operations, assign duties, and train staff and subcontractors on safety and operational procedure.
- Schedule and oversee subcontractors.
- Develop and implement preventative maintenance program.
- Monitor building systems, review procedures, and inspect completed work to ensure regulation compliance and safety.
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Popular Skills for Chief Building Engineer
HVAC System Design
Skills in Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Systems Troubleshooting, Operations Management, People Management and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Building Engineer
An early career Chief Building Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,938 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Chief Building Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,903 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Chief Building Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,887 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,779.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chief Building Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (7.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.3% less), San Antonio, Texas (2.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.2% less).
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